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Quinte Scrapbook

by Mags Kandis
8 1/2" x 11" Softcover (30 pages)
2000, Mission Falls
$10.95 Canadian ($8.95 US)

The Quinte Region is one of the oldest settled areas in Canada. Located on the northern shore of Lake Ontario, it is a land with rolling fields of sweet corn and abundant apple orchards.

The region's rich history, quaint villages and white sand beaches make it a favorite summertime ramble. Many of the garments in this book are named after Quinte locales and their styles are reflective, in colour and motif, of the place designer Mags Kandis calls home.

The book includes full instructions for 14 original designs using Mission Falls 1824 Wool yarn. Alternatively Mission Falls 1824 Cotton yarn can be substituted to make a lighter garment. The book is illustrated using colour photographs of each of the designs and the patterns and charts are clear with most including information for producing multiple sizes.

Detailed information and photographs of all the designs in this book can be found by following the links below or go to the Summary Page to see them all. In addition, complete kits with all the yarn and buttons can be purchased.

Other Mission Falls pattern books include: Accent, Closure, Decade, Dreamer 136, Duet, East + West, For Him and Her, Harvest, Homecoming, The Illustrator, In Living Colour, Just Kidding, Mission Falls Goes Crochet, Recollection, Simple, Smitten, Spirit, Wee Knits, Wee Knits Too and Wee Knits 3.



Recollection

by Mags Kandis
8 1/2" x 11" Softcover (30 pages)
2006, Mission Falls
NO LONGER AVAILABLE (CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT)

The 14th collection from Mags Kandis of Mission Falls includes a wonderful array of Sweaters, Scarves and Purses.

The book includes full instructions for 12 original designs using Mission Falls 1824 Wool yarn. Alternatively Mission Falls 1824 Cotton yarn can be substituted to make a lighter garment. The book is illustrated using colour photographs of each of the designs and the patterns and charts are clear with most including information for producing multiple sizes.

Detailed information and photographs of all the designs in this book can be found by following the links below or go to the Summary Page to see them all. In addition, complete kits with all the yarn and buttons can be purchased.

Other Mission Falls pattern books include: Accent, Closure, Decade, Dreamer 136, Duet, East + West, For Him and Her, Harvest, Homecoming, The Illustrator, In Living Colour, Just Kidding, Mission Falls Goes Crochet, Quinte Scrapbook, Simple, Smitten, Spirit, Wee Knits, Wee Knits Too and Wee Knits 3.



Ribbon Knits - 45 new designs to knit and crochet

by Judi Alweil
8" x 10" Softcover (106 pages)
1998, The Taunton Press, Inc.
NO LONGER AVAILABLE (CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT)

Knitting with Ribbon is a fabulous way to create one-of-a-kind garments and accessories that you will want to wear year-round. In Ribbon Knits, Judi Alweil has designed 22 sweaters, 20 bags, and several hats and scarves for you to make out of ribbon, soutache, raffia, or Satin Cord. With simple, wearable styles and quick-to-knit patterns, these garments and accessories will complement any wardrobe. Their rich colours, textures and classic styles will take you to the beach, the office, and out on the town. Knitters of all skill levels will want to pick up their knitting needles and enjoy Ribbon Knits. The book includes over 40 colour illustrations of the designs.



RichDesigns One Piece Knitting - Seamless Top Down Sweater Patterns

by Mary Rich Goodwin
7" x 8 1/2" Softcover (40 pages)
2001, RichDesigns
NO LONGER AVAILABLE (CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT)

Many great books are available to teach the art of knitting, the technique and various skills associated with the handicraft. This booklet is a collection of several patterns from babies to adults; patterns knit easily and mindlessly, with little finishing work. You have the freedom to design your own seamless sweaters or follow several patterns that are included to knit sweaters with colourful yokes or textured patterns.

The Children's Sweaters in this book include: "Basic Raglan Sleeve Sweater", "Patriotic Tweed Yoke Sweater", "Solid Plaid Raglan", "Hoods, Hats and Tams", "Cardigan", "Set-in Sleeves", "V-Neck Sweater" and "Diamond Textured Sweater". For Adults the designs include: "Basic Raglan Sleeve Sweater", "Multi-Coloured Yoke Sweater", "Set-In Sleeves", "Cabled Checkerboard Sweater" and "Short Sleeve Sweater".

Other books by this author include: Kids to Grownups Seamless Sweaters and Sweaters For Everyone - Kids To Adults.



Rowan's Greatest Knits - 30 Years of Knitted Patterns from Rowan Yarns

edited by Kate Buller
9" x 10" Hardcover (152 pages)
2009, Taunton Press
$30.95 Canadian ($25.95 US)

Rowan -- a name synonymous with quality!

Originating in England in 1980, Rowan has achieved world-class status for its fine knitting yarns as well as its knitting publications and classic fashion patterns. This book provides a 30-year retrospective of the company's creations.

Rowan's Greatest Knits brings you 30 of its most popular knitwear patterns from the 80s through today -- all in one big, beautiful book. Here, you'll also be treated to 80 stunning color photographs from the original pages of Rowan magazine.

With clearly written instructions, knitters of all skill levels can reproduce these enduringly beautiful patterns for knitted sweaters, vests, scarves, mittens and socks. Patterns include helpful yarn replacement suggestions.

Some of today's leading designers have partnered with Rowan to produce outstanding knitwear. Kaffe Fassett, known for his brilliant designs and use of vibrant color, wrote the introduction to this book. And the works of Jean Moss, Sasha Kagan, and Annabel Fox, among others, are also featured.

The pattern collection includes: "Brioche", "Beaded Cardigan", "Jester", "Fisherman", "Sugar Plum", "Russian Jacket", "Rene", "Flighty", "Dew", "Dove", "Laurel Leaf", "Champagne Please", "Emmeline", "Surf", "Able", "Buena Vista", "Powder Puff", "Rosebud", "Veronica", "Electra", "Hydrangea Top", "Hydrangea Cardigan", "Anice", "Doon Coat", "Earth Stripe Tunic", "Earth Stripe Wrap", "Geneva Camisole", "Geneva Cardigan", "Fontaine" and "Donatello".

This book is perfect for anyone who loves to knit and enjoys creating classic fashions with style.



Rudgyard Story - Hand Knitting Collection

by Jo Sharp
8 1/4" x 11 3/4" Softcover (110 pages)
1998, Taunton Books
NO LONGER AVAILABLE (CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT)

Knitwear Designer Jo Sharp brings you this colourful collection of classic and timeless designs. With over 30 unique projects, this book contains garments for all the family, using pure wool 8 ply DK weight yarn. Knitters of all skill levels, including beginners, average skilled and those seeking a challenge, will find a project tailored to their needs. The designs in this collection will bring you many hours of pleasure to knit and to wear.

Richly conveying the author's feelings for nearby Rudgyard Beach, this beautiful pattern book uses this scenic location in Western Australia as a backdrop for a collection of Jo Sharp's unique designs. These include: Anjuli Jacket, Bronzewing (Cardigan), Bush Wrens (Cardigan or Sweater and Cap), Crest (V-Necked Vest), Gathering Sak (Shoulder Bag), Harmony (Sweater), Kingfisher (Jacket), Lorikeet (Sweater), Thornbill (Cardigan or Vest), Tinglewood (Tunic), True (Tunic), Wattletop (Sweater, Vest or Cardigan), Wingbeat (Jacket) and Woodswallow (Raglan Jacket), Full knitting instructions are provided for each along with multiple colour photographs showing each variation and with some showing multiple colour ideas. This book is extensively illustrated with stitch guides and beautiful colour photographs.

The author's other books include: Knitted Sweater Style, Knitting Bazaar and Knitting Emporium.



Runway Knits - 30 Fashion-Forward Designs

by Berta Karapetyan
7 1/2" x 8" Hardcover (176 pages)
2007, Potter Craft
$39.95 Canadian ($32.95 US)

Every woman wants to look and feel her best and should have a signature piece in her wardrobe that makes her feel pretty and poised in any situation.

Runway Knits is a book that offers gorgeous high-end knitwear that can be knitted and worn with confidence anywhere and everywhere. Each pattern has gone through meticulous testing and editing to ensure that even new knitters can proceed with confidence. Choose from the flirty cropped shrugs to gorgeous layers with cardigans to stylish comfortable pullovers.



Sally Melville Styles

by Sally Melville
10" x 12 1/4" Softcover (144 pages)
1998, XRX Books
$35.95 Canadian ($29.95 US)

According to author Sally Melville, this book began as a solution to a problem that all knitters share. Yarn - too little to do anything with, to much to toss. What to do with a growing collection of yet-to-be-knit yarns? How to put a bit of this and a little bit of that with more of something else and make it beautiful? Many knitters give up: the stash (and the guilt) grows while storage space shrinks.

Sally Melville found creative solutions to these problems. For this book she developed knitting stitch patterns that are enhanced by a combination of colours, textures and weights. Sally had a great time exploring, designing with and working through her yarn stash ... and you can too! But Sally Melville styles is not just about using the yarns you've already got. Here you'll find a wealth of ideas to help you organize, maintain and replenish your yarn collection while creating gorgeous one-of-a-kind garments. From "Good ol' Garter" to "Simple Fair Isle" to "Not-your-Usual Intarsia" to "Tweed Stitch Squares" to "Tweed Stitch with Cables" to "Knitting as Warp", Sally's innovative techniques and clear, concise instructions for 27 projects take knitters through the entire process from choosing colours to meticulous finishing. Her hands-on, low-risk, high-return approach lets everyone get creative.

This book is from the editors of Knitter's Magazine and the author's other books include: The Knitting Experience - Book 1: The Knit Stitch, The Knitting Experience - Book 2: The Purl Stitch, The Knitting Experience - Book 3: Color and Mother-Daughter Knits.



Scarf Style - Innovative to Traditional, 31 Inspirational Styles to Knit and Crochet

by Pam Allen
8 1/2" x 9" Softcover (152 pages)
2004, Interweave Press
$25.95 Canadian ($21.95 US)

Expand your idea of what a scarf can be! This collection of 31 elegant, whimsical, and ingenious scarves taps the expertise of over twenty-five knitwear designers who offer new ways to think about this most basic of garments. Expect to be surprised: a timeless scarf that uses cables and stitch patterns, a "scarf" that functions as a pair of portable sleeves with a turtleneck, a delicate triangular shawl based on traditional Estonian lace patterns, and a deconstructed striped scarf held together with brightly colored bobbles.

Although each scarf is an individual interpretation by such prominent designers as Kathryn Alexander, Debbie Bliss, Ann Budd, Nancy Bush, Lily Chin, Nicky Epstein, Sasha Kagan, Mags Kandis, Sally Melville, Kristin Nicholas, Jo Sharp and Kathy Zimmerman when the scarves are considered together, they represent an exploration of techniques that provide new ways to think about knitting and crochet.

Scarf Style is also a manual on how to make a scarf without a pattern: With only a pile of leftover yarns or several carefully chosen skeins, any knitter can create an imaginative scarf. A section on knitting and crochet basics helps beginners get started, and the Designer's Notebook provides templates for basic scarves worked in three directions-end to end, sideways, or on the diagonal-along with suggestions for design variations: stitch patterns, stripe arrangements, and shapes. This book is sure to make you into a scarf wearer, and make a knitter or crocheter out of anyone who loves to wear scarves.

