Ready for some fun....check out these new books that have some creative solutions for your holiday creations.
Forget tired scarves and bulky turtlenecks-funky, chunky, hip and happening cowls are where it's at! Following up her hit book Hattitude, author and designer Cathy Carron weaves a fashion statement that puts in-the-know women head and shoulders above the rest. Among the more than 35 patterns provided here are a cozy neck wrap featuring a built-in iPod holder, a lacy drawstring hood, and a woven necklace sparkling with Swarovski crystals.
Fortunately, sock yarn can be used for more than simply keeping toes toasty. In "Sock Yarn One-Skien Wonders: 101 Patterns That Go Way Beyond Socks!" veteran knitter Judith Durant has chosen not simply inventive sock patterns but also more than 5 dozen inspired patterns for other items that can be created from a single skein of sock yarn. The latest in Storey's enormously popular "One-Skein Wonders" series, "Sock Yarn One-Skien Wonders" offers one-of-a-kind patterns for baby clothes, mittens, scarves, hats, jewellery, cosies, bags...even a dog sweater and a lamp shade! Contributed by yarn shops and designers, the patterns are as fetching as they are fun to knit. Knitters of every skill level will find tantalizing challenges; some knit up in fewer than three hours, others make creative use of sock yarn leftovers, and several make heirloom-worthy gifts. Collectively, these patterns bring out the best of sock yarn...whether variegated or solid-coloured, self-patterning or hand-painted. "Sock Yarn One-Skien Wonders" has an easy-to-browse layout, four-color photos throughout, step-by-step instructions, clear illustrations and charts, and stylish patterns. With this book in their knitting bags, needle crafters will take their stash of sock yarn well beyond stockinged feet to a delightful world of possibility.
Not new but a classic! A dozen classic patterns for sweaters,
mittens, moccasins, and other items.
Suitable for intermediate to advanced
knitters. Includes new color photos,
sizing charts, and more.