June 01, 2006

Upcoming or New Knitting Books

The Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Volume Two: Cables
The second in a trio of essential Stitchionaries from the experts at Vogue® Knitting—a knitter’s most trusted source of information.

No other book on the subject offers material that’s as rich or as comprehensive as this! Vogue® Knitting’s second superlative Stitchionary presents an expansive collection of cable stitches culled from the magazine’s unmatched archives. Perfect for inspiring the design process and enhancing garments, it's the ultimate “swatch bonanza” for crazed knitters obsessed with trying new stitches. The options range from simple to expert level, so everyone can find something appropriate. And all the stitches—Allover, Braid, Combo, Diamond, and Pretzel—are organized thematically and shown in large, close-up images. With its clear, concise instructions, charts, and superb photos of more than 200 pattern stitches, this will become an indispensable reference in every knitter’s library.

Greetings from Knit Café by Suzan Mischer
When former CBS vice president Suzan Mischer decided to open a knitting store on Melrose Avenue, she wanted to create a place where people could gather, slow down, and talk (as well as buy supplies). The result was Knit Cafe, a sleek yet homey crafts store where an increasing number of Hollywood denizens regularly unwind with their needles and yarn. With the publication of Greetings from Knit Café, knitters nationwide can join the famed store's ever-widening circle of devotees.

This colorful, cozy, and chic book offers 30 of Knit Cafe's most dazzling patterns for "California style" projects ranging from hiking socks to a bikini to a "red carpet" gown. It also features stories about how the celebrated store came to be, the neighborhood it's in, the daily goings-on, and the improbable mélange of actors, surfers, doctors, and directors that gather there. Even a few favorite recipes from regular customers are included.

Greetings from Knit Café is, quite simply, the best way to share the history, spirit, and patterns of this unique yarn store without having to fight the traffic.

Lion Brand Yarn: Just Wraps : 30 Patterns to Knit and Crochet
From shawls, shrugs, and stoles to ponchos, capelets, and boas—wraps are both classic fashion staples and hot accessories of the moment. Lion Brand Yarn: Just Wraps features an exciting collection of designs that combine fashion finesse with creative flair.

Just Wraps includes:
-30 original designs including a Western-style men’s poncho ("moncho"), and an adorable children’s capelet embellished with organza ribbon

-easy-to-follow knit and crochet instructions

-an array of new and interesting textures to inspire the creative crafter.

Lion Brand Yarn: Just Bags : 30 Patterns to Knit and Crochet
It’s impossible to have too many bags, and now Lion Brand Yarn: Just Bags presents a new collection of innovative designs for knitting and crocheting fashionable carryalls of all types. Ranging in skill level from simple to challenging, and varying in stitches and styles, designs include a classic pocketbook appropriate for the office, a flashy purse to sport on a night out, and a roomy messenger bag to suit an active lifestyle.

Just Bags features:

-30 original designs to knit and crochet a variety of bag styles

-easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams on adjacent pages

-colorful photographs and clear illustrations.

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