Patterns in this book include: "Bright Stripes", "Here and There Cables", "Forbes Forrest", "Fair Isle Jazz", "Braided Mischief", "Campus Scarf", "Ene's Scarf", "Zigzag Stripes", "Nasty Dog Dragon Scarf", "Interlocking Balloons", "Stripes and Bobbles", "Rosebud Scarf", "Misty Garden", "Lady Eleanor Entralac Stole", "Color on Color", "Turkish Treasure", "Shippo Tail Scarves", "Vintage Velvet", "Backyard Leaves", "Turtleneck Shrug", "Wear-As-A-Collar Scarf", "Garter Stitch Wrap", "Midwest Moonlight", "Blizzard", "Blue Collar", "Ruffles", "Retro", "Ruffled Capelet with Sleeves", "Not-So-Plain Geometric Scarf", "Floral Trellis Scarf" and "Beads of Earth".

Other books by the author include: Bag Style, Knitting for Dummies and Wrap Style.



Scarves - A Knitter's Dozen

from Knitter's Magazine
7 1/2" x 8" Softcover (90 pages)
2005, XRX Books
$19.95 Canadian ($16.95 US)

The best ideas for scarves from Knitter's Magazine are featured in this project book for knitters of all skill levels.

Ranging from primarily functional pieces worn for their warmth to highly stylized accessories, and from simple, one- or two-stitch creations to elaborately designed, multicolored variations, these 24 projects will appeal to either those starting out with more ordinary yarns and stitches to those who yearn to experiment with luxurious yarns and complex, exotic stitches.

The projects' detailed, visually appealing illustrations guide knitters through each step of the more complicated techniques. Ideas for customizing and personalizing the projects are provided for those seeking to create a more individual look.

Other books in Knitter's Dozen series from Knitter's Magazine include: Angels - A Knitter's Dozen, Babies & Toddlers - A Knitter's Dozen, Bags - A Knitter's Dozen, Hats - A Knitter's Dozen, Kids - a Knitter's Dozen and Ponchos & Wraps - A Knitter's Dozen.



Scarves - A Knitter's Dozen

from Knitter's Magazine
7 1/2" x 8" Softcover (90 pages)
2005, XRX Books
$19.95 Canadian ($16.95 US)

The best ideas for scarves from Knitter's Magazine are featured in this project book for knitters of all skill levels.

Ranging from primarily functional pieces worn for their warmth to highly stylized accessories, and from simple, one- or two-stitch creations to elaborately designed, multicolored variations, these 24 projects will appeal to either those starting out with more ordinary yarns and stitches to those who yearn to experiment with luxurious yarns and complex, exotic stitches.

The projects' detailed, visually appealing illustrations guide knitters through each step of the more complicated techniques. Ideas for customizing and personalizing the projects are provided for those seeking to create a more individual look.

Other books in Knitter's Dozen series from Knitter's Magazine include: Angels - A Knitter's Dozen, Babies & Toddlers - A Knitter's Dozen, Bags - A Knitter's Dozen, Hats - A Knitter's Dozen, Kids - a Knitter's Dozen and Ponchos & Wraps - A Knitter's Dozen.



Scottish Highland Knits

by Sarah Dallas, Wendy Baker and Catherine Tough
8 1/2" x 10 1/2" Softcover (96 pages)
2007, Trafalgar Square Books
$27.95 Canadian ($22.95 US)

Giving the traditional Fair Isle designs of Scotland a contemporary twist, between them, the authors have created 18 "new classics" that will stand the tests of trend and time. The reader will find a feminine cable wrap cardigan, tie shrug and delicate lacey vest; stylish menswear sweaters and jackets; and homey comforts such as throws, cushions and cozy slippers. Add a light touch of Scottish flavor to everyday outfits with a charming selection of socks, gloves and scarves, and wrap your favorite child in a brilliantly simple felted jacket.

The complete list of projects in this book are: "Seed Stitch Jacket", "Lace Top", "Wrap Cardigan", "Fair Isle Scarf", "Fair Isle Striped Throw", "Fair Isle Gloves", "Fair Isle Stripe Cushion", "Chunky Stripe Cushion", "Fair Isle Socks", "Cabled Blanket Coat", "Man's Fair Isle Sweater", "Man's Cabled Sweater", "Tie Shrug", "Textured Scarf", "Collared Jacket", "Felted Slippers", "Patchwork Throw" and "Child's Jacket".

With lovely color photographs to inspire and step-by-step instructions, design templates, and pattern charts to guide, Scottish Highland Knits is certain to provide readers the perfect knitting project - modern in style and shape, yet comforting to touch and comfortable to wear.



Seamless Sweaters

by Sidna Farley
8 1/2" x 11" Spiral Bound Softcover (59 pages)
1988, Sidna Farley
NO LONGER AVAILABLE (CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT)

Detailed Instructions for Designing Sweaters Using Elizabeth Zimmermann's Percentage System

In her introduction, the author says "Circular knitting is my favorite way to knit, because knitting, not finishing, is what I really like to do. When you have knit a circular sweater, there is only a minimal amount of finishing to do. This book was begun with the need for basic patterns for drop shoulder, raglan, and yoke sweaters to go along with Sweaters in the E. Z. Way class that I have taught for several years". Chapters include: "Gauge - A Must", "Necessary and Useful Equipment", "Terms, Techniques and Tricks", "Changing Flat Patterns to Circular", "Sweaters the E. Z. Way - Basics", "Drop Shoulder Sweater", "Raglan Sweater", "Yoke Sweater", "Vests", "Cardigans", "T-Top Sweater", "Finishing Touches", and "Details". The author has included many black and white drawings.



A Season's Tale

by Kim Hargreaves
8 1/4" x 11 3/4" Softcover (92 pages)
2001, Rowan Yarns
NO LONGER AVAILABLE (CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT)

This wonderful pattern book includes 35 designs for fall & winter knits in Rowan's new English Tweed and complementary yarns. Photographed against the stunning backdrop of the Scottish glens, this book combines projects for men, women, and children in a wide range of sizes. Includes simple-to-knit and more complex patterns from traditional fairisles and textured tweeds to beaded evening wear.

Patterns in this book include: "Bay Beret", "Berry" shortsleeve sweater, "Beth" cardigan, "Bonny" sweater, "Calum" jacket, "Cameron" sweater, "Charlotte" sweater, "Denny" cardigan, "Dunoon" cardigan, "Eilean" sweater, "Elizabeth" cardigan & round neck sweater, "Fife" pullover, "Fin Beret", "Firth" jacket, "Hamish" child's sweater, "Heather" sweater & cardigan, "Hugh", "Isla" jacket & sweater, "Johnstone Gloves", "Katie" jacket, "Kiri" sweater, "Lochgelly" coat, "Lorna Scarf", "Nevis" cardigan, "Oakley" cardigan, "Paisley" pullover, "Rose" slash, polo & V-neck vest, "Rummy Scarf", "Ruth" light pullover, "Salen" cardigan, "Shona" sweater, "Spencer" sweater, "Thistle" jacket & coat, "Tippi" sweater & cardigan and "William" sweater.

Other books by this author include: The Kim Hargreaves Collection, Pipsqueaks and A Yorkshire Fable.



A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns

by Barbara G. Walker
8" x 9 1/4" Softcover (398 pages)
1998, Schoolhouse Press
$36.95 Canadian ($30.95 US)

Knitters Rejoice! Barbara G. Walker's classic trilogy of indispensible stitch-patten books is back in print. This second book contains 700 different charted designs, including: Knit-Purl Combinations, Slip-Stitch Texture and Colour patterns, Mosaic patterns, Fancy Texture and Colour patterns, Twist Stitch patterns, Cables and Cable-Stitch patterns, Yarn-Over patterns, Eyelets, Lace, Lace Panels and Insertions, Borders and Edging.

The author's other books include the three other "Treasury" volumes: A Treasury of Knitting Patterns, Charted Knitting Designs: A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns and A Fourth Treasury of Knitting Patterns as well as Mosaic Knitting, Learn-to-Knit Afghan Book and Knitting from the Top.



Shadow Knitting

by Vivian Hoxbro
8 1/2" x 9" Softcover (144 pages)
2004, Interweave Press
$25.95 Canadian ($21.95 US)

Do you believe in magic? If you don't, shadow knitting will win you over. This form of knitting uses a simple technique of alternating rows of dark and light yarn to produce a subtle patterning that appears and disappears depending on the angle from which it's viewed.

The mysteries of this clever technique are explored and refined here by professional knitwear designer and author Vivian H┐xbro. As she did in Domino Knitting, Vivian introduces the basic principles and techniques through clear, well-illustrated instructions followed by a spectacular range of projects that include winged shawls, squared bags, a matching cap and scarf, vests, sweaters, Japanese-style kimonos, and much more! Each project is accompanied by step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs. The book includes 30 colour photographs, 30 charts and 30 illustrations.

Projects in this book include: "Potholders", "Fur Heart Bag", "Button Heart Bag", "Classic Cross Pillow", "Diagonal Cross Pillow", "Matching Hat and Scarf", "Heart Top", "Wing Shawls", "Small Shawl", "Triangles Shawl", "Diagonal Stripes Shawl", "Squared Top", "Block Pullover", "Tone-on-Tone Sweaters", "Rainbow Jacket", "Ocean Vest", "Triangle Top", "Collared Jacket", "Sawtooth Sweater" and "Nihon Japanese Kimono".

For your next knitted project, let your knitting needles be your wand and perform an optical illusion that will leave everyone wondering how you did it!

Other books by the author include: Domino Knitting and Knit to be Square!.



Second Treasury of Magical Knitting

by Cat Bordhi
8 1/2" x 9" Softcover (112 pages)
2005, Passing Paws Press
NO LONGER AVAILABLE (CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT)

The 33 projects in the second Treasury also all start as simple Moebius scarves, then follow the paths introduced in the first Treasury to become felted baskets, sling bags (some of them almost alive!), bowls, and feline bliss beds. In addition to the felted projects, there are also unfelted versions of baskets and bags, as well as bags sized for children.

Magical Knitting Workshop students have gone crazy over the felted pieces and urged Cat not to delay the printing of the second book, so this one will follow just a few months after the first. She honoured their request with this wonderful sequel that includes projects like: Your First Moebius, Felted Needle Cozies (4 styles), Felted Wallets (2 styles), Felted Moebius Basket, Swirling Moebius Basket, Mossy Moebius Basket, Shape du Jour Moebius Baskets, Moebius Sling Bag (winter weight), Moebius Sling Bag (summer weight), Persian Bag with Pouch, Child's Swirl Sling Bag, Diamond Sling Bag, Spacious Show & Tell Moebius Bag, Spacious Desert Sunrise Bag, Rolled Edge Sling Bag, Cinnamon Braid Sling Bag, Linen Sling Bag, Softie Sling Bag, Jester Tentacles Bag, Jester Tentacles Hat, Child's Jester Tentacles Bag, Fringed Felted Moebius Bowl, Large Bowl or Kitty Nest, Moebius Fanny Basket, Nesting Moebius Trio, Felted Foursome, Mesmerizing Half-Moebius Mishap, Mesmerizing Half-Moebius Marvel, Somersaulting Rim Trifold Bowl, Somersaulting Rim Trifold Hat, Trifold Sandstone & Sky Bag and Knitter's Trifold Bowl. The book also includes a wonderful section on "Feline Bliss Beds" and includes patterns for a Fair-Isle Nest & Liner, Red Rose Bed, Rainforest Nest, Fringed Forest Bed as well as a Paws and Tail Cat Bed.

