Make Personal Gifts and Accents with Creative Typography-Based Projects
These nine alphabet charts allow knitters to add names and slogans to their own projects or to one of the 24 patterns in the book, including a monogrammed sweater, personalized hats and bags, and homeware. The fonts range from simple block letters to more elaborate cursive and Wild West styles. Basic knitting skills, and the fair isle and intarsia techniques that are used for the lettering, are explained fully and illustrated with diagrams.
Baby Booties and Slippers
30 Designs to Stitch, Knit and Crochet
The perfect gift for babies and toddlers, these 30 imaginative designs range from lacy summer sandals to woolly winter boots and are created through knitting, crochet or stitching. With clear illustrations and instructions, and a section that explains the techniques that are used in more detail, many of these projects are suitable for beginners. The book also includes pattern sheets and a template for making soles.
A Journey from Sheep to Skin to Stitch
Sharing many similarities with the 'slow food' and 'slow living' movements, this thoughtful exploration encourages knitters to step back, pare down, and celebrate the craftsmanship of their work. Covering themes such as sourcing yarn, working environmentally, and experimenting with new techniques, the book offers patterns for a knitted wardrobe including a cowl, wrap cardigan, cabled pullover, and hat and glove set.
The couture knitwear designer Jean Moss shares a selection of 24 of her classic designs, with projects suitable for both beginners and more experienced knitters. She demystifies the techniques needed to knit seemingly complex pieces, reveals her tried-and-tested tricks of the trade and demonstrates how to achieve a professional finish every time.
Animal Hats to Knit
20 Wild Projects for You to Create
This illustrated collection contains a whole menagerie of animal hats to choose from, and each project is clearly laid out with an easy-to-follow pattern and concise instructions. The designs supplied can be easily adapted to create a unique hat for children or adults with the help of the techniques section at the back of the book.
15 Scary Head Warmers to Knit
Inspired by action-hero comics and mythological creatures, these creative patterns for children or adults use mainly basic stitches and Aran-weight yarns. Ideal for knitters with some experience, there is advice on materials, needles and tension alongside full instructions for knitting, lining and creating embellishments, such as tassels and eyes. The photographed designs include a furry, sparkly Fluffball, a bulgy-eyed Fly and a sequinned Griffin.
The British knitwear designer Sasha Kagan is known for her use of rich colour and texture, and this collection of her creations provides detailed instructions, with schematics and pattern charts, for making 22 contemporary garments, including sweaters, tops, jackets, wraps and scarves. Accompanying descriptions of the basic knitting and crochet stitches, there is guidance on how to accomplish finishing touches such as bands, tassels and pompoms.
15 Knitted Projects to Keep You Warm and Toasty
Vanessa Mooncie’s designs for an entire menagerie of hats provide easy-to-follow instructions intended for knitters of all abilities. These fun hats in adult and children’s sizes range from a smart-suited penguin to a floppy-eared bunny, and the appendix explains how to line your hat and includes a guide to basic techniques, a glossary of abbreviations, conversion charts and a list of suppliers.
Magical Shetland Lace Shawls to Knit
Feather Soft and Incredibly Light, 15 Great Patterns and Full Instructions
Including an introduction to the history and ethos of Shetland lace, 15 patterns and clear instructions using both metric and imperial measurements, this well-illustrated guide to knitting traditional shawls is intended for experienced knitters who wish to advance their skills. The book concludes with advice on tools and equipment, core techniques and how to wear, wash, repair and store the finished items.
Knitted Toy Tales
Irresistible Characters for All Ages
Including bunnies, bears and robots, each toy in this manual has a name and comes with its own introductory story and rhyme. The patterns use a minimal number of parts to avoid having to sew together too many components afterwards, and there is a clearly illustrated section on techniques, with templates, lists of suppliers and yarns used, and advice on which projects best suit a beginner.
