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!
I have a lot of books to talk about in relation to my 2017 Year of Colorwork project,so it was tough deciding which to do first. For example, I’m very excited about Joy of Color by Janine Bajus. Then there is also Alice Starmore’s Fair Isle book, along with a number of others. Ultimately though,… Continue reading Norsk Strikkedesign
No, not another one of my ill-fated MKALs. Today I’m thinking about actual mysteries, of the literary variety. Among the other things I like to do (cough <knitting!> cough), I love to read. I love to read non-fiction mostly these days, but when I do read fiction, its usually a mystery. In the mystery field,… Continue reading Knitting Up a Mystery