The author's other books include Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles - A Manual of Elegant Knitting Patterns and Techniques, New Pathways for Sock Knitters - Book One, Personal Footprints for Insouciant Sock Knitters and A Treasury of Magical Knitting.



Selbuvotter - Biography of a Knitting Tradition

by Terri Shea
8 1/2" x 10 1/2" Softcover (127 pages)
2007, Spinningwheel LLC
$30.95 Canadian ($25.95 US)

Discover the rich history and traditions of Norway's iconic black-and-white mittens.

What started as a dare became an icon of Norwegian knitting and started a snowball of knitting traditions across the North Atlantic. Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition follows the story of these beautiful mittens and gloves, from folk tradition to major regional industry to national symbol, and passes the tradition on with over 30 patterns taken from actual antiques. Every aspect of business today can be found in the story of Selbu knitting. And above it all, thousands of women and men, using spare moments to create spectacular designs that are as fresh today as they were 150 years ago.

Selbuvotter details the history of Selbu knitting, as reflected in the now-iconic black and white star patterned mittens of Norway. The author offers thirty patterns for Selbu mittens and gloves, taken from two antique collections: The Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle, and Annemor Sundb┐, author of Everyday Knitting and Setesdal Sweaters.

A rare occurrence in textile history, the Selbu knitting style can be traced to a single individual; in this case a teenage girl knitting up in the hills while watching the cows graze in summer. Selbu knitting was done for export within and from Norway. Many of the old knitters have passed away, but there are less than a dozen still knitting professionally in Selbu. The story is so interesting; not only in the folk culture traditions that surround the patterns but also in the remarkable business success these couple thousand women enjoyed. Every aspect of business today can be found in the story of Selbu knitting: the vision, production, standardization, outsourcing, branding, marketing, advertising, exporting, the changing tastes of the market, failure, and reemergence. And above it all, thousands of women and men, knitting during any spare moments.

And on top of that are the gorgeous patterns themselves. The Selbu mitten is a masterpiece, marrying the graphic design and structural design inseparably together; once the basic structure is understood, the knitter can create any kind of design imaginable, in any size or yarn. The popular 8 pointed star (selburose, or Selbu rose) can morph into snowflakes, flowers, stars; or use animal motifs or other designs.



Sensational Knitted Socks

by Charlene Schurch
10 3/4" x 8 1/2" Softcover (96 pages)
2005, Martingale and Company
NO LONGER AVAILABLE (CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT)

This is the only book on sock knitting you'll ever need! Choose virtually any yarn, gauge, stitch pattern, and size you like - with nearly 1,000 variations, the possibilities for knitting fashionable to funky socks will last a lifetime.

In this book the reader will learn to create one-of-a-kind socks starting with 10 basic designs plus loads of stitch patterns; use 2, 4, or 5 needles; patterns let you choose your favorite method; and customize fit and fashion for women, men, and children. The books step-by-step instructions make it easy!

The author's other books include Hats On, Mostly Mittens and More Sensational Knitted Socks.



Shawls and Scarves - The Best of Knitter's Magazine

edited by Nancy J. Thomas
10" x 11" Softcover (105 pages)
1999, XRX Books
$23.95 Canadian ($19.95 US)

from traditional to trendy ... with easy to follow instructions

Shawls and Scarves is the first in a series of "Greatest Hits" taken directly from the pages of Knitter's Magazine. After more than fifteen years of quality publishing, Knitter's has compiled archives chock full of timeless projects. The introduction of Shawls and Scarves coincides with the enduring appeal of shawls in knitting and in fashion.

Shawls and Scarves begins with a historical perspective encompassing traditional methods, and ends on a high note with the unique and avante-garde pieces in our collection. Our best-loved features, including many from the legendary Issue #9, appear in a logical, concise, and contemporary format.

The 35 plus articles written by the most well known names in knitting like Elizabeth Zimmermann, Meg Swansen, Deborah Newton, Lily Chen, Eugen Beugler, Sidna Farley, are gathered together in this book, grouped in 7 sections. The first section titled "The Beginning" includes: "Ah, Shawls", "Beginnings - Both Sides of a Stitch", "On Designing: Shawls and Scarves in Two Dimensions" and "Lace Shawl". The "Shetland Shawls" section includes: "In the English Tradition", "Stonington Shawl", "Snowdrops and Snowflakes", "Christening Chrysalis" and "Shetland Shawl". The "Faroese Shawls" section includes: "Faroese Shawls", "My Faroese Adventure", "Faroese Shawl", "Faroese-style Lace", "Lace Shawl Knitting Tips" and "Faroese Shawls". "Circular Shawls" includes: "More than circular", "Lace Garland", "The Pi Shawl", "Dayflower Dream", "Silk Swirl" and "Mananita Magic". The "Triangular Shawls" section includes: "Garter and Lace", "Nature Scene Shawl" and "Lotus Blossom". "Rectangular Shawls" includes: "Theatrical Lace", "Lace Dream", "Corner to Corner Shawl", "Symmetry in Silk", "Grandma's Checkerboard", "A Blue Wrap" and "Featherweight Fantasy". Finally "Taking it One Step Beyond" includes: "The Graceful", "Knitting Bee Shawl", "Talking about Knitting Bees", "Woven Arrowheads", "On Designing: Creating Surface Designs", "Amazing Twining Lace" and "Babushkas". These sections are followed by the "Knitter's School" guide to stitches, conversions are reading charts.

Shawls and Scarves is a "must-have" compilation for every knitter. Whether you're an avid lace knitter or a faithful follower in search of "out-of-print" back issues, Shawls and Scarves is for you. Enjoy!

Other compilation books from Knitter's magazine include Arans & Celtics, Guy Knits, Jackets For Work and Play and Socks, Socks, Socks.



Shetland 2000 Travel Logs - Premier Fair Isle Collection

by Ron Schweitzer
8 1/2" x 11" Softcover (47 pages)
1998, Yarns International
$16.95 Canadian ($13.95 US)

This book contains a collection of Fair Isle sweater design using Shetland 2000 yarns. The designs showcase the natural, undyed colors of the yarns with Fair Isle sweaters using four or five shades and being traditional in impact. The graphs are large and bold, colour photographs of each of the designs are provided and the instructions are complete. If you collect Fair Isle patterns, and love the natural, undyed Shetland yarns, you will want this book.

The 9 patterns in the book include: drop shouldered pullovers like the "Kaleidoscope" "Ming Dynasty", "Snow Country" and "Heaven Tree"; drop-shoulder cardigans like "Mill Pond" "Spring Morning" and "Viking Ships"; and Fair Isle vests like the "Polaris" and "Woodland Garden".



A Shetland Knitter's Notebook

by Mary Smith and Chris Bunyan
6" x 8 1/4" Softcover (122 pages)
1991, The Shetland Times Ltd.
NO LONGER AVAILABLE (CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT)

Sit back and delve in this book which contains 59 pages of wonderful history of knitting in the Shetland Islands. Black and White photos include numerous garments, both historical and the knitting of today - a Shetland landscape. After the historical background, the author gets down to business with a large collection of lace patterns as well as patterns like: Fair Isle Base Jumper, Child's Scarf, Fair Isle Allover, Norwegian Lumber, Fisherman's Jumper, Churchill Pattern, Pagoda Pattern, Intaking Anchor and a collection of Star Patterns. If you like traditional Fair Isle knitting and especially designing your own colourwork, this is the one book you can't afford to be without! A very useful reference to help design borders or work out allovers. Once that's done the fun begins with sampling colours, fibres and textures to create one of a kind.



Shetland Lace

by Gladys Amedro
7 3/4" x 8 1/4" Softcover (121 pages)
2008, The Shetland Times Ltd.
$54.95 Canadian ($45.95 US)

New Revised Edition

Here's a book to get your fingers twitching to start your first project as soon as you lay the book down and get your fine wool and lace needles out. The 15 patterns include several alternative patterns to ensure that you never have to repeat a project exactly. he main feature of this book: all the shawls and scarves are knitted from stitches picked up from an outside edging to the centre. Traditional square and round Shetland shawls in white, shaded naturals or bright colours on white are fun to knit now and they will become valuable heirlooms.

The patterns included with this book are: "Sheelagh Shawl", "Sheelagh Robe", "Fine Lace Stole and Scarf", "Brora Black Shawl", "Gibbie Shawl", "Baby's Lace Jacket and Bonnet", "Cobweb Lace Wrap", "Philip and Michael Shawl", "Circular Shaded Shawl", "Belinda Skirt", "Belinda Cape", "Belinda Shoulder Shawl" and "Cockleshell Stole". The book is extensively illustrated with full page colour photographs of each project being modeled and colour pictures of the stitch details.



A Shetland Pattern Book

by Mary Smith and Maggie Liddle
5 3/4" x 8 1/4" Softcover (66 pages)
1992, The Shetland Times, Inc.
NO LONGER AVAILABLE (CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT)

This revised edition of A Shetland Pattern Book has some new illustrations and the more user-friendly format of it's companion volume, A Shetland Knitter's Notebook. Since publication in 1979, A Shetland Pattern Book has proved popular with knitters worldwide with sales of 30,000 copies. Perhaps a new generation of knitters will find inspiration within the covers of this practical workbook and help keep the traditions of Shetland knitting alive....The Shetland Times., 1992

This revised edition contains new illustrations and easier-to-read black and white graphs. Modeled after Shetland families' notebooks of knitting patterns, the graphs start with 2-row borders and graduate to 21-row borders, Norwegian Stars, novelty patterns and all-overs with additional room for notes and pages of graph paper. Whether you want a small border to edge your knitting or want to do as many different 11 row borders between small borders, there is plenty here to keep you knitting a lifetime.



Shibori Knitted Felt - 20 Plus Designs to Knit, Bead, and Felt

by Alison Crowther-Smith
8 1/2" x 9" Softcover (112 pages)
2008, Interweave Press
$30.95 Canadian ($25.95 US)

Take your felt to the next level with Shibori Knitted Felt! Knitters already love knitted felt for the incredibly soft yet durable fabric it creates. Shibori, the Japanese term for manipulating fabric to create unusual textural and color effects, adds extra dimension to this winning combination for one-of-a-kind quality in each and every project.

Shibori Knitted Felt begins with felting basics, yarns and equipment needed for getting started-including charts of washing temperatures so you can obtain exact shrinkage results - plus techniques necessary for achieving success. Learn to create raised "bumps," bobbles, pleats, and beautiful embroidery stitches to add special finishing effects to your projects.

This exciting pattern collection from Alison Crowther-Smith, an English knitwear designer who has worked as a consultant for Rowan, offers an inspirational look at shibori knitted felt. Create a delicate frilled scarf embellished with beads, a "bump" striped bag-the texture created with marbles tied in before washing and embroidered with stitching for extra interest - a bobble cushion in two colors, a deceptively simple beaded twisted scarf, and much more.

Twenty patterns are offered in the book for garments, bags, scarves, and homeware items galore using combinations of textural stitches, beads, and embroidery to embellish and enhance the felted knits. The complete list of designs are: "Sheer Scarf and Wrap", "Bobble Cushion", "Pleated Scarf and Corsages", "Beaded Scarf", "Daisy Bag", "Leafy Place Mats and Coasters", "Bump Striped Bag", "Rosebud Scarf", "Ruffled Bag", "Dots and Bars Blanket", "Dots and Bars Cushion Cover", "Flower Bag", "Striped Scarf", "Hearts Throw", "Twist Scarf", "Nursery Motif Hangings", "Spiral Cushion Cover", "Hot Water Bottle Cover" and "Islands Scarf".

