I offer you so many apologies, I am VERY behind in my book ordering …. and you have a lot to choose from this season too!
Laine 16: Winter 2023
Release Date: December 16, 2022
Laine Magazine Issue 16 brings you to the streets of our beloved Helsinki, the capital of Finland. We will visit a charming bookstore and an edgy record store, and sit down to have a warming cup of coffee. In short, a perfect, slow Saturday.
Designers featured in this issue: Fiona Alice, Rachel Brockman, Dee Hardwicke, Thien-Kieu Lam, Lotta H Löthgren, Rosa Pomar, Yan Qian, Eri Shimizu, Anna Strandberg and Orlane Sucche.
Issue 16, Winter 2023, includes:
- 148 pages
- 11 knitting patterns
- 5 sweaters, 2 cardigans, 2 shawls, 1 waistcoat, and 1 pair of socks.
- an interview with Elaine Tom – learn how she became the trusted test knitter for many designers, knitting around 40 sweaters a year!
- an article on how the Craft Museum of Finland preserves cultural heritage and inspires the crafters of today.
- seasonal recipes to inspire your winter cooking
- book reviews
- Printed in Estonia
- Print only
– Jeanette Sloan Talks Fibre – a regular article on Jeanette chatting with interesting people. In this issue, she meets Lorraine Amagove Mugere, a Kenyan knitwear and crochet designer.
– Five Ways by our regular writer Päivi Kankaro. In this issue, Päivi explores how you can keep your favourite knits around for longer by taking care of them the right way.
– Where I Knit – a regular piece that pictures people knitting in their favourite spot, and talking about crafting in their everyday lives. In this issue, we meet a knitter in Indonesia.
52 Weeks of Easy Knits from Laine
Laine Magazine loved and cherished 52 Weeks book series is getting a sequel: 52 Weeks of Easy Knits! Laine has put together a collection that is unlike anything you’ve seen before.
If you have read Laine’s 52 Weeks books, you will find many familiar things, but also something new.
Just like before, there is an abundance of knitwear and makers: the book’s 52 patterns come from 40 talented designers from all over the world. The beautiful visuals and clear instructions are also something Laine is known and loved for.
In this book, you will find patterns for many types of knitwear: from sweaters to socks, beanies to mittens and scarves to cardigans. They are fun, modern and wearable, but above all, they are enjoyable to knit – for knitters of all levels.
52 Weeks of Easy Knits includes 52 uncomplicated knitting patterns, ranging from beanies, mittens and scarves to sweaters, socks and cardigans. The designs are fun, cosy and modern, but above all, they are a pleasure to knit.
In this clear and colourful book, there are many super-easy, quick-to-finish patterns that are perfect for beginners. The more challenging ones offer meditative projects for those with a bit more experience.
All the patterns are created using basic knitting techniques, and each step of the process is explained thoroughly. The book also includes useful information about choosing the right materials and finishing your garment.
52 Weeks of Easy Knits offers you knitting inspiration for years to come – the only difficult thing is deciding what to knit first.
- 264 pages
- 52 knitting patterns
- 15 sweaters, 3 cardigans, 4 vests, 13 shawls & scarves, 7 hats, 2 headbands, 2 balaclavas, 4 mittens & mitts, 2 socks
- Language: English
- Weight: Approx. 1150 g / 2.6 lb
- 214 x 278 x 27.5 mm
- ISBN: 978-952-7468-36-4
- Printed in Latvia
- Print only, digital download code for charts only.
Mini Pom – Happy Knits for Little Kids from PomPom Press
By Meghan Fernandes + Lydia Gluck
A collection of 11 versatile knitting and crochet patterns for kids aged 0-10, Mini Pom reimagines classic grown-up patterns from the archives of Pom Pom for our tiny friends, as well as some new just-for-kids designs, all in the fun and modern style Pom Pom is known for.
Each of these patterns has been chosen and designed with growing bodies and the way they move in mind.
From Mini Woodwardia, Pom Pom’s classic and versatile raglan pullover, to Mini Battenberg, a granny square cardigan inspired by the most fanciful of desserts, and Mini Skipworth, the perfect little mittens for colder days, these are patterns we know you’ll want to return to again and again!
Featuring designs by: LYDIA GLUCK // MEGHAN FERNANDES // SOPHIE HEATHSCOTT // FIONA ALICE // RACHEL COOPEY // GINA FAMA RÖCKENWAGNER // TOSHIYUKI SHIMADA // KIYOMI + SACHIKO BURGIN
Pom Pom also provided colouring pages for all the designs in the book, for kids (and adults!) to experiment with and make their own.
You can also access a digital copy via Ravelry using the download code printed on the inside back cover of the book from the same day.
Knitted Kalevala by Jenna Kostet
What does knitted folk poetry look like? How can a sweater be both a garment and a story?
