Best Knitting Books
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1. CrazyShot- Creative Overshot Weaving for the Rigid Heddle Loom
Author: by Myra Wood
Crazyshot – creative overshot weaving – introduces anyone who uses a rigid heddle loom to a whole world of creative weaving. Using just one heddle and one pick-up stick, you’ll explore color, design, and texture, taking your weaving to the next level.
Complete step-by-step instructions are included for weaving all 14 designs in this book. Also provided are how-tos for the single heddle overshot technique, reading charts for the rigid heddle loom, and finishing techniques, along with lots of tips and tricks for successful and satisfying results.
Complex patterning is easier than it looks with this simple charted technique. All you need are basic rigid heddle warping and weaving skills to start your next weaving adventure! With one heddle and one stick, Myra Wood explores the art of working with ground and pattern wefts in this creative approach to rigid-heddle weaving.
Known for her for colorwork across many mediums, Myra beautifully illustrates that complex does not have to be complicated. Liz Gipson, Author of A Weaver’s Guide to Yarn and other books for rigid-heddle weaving and the host of the Yarnworker School
2. Crochet Cute Critters: 26 Easy Amigurumi Patterns
Author: by Sarah Zimmerman
Make cute and cuddly animals with easy crochet Create a colorful collection of pillowy plush critters with the magic of crochet! Crochet Cute Critters is packed with simple patterns for creating adorable animals from alligators to zebras. The easy-to-make designs are perfect for beginning crocheters as well as advanced enthusiasts of amigurumithe art of crocheting stuffed toys.
Stitch, detail, and stuff each character to bring these huggable friends to life. Keep them as desk or bookshelf buddies, or gift them to a critter-loving kid! Beginner-friendly materialsThe crochet patterns whip up quickly using a standard hook and common worsted weight yarn, so anyone can get started right away.
Handy reference pagesRefer to step-by-step rundowns of essential crocheting skills, along with a full-color picture of each critter. Basics to build onEvery 10 animal shares the same basic head and body pattern, so the techniques can be carried over from project to project.
Discover how fun and easy it is to stitch up lovable, floppy friends with Crochet Cute Critters!
3. Vogue® Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book: Completely Revised & Updated
Author: by Vogue Knitting Magazine
An essential addition to the knitter’s bookshelf. Library Journal (starred review)The ultimate knitting reference, from the world’s most recognized knitting magazine, gets a thorough updateincluding 1,600 color images and brand-new sections with techniques and designs! First published in 1989, Vogue Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book instantly became a beloved resource for knitters.
The second edition, released in 2002, further cemented its place as the most trusted knitting resource. The past 15 years have seen many exciting advances in knitting, and this update encompasses them all. It features an expanded library of cast-ons, increases, decreases, and bind-offs; in-depth sections on newly favorite techniques such as brioche, entrelac, double knitting, and mosaic knitting; and design and construction chapters that go beyond just sweaters to encompass dozens of options for hats, mittens, socks, gloves, and more than 25 shawl shapes.
Comprehensive chapters cover lace and cabling, and provide even more Information than before on knitters’ tools, correcting errors, finishing, embellishing, and garment care to give you a masterly understanding of every stage of knitting. With updated, revised, and fresh material throughout, 65 additional pages, and more than 1,600 photos and hand-drawn step-by-step illustrations, Vogue Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book is surprisingly easy to navigate with thorough indexing and footnote cross-referencing.
4. Circular Knitting Machine Patterns | Diana Levine Knits: 25 Patterns for Addi and Sentro Circular Knitting Machines
Author: by Diana Levine
This book features 25 patterns to make using the Addi Express Kingsize knitting machine, the Addi Express 22 needle knitting machine, the Sentro 48 needle knitting machine, the Sentro 40 needle knitting machine, and I-Cord knitting machines. The book includes patterns for hats, purses, pencil bags, stuffed animals, blankets, scarves & more.
The beginning of the book features a section introducing how to use circular knitting machines, some common techniques for seaming and assembling pieces made with circular knitting machines, and an introduction to the various machines that are available on the market.
Circular knitting machines are a quick and fun way to create beautiful knitted items. Video tutorials:youtube. Com/dianalevineknitsLearn more:dianalevineknits.Cominstagram. Com/dianalevineknits
5. Kaffe Fassett in the Studio: Behind the Scenes with a Master Colorist
Author: by Kaffe Fassett
Abrams (April 13, 2021)
World-renowned artist and textile designer Kaffe Fassett provides a window into his creative process, offering readers new patterns, new ideas, and new inspiration With successes like Bold Blooms and Dreaming in Color, the latest book from Kaffe Fassett brings together all the best elements of his work and life.
Kaffe Fassett in the Studio will offer an in-depth look at his work and where he finds inspiration, paying particular attention to his color work. He’ll also showcase some of his greatest designs in the areas of needlework, patchwork, and knitting, as well as provide three to four new patterns in each of these areas.
Lastly, Fassett will speak to his fabric design and painting processes. He remains an icon in the fashion and craft worlds. He partners with brands such as Coach and is regularly featured in the pages of Vogue. Fassett’s brilliant use of color sets his work apart from other artists, and any collection of his work is a must have among fans and beyond.
6. Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gauges
Author: by Ann Budd
Discover how fast and easy it is to knit a cozy, cuddly afghan for yourself or a loved one! With the KB Afghan Loom and this handy guide of beautiful designs and expert how-to, anyone can quickly and easily learn to knit a beautiful 5-foot wide afghan with no sewing.
