Posts tagged: "knitting reference"

  1. Knit to fit: step up your sweater game

    Posted by on September 2, 2015

    Sweater weather is coming, and a custom-knit sweater is one you won’t want to take off. How to ensure the perfect fit: get The NEW Knitter’s Template, the award-winning reference for crafting your ideal sweater. This extensive book includes nine gauges and 30 sizes, as well as options for body length, neckline shaping, and armhole […]

  2. Refresh your technique + get FREE shipping

    Posted by on August 5, 2015

    The most versatile books you can keep in your library are those with knitting techniques or crochet help. One good reference book will get you through many, many patterns. Choosing a reference book is like pairing a fine wine with a delicious meal. Check out these popular technique books (and our pairing selections) below. We’ve […]

  3. There’s a knitting app for that: stitch counts, gauge, more

    Posted by on July 8, 2015

    (Right: “Knitter’s Project Tote” from Sew the Perfect Gift) Summer knitting is all about portability. When the sun is shining, why not grab your yarn and your favorite book of patterns so you can knit and purl in the great outdoors? But what about keeping track of row counts, remembering how much yarn you’ve got […]

  4. Knitting socks with extra strength

    Posted by on May 1, 2015

    We’ve been having a wonderful time stitching projects from Jen Lucas’s gorgeous new book, Sock-Yarn Shawls II. It’s filled with great ideas for using those lovely yarns in your stash. But that doesn’t mean we’re not still knitting socks. We love sock-knitting and we know you do too! After all, isn’t that why you acquired […]

  5. Pick your stitch: 80 knitting options (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on January 16, 2015

    A stitch dictionary can be one of the most exciting resources in your knitting library. But what if you’re new to turning those stitches into finished projects? Best-selling author Doreen Marquart has combined 80 unique stitch patterns and 11 blanket knitting patterns into one complete resource. This two-in-one reference guide and pattern collection also shows […]

  6. The secret to warmer mittens: stranded knitting

    Posted by on December 5, 2014

    It’s one of the coldest places on earth, and its heritage of stranded colorwork knitting inspired this gorgeous design (at left). Can you guess the location? (No, it’s not Buffalo!) If you guessed Russia, you’re right! Charlene Schurch, author of Mostly Mittens, was inspired by the Komi people, an originally nomadic population who began settling […]

  7. How to knit with silk yarns: 3 top tips

    Posted by on August 29, 2014

    Silk: prized for its durability, strength, warmth, and delicacy—as well as its ability to take color beautifully. Knitting with silk yarns can be a challenge, but don’t let it scare you! With the proper instruction and a few expert tips, you can begin stitching gorgeous silk-yarn knitting patterns. 3 Top Tips for Knitting with Silk […]

  8. How to cast on, how to bind off: 200+ options (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on April 18, 2014

    Cast On, Bind Off—now in paperback! Did you miss this book when it was released in hardcover? Or did you hesitate because of the price? Packed full of cast-on knitting methods and bind-off techniques, it’s now only $19.99—that’s more than 200 ways to finish your knitting for only $19.99! I’ve been knitting for many years […]

  9. Start knitting socks TODAY—for just $5!

    Posted by on March 28, 2014

    If you’ve been waiting to start knitting socks, now’s a perfect time to start! Why? Because this weekend we’re offering a BIG flash sale on Sensational Knitted Socks, an all-in-one primer by renowned sock expert Charlene Schurch. Charlene covers everything from how to choose yarn to basic sock construction and techniques. Itching to stitch your […]

  10. Learn how to crochet right now!

    Posted by on November 22, 2013

    So you’ve been eyeing an adorable amigurumi pattern. But you’ve never tried to crochet, and the sight of a hook makes you a teensy bit nervous. Not to worry—we’re here to take the anxiety out of learning how to crochet. After all, we love to hook and think everyone should try it! If not for […]