Book Review

Prayer Shawls

Prayer Shawls

Knitters and crocheters all over the world are hard at work making prayer shawls. Have you heard of them? These are the most amazing garments I have ever seen. It’s not because they are complex or because they use fantastic colors or stitches. It is because they are so simple, yet so powerful. The best …

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Eucalan Woolwash

Eucalan Woolwash

Eucalan Woolwash Why risk damaging your precious handknit wool items when cleaning them? Simply use Eucalan Woolwash when handwashing or even in the washing machine, as long as agitation is avoided. The product is 100% biodegradable and contains lanolin, a static reducer, and eucalyptus, a natural moth-inhibitor. Plus, we love the scent it gives our …

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Kids Knitting by Melanie Falick

Kids Knitting

Kids Knitting by Melanie Falick As the owners of a yarn shop in Manhattan, the authors of The Yarn Girls Guide to Simple Knits recognized their customers’ desire for simple knitting projects that could be completed quickly. This book fits that need perfectly with 30 beautiful patterns, most knit on large needles and bulky yarn. …

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Chunky Knits by Carolyn Clewer

Chunky Knits

Chunky Knits by Carolyn Clewer Chunky Knits: 14 Quick and Easy Step-by-step Projects is a well-illustrated book of patterns with plenty of pictures. The projects are mostly sweaters of varying types, but we especially like the detailed instructions for adding embroidery, beading, and sequins to your knitting. Try the beaded sweater and sequined shawl patterns, …

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1000 Sweaters by Amanda Griffiths

1000 Sweaters

1000 Sweaters by Amanda Griffiths 1000 Sweaters: Mix and Match Patterns for the Perfect, Personalized Sweater offers a mix-and-match approach to creating your own personalized sweater. There are literally 1000 possible designs to create from this spiral bound book. Begin by selecting the body type, a sleeve design, and a neck style. Then add special …

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The Urban Knitter: A New Generation of Contemporary Design and Creative Inspiration by Lily M. Chin

The Urban Knitter: A New Generation of Contemporary Design and Creative Inspiration

The Urban Knitter: A New Generation of Contemporary Design and Creative Inspiration by Lily M. Chin The Urban Knitter is a collection of 20 unique patterns, each with a clever introduction and clear instructions. The author, Lily M. Chin, is a well known knitter who has even designed swimwear for Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issues. While …

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