Seasonal Slow Knitting

knitting. in. the. heat. 63 knitting trips in my early knitting years, I never gave ... KNIT SMALLER, QUICKLY FINISHED PROJECTS My go-to summer knitting project is a pair of socks. Sock yarns are typically very smooth, ...

Seasonal Slow Knitting

A guide to knitting, making, and living a slow and thoughtful lifestyle all year long Slow Knitting introduced crafters to a process of more mindful making through ï¬?ve basic tenets: source carefully, make thoughtfully, think seasonally, experiment fearlessly, and explore openly. Now, this seasonal approach encourages knitters to delve deeper into those concepts, applying them to everyday making through a series of essays, projects, and patterns that explore the life of a knitter throughout the year. Organized similarly to a seasonal planting guide or farmer’s almanac, each chapter and section is designed to identify and encourage small ways that knitters may begin to employ noticeable change: organizing your yarn stash, carving out time for knitting, and starting on that baby blanket in a timely manner. The ideas explored here add up to a fuller, more mindful year, all through the joyful experience that is knitting.

Knitting America

Postwar knitters found knitting instructions for babies and children in pattern books designed and published by yarn ... Miss Mary Rankin of Lichtenstein's Inc. in Corpus Christi, Texas, filled summer knitting classes with twelve- to ...

Knitting America

Enhanced with more than three hundred images, a comprehensive history of knitting in America includes twenty historical knitting patterns.

For the Love of Knitting

She also hosted a learn - to - knit program on public television and began a summer knitting camp in Wisconsin , which her daughter , Meg Swansen , continues to organize to this day . Zimmermann's infectious sense of humor and her ...

For the Love of Knitting


Knitting Yarns Writers on Knitting

I will never be a knitter. I understand that now. The torch passed over me the day I sat on the red Home Ec couch and remembered nothing at all. It just took me a while to accept it. My older daughter is now in high school. Last summer ...

Knitting Yarns  Writers on Knitting

This collection of essays from over twenty different authors, including Elizabeth Berg, Ann Patchett, Andre Dubus III and Sue Grafton, describes their passion for knitting, recalling their triumphs and disasters in their craft projects and lives. 30,000 first printing.

Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible

She added a spring/summer edition in 2009, as well as ongoing work for magazines and yarn companies. She's now one of Japan's best-known and most respected hand knitting designers, and her work defines “Japanese knitting” for many ...

Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible

In the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible knitting guru Hitomi Shida shares some of her favorite needlework patterns. Shida's strikingly original designs and variations on every imaginable classic stitch result in intricate patterns that form the basis for beautiful and unique knitted fashions. This is the perfect book for the experienced knitter who is looking for new stitches that yield spectacular results! This Japanese knitting book features a wide range of rewarding and intricate stitches including: cables popcorn stitches twisted stitches edgings and many more… A set of detailed, step-by-step diagrams show you how to execute all the basic stitches. Instructions and diagrams for a series of small projects offer practice working with large patterns, lacy patterns, pattern arrangement and round yokes among other things. The knitting projects include: A classic hat made using large patterns An elegant scarf in lacy patterns The ever-popular fingerless mittens Thick socks that can be made using various patterns A feminine collar using round stitching And much more! Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible represents a whole new adventure for knitters and is sure to become a valued reference for beginning knitters and experts alike.

Knitting 24 7

30 Projects to Knit, Wear, and Enjoy, On the Go and Around the Clock Véronik Avery. WINTER. AND. SUMMER. SLIPPERS. These seasonal slippers remind me of the ones I wore as a child, though the fibers used here are far more luxurious than ...

Knitting 24 7

Grab the opportunity to knit when you’re commuting, socializing, or just waiting around—with these highly portable projects! People who love to knit are determined to find time to practice their craft, despite the many roles they fulfill throughout the day. They knit while traveling or commuting, while waiting for their kids, while socializing. Times like these call for projects that are easily transportable and have stitch patterns that are simple to memorize. Véronik Avery has created 30 such projects for Knitting 24/7, a collection of stylish clothing and accessories that make use of those “in-between” times when we’re busy, yet our hands are free. Ranging from sweaters, scarves, and shrugs to hats and mitts, the projects represent both what knitters want to wear and what they actually have time to create. The book’s gorgeous color photographs capture knitters in a range of settings—a morning at work, a dinner with friends, a relaxing weekend afternoon—evoking the time of day when each wardrobe item might be worn.

