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Color
Sally Melville
1933064021
Nov 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The closest thing to a knitting coach, this primer on knitting describes simple approaches to choosing, using, and wearing color. Knitters move from being intimidated by the choices to being excited by the possibilities as the skill-building chapters put color into practice. Clear, step-by-step photographs lead knitters through a progression of new methods punctuated by fabulous and fun projects to knit. The 36 designs range from simple to classic to unexpected and are presented multiple times showcasing different techniques, mixing and matching to yield more than 80 total projects. With advice, tips, and techniques, this tutorial inspires learners to take their craft to the next level.


Mason-Dixon Knitting : The Curious Knitters' Guide: Stories, Patterns, Advice, Opinions, Questions, Answers, Jokes, and Pictures

0307236056


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Review
"Mason-Dixon Knitting is one of those books that makes a home in the heart of knitters. Like a couple of favorite aunts ushering you into a sunny kitchen for tastes of cookie dough and the sharing of secrets, the authors comfort, inspire, amuse, and brighten the life of the lucky reader who steps into their world. I fell in love right away with the book’s colors, playful approach, and designs... Ann and Kay’s friendly repartee and wry senses of humor, genuine friendship, and the steady rhythm of cheerful and obsessive knitting interwoven with the pulsing music of family life make this a book to curl up on the couch with as well as to knit from." —Cat Bordhi, author of A Magical Treasury of Knitting
"Receiving a pre-publication review copy of this sparkling new book is one of the...


Stitch 'n Bitch
Debbie Stoller
0761128182
Sept 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
"The percentage of women under forty-five who knit or crochet has doubled since 1996," says Stoller (The BUST Guide to the New Girl Order), co-founder of the Stitch 'n Bitch circle in New York, and this slightly offensive, sassy guide-which could easily have been subtitled 'The Bad Girls' Guide to Knitting'-will undoubtedly appeal to this new generation of knitters. Starting with the basics, Stoller explains how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off, all the steps needed to make a simple Ribbed-for-Her-Pleasure Scarf or a pair of Pippi Kneestockings. Easy-to-decipher diagrams and droll section headings ("Knit Happens," "Oops, I Knit It Again") ease readers through these first steps and will give most the confidence to tackle larger projects-like Cricket's Technicolor Cozy or Meema's Felted Marsupial Tote-designed...


Knitting Rules! : The Yarn Harlot's Bag of Knitting Tricks

1580178340


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Book Description
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, the best-selling author of At Knit’s End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much and celebrated blogger and humorist of the knitting world, is back! Funnier than ever, Pearl-McPhee continues her running dialogue with her knitting compatriots — cheering them on to ever-greater heights in the climb to make knitting universally recognized as THE peak life experience.

Both a celebration of knitting and a sourcebook for practical information, this book is a collection of useful advice and emotional support for the knitter. Pearl-McPhee examines essential truisms of knitting, side by side with tongue in-cheek warnings, realities, and fantasies about the act of knitting and the people who do it.

In chapters on everything from yarn needles, gauge, and knitting bag...


Morehouse Farm Merino Knits : More than 40 Farm-Fresh Designs

1400097444


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From Publishers Weekly
Thirty years ago, the author and her husband bought a farm in upstate New York, stocked it with sheep and began what has become a knitting world legend: Morehouse Farm. In this, her first book, Lohrer presents an array of patterns interspersed with tips on caring for wool and short anecdotes about farm life. The best of the collection shows off Morehouse Merino yarns, including a fringed throw/shawl and a clever three-size foulard with case. Designs using variegated yarns are especially eye-catching, and several projects, such as the double-sided hat, are perfect for outdoor winter work. Though the designs for children tend toward the frumpy, and few designs are not already available in some form in other knitting books, these vastly utilitarian items (the authors run a working farm, after all) are as warm as...


Knit One, Kill Two
Maggie Sefton
042520359X
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Kelly Flynn never picked up a pair of knitting needles she liked--until she strolled into House of Lambspun. Now, in the first in a brand-new series, she learns how to knit one, purl two, and untangle the mystery behind her aunt's murder.


Needled to Death
Maggie Sefton
0425207064
Dec 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Taking a troop of tourists to Vickie Claymore's alpaca farm doesn't earn knitter Kelly Flynn a warm welcome. Instead she finds Vickie splayed out on her original hand-woven rug, her blood seeping into the design.


