Inspired to Knit: Creating Exquisite Handknits


Michele Rose Orne - 2008
    Stunning patterns are arranged by season, reflecting the colors and beauty of nature that inspire feminine designs. From an amber-beaded cardigan that captures the feeling of hay fields drying in the sun to a long, belted coat with a spray of coral roses inspired by flowers in local markets to an intarsia jacket that evokes memories of a fall hike in a forest, each pattern is rich with color, detailing, and romantic knitting style. The design workshops throughout this guidebook challenge knitters to find inspiration in their surroundings, build color palettes, swatch creatively through knitting and sketching, and finesse their style and fit.

The Sock Knitter's Handbook: Expert Advice, Tips, and Tricks


Charlene Schurch - 2012
    Find clear instructions for both toe-up and cuff-down sock knitting Learn multiple techniques for knitting: casting on and binding off, working heels and toes, making size adjustments, and more Browse a stitch dictionary of favorite texture patterns; find options for creating your own unique socks

Second Book of Modern Lace Knitting


Marianne Kinzel - 1972
    Kinzel. The new designs include "Maidenhair," "Diamond," "Grand Slam" (a special feature for bridge players), "Arabesque," "La Traviata," "Maple Garland," "Lilac Time," "Trifolium," and a set of three of Mrs. Kinzel's noted floral patterns, "Daffodil," "Balmoral," and "Rose of England."Marianne Kinzel, well known to knitters in the United Kingdom and the United States, has long been admired for her clear presentations and original designs. In this second volume, she begins with basic instructions, allowing the average knitter to work easily from the instructions in the patterns. Other chapters outline many new designs in lace knitting for two needles, for knitting with wool, for oval and oblong designs, and for round designs. Over 29 complete projects include lace by the yard, altar lace, dress trimmings, tea cloths, scarves, stoles, dinner cloths, and cheval sets. Instructions are presented both in the traditional written-out method and in the chart-and-symbol method. There are keys to the charts in the three languages, lavish and helpful illustrations, and sound practical advice on knitting techniques plus finishing and laundering each piece. There are also instructions for altering the patterns to your own special needs.The designs in this book are among Marianne Kinzel's most requested. Amateur and professional knitters alike will note the extraordinary virtuosity underlying such a design as "Lilac Time," which can be adapted to so many different forms, and the contemporary appropriateness of such designs as "Grand Slam," "La Traviata," and the "Daffodil," "Balmoral," and "Rose of England." You will also find the projects comparatively short in time and low in cost to accomplish.

Personal Footprints for Insouciant Sock Knitters: Book Two in the New Pathways for Sock Knitters Series


Cat Bordhi - 2009
    This is that bookPersonal Footprint socks are worked 100% in the round (no back and forth on heels), no stitches need picking up, toe and heel are replaceable, there is no arithmetic, the surface is fully available for designs, the socks are easily worked two-at-a-time, and the knitter creates a very compact, portable sock pattern that can fit in any little sock bag for portability.

Vogue® Knitting The Ultimate Hat Book: History * Technique * Design


Vogue Knitting - 2012
    It covers everything from global traditions and classic styles to key techniques, blocking to achieve the best shape, design advice, and 50 remarkable patterns from some of today's top knitwear designers.

Lily Chin's Knitting Tips & Tricks: Shortcuts and Techniques Every Knitter Should Know


Lily Chin - 2009
    Covering everything from knitting standards and conventions to working with various types of yarns to fixing stitch mistakes, Lily's book is a comprehensive distillation of her decades of experience, and by the end of it she will have answered knitting questions that you didn't even know you had.

Knit One Knit All


Elizabeth Zimmermann - 2011
    It forms beautiful crinkly ridges, which are handsome in themselves...I like to think that the very first knitter, doodling with sticks and sinews at the sunny entrance to his cave, or peering at his knitting by the flickering firelight, doodled with, or peered at, Garter stitch; the bread and cheese of knitting, the basic stitch; surely the prototype

The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques


Margaret Radcliffe - 2008
    Or a sophisticated cashmere wrap featuring rich jewel tones that set off a favorite black dress. Knitting teacher and author Margaret Radcliffe presents a world of color techniques in a single comprehensive reference that you'll consult every time two or more yarn colors are in play. Stitchers of every ability level will love the color-combining methods and professional secrets revealed in The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques.Multicolor knitting techniques are explained with step-by-step illustrations and photographs accompanied by instructive text. Complete chapters on stripes, stitch effects, knitting with multicolor yarns, stranded knitting, and intarsia cover the theory and how-to behind each method as well as offering creative solutions for handling tangled yarn, estimating yarn quantities of each color, tips on how to handle all those ends, and stunning finishing techniques. An additional chapter describes more unusual techniques, such as helix, shadow, mosaic, and modular knitting.

