In this follow-up to Knit to Flatter, author Amy Herzog is back with more real-talk for knitters. In Knit Wear Love, she guides us through picking a base pattern that not only works for our inherent shape, but also suits our size and style – all with the skill of a top-notch teacher and designer and the honesty and humor of a BFF. Known for her uncanny ability to simplify what might initially seem complex, Herzog masterminded for Knit Wear Love an easy mix-and-match pattern system that allows us to choose among the eight key sweater forms (pullover, cardigan, vest, cowl, tunic, wrap, tank, and bolero/shrug); eight fashion styles (modern, classic, romantic, sporty, bohemian, avant-garde, vintage, and casual); a trove of customization details; ten sizes; and three gauges of yarn. The result? Sweaters we can knit with confidence, wear with pride, and love for many years to come.
Bring the magic of Disney to your knitting needles with the first official book of knitting patterns inspired by classic characters like Mickey Mouse and Cinderella and films like Alice in Wonderland , The Little Mermaid , Moana , and more. Featuring 28 beautiful knits pictured in gorgeous full-color photography, Knitting with Disney includes patterns for toys, apparel, and decor pulled straight from and inspired by favorite Disney movies. Take a trip to Neverland with an adorable amigurumi Tinker Bell. Celebrate the circle of life with a vibrant sweater based on The Lion King . Or make an authentic Disney costume replica of one of the Seven Dwarfs’ caps or Kuzco’s poncho. Projects range from simple patterns to more complex projects for knitters of all skill levels and include sizing from extra small through 6XL. Filled with classic quotes and fun facts from beloved films, Knitting with Disney will have fans everywhere bundling up to rewatch their favorite movies, and knit fun projects for themselves, friends, and family. INCLUDES 28 PROJECTS : Perfect patterns for every fan and every skill level. SWEATERS TO SOCKS AND MORE : Knit a gorgeous Beauty and the Beast sweater, Mickey & Minnie cowl, Magic Carpet blanket, and many more clever creations. ALL-STAR DESIGNERS : Projects created by some of the most popular knitting influencers on Ravelry and Instagram. FOR EVERY KNITTER : Start with easy projects and level up to more complex creations. INSPIRING IMAGES : Beautiful full-color photos of every project. Includes patterns featuring: Mickey Mouse Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Cinderella Alice in Wonderland Peter Pan Sleeping Beauty The Little Mermaid Beauty and the Beast Aladdin The Lion King Pocahontas Mulan The Princess and the Frog Tangled Brave MoanaRead More
Fiber and yarn enthusiasts nationwide will celebrate Ann Budd’s latest addition to The Knitter’s Handy Book series. Answering to a growing interest in knitting sweaters from the top down and knitting seamless sweaters that require little finishing, this handy book offers instructions for knitting five basic sweater types: circular yoke, raglan, modified-drop shoulder, set-in sleeve, and saddle shoulder. Patterns are offered in multiple sizes and yarn gauges and for a broad age group. Following the basics for each of the five sweater types are three diverse patterns from top designers that illustrate some of the many ways that instructions can be used as springboards for creative expression, including color, texture, and shaping variations. Also included for intermediate to advanced knitters are personal design touches, detailed charts, clear instruction, and quick tips to expand knitting possibilities and maintain creative originality. A key reference for knitters of all skill levels, this is the new essential knitting resource on your bookshelf.Read More
A perfect gift for sci-fi and fantasy fans and cosplayers, Geek Knits presents thirty inspiring projects to celebrate your favorite genre art. Are you ready to embrace your inner geek? This fun and fashionable compendium of knitting patterns definitely leans toward the Dark Side–but who says the Dark Side can’t be chic and colorful, too? With projects ranging from easy to advanced, there’s something here for everyone: sci-fi geeks, dice rollers, and fantasy enthusiasts alike. And if you’re less into the culture and just need something unique to hold your comic book collection, author Joan of Dark (aka Toni Carr) has that covered, too. Inside you’ll find fun and funky projects modeled by some very familiar faces, including René Auberjonois of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and his Blue Box Scarf, John Carpenter and his Asylum Comic Book Cover, and George R. R. Martin with his trusty knitted Dire Wolf–in fun photographs by Kyle Cassidy. Whether you consider yourself aligned with the Chaotic Good or take a more Neutral Evil approach to life (and knitting), Geek Knits has everything you need to dress the part.Read More
The beloved granny square is the crocheter’s foundation for countless projects and is adored for its portability, versatility, and endless variety. With The Granny Square Book , Margaret Hubert showed how the humble granny makes the transition from tried-and-true blankets to all kinds of fashionable garments and accessories. Now, in Granny Square Flowers , Margaret presents 50 all-new granny squares with a botanical theme, then, using beautiful yarns and her keen design sense, she broadens their usefulness to making 15 new projects that will have you saying, “Wow, I didn’t know I could make that with granny squares!” Each granny square is presented in a large, full-color photo accompanied by both written and diagrammed instructions. All sample squares are crocheted in bright colors of smooth cotton yarn to clearly show the stitch patterns. Projects using the floral granny squares include clothing for babies, children, and adults; fashion accessories, home décor items, and gifts. These projects use a wide variety of yarn types, fiber content, and weights–both LYS brands and big box brands–to demonstrate the versatility of granny squares. All yarn descriptions are included in generic terms with gauge and hook size information so you can easily substitute other choices.Read More
At last, a book of crochet patterns devoted entirely to the plus-size woman!
