Reference books and how-to books are a welcome addition to any knitter or crocheter’s library. While there are an abundance of patterns available online, let’s not forget that many still prefer a hard copy pattern book. Is there anything quite like flipping through the pages of a great new yarn book with a nice warm cuppa? Read on to learn about four new books that you surely won’t want to miss out on!
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Noro’s incomparable, ultra-soft Kureyon yarn with this stunning collection of thirty projects! Patterns include a show stopping shawl of neutrals, accented with bright earth tones, a multidirectional cardigan that makes the most of Noro’s colour striping, a Picasso-esque modular blanket, a star motif capelet, and many more gorgeous items.
We like to refer to this as the Bible. The ultimate knitting reference from the world’s most recognized knitting magazine gets a thorough update. It features revised and fresh material throughout, sixty-five additional pages, and more than sixteen hundred photos and hand drawn step-by-step illustrations. No knitter should live without this book!
If there is one thing we know for a fact, it’s that warm weather and crochet go hand in hand. We think that this how-to crochet book couldn’t have come at a better time. From renown crochet designers Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby comes the ultimate reference for absolute beginners … and all crocheters eager to improve their skills. Filled with step-by-step photography, this unparalleled guide teaches you how to crochet from the very first stitch, from choosing a hook and yarn to working in the round. It also includes ten patterns! Best of all, this book contains both North American and British terminology, and provides very clear explanations of the differences.
Dog lovers will go barking wild for the addition to the popular Edward’s Menagerie series, with fifty fabulous projects featuring their favourite four-legged creatures. Each crochet pattern includes detailed instructions and full colour photography that showcases the completed project alongside its real-life counterpart. Author Kerry Lord also explains how to customize each pattern, so crocheters can capture their own beloved canine companion whatever the breed may be.
These books are available in fine yarn shops across the country, so head on down to your favourite LYS and have a look. Prepare yourself for inspiration!
Happy knitting and crocheting everyone!