Follow the Yarn The Knitting Wit Wisdom of Ann Sokolowski

Work on heavier projects in the winterand lighter ones in the summer. Summer knitting Winter knitting (Circular needles come in handy!) Save smaller projects for commutes, bigger ones for home. Commuter projects should use smaller ...

Follow the Yarn  The Knitting Wit   Wisdom of Ann Sokolowski

Sometimes you don't know what your story is until you start to tell it. When my teacher, Ann, passed away suddenly nine months into my beginner knitting class, followed by my dad and then my mom, the book I was planning to write - a lighthearted collection of Ann's knitting tips and techniques - turned into something much deeper. As I followed the yarn where it led me, I discovered the ways in which my life was intertwined with Ann's, and, in the process, I began to uncover my own true story. "Tattoo this on your eyelids! This book is really really good....It's got everything going for it; funny stories, heart warming anecdotes, awesome information about how to take care of your knits, and a mass of other little facts and details that range form interesting to 'ohmergawd how did I not know this '," writes Theo DeAndrea "This book is without a doubt one of the most wonderful reads....Thanks to Reba, not only did Ann teach her class at the Y, but now us as well," says "MySistersKnitter."

Knitting Yarns and Spinning Tales

ASSUMPTION THREE : COTTON AND BLENDS ARE ONLY GOOD FOR SPRING AND SUMMER KNITTING Twice a year — spring and fall - yarn companies introduce new yarns , colors , blends , and fibers . I get really excited when the new spring - summer ...

Knitting Yarns and Spinning Tales

5 x 7-1/4 224 pgs approx. 25 b&w illustrations

Knitting Pearls Writers Writing About Knitting

Every summer when the knitting worsted arrives on our porch from the mill in Maine, the fleeces of our ordinary, muttvariety sheep transformed into yarn in a dazzling array of color: warm, cool, flecked, heathery, and brash, ...

Knitting Pearls  Writers Writing About Knitting

“Engaging . . . tangled stories of family relationships, expectations and traditions . . . compelling, regardless of the reader’s experience with the craft.”—Portland Press Herald In Knitting Pearls, two dozen writers write about the transformative and healing powers of knitting. Lily King remembers the year her family lived in Italy, and a knitted hat that helped her daughter adjust to her new home. Laura Lippman explores how converting to Judaism changed not only Christmas but also her mother’s gift of a knitted stocking. Jodi Picoult remembers her grandmother and how through knitting she felt that everlasting love. And Bill Roorbach remembers his freshman year in college when knitting soothed his broken heart and helped him fall in love again. Other contributors include Steve Almond, Ann Leary, Christina Baker Kline, Lee Woodruff, and knitting rock stars Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed and the Yarn Whisperer, Clara Parks. With knitting patterns from renowned stores such as Purl Soho, Hill Country Weavers, and Churchmouse Yarns, Knitting Pearls is by turns delightful and heartbreaking, joyous and wise. These personal stories by award-winning writers celebrate the moments of loss and love intertwined in the rhythm, ritual, and pleasure of knitting.

Slow Knitting

Spring and summer bring with them new growth and welcome us outside. Oppressive heat tends to settle in Tennessee, my current home, during the summer months, making knitting uncomfortable without the aid of ...

Slow Knitting

Like the “slow foodâ€? movement, Slow Knitting encourages knitters to step back, pare down, and celebrate the craftsmanship of their work. In five chapters centered around the tenets of slow knitting—sourcing carefully, making thoughtfully, thinking environmentally, experimenting fearlessly, and exploring openly—Hannah Thiessen challenges knitters of all skill levels to view their practice in a new way. Each chapter contains explorations of fiber types; profiles of well-known yarn types, makers, and yarn suppliers; and garment patterns inspired by the featured fibers. With contributions from knitting superstars Norah Gaughan, Bristol Ivy, and many others, Slow Knitting proposes an approach to knitting that is both minimalist and all-encompassing, and emphasizes what makes knitting a meditation, a passion, and a unique necessity.

Get Knitting

A Hat with a Rolled Brim 66 Shaping Up: More Skills An Elegant Casual Cardigan 80 A Perfect Poncho 76 A Sleeveless Summer Top 72 Contents A Cute Topper 90 An Openwork Scarf 88 Knitting. Introduction 6 Yarns and Basic Tools 12 Get ...

Get Knitting

An introduction to knitting for novice needlecrafters provides a thorough overview of the basic tools, materials, and techniques of knitting, from lessons in such fundamentals as how to hold the needle, to reading a pattern, to more advanced techniques, with a selection of projects of increasing complexity that are designed to enhance skills. Originally published as Start to Knit. Reprint.

