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The Art of Fair Isle Knitting: History, Technique, Color and Pattern
by Ann Feitelson
A history and technique source of the Fair Isle knitting style featuring color photographs and illustrations that make the volume suitable for a knitter's coffee table book collection. Feitelson puts both her art history background and passion for knitting to good use itemizing the Shetland sweater.
(Hardcover -- March 1, )

The Best Of Rowan: Fifty Designer Patterns
Introduction by Kaffe Fassett
Hardcover: 192 pages
Interweave Press; ISBN: 1883010578; (November 1, )

Big Book of Knitting
by Katharina Buss
950 color illustrations! A marvelous, oversized, every-page-in-full-color celebration of knitting! Beginners will find everything they need to make their first knitting projects, and experienced knitters will love the sensuous photos of the creative process and the finished projects. From needles to fabrics, all the essential techniques appear, along with a variety of stitches and weaves--not only the basics, but intricate double-face, jacquard, and intarsia. Add buttons and buttonholes, zippers, borders, and pockets. Weave or embroider one of many popular designs onto the fabric. Finish off with charming touches like pompons, piping, fringes, and tassels. The projects, all accompanied by charts and patterns, are breathtaking: colorful socks, gloves, and mittens; sweaters; vests; polos; and pullovers. The Publisher
Paperback - 240 pages 1 Pbk Ed edition (March )
Sterling Publications; ISBN: 0806963174

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Knitting and Crocheting (Complete Idiot's Guides)
by Gail Diven, et al
Paperback - 304 pages 1 edition (March 10, )
Alpha Books; ISBN: 0028621239

Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitters' Almanac
by Elizabeth Zimmermann
"Here then is a knitter's almanac," Elizabeth wrote, "a monthly record of the changing year in the light of my amiable craft."
Paperback - 150 pages (May 1985)
Dover Pubns; ISBN: 0486241785

Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitting Workshop
by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Hardcover (December 1981)
Schoolhouse Pr; ISBN: 0942018001

Folk Shawls : 25 Knitting Patterns and Tales from Around the World
by Cheryl Oberle
Listed under Knitted Shawls & Scarves

Knitting in Plain English
by Maggie Righetti
Paperback - 241 pages 13 edition (March 1986)
St. Martin's Press; ISBN: 0312458533

Knitter's Handbook
by Montse Stanley
Paperback - 318 pages 
Reader's Digest Adult; ISBN: 0762102489

365 Knitting Stitches a Year Perpetual Calendar
by Ed Martingale
Listed under Crafts Calendars
 
Vintage Knits: 30 Exquisite Vintage-Inspired Patterns for Cardigans, Twin Sets, Crewnecks and More
by Sarah Dallas, Yesterknits
Book Description: Sleek Styles for the Savvy Knitter 

This stylish knitwear collection features 30 knockout designs, inspired by original postwar patterns from Yesterknits, the world's largest collection of vintage knitting and crochet patterns. From delicate camisoles to sophisticated jackets, these pieces marry the design details of the forties and fifties with the best of today's yarns and contemporary floral-inspired colors. Inside, readers will find clear, simple instructions and stunning full-color photos of to-die-for pieces including: 

  • sleek crewnecks 
  • lacy, feminine cardigans 
  • textured twin sets 
  • stunning striped sweaters 
  • cabled mittens, Fair Isle gloves 
  • and more! 
As a gift for a friend or an indulgence for yourself, Vintage Knits is a must for every knitter's library. 

Paperback: 128 pages
Fireside; ISBN: 0743224566; 
Out of Print

 
Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book
by Vogue Knitting Magazine Editors
Listed under Vogue Knitting
 
The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes & Gauges
by Ann F. Budd
(Spiral-bound -- July )

Hollywood Knits: 30 Original Designs
by Suss Cousins, Karen Knauer (Photographer)
(Hardcover -- October )

Knitting on the Road
by Nancy Bush
(Spiral-bound -- September )

Knitting for Dummies (For Dummies)
by Pam Allen, et al
(Paperback -- January )

Knitting for Baby: 30 Heirloom Projects With Complete How-To-Knit Instructions
by Melanie Falick, et al
Listed under Baby Knits
 
Knitter's Stash: Favorite Patterns from America's Yarn Shops
by Barbara Albright (Editor)
(Hardcover -- October )

Zen and the Art of Knitting: Exploring the Links Between Knitting, Spirituality, and Creativity
by Bernadette Murphy
(Paperback -- September )

Knitting and Crocheting for Antique Dolls Vol. II 1898-1913
Listed under Antique Dolls

Knitting in Plain English
by Maggie Righetti
Paperback: 241 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.64 x 8.98 x 6.94
St. Martin's Press; ISBN: 0312458533; 13 edition (March 1986)
 
Knitting Without Tears : Basic Techniques and Easy-to-Follow Directions for Garments to Fit All Sizes (Knitting Without Tears SL 466)
Knitting Without Tears : Basic Techniques and Easy-to-Follow Directions for Garments to Fit All Sizes (Knitting Without Tears SL 466)
by Elizabeth Zimmerman
Paperback from Fireside
1973
 
Handpaint Country: A Knitter's Journey
by Cheryl Potter (Narrator), Alexis Xenakis (Photographer)
(Hardcover -- January 1, )

Family Circle: Easy Afghans
by Trisha Malcolm (Editor)
(Hardcover -- October )

The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook: Dyeing, Painting, Spinning, Designing, Knitting
by Lynne Vogel
(Paperback -- October )

Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple Knits
by Julie Israel, et al
(Hardcover -- September 17, )

Knitting Around
by Elizabeth Zimmerman
Hardcover (June 1989)
Schoolhouse Pr; ISBN: 0942018036

Meg Swanson's Knitting
by Meg Swansen
Hardcover - 144 pages (December )
Interweave Press; ISBN: 1883010586

A Gathering of Lace: 30 Lace Knitters Share Their Secrets and Their Favorite Projects
by Meg Swansen, Elaine Rowley (Editor), Alexis Xenakis (Photographer)
Hardcover - 160 pages 1st edition (November )
XRX Books; ISBN: 1893762025

Knitting Tips and Trade Secrets
Barnes, Mary Galpin.
Paperback - 121 pages 
Taunton Pr; ISBN: 1561581569

Poems of Color: Knitting in the Bohus Tradition
by Wendy Keele
Many handcraft traditions are lost because no one records the history and techniques, even though numerous examples and practitioners still exist. Thankfully, Wendy Keele has prevented this from happening to Bohus-style knitting. Poems of Color shows this unique Scandinavian knitting style-- philosophy, really--in careful detail, elucidated by a number of the original knitters and beautifully illustrated with color photographs. Amazon.com
Paperback: 144 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.44 x 9.01 x 8.49
Publisher: Interweave Press; ; (December )
ISBN: 1883010128

Quick Baby Knits : Over 25 Designs for 0-3 Year Olds
by Debbie Bliss
Listed under Baby Knits

Family Knits--Over 25 Versatile Designs for Babies, Children and Adults
by Debbie Bliss
Hardcover - 80 pages (September 1, )
Trafalgar Square; ISBN: 157076123X

Celtic Knits: Over 25 Designs for Babies, Children and Adults
by Debbie Bliss
Scottish and Irish designs have long been a rich source of inspiration for knitters. Beautiful earthy colors and styles that range from simple chunky sweaters to intricate Fair Isles offer endless ideas. Now, in this marvelous new collection, leading knitwear designer Debbie Bliss presents more than 25 original Celtic-inspired de-signs for the entire family. For adults, there are rugged fishermen's sweaters, cardigans in delicate hues of heather and moss, a cabled tweed jacket, and a luxurious cashmere wrap. For infants and children, the adorable designs include Fair Isle jackets, socks, berets, and throws and a lace-and-cable sweater. With every de-sign illustrated in atmospheric color photos, Celtic Knits is another welcome addition to the Debbie Bliss knitwear series. Debbie Bliss, who now designs clothing for Baby Gap, is the author of many successful books, including How to Knit, Great Knits for Kids, Family Knits, Bright Knits for Kids, and Classic Knits for Kids. The Publisher
Hardcover - 80 pages (April )
Trafalgar Square; ISBN: 157076140X

Fair Isle Sweaters Simplified
by Ann Bourgeois, Eugene Bourgeois
Paperback - 128 pages 
Martingale & Co Inc; ISBN: 1564773116

Knitting in America
by Melanie D. Falick, Chris Hartlove (Photographer)
Hardcover - 224 pages 
Artisan; ISBN: 1885183275

Kids Knitting: Projects for Kids of all Ages.
by Melanie D. Falick, Chris Hartlove (Photographer)
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover - 128 pages (April )
Artisan; ISBN: 1885183763

Kaffe's Classics : 25 Glorious Knitting Designs
by Kaffe Fassett
(Paperback )

25 Gorgeous Sweaters for the Brand-New Knitter
by Catherine Ham
Hardcover: 128 pages
Lark Books; ISBN: 1579901727; (December )

First Book of Modern Lace Knitting
by Marianne Kinzel

Viking Patterns for Knitting : Inspiration and Projects for Today's Knitter
by Elsbeth Lavold
Hardcover: 128 pages
Trafalgar Square; ISBN: 157076137X; (March )

7-Day Afghans
by Jean Leinhauser, Rita Weiss (Contributor)
Listed under Crochet

Very Easy Knits : The Best of Very Easy Very Vogue
by Trisha Malcolm, Butterick Pattern Editors
Listed under Vogue Knitting

Sweater Design in Plain English
by Maggie Righetti
Paperback: 406 pages
St. Martin's Press; ISBN: 0312051646; (November 1990)

Socks, Socks, Socks : 70 Winning Patterns from Knitter's Magazine's Contest
Rowley, Elaine, ed. 
Paperback: 144 pages
XRX Books; ISBN: 0964639157; (April )

Mary Thomas's Knitting Book
Thomas, Mary. 
Paperback: 256 pages
Dover Pubns; ISBN: 0486228177; (June 1972)

Shawls and Scarves : The Best of Knitter's Magazine
Thomas, Nancy J.(Editor)
Listed under Knitted Shawls & Scarves

Traditional Island Knitting : Including Aran, Channel Isles, Fair Isle, Falkland Isles, Iceland and Shetland
by Pam Dawson 

Knitting Videos

Knitting Books by Elizabeth Zimmerman

Books by Kaffe Fassett

Knitting Books by Meg Swansen

The Complete Book of Traditional Aran Knitting
Hollingworth, Shelagh. (1982)
NY: St. Martin's Press.
Out of Print - Try Used Books

Enjoy Entrelac Knitting.
Horne, Brenda. 
Out of Print - Try Used Books

Great Knits for Kids : 27 Classic Designs for Infants to Ten-Year Olds
by Debbie Bliss
Paperback - 80 pages 1 Pbk Ed edition 
Trafalgar Square; ISBN: 1570761531
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