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Great Gifts: Books for Your Favorite Knitter

Need a gift for a new or advanced yarn-addict?

Try one of these:

 

400 Knitting Stitches
by Potter Craft

The subtitle of this book, “A Complete Dictionary of Essential Stitch Patterns,” says it all. Chapters include patterns for basic knit-purl stitches, lacy stitches, cables, symbols, and more, and all patterns are both written and presented in chart form. There’s something for everyone here.

 

 

 

 

Oneskein: 30 Quick Projects to Knit and Crochet
by Leigh Radford

From tank tops to pillows to baby bibs, you’ll find plenty here to use up that stray skein (or the very expensive one you couldn’t resist buying at the fiber festival). Patterns range from very easy to moderately difficult. See also, One More Skein.

 

 

 

The Yarn Girls’ Guide to Beyond the Basics
by Julie Carles and Jordana Jacobs

This oldie but goodie provides a whole host of patterns for a wide range of items, all accompanied by plenty of pictures and diagrams. Perhaps most helpful of all is the introductory chapter that explains (with pictures) basic knitting terms, finishing touches, and fixes.

 

 

 

 

Pop Knitting
by Britt-Marie Christofferson

One of the library’s newest additions, this book offers the more advanced knitter will have loads of fun with the graphic and often three dimensional patterns offered in this book.

 

 

 

 

Did You Know. . .

You can find knit & crochet groups at the Glencarlyn Branch Library and the Westover Branch Library?

Come knit for fun, finish up your works-in-progress, start something new, help out a charity, or make some pieces to contribute to Artisphere’s Guerilla Stitch Brigade project (we provide the yarn and patterns for the Artisphere project).

 

 

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