Offers diagrams and instructions covering a wide variety of stitches, from beginner to advanced levels.
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!
"Use a range of simple motifs to build up stunning afghans, blankets and throws. Featuring 10 irresistible projects, and color variations for 20 more, this inspiring, easy-to-follow book contains both written instructions and crochet charts, as well as an illustrated guide to building each afghan block by block."--Back cover.
Move beyond granny squares and get ready for crocheted circles, triangles, hexagons, and stars. Edie Eckman opens up the door to crocheting creativity with more than 140 motifs of every shape and size. Embellish your clothing, linens, housewares, and bags with colorful patterns as you put odd yarn leftovers to good use. Step-by-step instructions and color photographs provide the building blocks to limitless possibilities.
How to Crochet
Author: Emma Varnam
Publisher: GMC PUBLICATIONS LTD
If you've been thinking about taking up crochet but didn't know where to start, this guide for the absolute beginner is for you. This simple-to-follow project-based book takes you through the basic techniques of this fun and creative craft. You'll learn everything you need to get started, including how to do the basic stitches, read charts and patterns, and finish off your work. A troubleshooting section will guide you out of any difficulties too. A range of techniques - including double crochet, working in the round and making granny squares - is accompanied by a stylish project to make, including a tea cosy, a tablet cover and mittens. Each technique is explained with the help of clear illustrations that will guide you every step of the way. The straightforward explanations combined with desirable projects means that no matter how little crocheting experience you have to start with you'll soon be impressing friends and family with your new-found creative skills.
Though Waters Roar
Author: Lynn Austin
Publisher: Bethany House
Harriet Sherwood has always adored her grandmother. But when Harriet decides to follow her footsteps to fight for social justice, she certainly never expected her efforts to land her in jail. Nor did she expect her childhood enemy and notorious school bully, Tommy O'Reilly, to be the arresting officer. Languishing in a jail cell, Harriet has plenty of time to sift through the memories of the three generations of women who have preceded her. As each story emerges, the strength of her family--and their deep faith in the God of justice and righteousness--brings Harriet to discovery of her own goals and motives for pursuing them.
Ben Fletcher, the master of mohair, is back . . . As part of his prize as All-UK Knitting champion, seventeen-year-old Ben Fletcher has won himself an all-expenses-paid trip to New York . . . and to the US National KnitFair. Unfortunately, his new girlfriend Megan is (somewhat suspiciously) unable to come with him, which means Ben has the dubious pleasure of being accompanied by his family and his third-choice-friend Gex. The other problem is, Ben's not really sure he wants to be known as a teenage knitting genius any more. His idea for a knitable hoodie could make him millions . . . or turn him into a laughing stock forever. An existential knitting crisis turns out to be the least of Ben's concerns though, as he quickly finds that his apparent magnetism for trouble has followed him across the pond. Join Ben for another hilarious misadventure, involving some overly eager Knitting Expo representatives, suspicious men in dark suits, some potential trouble from the Mob, a mix-up of epic proportions with Megan . . . and still rather a lot of knitting.
Features traditional and original patterns that can be used to create knitted sweaters, along with projects for patterned sweaters and her advice for determining a design's color scheme.
Author: Alison Ellen
Knitting: colour, structure and design takes a fresh approach to knitting, examining not just the look of a knitted pattern, but how the knitted fabric can be altered with different stitches to change its stretch, drape and thickness. Once understood, the design and application potential of this textile technique is thrilling and endless. Written by a revered craftsman, this beautifully illustrated book encourages and inspires both experienced knitters and those new to the technique to have the confidence to experiment and develop their own designs. Topics covered: basic stitches, including many different ways of casting on and off, both decorative and functional; new approaches to construct fabric in any direction (not necessarily starting at the bottom and finishing at the top) in order to make any shape without sewn seams; an in-depth section on colour giving design ideas and techniques for knitting with colour; advice on dyeing your own yarns, including decorative effects such as dip-dyeing and tie-dyeing yarn; knitting patterns to suit a range of body shapes, with directions for personalizing these to your own requirements; an in-depth look at the technique of hand knitting, what effects can be created from different stitches and the way knitting is constructed by knitting in different directions. Aimed at those new to knitting, as well as advanced experimental knitters, it examines the technique from scratch as if it were a completely new technique to encourage deeper understanding. Beautifully illustrated with 247 stunning photographs and diagrams.
"Ever wondered what Tunisian crochet is and how to get started? This fantastic workshop will help you on your way to mastering Tunisian crochet with step-by-step instructions, easy to follow stitch patterns and 12 stunning projects. This comprehensive guide has something for everyone - from complete beginners to those who have learned the basics but now want to expand their skills. Set out in a workshop format, graduating from the basics through to more advanced techniques with 16 lessons giving clear instructions and step-by-step photos as well as handy hints and tips along the way. This invaluable reference guide can be used by novices starting from the very beginning and working their way through each lesson, developing their skills and knowledge as they go. Or, for those who have already tried Tunisian crochet but are wanting to learn more, they can pick up from the Beyond the Basics section to learn many new stitches and stitch patterns, new techniques including shaping, joining, colourwork, working in the round and more. In addition to the ongoing swatch project added to throughout the lessons, the Projects section includes 12 beautiful, contemporary designs to hone your new skills, ranging from fashion accessories to decorative home wares."--Publisher's description.
Author: Rita Weiss, Leisure Arts, Inc
Publisher: Leisure Arts
Author: Cyril A. Mango
Lovely, Dark and Deep
Author: Amy McNamara
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The “quiet emergence from despair rings true” (Kirkus Reviews) in this resonant debut novel about retreating from the world after losing everything. Wren Wells is hiding out. Though she lived through the accident that killed her boyfriend Patrick, the girl she used to be didn’t survive. Instead of heading off to college as planned, Wren retreats to her father’s studio in the northern woods of Maine. All she wants is a little quiet, a place where she can be in control. Then she meets Cal Owen. Dealing with his own troubles, Cal is hiding out too. When the chemistry between them threatens to pull Wren from her hard-won exile, Wren has to choose: risk opening her broken heart to the world again, or join the ghosts who haunt her.
Mandala Crochet Fun
Author: Petra Tornack-Zimmermann
Crocheting mandalas is fun! Get inspired to grab your hook and yarn by these unique and colorful patterns. Mandalas can be used as cushions, pot holders, doilies, wall decorations, hats, coasters or embellishment motifs. From a simple appliqu� to ornate mandalas, you will find 15 original patterns covering every skill level. There is something to discover for everyone, only your imagination is the limit. Each mandala is explained with detailed crochet instructions and accompanied with a clear crochet symbol chart.Format: Available as softcover book or Kindle ebookPages: 44 Size: 8.5 x 8.5 inchesISBN-13: 978-1542973786
Author: Petra Tornack-Zimmermann
The Tunisian crochet technique is very popular with a lot of crocheters. In addition to the basic stitch there are a variety of patterns with an interesting surface. Many of them look like knitted. Learn the basics of this technique in the introductory part and further explore a lot of possible stitch combinations. All patterns are explained in detail. A lot of pictures help to show where to insert the crochet hook. In addition each stitch pattern is given in a clear crochet diagram.