Beautiful photographs, step-by-step instructions, full-color illustrations, and sidebars of tips and techniques make the projects easy to understand and create. You'll never look at felt the same way again!



Silhouette

by Mission Falls
8 1/2" x 11" Softcover (38 pages)
2010, Mission Falls
$10.95 Canadian ($8.95 US)

Another wonderful pattern book from Mission Falls, this collection of women's garments are knit using Mission Falls 1824 Wool and 136 DK Wool yarn. The book is illustrated using colour photographs of each of the designs and the patterns and charts are clear with most including information for producing multiple sizes.

Detailed information and photographs of all the designs in this book can be will be provided soon and complete kits with all the yarn and buttons can be purchased.

  • Florence
  • Paris
  • Barcelona
  • Venice
  • San Francisco
  • Tokyo
  • Montreal
  • Stockholm
  • St Moritz
  • Rio
  • Mont Blanc Turtleneck
  • Mont Blanc Hat
  • Seattle
  • Boston

Other Mission Falls pattern books include: Accent, Closure, Decade, Dreamer 136, Duet, East + West, For Him and Her, Harvest, Homecoming, The Illustrator, In Living Colour, Just Kidding, Mission Falls Goes Crochet, Quinte Scrapbook, Recollection, Simple, Smitten, Spirit, Wee Knits, Wee Knits Too and Wee Knits 3.



Simple

by Mags Kandis
8 1/2" x 11" Softcover (22 pages)
2001, Mission Falls
$10.95 Canadian ($8.95 US)

A wonderful pattern book from Mags Kandis at Mission Falls, this collection of summertime garments were inspired by the author's memories of lazy times lounging by the waters edge. Using a soft and serene palette of colours with vibrant accents, these pieces are designed to jump from the needles into the closet!

The book includes full instructions for 14 original designs using Mission Falls 1824 Cotton yarn. Alternatively Mission Falls 1824 Wool yarn can be substituted to make a heavier garment. The book is illustrated using colour photographs of each of the designs and the patterns and charts are clear with most including information for producing multiple sizes.

Detailed information and photographs of all the designs in this book can be found by following the links below or go to the Summary Page to see them all. In addition, complete kits with all the yarn and buttons can be purchased.

Other Mission Falls pattern books include: Accent, Closure, Decade, Dreamer 136, Duet, East + West, For Him and Her, Harvest, Homecoming, The Illustrator, In Living Colour, Just Kidding, Mission Falls Goes Crochet, Quinte Scrapbook, Recollection, Smitten, Spirit, Wee Knits, Wee Knits Too and Wee Knits 3.



Simple Socks, Plain and Fancy

by Priscilla A. Gibson-Roberts
8" x 9" Softcover (112 pages)
2004, Nomad Press
$19.95 Canadian ($16.95 US)

If you liked Knitting in the Old Way and Ethnic Socks and Stockings by Priscilla A. Gibson-Roberts, you will love Simple Socks, Plain and Fancy! This is not an ordinary sock book, with patterns for you to reproduce. No, this is about sock knitting that empowers knitters to make plain socks that fit, or to discover a flair for fancy designs. Simple Socks presents a technique that incorporates the best-of-the-best from Priscilla's research on both Western and Eastern sock-knitting traditions. You can learn how to knit socks Priscilla's way, shaping both heel and toe with a short-row technique that is, simply put, fabulous.

Clearly written and illustrated, with complete reference tables and step-by-step instructions (for both top-to-toe and toe-to-top knitting), Simple Socks offers a treasure trove of information for astute beginners as well as seasoned sock knitters. This book will delight generations to come.

Other books by this author include: Ethnic Socks & Stockings, High Whorling - A Spinner's Guide to an Old World Skill and Knitting in the Old Way.



Simple Style: 19 Innovative to Traditional Designs with Simple Knitting Techniques

by Ann Budd
8 1/2" x 9" Softcover (135 pages)
2009, Interweave Press
$30.95 Canadian ($25.95 US)

Take a break from knitting fussy garments with complicated techniques. Instead, knit simple, beautiful designs with interesting details and silhouettes with Simple Style, a collection of 19 contemporary garments that celebrate stunning results without the intricate techniques.

Following in the footsteps of Wrap Style, Scarf Style, Lace Style, and Bag Style, Simple Style features appealing projects from 16 renowned knitwear designers - including Pam Allen, Veronik Avery, Mags Kandis, Deborah Newton, and Vicki Square - ranging from pullovers, cardigans, vests, skirts, wraps, and more, all using simple design sensibility for maximum impact. The book is illustrated with beautiful, luscious lifestyle photographs and includes easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and thorough materials lists. The book also includes a bonus Design Notebook that covers ways to maximize style while simplifying knitting and finishing techniques.

The list of patterns in this book includes: "Four-Quarters Pullover", "Sixteen-Button Cardigan", "Organic Cotton Henley", "Kazumi Pullover", "Kokopelli Jacket", "Kaleidoscope Yoke", "Short-Row Skirt", "Drawstring Bateau", "Twisted-V Pullover", "Kimono Classic", "Tailored Vest", "Empire Swing Cardigan", "Guernsey Skirt", "Offset Raglan", "Best-Fit Jumper", "Weekend Fair Isle", "Stay-Put Wrap", "Garter Lace Jacket" and "Big Cable Vest".

By using just a few key simple techniques, you can create a visually interesting knitted project quickly and easily. From innovative edgings, a well-placed band of color or texture, an unexpected yarn, or creative construction that minimizes seams or maximizes personal fit, Simple Style is packed with clever design ideas. All you need is a basic understanding of knitting techniques.

The author has also written Bag Style, Knitted Gifts, The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns, The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns, The Knitter's Handy Guide to Yarn Requirements, Knitting Green and Wrap Style.



Simply Baby - 20 Adorable Knits for Baby's First Two Years

by Debbie Bliss
9" x 9" Hardcover (144 pages)
2006, Trafalgar Square Publishing
$23.95 Canadian ($19.95 US)

Debbie Bliss presents 20 adorable new designs for babies and toddlers - from blankets and booties to cardigans, twin sets, and coats - all using soft, snuggly yarns.

Debbie Bliss is the most stylish and accessible children's knitwear designer working today. In Simply Baby, she returns with a cuddly collection of clothing and accessories for newborns to two-year-olds. Some designs are simple to make, such as the striped hat and the ribbon-tie booties. As novice knitters gain confidence, they, and more experienced knitters, will enjoy the designs that introduce new elements, like edging or cabling. Each project - from a lace-edged cardigan to a cashmere coat - is knit in beautiful yarns that are not only gentle against young skin but are also easy to care for. Complete with step-by-step instructions, charts, and charming photos, this is another irresistible collection from the foremost designer of knitwear for babies and children.

Designs in this book include: "Striped Sweater", "Baby Shrug", "Baby Blanket", "Crossover Jacket", "Matinee Coat", Teddy Bear", "Cuff Bootees", "Cable Yoke Jacket", "Fair Isle Cardigan", "Hooded Jacket", "Cable Tank Top", "Pixie Hat", "Two Tone Socks", "Daisy Cardigan", "Cable Sweater" and "Roll Edge Jacket".

The author's other works include: Baby Knits, The Baby Knits Book, Baby Style, Bright Knits for Kids, Celtic Knits, Classic Knits for Kids, Easy Knits, Essential Knits for Kids, Family Knits, Great Knits for Kids, How to Knit, Kids Country Knits, Kids' Knits for Heads, Hands & Toes, Nautical Knits for Kids, New Baby Knits, Nursery Knits, Quick Baby Knits, Teddy Bears and Toy Knits.



Simply Beautiful Sweaters

by Beryl Hiatt and Linden Phelps
9" x 10" Softcover (144 pages)
1999, Fiber Studio Press
NO LONGER AVAILABLE (CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT)

Knit 20 stylish sweaters that beginners will find easy and experienced knitters will find irresistible. Following expert step-by-step instructions, you'll learn to create colourful, textured sweaters that rely on simple shapes, beautiful yarns, and measured dimensions (instead of counted stitches). Using bulkier yarns and bigger needles, you'll knit more in less time. You'll discover smart knitting techniques that will get you "hooked" on hand-knit sweaters for a lifetime.

In Simply Beautiful Sweaters you will find information about Tricoter's unique chart system for knitting pullovers, cardigans, crop tops, jackets and more. Also included are tried-and-true techniques designed to help you create a sweater that really fits as well as professional finishing tips to make every hand-knit sweater a success. Full colour pictures along with charts and detailed instructions are included for each sweater.

Other books by these authors include Knitted Throws and More for the Simply Beautiful Home and Simply Beautiful Sweaters for Men.



Simply Beautiful Sweaters for Men

by Linden Phelps and Beryl Hiatt
10" x 10" Softcover (142 pages)
2001, Martingale & Company
$42.95 Canadian ($35.95 US)

The much-anticipated sequel to the bestseller Simply Beautiful Sweaters has arrived! The signature style of Linden Phelps and Beryl Hiatt - owners of the world-renowned Seattle knitting shop, Tricoter - is captured again in these fresh, fashionable sweaters for men.

Have you ever knitted a sweater for a special man in your life, only to find that it didn't quite fit? Tricoter's simple system for combining classic, east-to-knit shapes with beautiful yarns guarantees wonderful - and truly wearable - results. Whether it's a casual cardigan, tailored vest, or sporty pullover, he'll cherish his sweater because you made it, and because it looks and fits great.

Men's knitwear patterns usually rely on complex designs and difficult motifs. Tricoter's sweaters use beautiful yarns and classic shapes based on clearly written patterns that make them easy to knit. Several sweaters use large needles that will speed up your knitting for fast, fabulous results!

Choose from 21 stylish patterns in this book that include: "Frank's Sweater", "Jay's Golf Vest" and "Golf Club Covers", "Evan's Sweater", "Larry's Cabled Cashmere Pullover", "Jay's Silk Pullover", "Jay's Hombre Stripe Pullover", "The Sampler Sweater", "Dr. Sam's Vest", "Larry's Irish Vest", "Han's Community Project Vest", "James's Cabled Cashmere Vest", "Terry's Ribbed Pullover", "Men's Throw", "Alan's Pashmina Muffler", "Patrick's Silk Ribbed Pullover", "Stacy's Sweater", "Dad's Vest", "Heinz's Cashmere Vest", "Nono Joe's Vest" and "Little Joey's Vest". With just a few alterations, you can easily adapt any of these gorgeous sweater designs for women, too.

As well as the patterns and the knitting tips, the reader will enjoy the heartwarming "yarns" about the men who inspired these sweater designs. Whether you're new to knitting or an experienced pro, Simply Beautiful Sweaters for Men guarantees knitting that's easy, understandable, and fun!

This book is packed full of gorgeous full colour photographs of the yarn and the completed projects. Each pattern includes a picture of the finished work, instructions and a sizing diagram. In addition, sections on Knitting Basics, Finishing Techniques and Tips for Technicians provide the reader with useful knitting information to help with the designs.

Other books by these authors include Knitted Throws and More for the Simply Beautiful Home and Simply Beautiful Sweaters.