The Knitting Book

Pastels also feature strongly in spring/summer knitting patterns for adults: look for ice-cream colours in lightweight yarns, and enjoy using a delicate colour palette. ◁ Seasonal mixtures Nature can be a great source of inspiration, ...

The Knitting Book

Everything you need to teach yourself how to knit, from casting on to creating your own designs. This new edition of DK's knitting bible takes you from beginner to expert, with hundreds of step-by-step techniques, more than 120 stitch patterns for a variety of knitting stitches, and 20 knitting projects suitable for all abilities. Fully illustrated and easy to use, The Knitting Book is a one-stop resource for beginners and a rich source of inspiration for keen knitters who want to progress their skills and try new stitch patterns. Each technique is shown in clear photographic steps and explained with helpful annotations and arrows, from basic casting on to intricate Fair Isle and cable patterns. A photographic stitch gallery showcases over 120 different stitches to inspire you - try your hand at everything from garter stitch to intarsia, or customize projects with your own stitch choices. This updated edition features 10 brand-new project patterns, including an arm knitting pattern, as well as 10 projects from the original edition that have been reimagined with new yarns and fresh colours. Simple, clear, and comprehensive, The Knitting Book is the only ebook you need to progress your skills and create beautiful, unique, handmade pieces.

Knitting The Complete Guide

... or smooth with a soft sheen. Cotton yarn doesn't have as much spring as wool yarn, making it more difficult to work with though it is often preferred for cool summer knitting and making items that are not itchy.

Knitting   The Complete Guide

Some books are nice additions to a library, and others are cornerstone selections. This book is one of those foundational references you can rely on for years to come. From its easy-to-use format, to the collection of 200 pattern stitches, this book is a quick and easy guide to all things knitting. The techniques and insight you glean from Knitting - The Complete Guide can be applied to any project, such as the socks, gloves, hat and sweater projects featured inside.

Sustainable Knitting for Beginners and Beyond

20 Patterns for Environmentally Friendly Knits epipa. DENIM Old jeans, on the other hand, are recycled by the ... The yarn is particularly suitable for summer knitting projects, such as delicate scarves, tops and lightweight cardigans.

Sustainable Knitting for Beginners and Beyond

Never before has it been so important to be aware of our environmental footprint and impact. As a knitter and yarn lover you will already be aware of the benefits of 'making' rather than 'buying' and the benefits of knitting with natural rather than synthetic fibres. But are you sure your yarn choices are as environmentally friendly as they could be? This collection of 20 projects from knitting blogger and environmentalist, Epipa, shows you how to knit more sustainably. With this practical guide you can learn how to make your knitting more environmentally friendly by choosing the most eco friendly yarns such as bamboo, organic cotton, linen and flax, as well as tips on how to reduce your yarn footprint. Drawing on her childhood experience where she was encouraged by her grandmothers to reuse rather than throw things away, repair damaged clothes and homewares, and recycle unwanted linen to be used as cleaning rags and cloths, Epipa shares all her ideas for living a more sustainable lifestyle while still enjoying the craft of knitting. As well as advice on yarn sourcing and the environmental impact of various different types of yarn, Epipa shares her knitting patterns for a more zero waste lifestyle without the need for 'disposable' cloths and paper towels. There are instructions for how to turn old t shirts, bed linen and tablecloths into your own cotton yarn and how to restore unravelled yarn from unfinished projects to its former glory rather than laying abandoned in a cupboard. The projects include beautiful, useful and practical things for everyday life such as shopping baskets for the larder, the kitchen and the bathroom as well as rugs and runners and accessories for the bathroom. Choose from knitted tea towels, dish clothes, and shopping bags so you don't need to buy 'disposable' plastic versions. Many of the projects are suitable for beginner knitters, and all the basic knitting instructions are included, but there are also more complicated projects including a knitted top and backpack for those with more experience. This is the perfect resource for any knitter wanting to reduce their carbon footprint and create wonderful, sustainable projects for their friends and family.

Summer Knitting

Renowned knit designer Jody Long presents easy-to-follow illustrated instructions for knitting cool original creations when the weather heats up.

Summer Knitting

Twenty-six, warm-weather patterns range from clothing (tank top, lacy camisole) and accessories (beach bag) to customized homewares (blanket, cushions). Easy-to-follow illustrated instructions, suitable for basic to intermediate knitters.

