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Thursday, September 09, 2010

More New Books Are In

Developed by Russia's Komi people, these patterns were originally passed down visually from knit pieces, so they're easy to understand and knit. They only look complex! This updated version of Charlene Schurch's previous collection includes her original designs plus new versions of several mittens.

Mittens are knit in the round and include a thumb gore for excellent fit. Collection features patterns for 35 pairs of mittens plus four traditional hats. Projects use stranded color work and include easy-to-follow color-coded charts.
For the thousands of knitters who have seen, read, and learned from knitting’s hardest working author comes another indespensible resource for knitting cables. Melissa includes an abundance of step-by-step instructions on general techniques, 20 patterns, and more than 100 cable stitches for closed-ring designs— curlicues, rings, swirls, knots, and even intricate Celtic-inspired motifs.

Selbuvotter details the history of Selbu knitting, as reflected in the now-iconic black and white star patterned mittens of Norway. This book offers thirty patterns for Selbu mittens and gloves, taken from two antique collections: The Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle, and Annemor Sundbø, author of "Everyday Knitting" and "Setesdal Sweaters".

In Cables, Volume 1: The Basics, knitting designer, author, and teacher Janet Szabo shares with you a wealth of information about basic cabling techniques, presented in a logical, easy-to-follow format. The book is divided into chapters based on the number of stitches in each cable two, three, four, etc. and includes detailed, step-by-step photos to guide beginning cablers through the process. Intermediate knitters will love the nearly 150 cable stitch patterns presented in both charted and written form. And advanced cablers will find lots of ideas for using cables and creating brand new ones.
Beautiful, intricate, flowing, mysterious, iconic cable knit sweaters are all that and more. They are classic, stylish wardrobe staples. For many of us, cables are the main reason we were compelled to learn to knit in the first place. But its necessary to be an ultra-advanced knitter to even think about knitting cables, right? Not really. In Cables Untangled, widely published author, knitwear designer, and teacher Melissa Leapman demystifies this perennially popular technique, guiding the reader through the process step by step. Even if youve mastered just a few basic knitting techniques, you can turn out beautiful cables too! A comprehensive resource book for knitters of all levels, Cables Untangled features over twenty cabled projects, from simple household items to clothing, fashion accessories, and gifts for virtually everyone on your list. Every project is beautifully photographed and includes useful detail shots of every piece of cabled fabric. In addition to the projects, Cables Untangled includes an invaluable Cable Stitch Dictionary, giving you the tools to be a skilled and creative cable-knitter. Extra resources include: A guide to using knitting charts and understanding their symbols A comprehensive stitch library of both traditional and unusual rib, panel, and allover cable stitches, all clearly photographed and accompanied by easy-to-use charts Tips for designing your own projects Throughout the book, Leapman relies on the techniques she has developed teaching her popular workshopsmaking the process easy and fun for anyone. Heres the book that will bring your knitting to a whole new level, help you impress family and friends with your beautiful creations, and open up a new world of creative opportunities.

Knitting an Aran sweater is one of the most delightful and interesting projects any knitter can undertake. Knitting an Aran sweater that you've designed yourself is even more fun! This comprehensive reference book walks knittersstep by stepthrough the process of choosing and combining cable patterns to create a unique, textural work of knitting art. Lots of photos, illustrations, and sample projects give additional help along the way.

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