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
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
This week I am reviewing yet another ethnic knitting trilogy, this one is on Swedish knitting, and is written by Maja Karlsson. Wait, you may say, haven’t you already talked about Scandinavian knitting? Maybe too much? And the answer is yes, I have talked about Scandinavian knitting. But no to the second question – is… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Knit Like a Swede
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
Twined knitting is a traditional Swedish knitting technique also known as two-end knitting. The basis of this techniques is that you are knitting with two strands of yarn that you twine around each other as you knit. The “two-end” name is because people often use two ends of the same cake of yarn – taking… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Twined Knitting Two-Fer
Just got finished with another one of my Christmas knitting books – Yarn Substitutions Made Easy by Carol Sulcoski. This book pretty much tells you exactly what it’s going to do right there in the title. The author starts off with yarn fundamentals, and goes over all the different factors that make yarns unique. She… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Yarn Substitution Made Easy
This past weekend we went to our local fabulous used book store – Title Wave. Thanks to our recent KonMari-ing of our house, we have huge piles of credit, so I went to raid the knitting book section. “Wait,” you may say “I thought you were getting rid of things?” And yes, I mostly am.… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Used Book Haul Edition
My favorite LYS, Far North Yarn Company, had a blowout sale for solstice (this is a big deal in Alaska), that carried on until yesterday. A major feature of the sale was $1 magazines and $5 books. Guys, every knitting book in the store was $5! So I stocked up. While the owner was ringing… Continue reading Book Score!