June 16, 2006

Upcoming or New Knitting Books

Not Another Teen Knitting Book by Vickie Howell - June 28, 2006

One glance at this fun volume (cleverly designed to look like a high school yearbook) will have every teen, from preppies to punks, grabbing for their knitting needles. That’s because Vickie Howell has created something to appeal to every last one of them, whether they’re in the drama club (theater mask hats), celebrating their first car (steering wheel, headrest, and seatbelt cozies), or heading for the track meet (athletic socks). Each hip, urban-styled project represents a different group, event, milestone, or interest; taken as a whole, they truly capture the diversity of the high school experience. Plus, Howell offers “Knitting 101” for beginners, and ranks the projects by difficulty, from “Freshman” for the simplest to “Varsity” for those who enjoy a challenge. With her help, every young knitter will make the grade!

Knitting Pattern-a-Day : 2007 Day-to-Day Calendar by Paulette Lane - July 1, 2006

With the Knitting Pattern-a-Day Calendar every day features a knitted piece from the craftiest in the trade. Enjoy photographs of fun and beautiful creations each day accompanied by associated patterns, instructions, and measurements. You'll never be without the perfect handmade gift-From cozy scarves and sweaters to groovy bags and sweet baby booties, create hundreds of knitted novelties and discover the newest techniques and materials along the way.

Kids Knitted Sweaters & More by Cabin Fever Designers - Available

Following their creed of minimal finishing, Deb and Lynda Gemmell and fellow Cabin Fever designers bring you more than 30 delightful fashions for children. Most of the designs are knit in one piece or constructed from one of three different directions. Choose a cozy pullover knit in the round from the bottom up or from the top down. Or choose a cardigan or vest made in one piece, working back and forth on a circular needle. These can also be knitted from the top down with no seams to sew. For something different, work a sweater from each of the cuffs and then join in the middle. There also is a poncho, beaded bag, tunic and hat, hoodie vest, and bare midriff slipover. Your special little ones will love wearing these amazing creations, which are great for experienced as well as beginning knitters.

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