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A:
A to Z Crochet, The Ultimate Guide

B:
Baber M'Lou, Double Knitting or Reversible Designs
Beaman Sarah, Button Maker

C:
Classic Elite Yarns Studios, Classic Elite Knits
Cousins Suss, Hollywood Knits
Cypher Carol Huber, How We Felt

E /1:
Epstein Nicky, Knitting Beyond the Edge
Epstein Nicky, Knitting Never Felt Better
  E /2:
Epstein Nicky, Knitting On the Edge
Epstein Nicky, Knitting Over the Edge
Eskensen Elaine, Silk Knits
Eskensen Elaine, Dyeing to Knit

F:
Fasset Kaffe, Kaffe Knits Again
Feitelson Ann, The Art of Fair Isle Knitting
Fournier N., In Sheep’s Clothing


A to Z Crochet, The Ultimate Guide for the Beginner to Advanced Crocheter

 

A TO Z CROCHET, The Ultimate Guide for the Beginner to Advanced Crocheter. Whether you are a new crocheter or just want to try new techniques, this must-have resource offers all the know-how you will ever need: easy-to-read text, full-color photos, step-by-step instructions, 1,000 close-up photos features real hands holding with real yarn and needles, answers to almost any crochet questions. Published by Martingale & Company, hard cover, 168 p.
Contents: Important information you need to know (yarns, hooks, gauge, reading patterns, etc.); Tips, tricks, and the basics (holding the yarn and hook, slipknot, basic stitches, fastening off, joining yarns, shaping); Every shape and texture imaginable (bobbles, bullion stitches, clusters, loops, picots, popcorns, shells, etc.); More stitches and techniques (crocheting with beads and sequins, chevrons, circular crochet, filet, Irish crochet, tubular, etc.); Added touches (buttons, buttonholes, cords, edgings, fringes, spirals, etc.); Finishing; Glossary.
Price: $28.95

 
Reversible Designs, M'Lou Baber

 

Baber M'Lou, DOUBLE KNITTING, Reversible Two-Color Designs. The fascinating technique of double-knitting produces a two-faced fabric. This style has been simplified by the author to enable you to work both sides in a single pass. M'Lou's stunning designs for coats, jackets, and shawls are all easily accessible through detailed charts as well as written instructions. Published by Schoolhouse Press, alk. paper, 162 p., Samples: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
Price: $35.95

 

Button Maker

 

Beaman Sarah, BUTTON MAKER. This book shows how to make buttons from a wide range of different materials, including wool, clay, fabric, beads, wood, shells, and techniques: crochet, felting, etc. Step-by-step instructions, photographs, over 30 projects. Published by Collins & Brown, hard cover, 123 p., samples: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
Contents: Customizing Existing Buttons, Making Buttons, Using Buttons, Techniques: knitted, crocheted, wool buttons, beaded, embroidered, clay buttons, found-items buttons (shell, bottle top), wooden, thread/braid/cord buttons, fabric buttons, plastic and rubber buttons; Resources.
Price: $27.95

 
The Art of Fair Isle Knitting

 

Classic Elite Yarns Studios, CLASSIC ELITE KNITS, 100 Gorgeous Designs for Every Occasion from the studios of (Deborah Newton, Annie Modesitt, Mnichele Rose Orne, Kathy Zimmerman, Cathy Payson and other designers). This book features hand knitted outfits for women, men and children, plus an entire chapter devoted to accessories: bags (knit and felt), purses, hats, wraps, scarves and mittens. Published by The Tunton Press, alk. paper, paper bound, 224 p., Samples: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 [more details]
Price: $27.99

 
Hollywood Knits, Suss Cousins

 

Cousins Suss, HOLLYWOOD KNITS. Knitting has made a thoroughly modern comeback, and Hollywood designer Suss Cousins is leading the way. This book features 30 original projects with complete step-by-step instructions, some based on knits Suss has created for major films, others modeled by Suss's Hollywood customers and friends. Whether it's chic sweaters, adorable hats and scarves, even a hip, brightly colored cell-phone holders, Suss lets us knit for the way we live today. Published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang New York, hard cover, 142 p., Samples: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 [Pastaza] | 11 | 12
Price: $43.95

 
How to Felt

 

Cypher Carol, HOW WE FELT Designs and Techniques from Contemporary Felt Artists. The work of more than 20 artists are featured, including hats, capes, a dress, bags, slippers, jewelry, rugs, pillows, a curtain, an ottoman, and other decorative pieces, plus vessels, hanging installations, a felted chess set, and other art forms. In addition to practical information, each project is accompanied by biographical information and insights into the artist's own inspiration. Published by Interweave Press, paperbound, 144 p., Samples: Chess Set | Butterfly Cape | Vessel | Necklace | Scarf | Pillow | FloatingPoppies | Bag | Osman Carpet
Price: $24.95

 
Knitting Beyond the Edge

 

