Knitting books

Knitter’s Bookshelf: Knit Fold Pleat Repeat

Nora Gaughan’s new book is mainly a technique book that includes patterns that use the technique in question. As you may have guessed from the title, this one is about incorporating folds and pleats in your knitting to give garments, accessories, and home goods an interesting twist. The techniques and patterns start off very basic… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Knit Fold Pleat Repeat

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Knitter’s Bookshelf: Twisted Stitch Sourcebook

The Twisted Stitch Sourcebook by Norah Gaughan is a thorough, detailed, and well-organized book about, as the title implies, twisted stitch knitting. This book came out last year, so it is not super-new. Lots of people have already gotten into this book, and many have already sung it’s praises. But I’m going to add mine… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Twisted Stitch Sourcebook

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Knitter’s Bookshelf: Knits, Mitts, and Socks from Around Norway

I’m reviewing these three books together because they’re on basically the same topic and by the same author. Also, because “From Around Norway” is part of all three titles and takes a while to type, I’m abbreviating it to FAN. All three of these books have patterns inspired by historical examples from collections in museums… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Knits, Mitts, and Socks from Around Norway

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Knitter’s Bookshelf: The Gansey Knitting Sourcebook

Kind of like the look of ganseys but not interested in recreating an 18th century Cornish fishing gansey, using authentic yarn and needles? Then I have the book for you! The Gansey Knitting Sourcebook is by Di Gilpin and Sheila Greenwell. It is new, published in 2021. This book starts with a few pages of… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: The Gansey Knitting Sourcebook

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Knitter’s Bookshelf: Norwegian Knitting Designs

Norwegian Knitting Designs is, as the title and subtitle implies, an updated and expanded version of a classic work of Norwegian knitting patterns and techniques. Wenche Roald is the designer and writer of the updated book, and Annichen Sibbern Bohn is the author and designer of the original book. The patterns in this book take… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Norwegian Knitting Designs