Plus-size gals are a group that seems to be neglected in the plethora of crochet books on the market. The author, Margaret Hubert, has often been approached at trade shows and through her classes by women in this size category, begging her to design patterns that would fit them. A plus-size crocheter cannot simply take a smaller pattern and increase the number of stitches or rows to get a garment that fits and flatters. There are lots of proportion considerations when designing patterns for larger sizes.
Plus Size Crochet has 20 crocheted garments and accessories for plus-size women. The projects are stylish and flattering for various large figure types. There are also hints and tips to help the crocheter accommodate her special needs.
Only crochet book for plus-size women Similar to the books in our popular ôHookedö series: easy to use with lay-flat wire-o binding, stitch detail photos, project specs at a glance Includes crochet basics section with step-by-step photosRead More
Cute Critter Crochet includes step-by-step instructions with diagrams and colorful photographs showing how to make the cutest crochet projects ever–all featuring adorable animals. Complete with easy-to-follow patterns for super-cute ducks, birds, squirrels with acorns, mice, ladybugs, deer, bunnies, lambs, donkeys, kittens, bears, raccoons, and more–these are must-have projects to make for kids or for the animal-lover in your life. The lay-flat binding also allows the book to stay open – hands free – while crocheting. Learn stitches, tips, techniques, and discover the tools that you will need to create handmade figures out of recommended materials. With 30 loveable projects, you can always make a friend with Cute Critter Crochet . Japanese artist Maki Oomachi creates and sells her wonderful crochet stuffed animals and knitting accessories at retail shops in Japan.Read More
Covering a wide range of techniques for both hand and machine quilting, this gentle guide uses clear step-by-step illustrations to walk the novice quilter from the very beginnings of choosing materials, preparing and cutting fabric, through to intermediate and advanced techniques like adding edgings and displaying their work. Useful troubleshooting tips are peppered throughout to help avoid common pitfalls. A directory of quilt blocks contains loads of ideas for variations, joining methods, and embellishments. Plus, invaluable instructions are given for how to draft blocks to fit the preferred size measurements of any project, big or small. Also included are thirty projects complete with full step-by-step instructions, fabric requirements, clear photos and diagrams, plus pages of full-size templates. The hidden-spiral binding and full-color photographs and drawings make this a user-friendly resource that quilters will turn to again and again for information, as well as inspiration.Read More
For over 15 years, through her blog, her stunning quilt books, her fun classes, and her fabric, Sarah Fielke has been inspiring quilters worldwide to step outside their comfort zone with her vibrant and contemporary designs. Hand Quilted with Love is no exception. With 16 stunning new projects, you can join in Sarah’s passion for this addictive craft. Whether you class yourself modern or traditional, a beginner or advanced quilter, there is a project in this book to inspire and challenge your own passion for quilting. This beautifully photographed book is brimming with Sarah’s insider tips and provides the quilter with an accessible way to try out new methods, textures and colors, and in the process build upon their skills. Sarah also shares her passion for needle-turn appliqué and hand-quilting techniques, which give her quilts their contemporary and unique style. Share in Sarah’s passion for this truly addictive pastime.Read More