Afghan Loom Projects features 15 designs and in a variety of shapes and sizes, from a whimsical mermaid blanket to stunning super blankets for queen-size beds. This hand-picked collection is ideal for beginners and advanced loom knitters alike and features rich and unique stitch patterns including cables, diamond brocade, seeded columns, flutter stitch, and eyelet rib.
With Afghan Loom Projects, any crafter can discover the fun of loom knitting while proudly providing their family and friends with the warmth and love of a hand-made blanket.
8. Harry Potter: Knitting Magic: The Official Harry Potter Knitting Pattern Book
Author: by Tanis Gray
Introducing the first official Harry Potter knitting booka deluxe guide to creating over 25 authentic Harry Potter knits based on the iconic films. Channel the magic of the Harry Potter films from the screen to your needles with the ultimate knitter’s guide to the Wizarding World.
Featuring over 25 magical knits pictured in gorgeous full-color photography, this book includes patterns for clothing, home projects, and keepsakes pulled straight from the moviesand even includes a few iconic costume pieces as seen on-screen. With yarn suggestions based on the true colors used in the films, projects range from simple patterns like the Hogwarts house scarves to more complex projects like Mrs. Weasley’s Christmas sweaters.
A true fan must-have, this book also includes fun facts, original costume sketches, film stills, and other behind-the-scenes treasures. Harry Potter: Knitting Magic is sure to have fans everywhere summoning needles, conjuring yarn, and practicing their best knitting wizardry.
9. 60 Quick Knit Blanket Squares: Mix & Match for Custom Designs using 220 Superwash® Merino from Cascade Yarns® (60 Quick Knits Collection)
Author: by Sixth&Spring Books
With a modular and fully customizable approach to knitting blankets, 60 Quick Knit Blanket Squares provides 60 patterns for endless possibilities. Don’t just knit the same blanket everyone else is making. Create your own one-of a-kind designs with 60 Quick Knit Blanket Squares!
With 60 beautiful patterns that span all skill levels and include knit and purl textures, cables, lace, and unique stitches,sample color combinations, a range of blanket sizes, a variety of edgings, and several inspirational blanket patterns, even the most hesitant knitter will find plenty to kick-start their creativity.
Knitting a blanket by making individual 12 x 12″ squares means knitters can work on the go year-round without overheating as they wrestle ever-growing blankets. This approach to knitting blankets is simple, easy, and adaptable up to the very last minute. With every design worked in Cascade Yarns’ 220 Superwash Merino, which includes approximately 100 colorways to choose from, these blankets will be soft, easy-care, and affordable.
10. Geometric Knit Blankets: 30 Innovative and Fun-to-Knit Designs
Author: by Margaret Holzmann
Express your colorful side! The patterns in Geometric Knit Blankets are inspired by quilts, tiles, and other color block designs. Every blanket is a stunning feast for the eyes, and all are for the intermediate knitter or confident beginner. Knit them as shown or choose colors you love best or that work with your decor.
The construction of each blanket is fully and beautifully illustrated, and the techniques used to make each item are clearly listed so you know what is involved. Many blankets offer two methods of construction, so you can choose to knit with techniques you favor.
The blankets feature an abundance of different geometric shapes: squares, rectangles, triangles, diamonds, hexagons, circles. The individual blocks for a given blanket can also be rearranged to make additional designs. These blankets are so much fun you will want to make them all!
11. First Time Knitting (First Time, 2)
Author: by Carri Hammett
Creative Publishing International First Time Knitting- With this absolute beginner’s guide book, learning to knit is within reach. Like having your very own instructor, this book guides you carefully from your first nervous cast-on to confident knitting. With descriptions and guides for everything from knitting needles and yarns to stitches and techniques, you’ll be knitting like a pro.
The nine projects at the end of each chapter help you fully develop your new skills and show off what you’ve learned. Projects include: scarves, throw blankets, table runner, and more. 128 pages, soft cover.
12. Mini Amigurumi Animals: 26 tiny creatures to crochet
Author: by Sarah Abbondio
26 fabulously cute tiny amigurumi animals to crochet and hang on keyrings, bags and phones. Delight your friends and family with these wonderfully cute tiny crocheted animals! Great for using up small amounts of yarn in your stash, there are 26 projects to choose from – and all you need is a crochet hook and some yarn.
Make a pet such as a dog, cat or rabbit; go for a farmyard animal such as a pig, cow or horse; or explore the wild side and make a tiger, lion, elephant or monkey. Quick and easy to make, there is a short techniques section to set you on your way, then you can start making the whole set.
These mini makes are perfect to hang on key rings, baby buggies, watches or as bag charms. Which one will you make first?
13. Vogue® Knitting The Ultimate Stitch Dictionary
Author: by Vogue Knitting Magazine
With more than 800 knitting patternsincluding 100 that are brand newcovering everything from knit and purl to colorwork, this is the most comprehensive knitting stitch dictionary ever published. A companion volume to Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book, this ultimate stitch dictionary compiles the best of the Vogue Knitting Stitchionary series into a single huge and comprehensive volume.
More than 800 stitches, including 100 entirely new examples, encompass knit and purl textures, cables, lace, colorwork, edgings, and other original combinations. Pulled from actual patterns that appeared in Vogue Knitting magazine, these stitches come from a range of top designers and are as unique as their creators.
Use the patterns as written or tweak them, combine stitches for beautiful effects, and find inspiration to design your own stitches, garments, and accessories. The patterns feature both text and chart instructions whenever possible to accommodate every learning style. Featuring enhanced photography, hundreds of additional charts, and an index, Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Stitch Dictionary is beautiful, user-friendly, and an endless source of creativity.