Simply Felt - 20 Easy and Elegant Designs in Wool

by Margaret Docherty and Jayne Emerson
8 1/2" x 9" Softcover (128 pages)
2004, Interweave Press
$30.95 Canadian ($25.95 US)

Natural, tough, and beautiful - felt is an extraordinary textile. Using natural woolen fibers hand-rubbed with water, you can create a durable, versatile fabric for making a wonderful collection of garments and home accessories. Best of all, felt never frays.

Authors Margaret Docherty, an expert felt maker and teacher, and Jayne Emerson, a textile designer, have teamed up to present the fundamentals of felting: choosing fibers and colors, making flat felt and boiling felt, and stitching felt. They also cover the more advanced process of inlaying other fibers to vary felt design and texture.

The felting techniques are demonstrated with 20 beautiful projects in a range of contemporary colors; projects include a pot holder, hot-water bottle cover, flower pillow, patchwork pillow, book covers, shoulder bag, simple breifcase, zigzag muffler, chiffon scarf, table runner, silk inlaid lampshade, patchwork runner, bucket bag, warm slippers, spotted slippers, children's slippers, inlaid containers, tea cozy, holdall bag, cozy cloche hat, pillbox hat, small purse, glasses case, child's silk-lined jacket and a pictorial pillow.

Each project is presented with simple, step-by-step instructions and illustrations, and offers alternative samples and suggestions that help you to create your own designs. Now you can bring the highly sought-after handcrafted style of felt into your wardrobe and home dÄcor-this book promises to make it simple, and oh, so beautiful.



Simply Knit

edited by David Codling
11" x 11" Softcover (49 pages)
2003, Unicorn Books and Crafts, Inc.
NO LONGER AVAILABLE (CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT)

A collection of 10 great new designs from the designers at Simply Knit, a small knitting store in New Jersey. All patterns done in 100% Jamieson Shetland yarns and most are sophisticated jackets and capes for women. This pattern book includes sophisticated adult designs like: "optically delusional", "black & white checks all over", "bounced check", "obi", "stuffed Olive", "barcelona", "thai", "janis", "metamorphosis" and for children, the "hopscotch" cardigan.

All designs in this book are photographed in colour from different angles. Fullknitting instructions are provided with each design.

The designs in this book all use Jamieson's Shetland DK weight wool yarn. Jamieson's comes in 2-Ply Spindrift, Heather Aran, Double Knitting, Ultra-Lace and Chunky Marl weights. Camilla Valley Farm stocks and sells this yarn in individual balls/skeins or in yarn kits for the designs listed above.

Other Jamieson pattern books include Fabulous Felted Bags, Jamieson's Shetland Knitting Book and Jamieson's Shetland Knitting Book 2, Jamieson's Shetland Knitting Book 3, Simply Shetland,Simply Shetland 2, Simply Shetland 3, Simply Shetland 4 and Simply Shetland 5.



Simply Knit 2

edited by David Codling
11" x 11" Softcover (60 pages)
2004, Unicorn Books and Crafts, Inc.
$23.95 Canadian ($19.95 US)

The Simply Knit story continues with this second collection of handknitting patterns. Capturing the spirit of the design credo of Carol Lapin, Simply Knit's guiding force and design head, these garments exemplify the use of shape, form and colour to create innovative, contemporary knitwear.

Sweater patterns in this book include: "yin and yang", "kaleidoscope", "every which way", "jolie", "up, down & around", "ruffles & flourishes", "prato", "toscana", "grey flannel jazz", "waiting for godet" and "baggy". In addition, there is a collection of scarf designs including: "jester", "claire" and "lindy".

Simply Knit 2 is for enjoying - each and every design is easily knittable, eminently wearable, and has its own sense of fun.

Other books in the series include Simply Knit and Simply Knit 3.



Simply Knit 3

edited by David Codling
11" x 11" Softcover (60 pages)
2004, Unicorn Books and Crafts, Inc.
$23.95 Canadian ($19.95 US)

The third Simply Knit book of handknitting patterns includes patterns from Carol Lapin, CC Conway and Nadine Shapiro. As is their hallmark, these designers use simple shapes and forms to create visually interesting contemporary knitwear.

Patterns in this book include: "st. moritz", "santa fe", "milano", "milano scarf", "casablanca", "tashkent", "bangkok", "veracruz", "bergen", "paris" and "berlin".

This is a beautiful collection of 11 sweater designs knit with Lana Grossa yarns.

Other books in the series include Simply Knit and Simply Knit 2.



Simply Shetland

edited by David Codling
11" x 11" Softcover (96 pages)
2004, Unicorn Books and Crafts, Inc.
$28.95 Canadian ($23.95 US)

This wonderful book has 21 new designs for women, men, and children featuring Jamieson's Shetland wools.

Patterns in this book include those listed below and there are also sections on the "Burra Bear" craze and a visit to the Shetland Museum in a discussion about "Archaeology and Knitting".

Detailed information and photographs of all the yarn designs in this book can be found by following the links above or by going to the Summary Page to see them all. The designs in this book use Jamieson's Shetland wools in 2-Ply Spindrift, Heather Aran, Double Knitting, Ultra-Lace and Chunky Marl weights. Camilla Valley Farm stocks and sells this yarn in individual balls/skeins or in yarn kits for the designs listed above.

Other Jamieson pattern books include Fabulous Felted Bags, Jamieson's Shetland Knitting Book, Jamieson's Shetland Knitting Book 2, Jamieson's Shetland Knitting Book 3, Simply Knit, Simply Shetland 2, Simply Shetland 3, Simply Shetland 4 and Simply Shetland 5.



Simply Shetland 2 - Jack London Ranch

edited by David Codling
11" x 11" Softcover (96 pages)
2005, Unicorn Books and Crafts, Inc.
$28.95 Canadian ($23.95 US)

This wonderful new Jamieson's pattern book has 24 new designs for women, men, and children featuring Jamieson's Shetland wools.

Photographed against the beautiful backdrop of Jack London Ranch in California, the patterns in this book are listed below:

Detailed information and photographs of all the designs in this book can be found by following the links above or by going to the Summary Page to see them all. The designs in this book use Jamieson's Shetland wools in 2-Ply Spindrift, Heather Aran, Double Knitting, Ultra-Lace and Chunky Marl weights. Camilla Valley Farm stocks and sells this yarn in individual balls/skeins or in yarn kits for the designs listed above.

Other Jamieson pattern books include Fabulous Felted Bags, Jamieson's Shetland Knitting Book, Jamieson's Shetland Knitting Book 2, Jamieson's Shetland Knitting Book 3, Simply Knit, Simply Shetland, Simply Shetland 3, Simply Shetland 4 and Simply Shetland 5.



Simply Shetland 3 - at Galisteo

edited by David Codling
11" x 11" Softcover (96 pages)
2006, Unicorn Books and Crafts, Inc.
$28.95 Canadian ($23.95 US)

This wonderful new Jamieson's pattern book has 18 new designs for women, men, and children featuring Jamieson's Shetland wools.

The designs in this book have been photographed against the backdrop of the of the Galisteo Studio Tour in New Mexico. They are listed below:

A preview of the garments is shown on the Summary Page and complete yarn kits can be found by clicking the links above. The designs in this book use Jamieson's Shetland wools in 2-Ply Spindrift, Heather Aran, Double Knitting, Ultra-Lace and Chunky Marl weights. Camilla Valley Farm stocks and sells this yarn in individual balls/skeins or in yarn kits for the designs listed above.

Other Jamieson pattern books include Fabulous Felted Bags, Jamieson's Shetland Knitting Book, Jamieson's Shetland Knitting Book 2, Jamieson's Shetland Knitting Book 3, Simply Knit, Simply Shetland, Simply Shetland 2, Simply Shetland 4 and Simply Shetland 5.



Simply Shetland 4 - at Tomales Bay

edited by David Codling
11" x 11" Softcover (96 pages)
2007, Unicorn Books and Crafts, Inc.
$30.95 Canadian ($25.95 US)

This wonderful new Jamieson's pattern book has 21 new designs for women, men, and children featuring Jamieson's Shetland wools and Simply Shetland's new Cashmere and Silk Wool blend yarns.

The designs in this book have been photographed against the backdrop of the Tomales Bay area, north of San Francisco in California. They are listed below:

All the garments in this book are shown on the Summary Page and complete yarn kits can be found by clicking the links above. The designs in this book use Jamieson's Shetland wools in 2-Ply Spindrift, Heather Aran and Double Knitting weights as well as the new Cashmere/Wool and Silk/Woolblends from Simply Shetland. Camilla Valley Farm stocks and sells this yarn in individual balls/skeins or in yarn kits for the designs listed above.

Other Jamieson pattern books include Fabulous Felted Bags, Jamieson's Shetland Knitting Book, Jamieson's Shetland Knitting Book 2, Jamieson's Shetland Knitting Book 3, Simply Knit, Simply Shetland, Simply Shetland 2, Simply Shetland 3 and Simply Shetland 5.



Simply Shetland 5 - Roxana's Garden

edited by Gregory Courtney
11" x 11" Softcover (96 pages)
2008, Unicorn Books and Crafts, Inc.
$30.95 Canadian ($25.95 US)

For Simply Shetland 5, we invite you to open the gate and step into Roxana's Garden. Just as Roxana's garden is awash in color, there are projects here that are sure to please the knitter who loves color-from the deeply intense colors and drapey drama of the Annalisa Cape, to the bright colorplay of the Whirligig Vest, to the rich mixing of two related colors in the Clematis Jacket. Just as Roxana's garden makes the most of climbing flowers and low creepers and everything in-between, these three projects ask you to flex your knitting skills: from mosaic knitting, to Fair Isle, to using crocheted embellishment to enhance "plain" knitting. The Roxana Jacket is one of those projects that knitters dream of, because it looks more complicated to knit than it really is, and the final product will look good on many different body types; the Greystone Vest mimics the solid texture of stone in a chic, dress-it-up-or-dress-it-down way; the Chevron Tunic is a testament to the power and grace of a neutral color.

This volume includes two handsome sweaters for men, both easy to knit. The garden is a place where we can cast off the busy pace of our work world and, instead, enjoy a leisurely moment in the natural world. And knitting promises much the same: a leisurely moment to cast on and enjoy the natural fibers that are Jamieson's and Simply Shetland yarns.

The designs in this book have been photographed against the backdrop of a garden in the Napa Valley, north of San Francisco in California. They are listed below:

All the garments in this book are shown on the Summary Page and complete yarn kits can be found by clicking the links above. The designs in this book use Jamieson's Shetland wools in 2-Ply Spindrift and Double Knitting weights as well as the new Cashmere/Wool and Silk/Woolblends from Simply Shetland. Camilla Valley Farm stocks and sells this yarn in individual balls/skeins or in yarn kits for the designs listed above.

Other Jamieson pattern books include Fabulous Felted Bags, Jamieson's Shetland Knitting Book, Jamieson's Shetland Knitting Book 2, Jamieson's Shetland Knitting Book 3, Simply Knit, Simply Shetland, Simply Shetland 2, Simply Shetland 3 and Simply Shetland 4.



Six Lace Collars - History and Handknitting in Late Nineteenth-Century Canada

by Patricia Bowley
9" x 8" Spiralbound Softcover (40 pages)
1999, Any Old Subject Books

NO LONGER AVAILABLE (CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT)

The author has spent many years researching and investigating agricultural history in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Inspired by the creative talents of handknitters in the late 1800s, she has selected these six collar patterns from the historical archives. The original patterns have been corrected and she has handknit examples in a variety of natural fibres to show their splendid detail. The lace collars featured in this book are beautifully photographed and are accompanied by full instructions and knitting charts.



