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Mimbres DVD: $20

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Patterns for Guernseys, Jerseys & Arans $14.95

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Charts for Color Knitting
—Alice Starmore

 

Alice Starmore is renowed as one of knitting's top colorists. Her patterns for color knitting are awe inspiring and now her previously out of print charts for color knitting are back.

$19.95

 

See other Alice Starmore books in Aran and Fair Isle Books.

Pair Starmore's color charts with Meg Swansen's Knitting with Two Colors, a two color knitting technique book (see below).

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A Schoolhouse Press Book

 


Knitting with Two Colors
—Meg Swansen & Amy Detjen

 

Meg Swansen and Amy Detjen, both master knitters, have been working with color techniques for decades. Knitting with Two Colors not only presents the knowledge they have gathered but also expands on it with a generous amount of original color knitting techniques developed by Elizabeth Zimmermann, Meg Swansen, Amy Detjen, Joyce Williams, Janine Bajus, and Cully Swansen.

The book is a two-color knitting workshop for beginner to advanced knitters and a companion to the multitude of color patterns and color charts available in our knitting world. You will find extensive instructions for custom sizing and centering patterns, as well as step by step direction to help you design and knit multiple styles of two-color garments. 64 pages. Detailed photos and examples throughout. $24.95

 

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Føroysk Bindingarmynstur
—Hans Debes

We began to import this color-pattern book, Føroysk Bindingarmynstur by Hans Debes, directly from the Faroe Islands in 1972. The book has been unobtainable for many years and is now difficult to find; we have a small shipment in stock.

Traditional patterns from the Faroe Islands are small-repeat color charts, usually knitted in natural unbleached sheepswool; cream, grey and blacksheep.

A number of Faroese sweaters were on exhibit in Copenhagen in 1921and Queen Alexandra was enchanted by the color motifs. She thought it a shame that the word-of-mouth patterns might disappear and requested that they be collected into a book. The project was undertaken by Hans Debes and here it is - in its original form. One of the Danish knitting sites writes, "It is a good buy if you're lucky enough to find a copy."
Hardcover. $50.00

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Two-End Knitting, A Traditional Scandinavian Technique also known as Twined Knitting. From Basics to new Refinements and Designs
—Anne-Maj Ling

One of the foremost experts on the subject of Two-End Knitting introduces us to aspects of this fascinating technique that were not even hinted at previously. You will see her very beautiful designs - some of which are knitted with two-colors: sweaters and skirts as well as stunning mittens, caps and stockings. Included you will find a very detailed instruction section with plenty of illustrations, plus 30 full-page charts.

This 2002 Swedish title was just translated into English by Carol Rhoades. Softcover. $23.50

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Mary Thomas's Book of Knitting Patterns
— Mary Thomas

From simple to elaborate, plus lace. Softcover. $14.95

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Mary Thomas's Knitting Book
— Mary Thomas

From 1938; the backbone of any knitting library. Softcover. $9.95

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Barbara Walker's Mosaic Knitting

Mosaic Knitting was originally published in 1976, then it languished out-of-print for two decades until Schoolhouse Press reprinted it in 1997 -- with the addition of 116 brand-new Magic Mosaics (rotationally symmetric designs) Barbara had come up with in the interim.

When the book sold out, we decided that the thick chapters on mosaic knitting in each of Barbara's four Treasury books were sufficient for years of solid mosaic knitting -- but, as Barbara herself said, "Those are not the best ones."

So this unique and splendid book is back. Softcover, a total of 380 charts, $32.00

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Knitting from the Top
— Barbara G. Walker

Back again after 20 years. Everything from the top: sweaters, skirts, pants, etc. The only book of its kind. Softcover. $20.00

 

A Treasury of Knitting Patterns $30

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A First Treasury of Knitting Patterns
—Barbara Walker

Barbara Walker’s first treasury introduces us to traditional patterns for Knit-Purl combinations, Ribbing, Color-Change, Slip Stitch, Twist Stitch, Lace, Cables and more.
“Whether a novice or an expert, you will find plenty of novelty, challenge, and inspiration in working with this book,” writes Barbara. The book includes a wonderful introduction with information about the origins of knitting. See Treasury Set below.
Softcover. $30

A First Treasury of Knitting Patterns may also be purchased as part of the reasury set with a 10% discount on all four titles. See Treasury Set below.

