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Purl One, Read Too

As the weather grows colder, crafters look for ways to keep themselves and their loved ones warm. If you'd like to learn how to knit, or expand your knitting skills, our new subscription to CreativeBug can help you! It has hours of instructional video for various arts and crafts, including knitting and crocheting. If you're already a knitter, or you prefer learning from books, here are some great recent books of knitting patterns and techniques to check out!


	Vogue knitting : the ultimate knitting book
Vogue knitting : the ultimate knitting book
by Editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine

A knitting reference from a notable knitting magazine, gets a thorough update—including 1,600 color images and brand-new sections with techniques and designs.
Knit Mitts : Your Hand-Y Guide to Knitting Mittens & Gloves
Knit Mitts : Your Hand-Y Guide to Knitting Mittens & Gloves
by Kate Atherley

Knitting expert, Kate Atherley explains how to measure a hand, assess your yarn selection and gauge, and ultimately customize patterns including the 10 gorgeous ones inside to make the best fitting mitts for you and your loved ones.
Knitting modular shawls, wraps, and stoles : an easy, innovative technique for creating custom designs, with 185 stitch patterns
Knitting modular shawls, wraps, and stoles : an easy, innovative technique for creating custom designs, with 185 stitch patterns
by Melissa Leapman

Shawls are practical, versatile, and an ever-popular project among knitters. Noted designer Melissa Leapman has developed an innovative technique that promises hundreds of beautiful shawl design options.

	Faerie knitting : 14 tales of love and magic
Faerie knitting : 14 tales of love and magic
by Alice Hoffman

Gorgeous knitwear meets inspired fairy tales with Alice Hoffman and Lisa Hoffman's Faerie Knitting. Each of the 14 projects from knitwear designer and knitting instructor Lisa Hoffman is inspired by and paired with an original fairy tale by New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman. From the Blue Heron Shawl and the Love Never Ending Cowl to the Three Wishes Mittens and Amulet Necklace, each of Lisa's projects feature clear, easy-to-follow instructions and gorgeous 4-color photography that perfectly capture the essence of Alice's signature, magical stories.

	Knit yourself calm : a creative path to managing stress
Knit yourself calm : a creative path to managing stress
by Lynne Rowe

Presents knitting projects focusing on mindfulness and stress relief, including hats, blankets, and shawls.

	Traditional Swedish knitting patterns : 40 motifs and 20 projects
Traditional Swedish knitting patterns : 40 motifs and 20 projects
by Maja Karlsson

Provides forty Swedish knitting motifs and twenty related projects, including hats, mittens, and shawls.
Knitting ganseys : techniques and patterns for traditional sweaters
Knitting ganseys : techniques and patterns for traditional sweaters
by Beth Brown-Reinsel
 
This newly revised and updated edition provides more information on the gansey tradition as well as new, modern patterns.

	Japanese knitting stitch bible : 260 Exquisite Patterns
Japanese knitting stitch bible : 260 Exquisite Patterns
by Hitomi Shida

A well-known Japanese designer shares her strikingly original designs in this guide for the experienced knitter who is looking for new stitches that yield spectacular results, and includes step-by-step instructions for a series of small projects that offer practice for working with a variety of large patterns.
Wool studio : the knit-wear capsule collection
Wool studio : the knit-wear capsule collection
by Meghan Babin

A collection of patterns for sophisticated, simple knitwear designed for the modern woman. Each design element has been selected to showcase the yarns, creating contemporary yet minimalist fashions that will outlast the trends of the day.

	Mittens from around Norway : over 40 traditional knitting patterns : inspired by folk art collections
Mittens from around Norway : over 40 traditional knitting patterns : inspired by folk art collections
by Nina Granlund Sæther

Provides traditional knitting patterns from Norway and shares four hundred years of Scandinavian knitting history.
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