Slip-Stitch Knitting - Color Patterns the Easy Way

by Roxana Bartlett
8 1/2" x 9" Softcover (96 pages)
NO LONGER AVAILABLE (CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT)

Slip-Stitch Knitting explores multicolored knitting through slip-stitches, also known as "mosaic knitting. Author Roxana Bartlett offers step-by-step instructions for reading charts, suggestions and inspirations for color choices, ideas for enhancing designs with texture, and tips on creating your own charts. Also included are complete instructions for fourteen original garments from mittens to sweaters.



Small Sweaters - Colorful Knits for Kids

by Tone Tackle and Lise Kolstad
8 1/2" x 11" Softcover (149 pages)
1996, Interweave Press, Inc.

NO LONGER AVAILABLE (CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT)

Knitted garments in wool are both beautiful and practical, and knitting for children is joyful. In this book, Lise Kolstad and Tone Takle present a wide selection of knitted garments for children of all sizes, from newborn to fourteen years old. You will find projects ranging from rugged and loose-fitting outfits for playtime and everyday use, to more dressy outfits for festive occasions. There are patterns for overalls, pullovers, cardigans, skirts, tights, hats, mittens, stockings, and socks, all in wonderful colourful combinations.

More than fifty garments are described in clear and easy-reading patterns, descriptive charts, and great colour photographs. Each design is sized for three to six sizes. The garments are easy to knit, but also have a good fit and there are plenty of styles to choose from: the lively and humorous, or the more stylish and simple. Photographer Guri Dahl provides a playful atmosphere in the extensive pictures in colour and in black and white. This inspirational book will be a favorite of novices and more experienced knitters alike.



Smitten - A Take 5 Book

by Mags Kandis
8 1/2" x 11" Softcover (16 pages)
2005, Mission Falls
NO LONGER AVAILABLE (CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT)

The second book in the Mission Falls Take 5 collection includes 5 new and unique designs.

The book includes full instructions for 5 patterns using Mission Falls 1824 Wool yarn. The book is illustrated using colour photographs of each of the designs and the patterns and charts are clear with most including information for producing multiple sizes.

Detailed information and photographs of all the designs in this book can be found by following the links below or go to the Summary Page to see them all. In addition, complete kits with all the yarn and buttons can be purchased.

Other Mission Falls pattern books include: Accent, Closure, Decade, Dreamer 136, Duet, East + West, For Him and Her, Harvest, Homecoming, The Illustrator, In Living Colour, Just Kidding, Mission Falls Goes Crochet, Quinte Scrapbook, Recollection, Simple, Spirit, Wee Knits, Wee Knits Too and Wee Knits 3.



The Sock Book - 5 Sock Patterns to Knit

by Jean Lampe
8 1/2" x 11" Softcover (13 pages)
Carolina Country House

NO LONGER AVAILABLE (CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT)

This pattern book gives detailed instructions for knitting five sock designs: "Basic Sock Pattern", "Ashland Sandal Sock", "Hydrangea Lights", "Pinstripe Socks" and "Argyle Sock". At the beginning the author provides an explanation of some of the specialized stitches that are used to make socks and stockings. These include Short Rows and a Heel stitch as well as the "Kitchener Stitch" which is used to close together the stitches remaining after the toe shaping is complete. The book includes a full colour picture showing all the completed sock designs, some knit in multiple colour combinations.



Sock Innovation - Knitting Techniques & Patterns for One-of-a-Kind Socks

by Cookie Apichairuk
8 1/2" x 9" Softcover (143 pages)
2009, Interweave Press, Inc.
$27.95 Canadian ($22.95 US)

Take your sock knitting off the charts!

Cookie A., pioneer of the unconventional sock - think traveling stitches, mirrored pairs, twists on the heel, cables and lace - shares her secrets for making rule-breaking socks in Sock Innovation. Even if you haven't been bitten by the sock bug, you will find fascinating technique information!

Sock Innovation aims to increase the skills of any sock knitter by exploring design and advanced stitch manipulation. Fueled by Cookie's unique approach, you'll be able to make modifications to suit your needs and aesthetics (and not just in sock patterns). Sock Innovation goes beyond the basic sock and explores complex stitchery, treating the sock as a knitted canvas where elements are strategically and intentionally placed.

The author guides the reader through the details of her design process, which include choosing a stitch pattern to adapting it to be worked in the round, turned upside-down and inside-out, widened or narrowed. Stitch manipulations are covered in detail including resizing, texture modification, and converting between flat and in-the-round. Plus, clear and thorough inventive instructions, accompanied by photographs and illustrations, so you'll learn to invent your own socks with unique details.

In addition to a thorough exploration of her own techniques, Cookie presents 15 original new designs with floral lace patterns, angular geometric shapes, and unusual cables. Inspired by women and men among her friends and family, these socks display an incredible range of style and complexity, from sweet and simple to delightfully imaginative.



Socks: A Spin-Off Special Publication for Knitters and Spinners

edited by Rita Buchanan and Deborah Robson
8 3/8" x 10 7/8" Softcover (56 pages)
1994, Interweave Press, Inc.
$15.95 Canadian ($12.95 US)

Here it is-complete instructions for 20 different handspun, handknitted socks-including those wonderful entrelac ones that everyone had been asking for. Socks from simple to fancy ... sensational socks ... socks to keep your feet warm, and socks more elegant than you could imagine.

Each set of instructions includes a description of the handspun yarn, suggesting commercial equivalents, and full knitting patterns (including a line-by-line turning of each heel). The book helps out with all the tricky little techniques that make socks so much fun to knit and includes 15 beautiful full page colour photographs of the finished socks.



Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles - A Manual of Elegant Knitting Patterns and Techniques

by Cat Bordhi
Softcover
2001, Passing Paws Press
$21.95 Canadian ($17.95 US)

This is the first sock book devoted to teaching the simple mysteries of two-circular-needle-sock-knitting. Cat Bordi, a resourceful middle school teacher living on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest, thoroughly investigates and clearly describes the techniques.

Some of the advantages of her method over traditional double-pointed needle sock knitting: you may try on the sock at any time and it eases itself smoothly around your foot; you cannot drop a needle; you have about 300 fewer intersections per pair of socks; large designs may be easily kept on one needle; it is simple to use a smaller circumference needle for the sole for greater durability while the top of foot and leg remain cushy on larger needles; it's faster; ladders are rarely a problem; and once learned (which takes minutes), this method may be used for sleeves, cuffs, necks, glove fingers, hats, etc.

Cat's book contains eleven original designs, using yarns from fingering weight to dk weight, plus a well-fitted fulled indoor boot using Lopi Icelandic Bulky. The designs range from easy projects like: "Simple Sock in Three Sizes", "Indoor Felted Boots", "Fleetfoot" and "Gardener's Sock" to intermediate projects like: "Night-Blooming Jasmine", "Columbine Peak", "Two Alert Cats", "Cable Top with Turned Toe", "Alpine Meadow" and ""Bavarian Twisted Stitch" to a highly adventurous pattern called "Leaf and Tendril: with the Turned Toe". They include color work, texture, intarsia, cabled I-cord, and lace. One sock features two alert cats gazing out from the front of the foot while their tails twitch above the heel. Both cuff-down and toe-up designs are given, with the toe-up method unique to this book. In fact, this stretchy, yet snug-fitting toe probably was not invented until now because it requires the use of two circular needles.

Other books by the author include: A Treasury of Magical Knitting, New Pathways for Sock Knitters - Book One, Personal Footprints for Insouciant Sock Knitters and Second Treasury of Magical Knitting.



Socks Socks Socks - 70 Winning Patterns from the Knitter's Magazine Contest

edited by Elaine Rowley
9 1/2" x 10" Softcover(113 pages)
1999, XRX Books
$23.95 Canadian ($19.95 US)

Many knitters have found socks to be the perfect portable project for today's active lives. And they don't want just to knit the same old sock. So, hard on the heels of The Year of the Sock - Knitter's Magazine's overwhelmingly successful sock contest - comes the book. As with Kids Kids Kids, another compilation of winning contest entry designs, this is a great way to celebrate the wonderful talent that so many knitters have.

In a sense these socks, designed by real knitters, are today's folk knitting. The styles are as varied as the knitters, and range from casual to classic, and contemporary to slightly crazy. Although most are socks to really knit, a few are socks to just be amazed by: there's the 1/12 scale miniature sock knit at 38 stitches to the inch using needles made of piano wire; then, there's an edible sock knit on regular needles but using licorice laces as yarn. Even this whimsey comes with complete instructions ("As with any knitting project, choice of yarn is vital. I have found a superior knitting licorice at Woolworths."). This is a bountiful book that all knitters can use and enjoy.

This book includes a broad range of designs: from simple to challenging, from traditional to innovative, from socks for comfort to socks to show off. Included are 70 sock patterns for men, women and children with complete instructions along with a step-by-step, fully illustrated beginner's sock. The book matches beautiful colour photographs with a user friendly layout and even includes a section on how to make socks fit.

Other compilation books from Knitter's magazine include Arans & Celtics - The Best of Knitter's Magazine, Jackets For Work and Play - Best of Knitter's Magazine and Shawls and Scarves: The Best of Knitter's Magazine.



The Spin-Off Index and Resource Directory - Index 1977-2000

by Spin-Off Magazine
8 1/2" x 11" Softcover (112 pages)
2001, Interweave Press, Inc.
$12.95 Canadian ($10.95 US)

With over 80 issues of Spin-Off published since 1977, this is an incredible resource with all articles indexed by subject under one cover. The index is broken down into two main sections. The first groups the articles by Author/Designer letting you find everything written by a specific writer, while the second arranges the articles by Subject. The index includes a guide to key websites, organizations, and retail outlets. A great kick-off to Spin-Off's 25th Anniversary in 2002!



Spin-Off Magazine

8 1/2" x 11" Magazine
Interweave Press
Pricing Varies

Step into Spin-Off and find a neighborly community of spinners ready to share their knowledge. But Spin-Off will also whisk you away! Travel around the world to discover new and old spinning tools; sit down with knowledgeable instructors and learn new spinning techniques; step into spinners' homes and discover friends whose craft and experience will enrich your life. And every issue of Spin-Off will inspire you to take your own exciting journeys with your spinning wheel. Published four times a year in March, June, September and December.

We have a selection of New Copies of the magazine covering the last few years.



Spinning Llama and Alpaca - 3rd Edition

by Chris Switzer
11 x 8 1/2 Softcover (50 pages)
1998, Switzer Land Enterprises
$21.95 Canadian ($17.95 US)

This newly revised edition of Chris Switzer's 1994 book provides a wealth of information on Llamas and Alpacas for those that wish to raise them or simply want to learn more about the breed and their wool. Starting with a technical understanding of the breeds and how they evolved, Chris describes the characteristics of the wool and how to shear, test, prepare, blend, dye and spin it.

A number of projects including a Knitted hat and headband as well as a Woven shawl, scarf and belt are included with instructions. The author also includes samples of the wool as well as many references for further information on the subject. This updated second edition of the book includes an updated shearing section, additional projects, a Bibliography that has doubled in size as well as other updates and revisions.



Spirit

by Mags Kandis
8 1/2" x 11" Softcover (22 pages)
2005, Mission Falls
$10.95 Canadian ($8.95 US)

A wonderful pattern book from Mags Kandis at Mission Falls.

