I bought my copy of Amy Herzog’s new sweater book shortly after it came out around a month ago, and have been reading through it in bits and pieces ever since. In between there have been a few more books that have come out that I had to read (a new Rivers of London and… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Amy Herzog’s Ultimate Sweater Book
No, it’s nothing to do with Canadians and beer! The newest book from Tin Can Knits is Strange Brew: A Colorwork Knitting Adventure. I bought my copy directly from Tin Can Knits – they are in England, so shipping isn’t super fast, but I got mine in pretty good time. It is an interesting collection, as… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Strange Brew
If you keep an eye on the gansey-knitting book options (and if not, why not?) you are likely aware that Beth Brown-Reinsel has just put out an update on her 1993 classic, Knitting Ganseys. If not, you just learned something new! What is a gansey? Chapter 1 in both versions helpfully answers that question. Ganseys… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Knitting Ganseys Update
A little earlier this fall, I talked about tuck stitches in relation to a class with Nancy Marchant of brioche knitting fame, who is the inventor/developer of this new technique for hand knitters. Her latest book, Tuck Stitches: Sophistication in Hand Knitting, is on this technique. I actually bought this book over the summer to… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Tuck Stitches
My favorite LYS, Far North Yarn Company, had a blowout sale for solstice (this is a big deal in Alaska), that carried on until yesterday. A major feature of the sale was $1 magazines and $5 books. Guys, every knitting book in the store was $5! So I stocked up. While the owner was ringing… Continue reading Book Score!
Many knitters are probably already aware of the Starmores. For those who aren’t, Alice Starmore is a renowned Fair Isle colorwork and Aran sweater designer, with many books and other patterns to her name. Jade Starmore is her daughter, also a designer and artist. Together they run Virtual Yarns a site where you can purchase their… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Glamourie
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