25 Fresh and Fabulous Designs
Incorporating patterns such as a pink, cat-shaped pyjama case and a long-limbed Cheeky Monkey, this manual, which includes clear instructions, templates and advice on yarns and techniques, combines classic designs with contemporary ideas for toys that make ideal gifts. Slightly off-mint.
A Step-by-Step Course for First-Time Knitters
Designed for beginners who wish to try their hand at knitting, this book guides novices through every stage, from how to hold the needles and yarn to how to make a cardigan. The 20 chapters explore various techniques, from garter stitch and cabling to Fair Isle, and provide illustrated step-by-step projects including socks, a bag and a throw, with colour photographs showing how the finished items should look.
10 Lessons and Projects for Knitting Stripes, Chevrons, Triangles, Polka Dots and More
This manual shows how geometric shapes can be used to achieve striking designs, with lessons and projects to help knitters learn new skills and create hats, fingerless gloves, scarves and a floor mat in a variety of simple but effective patterns.
Vintage Knits for Him & Her
30 Modern Knitting Patterns for Stylish Vintage Knitwear
Compiled by Marie Claire magazine, these 30 knitting patterns are inspired by fashion from the 1950s to ’70s, including Mad Men style sweaters, a geometric skirt and a hippy poncho. The garments range from 4-ply to chunky knits and feature cables, fair isle, fringing and lace.
Crocheting Soft Toys
Frustrated by mass-produced soft toys made with cheap labour and materials, the author set out to produce a collection of unique toys for children, friends and family that could be crocheted and given as presents. Basic crochet stitches are clearly described and illustrated, while detailed and straightforward patterns cover a range of animals, from larger elephants and a jagged-toothed crocodile to smaller curly-tailed chameleons and fluffy-eared owls.
From Around the World
Beginning with an introduction to the history of socks and knitting, this book presents a collection of patterns inspired by places from Iceland to the Andes and illustrates the many creative possibilities that knitting socks has to offer. Altogether, there are 25 patterns by designers from the socks’ country of origin, and a great variety of techniques, textures and decoration. American sizes.
All About Knitting
This comprehensive book, illustrated with colour photographs, starts with the basics – yarns, equipment, simple stitches and how to use a pattern – and builds up to cable, bobbles and knitting in the round. A gallery at the back of the book offers a range of stitches for some of the effects that can be achieved, and patterns are included for 20 projects, from babies’ booties to blankets and jumpers for all ages.
Get Started Knitting
Learn Something New
Aimed at the complete novice, this book begins with an overview of the materials and tools that knitters use regularly. Photographs and step-by-step instructions explain the basic techniques needed to make simple projects such as a striped scarf. More advanced skills including shaping, cables, lace and colourwork are introduced, and can be practised in the patterns for a cushion cover and raglan sweater. A stitch gallery shows the different textures that can be achieved.
25 Contemporary Flower-Inspired Designs
From flower brooches to a full-size throw for a sofa or bed, Martin Storey presents a variety of interesting projects for clothes (cardigans, shrugs and a sweater), accessories (gloves, socks and bags) and home decorations such as pillows and coasters. After a photographic ‘gallery of designs’, the patterns are very clearly laid out, with colour charts and diagrams, and a final section describes some basic techniques and knitters’ abbreviations.
Classic and Modern Designs in the Scandinavian Tradition
This practical guide to knitting draws on traditional Swedish techniques to help the reader develop and practise key skills, from casting on and off, and adding holes and pockets, to repairing mistakes and decorating with beads, sequins and embroidery. Patterns are provided for the garments featured in the book, including sweaters, a bedspread and a gold evening bag, and there is also advice on how to create a pattern of your own.
Make the Clangers and their Planet with 15 Easy Step-by-Step Projects
Clangers are pink knitted mouse-like folk who live in craters on a blue planet with their friendly companions the Soup-Dragon, Iron Chicken and the Froglets. As well as patterns for knitting your own Clangers and friends, and templates for making their clothes, this book has instructions for making the blue planet and other parts of Clanger world including the Music Tree and the Rocket. Foreword by Peter Firmin.