The book includes full instructions for 10 original designs using Mission Falls 1824 Wool yarn. The book is illustrated using colour photographs of each of the designs and the patterns and charts are clear with most including information for producing multiple sizes.

Detailed information and photographs of all the designs in this book can be found by following the links below or go to the Summary Page to see them all. In addition, complete kits with all the yarn and buttons can be purchased.

Other Mission Falls pattern books include: Accent, Closure, Decade, Dreamer 136, Duet, East + West, For Him and Her, Harvest, Homecoming, The Illustrator, In Living Colour, Just Kidding, Mission Falls Goes Crochet, Quinte Scrapbook, Recollection, Simple, Smitten, Wee Knits, Wee Knits Too and Wee Knits 3.



Stillwater

by Alice Starmore
8 1/2" x 11 3/4" Softcover (80 pages)
1996, The Broad Bay Company
NO LONGER AVAILABLE (CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT)

What more need be said than 'Alice Starmore' Knitters, come luxuriate in the rich textures and contemporary lines of the 17 garments in this book which is - pure and simply - a pattern collection of the first magnitude. Inspired by the rural landscape of Stillwater, New Jersey, these dazzling sweaters, scarf and tam are certain to be treasured for years. Adult sweaters come in either two or three sizes, while children's patterns have three. Colours are sumptuous and the text and pictures produce a book that is a must-have for lovers of classic design. Full-page colour photos of each garment along with black and white charts.

NOTE: For information on substituting Jamieson's Shetland Wool for the discontinued Alice Starmore yarn used in projects in this book, please Click Here.

The author's other works include: Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting, Aran Knitting, Celtic Collection, Children's Collection, Fisherman's Sweaters, In the Hebrides, Pacific Coast Highway and Tudor Roses.



Stitchionary - Volume One: Knit & Purl: The Ultimate Stitch Dictionary from the Editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine

editied by Trisha Malcolm
11 1/4" x 8 3/4" Hardcover (184 pages)
2005, Sixth&Spring Books
$35.95 Canadian ($29.95 US)

An essential reference for knitters from novice to expert, this fully illustrated sourcebook is the first of three "stitch dictionaries," to be written by the professionals at Vogue Knitting.

Some 300 stitches are detailed, and hundreds of charts, photographs, and illustrations along with expert, easy-to-follow instructions, make it easy to understand how to construct each stitch, as well as the ways they can be used in projects. The experts at Vogue Knitting demonstrate rib stitches such as brioche, herringbone, chevron, and quilted patterns; traveling patterns like parquet, ripple, and diamond stitches; lace, including daisy and wave patterns; and such unusual stitches as eye of lynx, bobble block, peppercorn, and bamboo.

This exhaustive stitch dictionary features a wealth of tried-and-true patterns from over twenty years of the magazine arranged within chapters, from easiest to most challenging.

Whether you are seeking to brush up on the basics or enter into new knitting frontiers, the Vogue Knitting Stitchionary is your new must-have reference!



Stitchionary - Volume Two: Cables: The Ultimate Stitch Dictionary from the Editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine

by Vogue Knitting
11" x 8 1/2"Hardcover (240 pages)
2006, Vogue Knitting
$35.95 Canadian ($29.95 US)

The second Stitchionary from the experts at Vogue Knitting is focused on cables!

This volume contains a comprehensive collection of cable stitches culled from the magazine's archives. With clear, concise instructions, charts, and superb photos of more than 300 pattern stitches, this will become an essential reference for in every knitter's library.



Stylish Knits for Dogs - 30 Projects to Knit in a Weekend

by Ilene Hochberg
8 1/2" x 11" Softcover (128 pages)
2006, Quarry Books
$30.95 Canadian ($25.95 US)

Women - and men - of all ages are learning how to knit. Knitters, especially the new ones, enjoy easy-to-make projects that can be completed in a short time. Pets are equally popular in our modern society. Pet owners who often indulge their animals with special treats and accessories will like these easy and quick-to-make designer-quality dog sweaters.

These projects can be completed in a weekend, watching television, or during an airport layover. They are simple enough to be a first knitting project for a beginning knitter. Design variations and embellishments add the personal touch, and can make each design a more challenging project for an experienced knitter.

Additionally, the small size of the projects in this book makes them ideal to tuck into a purse or tote bag, so that they can be worked on at odd moments during the day when the knitter finds a few free moments.



Sunny's Mittens - Learn to Knit Lovikka Mittens

by Robin Hansen
7" x 10" Spiral Bound Softcover ( 48 pages)
1990, Down East Books
$19.95 Canadian ($16.95 US)

Sunny's first knitting project - a scarf - is so boring that she never bothers to finish it. So when Sunny wears holes in her mittens and needs a new pair, she and Nana decide that Sunny should learn to knit by making something useful, fun and attractive: Swedish Lovikka mittens! They're soft, very warm and they knit up quickly. In just a few days, Sunny completes a new pair of beautiful wooly mittens: working in the round, felted and brushed to fuzzy softness, and charmingly decorated on the cuffs with simple embroidery.

In Sunny's Mittens, detailed instructions and more than 30 illustrations make it easy for young knitters to create their first pair of mittens - either with adult help at a few critical points, or all on their own once they've mastered the basics. It's a wonderful way for new knitters to learn stockinette stitch, casting on, decreasing, knitting around on four needles (much easier than it looks), and other skills. And the result is a beautiful pair of Swedish folk mittens - so much more rewarding than a garter-stitch scarf or potholder! Instructions for a matching tasseled cap are included. This book is recommended for readers aged 9 through 12.

Other books by this author include Favorite Mittens: Best Traditional Mitten Patterns from Fox Geese & Fences and Flying Geese and Partridge, Knit Mittens! - 15 Cool Patterns to Keep You Warm and Lost and Found Mittens.



Sweater Design Workbook

by Gail Selfridge
9" x 9" Spiral-bound Softcover (126 pages)
1991, Interweave Press

NO LONGER AVAILABLE (CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT)

Plan a basic sweater using Gail Selfridge's fool-proof, versatile basic pattern. Colour your favorite doodle, cross stitch pattern, kid's drawing or other design on Gail's handy, reproducible knitter's graph paper. Then knit your own one-of-a-kind, easy knitting, easy fitting sweater. It's that simple.

Gail's basic sweater pattern with modular yoke can become whatever you please - a baby sweater, a man's cardigan, a teenager's kicky tunic, a woman's classic V-neck. And adding your own coloured or textured patterns is a breeze when you have graph paper that exactly matches your stitch gauge.

If you know how to cast on, knit, purl, increase and decrease, then you're ready to create your own unique sweater in any size, with any yarn, and in any decorative patterning. It's easy.

This book is a wonderful tool for those knitters who do not just want to simply follow a pattern but want to explore their creativity and make a one of a kind sweater. It is illustrated with many line drawings and diagrams and includes 8 pages of colour plates that show how the basic sweater design can be modified to produce an almost infinite number of creations.



Sweater Finishing for Hand and Machine Knitters

by Leslye Solomon
Video (118 minutes)
1990, Leslye Solomon
$46.95 Canadian ($38.95 US)

Instead of skeletons in your closet, is there a bag filled with four knitted pieces just waiting to finally become a sweater? You spent all that money on the yarn and all those hours knitting it, so why stop now? Finally, here is a video that gives a close up and private lesson that answers so many of your finishing questions for hand and machine knitters.

All knitters need to know how to: block a new way using wires, make invisible side/shoulder seams, improve ribbed neck bands, make reversible seams for afghans, install set-in or drop shoulder sleeves, easily install a zipper, improve cardigan bands and collars, make/install puff sleeve pads, shorten or lengthen knots and weave ends to avoid knots. This video explains how to do all this plus more!

In addition, the following machine knitting techniques are covered: Kitchner stitch or graft shoulder seams from waste yarn, how to knit the ribbing for the neck band, binding off on the knitting machine, re-hang the side of dropped shoulder sweater, knitting the sleeve from top down to cuff, how to bind off 1 x 1 ribbing, the commercial neck band - a cut and sew method and more!

Other videos by this instructor include: The Handknitter's Guide to Sweater Finishing and How to Knit Socks - Hand Knitting.



The Sweater Workshop - Knit Creative, Seam-Free Sweaters on Your Own with Any Yarn

by Jacqueline Fee
8 1/2" x 11" Softcover (183 pages)
2002, Down East Books
$31.95 Canadian ($26.95 US)

This is the 2nd Edition of this bestselling book with more sweaters, new designs and additional text and photos with over 50 more pages!

The Sweater Workshop has earned its place as one of the world's most appreciated knitting books-a user-friendly guide that is a miracle of clarity, thoroughness, and reassuring advice. By first knitting Jackie Fee's Sweater Sampler and then her Basic Crew Neck Sweater, you'll painlessly learn all the techniques needed to make knit-in-the round raglan or drop-shoulder sweaters in any style: cardigan, V neck, placket neck, hooded, and more.

Loaded with information on how to make perfect-fitting sweaters, plus plenty of ideas for going far beyond the basics (even working Aran patterns in the round!), this new, expanded edition of The Sweater Workshop brings the thrill of creative knitting to a whole new generation of knitters.

As well as the sweater variations, the book includes a collection of beginner and smaller projects like: "Spiral Socks", "The Infant Vest", "Mushroom Cap", "Barn Bonnet" and "Beaded Rib Scarf". The collection of pullovers and cardigans includes: "Crew Neck with Aran Braid", "Crew Neck with Lace and Cable Patterns", "Crew Neck with Steps and Moss Pattern", "Crew Neck with Aran Patterns", "Crew Neck with Two-Colour Sleeve Designs", "Crew Neck with Two-Colour Posy Design", "Crew Neck with Reversible Pattern", "Turtleneck (and Turtle-to-Go)", "U-Neck Pullover", "V-Neck Pullover", "V-Neck with Flame Stitch Pattern", "V-Neck with Lace Edges", "Slit-Neck Pullover", "Placket Neck Pullover", "Placket Neck with Sweatshirt Pocket and Hood", "Open Raglan", "Low V-Neck Sweater", "Crew Neck Cardigan", "Crew Neck Laced Cardigan", "Crew Neck Cardigan with Seagull Pattern" and "V-Neck Cardigan". The book also includes the following Drop-Shoulder Pullovers: "The Happy Sweater", "Janetta Dexter Sampler Sweater" and the "Patchwork Sweater".

Knitters and spinners -- free at last! Take a day to knit the unusual-looking sampler from clear, step-by-step instructions in this book, and you'll be free forevermore to knit your yarn to your gauge into the sweater of your design -- with no tedious pattern to follow! It's all here: clearly illustrated and described techniques, "Gauge Page", and dozens of photos in colour and black & white to teach you, inspire you, and set you on your way to beautiful fitting, seamlessly constructed, fast-knitting, long-wearing sweaters. Detailed procedures for your first "basic sweater", and then specifics for over 30 handsome designs plus accessories. You'll understand knitting like you never did before, and you'll never need to buy a sweater pattern again.



Sweaters For Everyone - Kids To Adults

by Mary Rich Goodwin
7" x 8 1/2" Spiralbound Softcover (120 pages)
2004, Rich Designs
$19.95 Canadian ($16.95 US)

The author's latest book features seamless sweater patterns knit from the top down. Included are saddle shoulder, cardigan, pullover and raglan designs. In all the book has 28 detailed, step by step patterns.