Epstein Nicky, KNITTING BEYOND THE EDGE. Collection of decorative finishes. Published by Sixth&Spring, hard cover, 156 p.
Price: $35.99

 
 
Knitting Never Felt Better

 

Epstein Nicky, KNITTING NEVER FELT BETTER. The guide to fabulous felting. Published by Sixth&Spring, hard cover, 186 p.
Price: $35.99

 
 
Knitting On the Edge

 

Epstein Nicky, KNITTING ON THE EDGE. The essential collection of 350 decorative borders: ribs, ruffles, lace, fringes, floral, points and pricots; designs: Tutti Twist Cardigan, Layered Ruffle Bag, Vintage Lace Pullover, Corkscrew Fringe Scarf, Sugar Drops Jumper, Saxon Braid Scarf. Published by Sixth&Spring, hard cover, 174 p. Price: $35.99

 
 
Knitting Over the Edge

 

Epstein Nicky, KNITTING OVER THE EDGE. The second collection of 350 decorative borders. Published by Sixth&Spring, hard cover, 198 p.
Price: $35.99

 
 
Silk Knits

 

Elaine Eskesen, SILK KNITS. 20 projects using 100% silk and blends with silk. Published by Martingale & Company, paperbound, 98 p., Samples: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
Contents: Why Choose Silk? About Silk: A Short History, Swatching with Silks, Projects: Möbius, lace shell, shell with sequins, eyelet-yoke pullover, Sicilian pullover, vests, a circle vest, shawls, jackets, a shrug, poncho, a scarf and hat.
Price: $33.99

 
 
Dying To Knit

 

Elaine Eskesen, DYEING TO KNIT. The guide to how to use and create your own hand-dyed yarns, the following techniques are described: polka dots, tie-dye, rainbow dyeing, Pollock effect, etc. Published by Down East Books, hard cover, 130 p.
Contents: Why Dye Your Own Yarn?, Understanding Color and Color Relationships, Dyeing Procedures (wash facts, working with natural fibers, setting up a dye studio, preparations and dye mixing, how to dye solids /space-dyed/hand-painted yarns, mixed fibers dying, overdyeing, techniques), The Design Phase, Projects with hand-dyed yarn.
Price: $32.95

 
 
Kaffe Fasset Knits Again

 

Fasset Kaffe, KAFFE KNITS AGAIN. From the world's most respected and influential knitwear designer, Kaffe Fasset, comes a book of patterns inspired by the bold colors of exotic textiles, the mellow yet saturated hues of nature, and Kaffe's favourite works of art. In this book, Kaffe Fasset returns with 24 updates to his beloved Rowan designs transforming sweaters into pillows, and throw designs into lush clothing in creative patterns including: Tulips, Polka Dots, Dark Daisy, Tumbling Blocks, Reflections, etc. From a dreamy V-neck sweater reminiscent of a stony beach to a gemstone-colored throw taken from an ancient carpet, the book offers fans irresistible patterns knit and keep forever. Published by Potter Craft, hard cover, 148 p., Samples: gallery 1 | gallery 2
Price: $44.00

 
 
The Art of Fair Isle Knitting

 

Feitelson Ann,THE ART OF FAIR ISLE KNITTING (History, Technique, Colour and Patterns). The Isleburgh Cardigan, the Fridarey Sleeveless Cardigan, and the Burrastow Jumper are three of 23 exquisite original designs you will find in this book. Crafted with the precision of a Fair Isle garment, informed by accounts from the knitters themselves, and set firmly within its historical and sociological roots, The Art of Fair Isle Knitting takes you to the heart of this knitting tradition. Published by Interweave Press, hard cover, 186 p., Samples:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Contents: History, Knitting and Finishing Techniques, Color (transitions, sequences, designing ribbing, color principles, etc.), Math and Planning, Original Patterns: Baltasound Cropped Jumper, Brae Cardigan, Bressay Jumper, Burrastow Jumper, Cunningsburgh Gloves, Fridarey Sleevless Cardigan, Hillhead Slipover, Hillswick Lumber, Isleburgh Cardigan, King Harld Street Hats, and others, total - 23 designs; Glossary of Shetland Knitting Terms; Sources of Supply.
Price: $29.99

 
In Sheep's Clothing, A Handspinner's Guide to Wool

 

Fournier Nola and Jane, IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING, A HANDSPINNER'S GUIDE TO WOOL. Everything from baby-soft Merino and fluffy Cormo, to silky Lincoln and sturdy Karakul - the full range of nature's miracle fiber is represented. Hundred of breeds of sheep are described, with special attention to their fleeced characteristics, methods of preparation and spinning, and best end use. Published by Interweave Press, paperbound, 228 p.
Contents: Getting Started, About Wool, Fine Wool, Longwool and Crossbred Wools, Down-Type Wools, Other Wools, Black and Colored Wools, Selecting, Sorting, and Storing Fleece, Blending Wool, Terms and Techniques.
Price: $31.95

 

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