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Listen to author Debbie Zawinski read aloud her fascinating tales of travelling and camping throughout Scotland, finding cast off tufts of wool from 10 Scottish sheep breeds to spin and knit into socks. Debbie's lyrical British accent enhances her captivating prose about her journey; the hills, shorelines, and bogs explored; the sheep and people she met along the way; weather both foul and fair, and a particularly exciting chapter about the intriguing St Kilda archipelago and its feral Soay and Boreray sheep. You will feel you are traveling right alongside her. Listen to a clip from the introduction to the book.
If you wish to purchase the physical book (gorgeous photographs and sock knitting patterns included) and the streaming audiobook (audio files available for listening in your account, not a physical product) for a discount, go to In the Footsteps of Sheep--Book and Audio.This product is streaming, accessible through your account to listen to when you have a wi-fi connection. Learn More
Making Marls is a ground-breaking, lushly illustrated, and beautifully made book about multistrand handknitting and the creation of marled fabrics. The technique is as simple as knitting multiple strands of yarn together. With this approach, any knitter can invent a vast number of textured and colored fabrics. As with her first book, Sequence Knitting, author Cecelia Campochiaro takes a systematic look at a subject that has been hiding in plain sight for centuries. In Making Marls, the word “sequence” is used to describe the order of marl stripes, rather than the stitch sequences in Sequence Knitting. There are common-strand sequences, bridging sequences, sequences from gradient sets, complex sequences, and even improvisational sequences. The book can be approached on three levels: • A reference book about multistrand handknitting • A pattern book with over thirty “recipes” • A source book for designers and knitters who want to work with many colors Regardless of whether one is new to knitting or a seasoned expert, this book will delight and inspire. Published in 2020.Learn More
$38.00Discover the world of brioche lace knitting! World-renowned brioche knitting expert, Nancy Marchant, takes this stitch to another level by introducing you to the exciting world of two-color brioche lace with charts and clear explanations, a stitch dictionary of brioche lace stitches, and exquisite scarf and cowl projects. This is the perfect book for the experienced brioche knitter who is looking for new techniques that yield spectacular lacy results! The book includes a general introduction to brioche knitting and an explanation of the symbols and abbreviations. There are two methods described in creating lace eyelets in brioche knitting; the yarn over method and the release purl method. Both have 30+ new stitch patterns. There are also 9 projects in the book. All the stitch patterns and projects have written instructions as well as charts. Softcover. 228 pp. Learn More
From Brioche master Nancy Marchant (Leafy Brioche), comes another striking book, dedicated to the fascinating tuck stitch, a reversible texture stitch. 90 original stitch patterns, as well as scarf, cowl, and blanket designs to help you practice and to inspire you to make your own projects using tuck stitches, beautifully photographed and clearly presented.Learn More
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A choice of either a a lily or monarch cover on this useful hardcover knitter's journal. Photos to left show front/back cover view. Includes drawing pages, 56 lined writing pages, and various sizes of graph paper on which to chart your ideas. The 128 pp includes 17 small drawings of techniques for quick reference, knitting abbreviations and symbols, a needle conversion chart, plus 20 cogent quotes from Elizabeth Zimmermann's five books. Elizabeth's instructions for wearable art socks (shown on the back of the lily covered version) and the drawing for EPS Yoke and Drop-Shoulder garments are also included.Smythe Sewn for durability. See some examples of Meg Swansen's knitting journal entries at left, with notes on the Adult Surprise Jacket pattern knit for the streaming video and the Faroese shawl, WG91.Learn More