Books & Patterns
Tempest is a collection of handknit patterns by Vancouver knitwear designer, Holli Yeoh, for the artisan hand-dyed yarn company, SweetGeorgia Yarns.
Find these fabulous yarns here.
This publication by Laine contains 52 knitting patterns by 46 designers and is a true encyclopedia of socks.
Patterns are beautifully photographed and laid out on 256 pages in the style Laine is known and loved for.
- 256 uncoated, high-quality pages
- Language: English
- Woven book cover, banner, ribbon place marker
- Weight: 1100 g / 2.5 lb
- Dimensions: 27 cm X 21 cm thickness: 2.60 cm
- Printed in Latvia
Laine is a high-quality Nordic knit & lifestyle magazine for knit folks. Cherishing natural fibres, slow living, local craftsmanship, and beautiful, simple things in life, Laine’s intention is to inspire you to gather and share, to be part of a community of like-minded knitters, makers and thinkers from near and far.
Laine is a high-quality Nordic knit & lifestyle magazine for knit folks. We cherish natural fibres, slow living, local craftsmanship, and beautiful, simple things in life. Our intention is to inspire you to gather and share, to be part of a community of like-minded knitters, makers and thinkers from near and far.
To the Point is a culmination of author Leila Ravens deep knowledge and experience in designing shawls. Focusing this title on triangular shawls, Leila expertly brings the knitter through different treatments of triangular shawl design, such as direction and shaping rates, favorite techniques for starting and finishing, plus she gives excellent tips on how to read your knitting when working a chart-only pattern. This book includes a dozen of Leila’s own designs, in a range of yarn weights and textures, showcasing her own unique style.
Embrace the beauty of nature with Botanical Knits 2; Twelve More Designs To Knit And Love. In this follow up collection, traveling cables, organic textured stitches, and lacy stitch patterns make a reappearance, along with easy to read charts and written pattern instructions.
From the Botanical Knits Series
Baby Botanicals is not just for babies! Each of the 5 patterns included in this collection is sized to fit girls of all ages, 6 months-12 years, and are inspired from the adult sweater patterns from the Botanical Knits series. Now you can make a sweater for you and your little one to match!
Rich, gorgeous, simple to make.
This Field Guide introduces the ingenious idea of sequence knitting, the “unvention” of Cecelia Campochiaro.
Cecelia’s four designs provide the perfect canvas for you to play with her gorgeous knit-and-purl stitch patterns.
Rediscover the endless puzzle of knitting all over again with these elegant, simple projects.
Math for Hats will walk you through the aspects to consider when knitting or designing a hat. It shows you the secrets behind hat sizing to better understand the patterns you’re working on. A great resource for someone who aspires to knit a hat from scratch. Even if you aren’t in it for the math, you’ll learn tricks and tidbits to help your finished projects look better.
This book includes the Adventure Hat Pattern; one pattern that is inspired by the freedom of choice! Instructions are provided for several varieties of brims (rolled. seed & uneven rib), body shapes (beanie, slouch & beret) and crown decreases (beanie, ruched, stocking & beret). Design your own hat!
Knitting Outside the Box is part creative exercises, part insight into the design process. Bristol guides the reader (and knitter) through the techniques she herself uses as a designer to explore and push the endless possibilities of knitting.
Part pattern book and part insight into the design process, Knitting Outside the Box guides the reader (and knitter) through the creative approaches Bristol uses as a designer to explore and push the endless possibilities of knitting. The book includes a comprehensive stitch dictionary which provides technical information on how to shape and manipulate fabric, and concludes by bringing all the methods together to help the reader evolve an idea into a finished pattern.
Complimentary Ravelry download included
16 elegantly seamless knits
sweaters :: cardigans :: tutorials
16 designs :: 244 pages :: Published May 2018
Let Åsa Tricosa introduce you to the art of knitting beautiful top-down sweaters, using her innovative ‘Ziggurat’ technique. Skilfully designed to minimize cutting and joining of skeins, and to maximize flowing and seamless knitting, the Ziggurat method is clever, addictive and produces well-fitting, well-finished sweaters.
The book is written for both experienced and novice knitters, and for those new to sweater knitting. The comprehensive and elegant patterns will guide you, step-by-step, through the basics of Ziggurating. You can choose to follow the patterns as written, to master the techniques and gain confidence. Or you can use Åsa’s extensive detailed tutorials, and customize the patterns to suit yourself – adapt the neckline, add pockets, tucks, or lined hems and cuffs to create truly unique knits.