Cast On, Bind Off: 211 Ways to Begin and End Your Knitting


Cap Sease - 2012
    This beautifully organized treasury is ideal for all skill levels.•Find each technique presented with step-by-step written instructions, clear how-to illustrations, and a photo of the finished edge•Learn the advantages and disadvantages of each method, including suggestions for when to use it•Discover workhorse and specialty cast ons and bind offs for colorwork, cuffs, ruffles, fringe, lace buttonholes, and more

Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Volume One: Knit & Purl: The Ultimate Stitch Dictionary from the Editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine


Trisha Malcolm - 2005
    Some 300 stitches are detailed, and hundreds of charts, photographs, and illustrations make it easy to understand how to construct each stitch, as well as the ways they can be used in projects. The experts at Vogue® Knitting demonstrate rib stitches such as brioche, herringbone, chevron, and quilted patterns; traveling patterns like parquet, ripple, and diamond stitches; lace, including daisy and wave patterns; and such unusual stitches as eye of lynx, bobble block, peppercorn, and bamboo. The most complete book of its kind, this is the definitive stitch reference!

Entrelac: The Essential Guide to Interlace Knitting


Rosemary Drysdale - 2010
    Using only simple knit and purl stitches, knitters can create eye-catching pieces with incredible texture. Entrelac introduces both the history and how-to of this fun style, along with 20 patterns for a variety of garments, home décor items, and baby accessories. Comprehensive instructions and a wide array of swatches provide endless possibilities in lace, colorwork, and much more.

When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters: Revised, Expanded, and Updated Survival Guide for Every Knitting Emergency


Marion Edmonds - 2007
    You're happily knitting a sweater or a blanket and just when you think it's smooth sailing to the finish line, you realize you totally dropped a stitch or...the neck hole is too small or...who knows what! Hey, you're human; mistakes like these happen. And the more proficient a knitter you are, the more elaborate the mistakes can be. When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters is your white "knit" in shining armor, here to rescue you...to gently guide you through exactly how to fix any knitting problem...and get your project back on track.A newly revised edition of the classic from the knitting fairy godmothers. This new, expanded, and updated edition offers you even more good advice, more tips, and more knitting solutions, particularly for more adventurous elements like color, lace, and cables. Authors Marion Edmonds and Ahza Moore, beloved by knitters all over the country, give you levelheaded advice on what to fix, how to fix it, and when you can just fudge it. With 119 years of knitting experience between them, they've seen it all and fixed it all.New for this edition...patterns!Learn how to make:Mosaic mitts Streamer scarf Lace sampler wrap Fair Isle pillow of many colors Updated cable beanie Deliberate drop-stitch scarf Did you know that 1 in 3 women either knit or crochet? Chances are, you're one of them! Now you can keep working at your craft, even take a few risks here and there with more in-depth projects. It's ok if you mess up--When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters is here to make the boo-boos all fade away.

Harmony Guide: Cables & Arans: 250 Stitches to Knit (Harmony Guides)


Erika Knight - 2007
    Featuring 250 texture-friendly designs for knitters of all skill levels, this handbook gives techniques for cable, ripple, knot, and twist stitches. The reference provides a multitude of new knitting patterns both for the home and to wear--such as a honeycomb afghan, medallion-rippled sweater, and twisted-arches scarf. Beautifully photographed swatches are displayed with the latest yarns and include easy-to-follow instructions and design tips. An all-in-one guide to creating textures and cables, this crafting resource is the perfect knitting companion.

Mastering Color Knitting: Simple Instructions for Stranded, Intarsia, and Double Knitting


Melissa Leapman - 2010
    Now, for the first time, she brings her passion for advanced color knitting to knitters who want to knit with any and every color of yarn they can wrap around their needles.  Conquer classic stranded knitting, “draw” images in yarn using intarsia, and make two projects in one with reversible double knitting. Leapman’s clear instruction proves that knitting with multiple colors may appear more complex, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. She includes the quickest, easiest, and most intuitive methods for each technique, using knowledge honed over years of color knitting workshops with knitters from across the country. Once you’ve learned the basics, practice your new skills by creating projects for yourself, your friends, and everyone on your gift list. Each chapter includes a handful of sample projects to get you started, a Designer Workshop that teaches you important concepts in every designer’s toolbox, and a pattern treasury of unique patterns to apply to projects of your own creation—more than 50 patterns and 12 projects in all.  Throughout, Leapman’s helpful collection of how-tos, diagrams, tips, and hints (including a refresher course in color theory to help you choose the perfect color combinations) makes Mastering Color Knitting the book you’ll turn to for information and inspiration time and time again.

Brave New Knits: 26 Projects and Personalities from the Knitting Blogosphere


Julie Turjoman - 2010
    The Internet has made it possible for the knitting community to connect through photos, pattern-sharing, and blogs that document the knitting projects and passions of dozens of designers and enthusiasts. With a Foreword written by Jessica Marshall Forbes, co-founder of Ravelry.com, Brave New Knits includes 26 must-have garment and accessory patterns, all gorgeously photographed by knitting celebrity Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed. Contributors range from established designers like Norah Gaughan, Wendy Bernard, Anne Hanson, and knitgrrl Shannon Okey, to rising stars such as Melissa Wehrle, Connie Chang Chinchio, and Hilary Smith Callis. In-depth interviews with the designers reveal their design philosophy and passions. From shapely sweaters and delicate shawls to fingerless gloves and stylish hats, each of the knitted designs features detailed directions and charts to inspire both the beginner and experienced knitter.