Big Girl Knits : 25 Big, Bold Projects Shaped for Real Women with Real Curves
Jillian Moreno, Amy R Singer
0307336603
April 18, 2006
Hardcover
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Review
"Thanks to Jillian Moreno and Amy R. Singer’s collection of clever, figure-flattering patterns, you’ll no longer need to struggle to resize patterns that weren’t designed with you in mind. With their guidance on how to choose the best designs for your shape, and how to modify patterns that are intended for someone else’s, they guarantee that you’ll never again knit a sweater that makes your big top look like The Big Top." —Debbie Stoller, author of the Stitch ’n Bitch series and editor-in-chief of BUST magazine

"I can’t sing enough praise for Big Girl Knits. More than a collection of beguiling knitwear for the curvy lady, more than a good read (and a good read it is), this book is full of information that might change your attitude about...


At Knit's End
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
1580175899
Mar 2005
Paperback
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From Booklist
This small book holds a treasure of thoughts with which every knitter can identify: the frustrations of ignoring gage, the thrill of a new project, the compulsion of yarn addiction aka SABLE (stash acquisition beyond life expectation). Pearl-McPhee is a lifelong knitter whose bona fides are secured with this story: when she asked her midwife how she'd know when to summon her, the midwife answered, "When you don't feel like knitting anymore." This small paperback, which fits easily in a knitting bag, contains about 300 short anecdotes, vignettes, and pieces of advice for knitters. For some of her musings, she adds lessons learned: "I will remember that no one has ever been killed or maimed by being adventurous with knitting." Many knitters will find it a relief to read a knitting book with no patterns they feel they must...


Knitting for Dogs
Kristi Porter
0743270169
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Who loves you, baby?Your dog does, that's who, and there's no creature more deserving of a hand-knit expression of that love. Plus, he'll look darn cute in any number of the more than twenty easy-to-follow patterns in Knitting for Dogs. It's the perfect way to spoil the pet that spoils you with affection. You'll find designs here for every kind of dog, from sequined sweaters for your toy dog princess to a handsome sport coat with racing stripes for your L or XL big boy. But why stop there when you can knit a hat with Fair Isle trim or fingerless Aran gloves to match your pet's jaunty sweater? And because accessories make the dog, there are patterns for everything from a cat-shaped squeaky toy to a walk-in-the-park shoulder bag for carrying keys, doggie treats, and the all-important plastic bags....


One Skein : 30 Quick Projects to Knit and Crochet
Leigh Radford
1931499748
April 1, 2006
Paperback
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Review
"Great way to sample new techniques and fibers without wasting time and cash."  —KnitSimple
 


Knitting for Dummies
Pam Allen
076455395X
Feb 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Knitting is a relatively simple process requiring a minimal set of tools – two needles and a ball of yarn. Its basic structure of interlocking loops couldn't be less complicated. Yet the possibilities for design and pattern innovation seem endless. Now is a great time to learn to knit. Never before have you had so many lovely and imaginative yarns from which to choose and so many stylish and sophisticated patterns to work with.

Sure, grandmothers knit, but so do movie stars, football players, doctors, and lawyers. They know what our grandmothers do: Knitting does more than just provide you with warm and cozy things to wear. Knitting also Stirs your creativity Gives you an ongoing sense of purpose Teaches patience Soothes the soul from the stresses of everyday life

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Knitting Over The Edge: Unique Ribs, Cords, Appliques, Color, Eclectic - The Second Essential Collection of Decorative Borders
Nicky Epstein
1931543755
August 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
There is no better indicator of a craft's resurgence or ascendance than the number of new books devoted to the subject. And although knitting's revival has been in the works since the beginning of the millennium (if not before), this new innovative book signals a more sophisticated knitter in the making.Epstein never disappoints. Her retinue and reputation expand with every book, from Knitting Hats (1997) to this second command performance (given the phenomenal kudos for Knitting on the Edge). It is simple, really, in this ultimate collection of more than 350 different choices for ribs, cords, appliques, colors, and a type called nouveau. Document it via a color swatch, easy-to-understand directions, and stitch repetition information. Then practice it in a breathtaking handful of patterns, such as a...


Knitting Pattern A Day

1579392105


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Book Description
Don’t throw yesterday away—Just cast on to all new hot knits with designer Paulette Lane & friends! With the Knitting Pattern-a-Day Calendar™, every day features a knitted piece from the craftiest in the trade. Enjoy photographs of fun and beautiful creations each day accompanied by associated patterns, instructions, and measurements. You’ll never be without the perfect home-made gift—From cozy scarves and sweaters to groovy bags and sweet baby booties, create hundreds of knitted novelties and discover the newest techniques and materials along the way.