This is Åsa’s invitation to discover the beauty of some of her favourite yarns, with designs knitted in a range of weights from heavy laceweight to aran from both commercial and indie dyers.
by Mary Jane Mucklestone
Fair Isle Weekend takes you on an exciting trip to Fair Isle, a windswept island in Shetland, famous for its traditional colourwork knitting. During her many trips to Fair Isle, Mary Jane has been fascinated and inspired by the island’s rich textile traditions, learning about Fair Isle knitting by looking at old textiles and sharing stories and knowledge around a cup of tea. Now, she has created a gorgeous collection of designs which she would take with her for a weekend trip to Shetland when a carry-on bag is all you take with you.
“So I invite you to join us, this small band of traveling friends, sharing a little glimpse of the isle from my outsider’s perspective. I offer you a small collection in my own style of Fair Isle knitting, which I hope honors the tradition, even though my work isn’t especially traditional.”
Mary Jane Mucklestone is a knitwear designer, teacher and author who has specialized in Fair Isle knitting, also called stranded knitting. Her work has been featured in publications like Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits and various books. Mary Jane has a varied background in art and textiles earning a BFA in Printmaking from Pratt Institute, studying fashion at Parsons School of Design and Textiles and Historic Costume at the University of Washington. With her friend Gudrun Jonston, they host popular once in a lifetime trips to Shetland. Fair Isle Weekend will be her fifth book. Find more about Mary Jane at MaryJaneMucklestone.com.
This hardcover book contains 8 beautiful colourwork patterns ranging from small projects like wristlets to yoked sweaters. [2 sweaters, 1 vest, 2 hats, 1 cowl, 1 pair of fingerless mitts, 1 pair of wristlets]
- 104 pages
- Languages: English
- Hardcover, banner
- Weight: approx. 570 g / 1.3 lb
- Size: 190 x 225 x 14 mm.
- Print only, no digital download code available.
- Printed in Latvia.
TO BE RELEASED DEC 10, 2020
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This book offers blueprints for 8 distinct raglans and coaches you through choosing perfect-for-you necklines, hemlines, ribbing, stitch textures, and fancy raglan increases. And, of course, it shows you how to create jaw-dropping colour combinations.
Their raglans are designed to empower improving knitters with customization skills, but also to free advanced knitters to fly through stressless shapes, easy customizations, and the joys of colourplay.
For the truly adventurous, they even provide a formula for designing your own raglan! Let’s all get out our sketchbooks and dream together.
– Soft Cover
– Printed in the UK
– Ravelry download code
TO BE RELEASED Dec 11th, 2020
Winter 2020 issue, Rooted, is all about beauty and grace.
It features 12 knitting patterns from 11 designers around the world: Denise Bayron, Aleks Byrd, Maxim Cyr, Midori Hirose, Julie Hoover, Natasja Hornby, Mieka John, Tif Neilan, Rievive, Veera Välimäki and Sylvia Watts-Cherry.
Issue 10, Rooted, which was shot at the Frantsila Herb Farm in Finland includes:
- 148 pages (weight approx. 460g)
- 12 knitting patterns
- an interview with Denise Bayron
- an article about G-Uld by Lotta Löthgren
- an article about BIPOC in Fiber by Jeanette Sloan
- an article about knitting and well-being by our regular writer Päivi Kankaro
- a column by our regular columnist Jeanette Sloan
- seasonal recipes
- book reviews
- Laine Favourites section
- no digital download code
Kaffe Fassett to the rescue! Just when we need him most, the beloved master of colour and pattern gives us a new collection of 5 designs to dazzle and amuse us. For every knitter who loves playing with colour, Kaffe’s designs are extraordinarily fun.
Now, we introduce a whole new world for knitters used to working only stranded colourwork.
These rhythmic, geometric designs are the perfect starting place for knitters who are new to the technique. We include lots of tips and tricks for knitting intarsia, as well as complete charts and clear instructions.
At the Spinnery takes you to the Green Mountain Spinnery with a dozen knitting patterns in almost as many different yarns to outfit you from top to toes in woolly goodness.
Bringing together a talented group of “friends of the Spinnery”, At the Spinnery takes you to the worker-owned fiber cooperative in Putney, Vermont, where you will find a dozen knitting patterns in almost as many different yarns to outfit you from top to toes in woolly goodness.