Other books by the author include Kids to Grownups Seamless Sweaters and One Piece Knitting - Seamless Top Down Sweater Patterns.



Sweaters for Teddy Bears - Book I

by Betty Lampen
5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Softcover (17 pages)
1996, Betty Lampen
$9.95 Canadian ($7.95 US)

Knitting Patterns - 12 Sweaters for 3 Sizes of Bears

This delightful book, the first of a 3 book set by the author provides all the information necessary to dress your teddy bear up in the latest of fashions! Patterns include: An Easy Tunic, A Pullover, Yoke Pullover and a Jacket. All four include patterns for 3 sizes of bear to ensure that it's a perfect fit. The booklet is illustrated with both black and white diagrams of the pattern and stitch charts and includes colour pictures of the finished product. The author also provides knitting tips and measurement information.

The author's other works include: Best Dressed Teddy Bears, Knitted Bears & Dolls, Miniature Pullovers, Miniature Sweaters, Family Knits, More Miniature Sweaters and Teddy Bear Knits.



Sweaters from a New England Village

by Candace Eisner Strick
8 1/2" x 11" Softcover (122 pages)
1996, Down East Books
NO LONGER AVAILABLE (CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT)

Twenty of the author's patterns make up this collection, a diverse array of sweater styles - from variations on the popular and colourful Fair Isle to single-hue pullovers. Thorough directions and many detailed knitting charts ensure success with even the most elaborate designs.

Chapters at the beginning of this book introduce useful knitting techniques, discuss how to adjust sizes and explain how to care for finished sweaters. There is also a compelling historical portrait of the village of Harrisville and its namesake mill. But what will keep knitters coming back to this book again and again are the clear, concise, useful directions for creating these unique and beautiful sweaters.

The 20 original patterns included in this book are: "Sweater Coat", "Tri-Colour Pullover", "Little Birds Pullover", "Black & White", "Colour Wheel", "Child's Rainbow Stripes", "Midnight Trees", "Sea Mist Gansey", "Rhapsody in Blue", "Norwegian Pullover", "Owl Eyes Fair Isle", "Blackberry & Lichen", "Fair Isle Border Sweater", "Medallion Vest", "Persian Fair Isle", "Fair Isle in Natural Shades", "Fair Isle Scroll", "Purple Tweed Waistcoat", "Entralac Ski Socks" and "Amish Star Mittens".

The book mixes beautiful colour pictures of the finished garments with photographs of the town and mill. As well as directions for each, the author provides knitting charts for each sweater.

Other books by the autor include: Knit One, Stripe Too - Making the Most of Self-Striping Yarns.



Sweaters from Camp - 38 Color-Patterned Designs from Meg Swansen's Knitting Campers

edited by Meg Swansen
8 1/2" x 11" Hardcover (226 pages)
2002, Schoolhouse Press
NO LONGER AVAILABLE (CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT)

This book is the result of a contest offered to all Knitting Campers, past and present: design an all-over patterned garment using Shetland Jumper-Weight Wool.

The 38 designs were contributed by both professional and never-before-published designers: Alison Albrecht's "Heaven's Above Cardigan", Kevin Ames's "Whirligig Vest" and "Oh My Darlin' Columbine Cardigan", M'Lou Baber's "American Fair Isle", Janine Bajus's "Dragonfly River Vest", Evada Brown's "Child's Cardigan Vest", Mabel Corlett's "Afghanistan Rug Jacket", Amy Detjen's "Faux Argyle", Ann Feitelson's "Shirt-Tailed Fair Isle" and "Bright Color Basketweave" (child), Medrith Glover's "Seaweed for Sheryl Cardigan Vest", Charlie Hada's "California Dome Fair Isle", Jane Hill's "Fair Isle Pullover w/vertical bands", Annamae Kelly's "Celtic Circles Vest", Betty Kendrick's "Marching Out of the Ark Cardigan Vest", Betts Lampers' "Autumn Color Fair Isle Cardigan" and "Northwest Sunset Vest", Kim Lampers' "Spring Sweater" (doll size), Dale Long's "Celtic Knot Raglan from the top", Linda Lutz's "Fair Isle Pullover", Cyndi McCorsley's "Old Woman Bay Vest" (child), Katherine Misegades' "Prince of Wales Vest", Holly Neiding/Anne Forgacs/ Nancy Cavender's "Millennium Hearts Twin Set", Becky Otto's "Fair Isle Cardigan", Marian Poller's "Alpine Fair Isle Cardigan", Nancy Robinson's "Two Fair Isle tams", Joan Stolz's "Traditional Fair Isle Pullover", Meg Swansen's "Gordian Knot Pullover", Ann Swanson's "Snow Sky pullover", Marilyn van Keppel's "Two Children's Nordic Hearts Pullovers and Hats", Sally Wall's "Vertical Band Fair Isle Cardigan", Joyce Williams' "Shaded Latvian Vest" and "Fair Isle Pullover", Diane Zangl's "Flyway Cardigan Vest" and Elizabeth Zimmermann's "Faroe-Patterned Vests.

Besides the gorgeous garments, there is an extensive technique section (including heretofore unpublished tips from Campers) plus a copy of the guidelines which outline dozens of possible garment constructions. This wonderful book has 158 photographs and 128 charts.

NOTE: For information on substituting Jamieson's Shetland Wool for the Jamieson & Smith yarn used in projects in this book, please Click Here.

Other books by the author include: A Gathering of Lace, Handknitting with Meg Swansen and Meg Swansen's Knitting while the list of videos are: Knitting Around, Knitting Glossary, Knitting Vacations with Meg Swansen - Cardigan Details and The Opinionated Knitter.



Sweaters from New England Sheep Farms

by Candace Eisner Strick
8 1/2" x 11" Softcover (128 pages)
1999, Down East Books
NO LONGER AVAILABLE (CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT)

26 Original Patterns in Hand-Dyed & Natural Colored Yarns

Imagine being able to meet the people who create the richly hued skeins of knitting yarns we've all admired at fibre and wool shows! In the pages of Sweaters from New England Sheep Farms we travel to eight farms across the Northwest and meet the creators of some of New England's most beautiful custom yarns.

And then there are the patterns! On her odyssey through the eight states, designer Candace Strick visited the farms, took back samples of their beautiful yarns, and then let her creativity flow. The result is a new collection of classically handsome sweaters that show off the unique qualities of the yarns that inspired them.

All of the patterns in Sweaters from New England Sheep Farms can also be knit with commercial yarns, of course, and the author includes a detailed list of yarns from larger mills that can be substituted for the custom skeins. But every knitter ought to sample the pleasure of working with the special yarns that were the inspiration for these handsome designs. "Starting with only the very best fibre, then adding their wonderful colours to it, these amazing fibre artists create hanks of exquisite beauty," writes Ms. Strick. "working with hand-dyed yarn is an experience not to be missed."

The book includes numerous colour pictures of the finished sweaters along with the written pattern and charts for each. The projects have names like: Venetian Beehives, Sleeve Hat, White Fisherman Pullover, Morehouse Farm Pullover, Madder Gansey, Indigo, Indigo Flammegarn Socks, Heather's Gray Cabled Pullover, Bear Paw Barn Jacket, Sheep Mittens, Rockport Gansey, Camden Gansey, Meadowcroft Gansey, Turkish Rose, Foxhill Farm Trellis Jacket, Madeira Lace Shawl, Child's Jester Sweater, Ellen's Alpaca Sweater, Silk and Jewels, Jade Cabled Pullover, Oak Grove Tesselation, Lily Pond Pullover, Sonja's Song, Sienna Tunic, Peach Cropped Pullover and Amethyst Cardigan. The authors visit to the eight farms profiled make for very interesting reading and the pictures of the natural wool "on the hoof", being processed and in it's final state make this a very unique book.



Swedish Knits - Classic and Modern Designs in the Scandinavian Tradition

by Paula Hammerskog & Eva Wincent
8" x 10 3/4" Hardcover (192 pages)
2009, Skyhorse Publishing
$34.95 Canadian ($28.95 US)

With this book, knitters of all skill levels can create cozy sweaters; fun, summery dresses; stylish jackets; elegant bedspreads; and much more!

The Swedes have been avid knitters since the sixteenth century, creating richly textured garments that are both luxurious and practical. Their designs have inspired modern knitting in how yarn is used, what designs are handsome, and also what is functional. This book brings the long-standing Swedish tradition up-to-date with pieces that are as hip as they are fun to make.

Each design includes creative ideas to spruce up basic patterns, such as using buttons, pearls, yarn variations, and embroidery. If you're new to the world of knitting, you'll appreciate the illustrated step-by-step instructions included to familiarize you with all the basic stitches. If you're an avid knitter, the tips and tricks, creative variations, and unique patterns will make knitting more fun than you ever imagined.

The list of designs in this book include: "Simple Stockinette Stitch Sweater", "Sweater Vest", "Sweater from Bohuslan", "Traditional Norwegian Lusekofta from Setesdal", "Turtleneck with Norwegian Pattern", "Zigzag Patterned Dress", "Cable Sweater in Tweed", "Lace Poncho", "Cardigan with Vertical Drop-Stitch", "Cardigan with Indian Cross Stitches", "Long Dress with Cables", "Nicole's Sweater", "Sweater in Lace", "Norwegian-Inspired Children's Sweater", Shawl", "Fingerless Gloves", "Bedspread in Squares", "Pillow", "Tea Cozy", "Evening Bag in Gold" and "Dog Jacket".

Attractive full-color photographs of stitches, patterns, and finished projects make this book both inspiring and instructional.



Swedish Sweaters - New Designs from Historical Examples

by Britt-Marie Christoffersson
7 3/4" x 9 3/4" Hardcover (141 pages)
1990, Taunton Press
NO LONGER AVAILABLE (CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT)

Create delightful Swedish sweaters with bright patterns, traditional motifs and wonderful textures. This richly photographed guide invites you into the world of classic Swedish knitting, updated by the author for the most modern of knitters.

Britt-Marie Christoffersson provides 41 patterns in all -- 27 historical examples from museum collections, with charted patterns that serve as inspiration for her 14 contemporary designs. There are clearly written, complete directions for each contemporary sweater, and you'll see what the finished sweaters look like on real people -- men, women and children of all shapes and sizes. With this engaging resource, you'll be able to spice up the wardrobe of everyone you care about. This book is well illustrated with 40 photos and drawings.



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Orders may be placed using one of the secure online order forms we have for US , Canadian or International customers (this form should open in another window). Orders may also be placed by mail, fax or phone. Click Here for more information on how to place an order as well as our terms and conditions.

Payment/Currency:
Payment can be made using VISA or Mastercard, Cheque or Money Order in US or Canadian funds. US credit card purchases are billed directly in US funds eliminating any foreign currency conversion charges by the credit card company.

Product Directories
If you are looking for other items on our website, try using our product directories to quickly find what you are looking for! Our products are grouped as follows:

Knitting Product Index
Weaving/Spinning Product Index
Books, Magazines & Videos.
Price/Shipping Quote?
If you would like an exact quote for any items complete with shipping costs, please call or email us at nmanners@camillavalleyfarm.com with you location and we will provide this.

Gift Certificate
If you are looking for a gift for a Knitter or Weaver and can't figure out what they want, a Camilla Valley Farm Gift Certificate is an excellent way to ensure you get the perfect gift! We can also email gift certificates if you are running out of time!

Latest News/Updates
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Last Updated: Monday February 8th, 2016