Author: Julie Julie Jaeken
Mom & Me Knits
Author: Stefanie Japel
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Like mother, like daughter! Mom & Me Knits offers everything a knitter needs to stitch up fashionable pieces for herself and her little one. Stefanie Japel, celebrated knit designer and mother of two little girls, has created smart, sophisticated pieces for mothers and more whimsical, youthful interpretations for daughters. From an elegant Lace Cardigan and a casual Halter Top to a cozy Shawlette and a fun Surfer Tee, this sweet book has something for everyone. The patterns can be adapted for child ages 4 through 10 and adult sizes XS through XXL. With a glossary of important techniques and terms, step-by-step instructions, and gorgeous color photographs, Mom & Me Knits makes it a cinch to whip up adorable, matching knitted apparel for mothers and their favorite little girls.
Fiber and yarn enthusiasts nationwide will celebrate Ann Budd's latest addition to The Knitter's Handy Book series. Answering to a growing interest in knitting sweaters from the top down and knitting seamless sweaters that require little finishing, this handy book offers instructions for knitting five basic sweater types: circular yoke, raglan, modified-drop shoulder, set-in sleeve, and saddle shoulder. Patterns are offered in multiple sizes and yarn gauges and for a broad age group. Following the basics for each of the five sweater types are three diverse patterns from top designers that illustrate some of the many ways that instructions can be used as springboards for creative expression, including color, texture, and shaping variations. Also included for intermediate to advanced knitters are personal design touches, detailed charts, clear instruction, and quick tips to expand knitting possibilities and maintain creative originality. A key reference for knitters of all skill levels, this is the new essential knitting resource on your bookshelf.
An award-winning designer outlines 20 engaging and aesthetic projects for beginning knitters, teaching crafting basics through accessible, step-by-step photographs and tips for wearables ranging from a color-block scarf and mix-and-match wrist-warmers to classic cardigans and a tweed cape. Original.
Have you always wanted to knit? Know the basics, but you’re looking to stretch your knitting skills? Knitting Patterns For Dummies is chock-full of simple instructions and easy-to-follow patterns to help you create a wide range of classic, beautiful knits for the whole family, from clothing to household items to gift ideas. This fun, friendly guide gives you scores of new ways to have fun with needles and yarn, with great projects such as basic ponchos and pullovers, felted bags and slippers, cabled sweaters, and home and baby accessories, to name a few. You get step-by-step instructions for all the patterns in the book, along with line drawings and 8 pages of full-color photos to guide you. And, with the variations added at the end of many of the patterns, you’ll have almost 100 projects to choose from! You’ll discover how to: Select the right yarn and needles Decipher knitting lingo Measure your gauge, read a pattern, and understand garment sizing Work with common stitches, such as the stockinette, garter seed, box, and half linen Handle ribbing, cabling, and knitting lace Work with patterns with rectangles, circles, and triangles Use colorful stitches such as the Stripes, Fair Isle, and Mosaic Join shapes together in your design Create different textures and add color throughout a piece or just as accents You’ll also find ten things you can knit with that aren’t yarn or needles, as well as plenty of tips for caring for your knits once they’re complete. From beanies to bags to blankets, Knitting Patterns For Dummies has it all—everything you need to pick up your sticks and get creative right away!
Author: Debbie Bliss
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)
Knitting's gone to the dogs—and it's adorable! There's something for every size pup in this collection of 22 whimsical knitwear designs. The fun selection includes a classic cabled Aran pullover to keep Fido warm on cold winter days, while the “Sherlock Bones” matching cape and hat will make a bloodhound out of any breed. These are what every well-dressed dog will wear!
Using only 10 granny squares selected from The Granny Square Book and Granny Square Flowers, Margaret Hubert shows how you can crochet 30 completely different blankets.
Anyone who loves to knit--but doesn't love the finishing--can now enjoy all the fun parts and escape the tedium. Discover stylish projects cleverly designed for knitting either all in one piece or in sections added on by simply picking up stitches. Enjoy 19 flattering women's garments in sizes from Small to 2XL Find everything from a sassy sleeveless dress to cardigans, pullovers, and vests Use a variety of stitches and techniques, including cables, textured knitting, colorwork, and entrelac
Author: Veronika Hug
Publisher: Search PressLtd
Knooking is the quick and simple, new technique that uses a crochet hook to create a mesh-like structure with yarn that resembles a knitted fabric. Fun to do, knooking can be used to make almost anything you can think of. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions will guide you through everything you need to know about this simple technique. Learn how to make trendy accessories including hats, scarves, bags, mobile phone covers, and water bottle holders -- even sofa pillows! Knooking is easy to learn and perfect for beginners.
Baby Blankets & Toys
Author: Teri Crews
Five easy-to-stitch baby blankets with matching stuffed animals are included in this pattern book. All 10 designs are made using medium-weight yarn, and the toys are crocheted in the round and stuffed with fiberfill. Projects include Petal Baby Blanket and Teddy Bear Buddy, Soft Circles Baby Blanket and Dog Buddy, Soft Ripples Baby Blanket and Piggy Buddy, Soft Waves Baby Blanket and Kitty Buddy, and Tipsy Stripes Baby Blanket and Bunny Buddy.
Cavanaugh Or Death
Author: Marie Ferrarella
Those law-enforcing Cavanaughs are back in USA TODAY bestselling author Marie Ferrarella's sizzling series! After losing two partners in the line of duty, major crimes detective Davis Gilroy isn't about to get close to his new one. Especially when that partner is an optimistic blonde beauty with killer curves. Davis will do his job, keep a close eye on detective Moira Cavanaugh and not let her get under his skin. But when someone starts disturbing old graves in local cemeteries, he and Moira work long nights to solve the macabre mystery. Suddenly Davis finds himself caring too much about the strong, sexy woman who always has his back...and is gaining on his heart.
Crochet for Barbie Doll
Author: Nicky Epstein
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
“Enticing designs that have a Sixties flair.Recommended for all public libraries.”—Library Journal An acclaimed knitwear designer offers more than 75 fabulous crochet patterns to dress Barbie in style—all invitingly illustrated in full color. Ranging from casual to dressy, these chic and stylish garments and accessories will suit all of Barbie’s many moods. Choose an elegant Chanel-inspired suit and fur-trimmed jacket, or a breathtaking wedding gown for Barbie’s big day. For those lazy days of summer there are swimsuits, cover-ups, and a backpack for Barbie to take on the go. There are even afghans and pillows to keep Barbie’s home cozy. Each pattern is an original and requires only a minimal investment of time and materials. The author lives in New York, NY.
Author: Christine Nöstlinger
Marc-Uwe lives together with a kangaroo. The kangaroo is a communist and it is really into Nirvana. It's a classical Berlin flat-sharing community, where the deep questions of life are debated: Is lying in a hammock already a kind of passive resistance? Must the Kangaroo place its pouch onto the conveyor belt at the airport security check? Did the Kangaroo really fight for the Vietcong? And why is it addicted to champagne truffles?