The Knitting Answer Book
Margaret Radcliffe
1580175996
Nov 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Every avid knitter has faced this dilemma: deep into a project at midnight, just trying to finish one more row, and, then . . . oh no, a dropped stitch three rows back! Help! If only there was a 24-hour hotline to answer every question a knitter might encounter. Well, now there is, with The Knitting Answer Book . The expert authors, Margaret Radcliffe and Edie Eckman, leave no question unanswered, no quandry unaddressed. Each book contains detailed, illustrated answers to literally hundreds of questions, from the common to the more unusual:

• Are certain needles better for certain yarns?
• What if I dropped a stitch several rows back?
• Why do my edges tend to curl up?
• Can you use a different weight yarn than the pattern calls for?
• What can I do to keep my...


Nicky Epstein's Knitted Flowers
Nicky Epstein
1931543887
April 28, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Bestselling author Nicky Epstein creates a garden of knitted flowers sure to charm her legion of fans.
 
Nicky Epstein is a “rock star” of knitting who has earned nationwide recognition for her innovative and distinctive work. Her books Knitting on the Edge and Knitting Over the Edge are both bestsellers, and her many collections of Barbie™ Doll knitwear have proven enormously popular.  Here, Nicky knits up a garden of colorful and whimsical flowers to adorn clothes, shoes, pillows, bags—almost anything at all. These pretty blossoms range from ruffled roses to lazy daisies, from single blooms to complete bouquets, from layered petal varieties to scalloped and corkscrew styles. Some are made of soft, sensuous felt; others showcase sparkling, eye-catching gold...


Knitting Without Tears
Elizabeth Zimmermann
0684135051
July 1973
Paperback
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Review
Vogue KnittingElizabeth taught us to trust our instincts, revel in our creativity and above all, find joy in the simple act of knitting.
The New York Times[Elizabeth Zimmermann] brought a penetrating intellect and a sculptor's sensitivity to revolutionizing the ancient art of knitting.

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The New York Times [Elizabeth Zimmermann] brought a penetrating intellect and a sculptor's sensitivity to revolutionizing the ancient art of knitting.

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Knitting on the Edge : Ribs Ruffles Lace Fringes Floral Points & Picots - The Essential Collection of 350 Decorative Borders
Nicky Epstein
1931543402
March 28, 2004
Hardcover
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From Booklist
With so many general knitting and pattern books recently available, it's no surprise that the ever-enlarging market would expand to include more specialized guides. But what may be surprising is the fact that a book on a specialty topic like edgings could turn out to be as useful and lush as this one. Knitwear designer Epstein offers a reference book with instructions for 350 different edgings, everything from ruffles to laces and fringes to floras. The instructions are easy to follow, but it is the amazingly crisp photographs of the different edgings executed in colorful yarns and set against pure white backgrounds that will get knitters' hearts pounding. This book is so inviting and so easy to use (simple triangle symbols explain from which direction the patterns are knit) that knitters may find themselves edging...


The Knit Stitch (The Knitting Experience, Book 1)
Sally Melville
1893762130
October 15, 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
The Knitting Revolution? What`s revolutionary about knitting today is who is knitting (the new knitters are young women and retiring baby-boomers), what they are knitting (exciting yarns and projects), and most of all, why they are knitting (it feels good: the process, its creative and relaxing qualities, is at least as important to them as what they are knitting). What better time for a fresh approach to the learn-to-knit book?Join The Knitting Revolution focuses on the knit stitch. With introductory chapters titled The Basics of Knitting, What You Need to Know Before You Begin a Project, and So You`re Ready to Start Knitting, this primer is the closest thing betweeen two covers to a knitting coach. Hundreds of clear, step-by-step photographs take you through each skill. Always the goal is to show you what you need to...


Knitting Nature : 39 Designs Inspired by Patterns in Nature
Norah Gaughan, Thayer Allyson Gowdy (Photographer)
1584794844
June 1, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
A fractal is a complex geometric figure made up of patterns that repeat themselves at smaller and smaller, or larger and larger, scales. In nature, they're found in fern leafs and corals. In this book, they're found in the pattern for a scarf, the cables of a pullover, and the intricate hemline of a skirt. The pentagon is a familiar five-sided figure that, in nature, can be spotted in the starfish or sand dollar; in this book it's spotted in the yoke of a pullover, the textures of a cardigan, and the shape of a shawl. In nature, water waves and chemical waves abound; in this book, they flow as the patterns in a hat and mittens and in the gores of a skirt.Knitting Nature is a singular book created by one of the most innovative and respected designers working today. Norah Gaughan, who got her degree from Brown in both...

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