Knitting books

Knitter’s Bookshelf: 8 Schools of Modular Knitting

The title of this book is actually Knitting Handbook: 8 Schools of Modular Knitting. But I kind of figured that the first part kind of goes without saying. Anyway. The title pretty accurately describes what you are getting with this book. Vivian Hoxbro breaks down modular knitting into 8 separate styles of schools: stripes, squares,… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: 8 Schools of Modular Knitting

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Knitter’s Bookshelf: Traditions Revisited – Modern Estonian Knits

I have been waiting for this book ever since I took a few classes on Estonian knitting from the author, Aleks Byrd. This book is a great overview of the techniques specific to Estonian knitting. After a general introduction, there is a chapter on each technique with good clear instructions and illustrations, and then a… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Traditions Revisited – Modern Estonian Knits

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Knitter’s Bookshelf: Handknits from Rauma Norway

If you were just thinking “There are nowhere near enough books about Norwegian knitting featured in this blog!” I’ve got you covered. Handknits from Rauma Norway by Bente Presterud is about knitting Norwegian garments designed by Norwegian designers using Norwegian wool created in a Norwegian yarn factory. Kidding aside, Handknits from Rauma Norway is not… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Handknits from Rauma Norway

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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