Learn to Knit a Woman s T Shirt

Summertime knitting, and no prior sweater knitting experience needed! This sweater isatopdown raglanstyle, knit in a light summery yarn. Learning to knit (andfit)thisstyle ofsweater will set you up to knit all kinds of other patterns.

Learn to Knit a Woman s T Shirt

This sweater is a top-down raglan style, knit in a light summery yarn. Learning to knit (and fit) this style of sweater will set you up to knit all kinds of other patterns. I’ve sized this sweater from XS to 3X. * Pattern includes links to video tutorial.

Knit to Kill

knitting bag. He took out a project, a long scarf knit with alternating blocks of dark green and golden yellow, and began working. ... “Summer isn't a season that most people associate with knitting,” Maggie began.

Knit to Kill

“A leisurely investigation into a murder with plenty of time for beautiful scenery, delicious food, and, of course, knitting.” —Kirkus Reviews A relaxing girls’ getaway turns deadly for the Black Sheep Knitters when a pushy killer is on the prowl . . . As their beloved Black Sheep member Lucy Binger prepares to tie the knot, the close-knit group decide they need a weekend to unwind before the big day. Suzanne Cavanaugh has just the spot—her friend Amy lives in a luxury New England community on Osprey Island, renowned for its famous cliff walk and spectacular ocean views, and she would be happy to host the knitters. Shortly after their arrival, however, the idyllic setting turns into a crime scene. The body of a prominent resident of Osprey Shores is discovered on the rocky coastline below the cliffs and evidence suggests his fatal misstep was no accident. When the investigation focuses on Amy’s husband, the knitters step in to untangle the clues. But with this crafty killer on the edge, the Black Sheep must walk a fine line—and look before they leap to any deadly conclusions. Praise for the series: “Friendship, knitting, murder . . . create the perfect pattern. Great fun.” —New York Times bestselling author Jayne Anne Krentz

Knitting Plus

... towel into the bust area to pad out the front contours and align the lower edges of the fronts with the lower back edge. Sew buttons to buttonband opposite buttonholes. Cleveland Shell DESIGNED BY LOU SCHIELA Summer knits can be.

Knitting Plus

Design + knit sweaters that fit + flatter! Knitting Plus is the must-have manual for plus-sized sweater construction and knitwear design. With this helpful guide, you'll learn how to design wearable, tailor-made sweaters. With Knitting Plus, you'll explore basic pullover and cardigan sweater construction styles from raglans and set-in sleeves to drop shoulders, seamless yokes, and dolmans. Knitting Plus explains each specific sweater element and then offers key tips for plus-sized knitting. Included throughout are simple versions of each construction type as easy-to-reference templates so you can quickly adapt and alter each sweater for a custom fit. An invaluable reference about fit and shape, Knitting Plus includes 18 irresistible designs by a variety of designers including Mandy Moore, Lisa R. Myers, Lou Schiela, Katya Wilsher, and Kathy Zimmerman, as well as Lisa's designs. Each pattern offers a broad range of sizes and instructions for bust sizes from about 44 to 56 inches. Packed with design information and ready-to-knit patterns, Knitting Plus is your go-to technique and design reference for customizing patterns to fit all sizes.

Knitting Stitches VISUAL Encyclopedia

Dropping the yarn overs instead of working them enlarges the eyelets in this pattern, so it's great for lightweight summer knits. Cast on a multiple of 4 sts. Row 1 (RS): Knit. Row 2 (WS): *P4, yo; rep from * to end.

Knitting Stitches VISUAL Encyclopedia

350 stitch patterns you'll use again and again Knitting Stitches VISUAL Encyclopedia gives you quick visual access to a comprehensive collection of stitch combinations that enable you to create your own designs or modify existing patterns with ease. Each stitch is accompanied by a full-color photo and diagram to make learning even easier, while sidebars guide you through tricky parts of various stitch patterns. knit and purl patterns • ribs • bobbles and textured stitches • slipstitch patterns • twist-stitch patterns • cables • drop-stitch, eyelet, and lace patterns • borders and edgings • color knitting patterns

Round Loom Knitting in 10 Easy Lessons

This makes it perfect for summer knits and lightweight items. It is also machine washable, making it a good choice for everyday items. Cotton is not quite as elastic as wool and some other fibers. It's most commonly available in medium ...

Round Loom Knitting in 10 Easy Lessons

Loom knitting--the art of creating woven fabric using pegs and a hook instead of traditional knitting needles--is quicker and easier on the hands than knitting, but the results are just as lovely! The easy-to-follow lessons in this book start with the basics and progress to more complex techniques--an invaluable visual reference for loom knitters of all levels.