For today’s book round-up, I have four books on fisherfolk sweaters, whatever you choose to call them. The point of this kind of sweater is that the item itself is a pretty standard, basic shape, which knitters personalize by stitch pattern placement. For the most part, patterning is knit and purl stitches, though there may… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Guernseys, Ganseys and Fisherman’s Sweaters
Here we are at the end of October, and for those of us in the northern part of the world, we are fast approaching mitten time. Toward that end, I have a trio of mitten books to tell you about – two of them new and one a bit older. First up, Knit Mitts (October 2017)… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Mitten Book Roundup
This week’s Knitter’s Bookshelf entry comes to us from Sweden via Interweave press. Pop Knitting: Bold Motifs Using Color & Stitch by Britt-Marie Christoffersson is an exciting and inspirational book, full of truly different bold, graphic stitch patterns and motifs. It is a slightly older book – published in Sweden in 2009 and the translation… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Pop Knitting
When I was a kid, one of my great-grandmothers had some fancy velvet pillows in her living room. They appeared to be woven of strips of velvet, though they weren’t. They were charmingly mysterious in their construction, and on and off over the years I have wondered how on earth they were made. Well, Tracy… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Dimensional Tuck Knitting
Anyone interested in sweater knitting should know the name Amy Herzog. Amy is a prolific writer, designer, teacher, and person in charge of Custom Fit – all aimed at helping knitters make better sweaters. Although it is her three books I’m going to focus on here, I will have links to her other resources at… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Amy Herzog helps you knit to fit
Like many other knitters this week, I spent a good percent of my free time this week reading Clara Parkes’ new book, A Stash of One’s Own. Clara Parkes is a good writer – she has published several very excellent books on the technical aspects of yarn, which I cannot recommend strongly enough. However, I… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: A Stash of One’s Own
Perhaps you have been saying to yourself “Self, I would love to knit socks! But how? How would I even know how to do that?” Wonder no longer! I have some sock books to tell you about to suit every level of interest or experience. None of these books are brand new. Two of them… Continue reading Sock Books Galore!