This month we are highlighting materials on knitting and crocheting. With fall in full swing and football on TV, now is the perfect time to pick up a new hobby. Knitting and crocheting are the perfect companion while watching TV. Stop by the Local History Display Case for more items on knitting and crocheting.
Selections from the Adult Services Collection:
Knitting modular shawls, wraps, and stoles : an easy, innovative technique for creating custom designs, with 185 stitch patterns / by Melissa Leapman
Shawls are practical, versatile, and an ever-popular project among knitters. Noted designer Melissa Leapman has developed an innovative technique that promises hundreds of beautiful shawl design options in Knitting Modular Shawls, Wraps, and Stoles! Beginning with a simple triangular wedge, Leapman shows how multiple knit triangles can be joined together to create square, rectangular, trapezoidal, and semicircular shapes. Her easy and customizable technique offers knitters of all levels endless flexibility in design and yarn choices. Charted patterns for 185 different stitches allow readers to select their favorite embellishment for the main fabric of their shawl. Colorful photographs of 20 of Leapman’s original designs illustrate the creative potential of this technique.
The beginner’s guide to writing knitting patterns : learn to write patterns others can knit / Kate Atherley
Create custom knitting patterns to share and sell! Writing clear, easy-to-follow knitting patterns is easier than you think! In The Beginner’s Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns, knitting expert Kate Atherley provides everything you need to know to share your projects with fellow knitters. This one-stop guide includes concrete guidelines with lots of examples on everything from pattern writing basics, to schematics and charts, to handling multiple sizes, establishing a personal style sheet, and more. The book addresses the details of how to create complete, clear and easy-to-use knitting patterns, for any type of design, and for any level of knitter.
The ultimate sourcebook of knitting and crochet stitches : over 900 great stitches detailed for needlecrafters of every level
A richly illustrated, comprehensive guide to knitting and crochet features detailed, step-by-step instructions and photographs of more than nine hundred stitches for needlecrafters of every skill level, along with color-coded pages to provide easy access, tips on the proper weight and texture of yarn to use for different patterns, technical stitch directions, and difficulty rankings.
Carefree crochet : 50 soft, fashionable projects that make you feel good / May Britt Bjella Zamori
Welcome to your introduction to the beauties of carefree crochet! May Britt Bjella Zamori is firmly in love with the possibilities of dynamic openwork, playing with yarn weight, and crochet that’s easy and undeniably wearable at the same time. In this eye–opening collection, you’ll find soft, lovely crochet pieces for both summer and winter use; big and small projects like scarves, short and long vests; heavy, cozy yarns for long–sleeved sweaters and light, drapey yarns for dresses and skirts. Plus cushions, accessories, blankets, and so much more! Projects are for all skill levels. Get creative with color and yarn choice, stitch and material—and with step–by–step instructions, high-quality photos, and clear, readable charts, you’ll never lose your way.
Selections from the Youth Collection:
Knitting / Sophie Scott
One stitch, two stitch, missed stitch uh-oh! This introductory guide to knitting has everything readers need to start crafting masterpieces, and to fix mistakes along the way! Each project is designed to teach readers basic skills they can fall back on again and again as they gain confidence in this peaceful pastime. They’ll learn about different stitches, techniques, tools, and other essential knitting knowledge. Simple step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations help readers master this hobby with ease. As they gain confidence, variation tips give readers room for creativity and personalization! They’ll love creating projects for each skill they learn.
Cool knitting for kids : a fun and creative introduction to fiber art / Alex Kuskowski
Provides step-by-step, illustrated instructions for knitting projects, including mitts, scarf, and bag.
Crochet projects that will hook you / by Karen Whooley
This collection of how-to projects will take a crafty kid’s imagination to the next level. Building on a base interest of crocheting, this book will show kids the basics and beyond!
Ready set crochet : learn to crochet with 19 hot projects / Susie Johns
Detailed, step-by-step instructions and full-color photographs assist novice needle workers learn the fundamental principles and techniques of crochet, in a colorful handbook that includes nineteen trendy projects that range from fashionable hats to camisoles and other unique fashion accessories.
ky Nov. 2022