A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns

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A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
—Barbara Walker

In Walker’s introduction to her Second Treasury, she writes, “Some of the patterns in the this book are contemporary originals…Other patterns are traditional…I have resurrected these from old, forgotten books and translated them into modern terminology…Still other patterns have come from other areas of the world…Like music, knitting truly is a universal language.” Along with Knit Purl Combinations, Color and Mosaic patterns, Lace, Edgings, Borders and more, Walker has included a section on ‘Adapting Patterns for Circular Knitting.’
Softcover. $30

A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns may also be purchased as part of the Treasury set with a 10% discount on all four titles. See Treasury Set below.

Charted Knitting Designs:
A Third Treasury

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Charted Knitting Designs: A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns
—Barbara Walker

The patterns in this book are mostly original designs by Barbara Walker, some of them knitted by unusual methods that combine standard knitting techniques to create new types of fabrics. As well as extensive chapters on Textured Fabrics, Twist Stitch Patterns, Cables, Lace, Mosaic and Color, the book includes a useful section entitled “How to Read Charts” and an accompanying complete list of symbols.
Softcover. $30

Charted Knitting Designs may also be purchased as part of the Treasury with a 10% discount on all four titles. See Treasury Set below.

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A Fourth Treasury of Knitting Patterns
— Barbara G. Walker

The latest Barbara Walker knitting treasury combines 82 newly-invented stitch patterns in Knit, Purl and Texture, Cables and Traveling Stitches, Lace and more with a reprint of Walker’s Sampler Knitting including stitch patterns for Basic Shapes in Garter Stitch, Mosaic, Lace and Cable Samplers. Softcover. $30

A Fourth Treasury of Knitting Patterns may also be purchased as part of the Treasury set with a 10% discount on all four titles. See Treasury Set below.

Treasury Set

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The Treasury Set: 4 Books by Barbara Walker
A First Treasury of Knitting Patterns, A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns, Charted Knitting Designs, A Fourth Treasury of Knitting Patterns

Barbara Walker is clearly a master in the field of knitting. She has not only gathered and cleverly translated traditional patterns from all over the world into useable forms but has also invented a number of ways to create new knitted fabrics by combining knitting techniques. Each treasury has extensive entries for Knit Purl combinations, Slip-Stitch, Cables, Lace, Mosaics and more. 4 softcover books, $120 value, with 10% discount $108

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Learn to Knit Afghan Book
— Barbara G. Walker

An excellent How-to-Knit book in a logical progression of skills. 63 different stitch patterns to knit, resulting in a beautiful afghan. Softcover. $20.00

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Vogue Knitting Book
Vogue

A detailed big book on all aspects of knitting. Hardcover. $38.50

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Charted Celtic Designs
Co Spinhoven

386 Celtic charts. Most are knittable. Softcover. $5.95

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Here Be Drolleries
Nancy Spies

Hundreds of graphed patterns from medieval sources including alphabets, animals, architecture, birds, borders, drolleries, odds and ends, overall patterns, plants, people, and water creatures. Spiral Bound . $30

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The Knitter's Handbook
—Montse Stanley

A reprint of Handknitter's Handbook. Over 600 drawings; an excellent book. Softcover. $19.95

 

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The Knitter's Companion
—Vickie Square

Basic techniques, tips, and sizing charts plus an actual needle gauge in the book. Spiral-bound. $19.95

Softcover $25.95

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Spiral bound $29.95

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Sweater Workshop
Jackie Fee

This excellent book has been augmented and reprinted—in both softcover ($25.95) or wire-o spiral bound ($29.95). The book concentrates upon variations of raglan shapes–both cardigans and pullovers– knitted in the round using Elizabeth Zimmermann's EPS, but No Cutting! There is a wonderful sampler of techniques in the beginning (which EZ used to put on her head).I'm so pleased to have this book restored to us and I know it will benefit scores of knitters for many decades.

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Shadow Knitting
—Vivian Hoxbro

A fascinating Tromp L'Oile in garter-stitch. $21.95

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Felted Knits
—Bev Galaskas, FiberTrends

Wonderful designs for all kinds of felted items. Softcover. $21.95

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Folk Bags
—Vickie Square

30 wonderful bags from around the world. Softcover. $21.95

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Knitting Beyond the Edge
—Nicky Epstein

A third book with more edgings. Hardcover. $29.95