Although you have to become a member, the signup time may be worth it. Ravelry is a social network where people share patterns and resources with each other. Look up a pattern name or type and find photos, tips, and more from knitters like you.
The jolt of inspiration every knitter needs! Inspired by the ritual of sipping and stitching, Coffeehouse Knits is a stimulating collection of knitwear with an extra shot of something special. Whether you're joining friends at the coffee shop for community knitting or you're home enjoying the first cup of the day, perk up your knitting with: 20 patterns that range in skill level from advanced beginner to intermediate--macchiato to espresso. Simple touches evoke the idea of everyone's favorite drink, from steaming swirls around a sweater yoke to coffee bean inspired motifs. Stirring essays from knitters explore community, connection, and caffeine. Pour yourself another cup and settle in with Coffeehouse Knits.
The many dedicated fans of Noro's unique self-striping yarns will welcome these stunning full-size projects! Nothing beats a large project for showing off the beauty of Noro's trademark color-changing yarns, and Knit Blankets helps aficionados go big with this magnificent collection of 25 blankets. Inside, knitters will discover the most popular patterns from Noro magazines and books, along with brand-new and exclusive designs; the diverse techniques range from mitered squares to intarsia and entrelac. Spanning all skill levels, and complete with step-by-step tutorials for the more complex blankets, this volume will welcome, encourage, and inspire every knitter.
More than 40 fantastic, quick and easy cosmic knitting projects to make Take your knitting to infinity and beyond and create an entire universe of cute and quirky cosmic toys. Bestselling author Sachiyo Ishii offers 40 adorable projects including astronauts, space shuttles, moon buggies, UFOs, rockets, planets and a whole host of astro-animals such as dogs, bears, kangaroos, bunnies and mice. There's no limit to the fun you can have with these cute mini knits! All the projects are quick and relatively easy to make, with very easy techniques to follow. There is a step-by-step section on how to sew the figures and animals together and the patterns are all suitable for competent beginners. With a handy foldout template sheet stored in the back of the book, this is all you need to make your very own knitted cosmos.
Pick up your needles and get knitting! Whether you're new to knitting or already a wonder with wool, The Knitting Book is a bible that no knitter should be without. With many celebrities picking up their needles and hundreds of people getting into knitting every month, this book will help you join the trend and enjoy knitting for many years to come.
Hands getting cramped, but not finished dreaming about knitting?
Kathleen, Sari and Lucy are close friends stumbling their way into adulthood, Kathleen is beautiful, flighty and lives off her famous actress sisters. Lucy once wanted to be a vet but instead became a scientist who dissects rats. Sari works at an autism clinic, providing the support her own autistic brother never got. The girls meet once a week to knit and talk - and now they need these get-togethers more than ever. Along the way they fall in love, they make mistakes, they get drunk, they have sex, they go shopping, they laugh, they cry...and they knit.
The Black Sheep Knitters--Maggie, Lucy, Dana, Suzanne, and Phoebe--meet once a week without fail, sharing the varied and colorful skeins of their lives as much as knitting tips, recipes, and small-town gossip, and creating an intricate, durable pattern of friendship.
When she inherits her aunt's yarn retreat business, dessert chef Casey Feldstein decides to host a scheduled retreat, even though she knows nothing about knitting, and she investigates when a retreat regular is murdered.
Since her only daughter left for college, widow Pamela Paterson has kept busy as associate editor of a craft magazine and founder of the Knit and Nibble knitting club in quaint Arborville, New Jersey. Now, she's trying out a new hobby--solving murders! Pamela is hosting the next Knit and Nibble meeting and can't wait to liven up her otherwise empty home with colorful yarn, baking, and a little harmless gossip.
In this mystery in the Haunted Yarn Shop series, Kath Rutledge is about to learn the true meaning of TGIF--Thank Goodness It's Fiber.... That's the name of the spunky group of fiber and needlework artists founded by Ivy McClellan, Kath's beloved grandmother. Though Ivy has recently passed on, the members still meet regularly at her fiber and fabric shop, The Weaver's Cat, which Kath has now inherited. But that's only the first in a series of surprises when Kath returns to the small town of Blue Plum, Tennessee, to settle her grandmother's affairs. There's been a murder, and it turns out her grandmother was the prime suspect. Before she can begin to clear Ivy's name, Kath encounters a looming presence in the form of a gloomy ghost. It turns out the specter has just as much interest in solving the murder as Kath. So, with a little help from the members of TGIF--and a stubborn spirit from beyond--she sets out to unravel the clues and hook the real killer...