- Buttonbush Pullover by Heather Zoppetti in Weekend Wool
- Catharus Shawl by Bonnie Sennott in Forest
- Catkins Socks by Amelia Velarde in Forest
- Green Leaf Pullover by Maureen Clark in Sylvan Spirit
- Greenbanks Hollow Cardigan by Amy Herzog in Alpaca Elegance
- Ikinngut Pullover by Jennifer Dassau in Cotton Comfort
- Millstone Blanket by Kate Salomon in Mountain Mohair
- Mizuna Shawl by Angela Tong in Lana
- Sap Run Vest by Larisa Demos in Sylvan Spirit
- Sheepscot Pullover by Kathleen Dames in Maine Organic
- Snowmelt Cowl by Cap Sease in Simply Fine
- Thaw Hat by Kathleen Dames in Maine Organic
Stitch patterns are charted. Schematics are provided. Information on yarn substitution, chart reading, and finishing is included. Yarns for all patterns provided by Green Mountain Spinnery. Shot on location in Putney, Vermont, by award-winning photographer Gale Zucker.
Eweknit’s first publication, from Canadian designer Claudia Quintanilla, North 40: Baby Sweaters & Accessories is a compilation of 14 knitting patterns for youngsters ages 0-3 months and up,
Recently released, this book features beautiful photography, and includes a pattern for a simple hand-stitched quilt,.
With this book, EweKnit goal was to create patterns that you will want to knit and that will be cherished by parents, grandparents, and children alike.
Laine Autumn/Winter 2018 features:
- 138 pages uncoated, high-quality paper
- 12 knitting patterns, beautifully photographed and illustrated
- A portrait of Nancy Marchant
- An interview with Hélène Magnússon
- “My Story” from Manos del Uruguay
- A Q&A with Kristin Ford, owner of Woolfolk
- Seasonal recipes
- A travel guide to Reykjavik featuring the best spots to stay, eat and shop.
Designers featured in this issue: Shannon Cook, Jonna Hietala, Joji Locatelli, Hélène Magnusson, Andrea Mowry, Sari Nordlund, Hiroko Payne, Rosa Pomar, Esther Romo, Annie Rowden, Astrid Troland and Emily Wessel.
Printed in Estonia.
From PomPom Press
This series follows the journey of two friends from opposite sides of the world combining their love of their countries (Argentina and Finland) and beautiful knitwear. Volume 1 marked the beginning of an entirely new approach to designing, and their dream project has evolved to bring your their 7th volume.
Each volume includes six themes: six words with two designs inspired by each word, showing a personal take on each of these themes.
The 6 words Joji and Veera have chosen for their new collection are Wonder, Root, Wild, Natural, Beyond, & Light! These lovely books are destined to become collector’s items, not to mention beautiful resources of patterns that you’re going to want to come back to time and again.
This year is the first time the two designers couldn’t be together to shoot the pattern photography for Interpretations. Joji and Veera shot their photos in their respective homelands of Argentina and Finland. Nevertheless, we think this volume is just as cohesive as its predecessors and reflects the hard work Joji and Veera put into making Volume 7.
Volume 7 features 12 garment and accessory knitting patterns from a variety of yarn producers including:
Wobble Gobble Yarn // Kässäkerho Pom Pom // Martin’s Lab // Magpie Fibers // Barnyard Knits // Retrosaria Rosa Pomar + La Bien Aimée // Suburban Stitcher // Walk Collection and more!
– printed in the UK // 116 pages // softcover –
RELEASE DATE MARCH 30, 2021
Strands of Joy features 20 versatile colourwork patterns, including sweaters and cardigans as well as an elegant dress, a warming hat and a kid’s pullover. The patterns are worked seamlessly from top down. Cast on a mindless two-colour project or let your mind find peace in more complicated knits that require you to stay focused.
Anna Johanna is a knitwear designer from Muurame, Central Finland. She is known for her often-romantic knits with much love for details, textures and colours. Since 2020, this former statistician has been designing full-time. Strands of Joy (Finnish title Onnensäikeitä) is her debut book.
YARN INFO: AnnaJohannaYarnInfo
The second collection of Rachel’s original sock designs for both men and women.
Well-written instructions are accompanied by Jesse Wild’s beautiful photographs and step by-step tutorials for techniques such as Kitchener Stitch and Afterthought Heels.
Rachel’s creative designs often incorporate a variety of skills, including cabling, grafting, lace and twisted stitches, providing a great opportunity to try out new techniques. For beginners to sock knitting, a plain, topdown sock is also included.
Each design is beautifully balanced and well thought out, giving both experienced and novice knitters the chance to create wonderful, wearable socks that are enormously enjoyable to knit.