Monday, November 26, 2012

Two New Knitting Books

The library recently got two new knitting books.

The Sock Knitter's Handbook: Expert Advice, Tips, & Tricks by Charlene Schurch and Beth Parrott and Knit Step by Step: More Than 150 Techniques and Stitch Patterns with 10 Easy Projects by Vikki Haffenden and Frederica Patmore.

If you are handy with a pair or needles, these might be something you want to explore.


Sunday, November 18, 2012

New Weaving Books

The library recently acquired three new books on weaving. 

If you have a table (or larger) loom, you might want to check out these two books:

Pattern Weaving: Basics for the Handloom by Rabbit Goody
and Simple Weaves: Over 30 Classic Patterns and Fresh New Styles by Birgitta Bengtsson Bjork and Tina Ignell

If you have an interest in inkle weaving - making bands and sashes - you might want to see this book, The Weaver's Inkle Pattern Directory by Anne Dixon. This book goes beyond the basic patterns and shows how to do pick up weaving for fancier patterns.

Kathi Linz