Knitted Kalevala by Jenna Kostet includes 18 knitting patterns – sweaters, cardigans and accessories – inspired by Kalevala.
Considered a national epic in Finland, Kalevala contains old poems full of Baltic-Finnic mythology, ancient symbols, mythical creatures and nature.
These as well as other Finnish, Scandinavian and Baltic influences can be seen in the decorative colorwork patterns of the designs. They are also a wonderful alternative to the popular Icelandic sweaters.
All of the designs are knitted in one piece and the colorwork only uses two colours at the same time, making them accessible to all levels of knitters. The patterns use a variety of lighter and heavier yarns and include several options for suitable yarns.
Jenna Kostet is a writer and a knitwear designer known for enchanting patterns, such as the Suolaulu Sweater which has been made by thousands of knitters around the world.
She has studied ethnology and folkloristics and has published numerous historical novels and children’s books in Finland. In her knitwear designs, Jenna places importance on the stories, the continuation of traditions and the joy of creativity.
- 176 pages
- 18 knitting patterns (12 sweaters, 2 cardigans, 2 socks, 1 pair of mittens, 1 hat)
- Weight: Approx. 530 g / 1.2 lb
- 188 x 240 x 19.5 mm
- ISBN: 978-952-7468-31-9
- Printed in Latvia
- Print only, digital download code for charts only. (Note: A separate ebook will be available through Laine’s online shop on November 11)
The Knitted Fabric By Dee Hardwicke
Brimming with artistic inspiration and filled with patterns for gorgeous knitwear and joyful pieces for the home, this creative and original book invites you to step inside Dee Hardwicke‘s world.
Illustrated throughout with beautiful watercolours and painterly photography, The Knitted Fabric brings the pages of Dee’s sketchbooks to life.
As Dee explains, “I ﬁnd the process of knitting very similar to painting, with each stitch being a brushstroke of colour. As stitches loop together, they create a knitted fabric, a kind of narrative of art, making and the people and landscapes that inspire me”. Just like the designs within it, this unique book is something to treasure.
Dee Hardwicke is an artist, designer and knitter whose work is inspired by her passion for colour and by her love of the British landscape.
Dee’s designs have been used in exclusive collaborations with partners including the National Trust and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Her previous knitting books include A Story in Yarn: How to Design and Knit an Intarsia Heirloom Quilt (Quail Publishing, 2016) and several titles with leading British yarn producers and designers Rowan. Each design begins life in her sketchbooks.
- 192 pages
- 20 colourwork knitting patterns (9 cushions, 3 wraps, 3 quilts, 2 sweaters, 1 vest, 1 hat, 1 pair of gloves)
- Weight: Approx. 700 g / 1.6 lb
- 191 x 246 x 21 mm
- ISBN: 978-952-7468-34-0
- Printed in Latvia
- Print only, no digital download code available
- Note: A separate ebook will be available through Laine’s online shop on November 25
Amirisu Cosmology Daruma Collection 2022
For Cosmology DARUMA Collection 2022, amirisu collaborated with two of their favorite designers, Kiyomi and Sachiko Burgin.
With their unique individual perspectives on the theme “Heavenly Bodies,” they created pieces with inspiration from the Milky Way, aliens, fluffy weightless textures, and more.
The eight cosmic knitwear designs in this collection are playful, heavenly, and super cozy.
- 8 patterns: 2 sweaters, 2 cardigans, 1 hoodie, 1 cowl, 1 hat, 1 pair of socks
- Designers: Kiyomi Burgin & Sachiko Burgin
- Featured yarns: GENMOU, GEEK, Wool Mohair, Falkland Wool, and Silk Mohair, all from DARUMA
- Format: Hardcover, B5 size, approximately 90 pages
- Language: English
- Printed in Japan by Shinano Publishing
Amirisu Magazine Issue no. 25 Fall/Winter 2022
This issue features twelve knitwear designs created with special attention to silhouette and pattern in subdued shades.
Photographs were taken on location at the recently renovated Kyoto City KYOCERA Art Museum. Paired with the magnificent architecture of the museum, each design is truly a work of art.
Participating designers: Alice Caetano / Bérangère Cailliau / Bristol Ivy / Hiromi Nagasawa / Karel Chan / Ksenia Naidyon / Miki Teragaki / Miyuki Watanabe / Paula Pereira / Ronja Hakalehto / Teti Lutsak & amirisu
Feature: Special Interviews on Fashion & Knitting
We talk to designers and business owners who have combined their passion for handknitting, fashion, and creativity to create successful businesses.
Plus, a project from Lori Ann Graham, a machine-quilted cushion cover project, an introduction to kintsugi, and more!
Download Code: A Ravelry download code of the entire magazine is printed on an inserted card.
Format: Softcover / 130 pages / A4 size / Printed in Japan