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RESTOCKED Knitting Comfortably by Carson Demers

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Knitting Comfortably by Carson Demers

Imagine being told you have to stop knitting because of discomfort in your hands, arms, neck, or back. Imagine the sense of frustration and the longing to get the needles back in your hands. Imagine the lingering doubt you might have when you can pick them up again: “What was I doing wrong after all these years of knitting?” “Will I get hurt again?” “Will I have to stop knitting forever to make this pain go away?” Maybe you’d like to be a faster, more efficient knitter, or a knitter who produces more projects, but you’re not sure what’s getting in the way.

This book will help you understand the ergonomics of knitting so you can improve your safety, efficiency, and productivity in knitting. You’ll learn to identify ergonomic risks that contribute to injury and reduce knitting efficiency. Throughout the book, you’ll be provided with activities and guidance to improve your knitting ergonomics so you can knit more confidently and comfortably. Through instruction in stretches, exercise, and self-care, you’ll also learn how to manage the discomfort common to knitters before it becomes an injury, and how to recognize when it’s time to seek help from a health-care professional.

NOTE: This book is only available through yarn stores and is not available on Amazon or Indigo.

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NEW Magazines

Making Magazine 5 Colours

Making No. 5 / COLOR

The new issue of Making has arrived, pick up a copy of this print-only publication while it’s around!

 

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Interweave Knits Summer 2018

The latest issue of Interweave has dropped, with 16 multi-season knits!

 

COVER

Knitbot Linen

You asked so we restocked this classic from Quince & Co, timeless knits in Quince & Co Sparrow.

 

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NEW Interweave Knits Fall 2017

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Interweave Knits Fall 2017

The new Interweave Knits Fall 2017 issue has arrived!

  • Gorgeous sweater patterns for men and women
  • Great article on short row sleeve caps (ie. set in sleeves without sewing!)
  • See the patterns on Ravelry

NEW Books & Magazines

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Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 21 Summer 2017

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Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 1 (Anniversary Edition)

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Laine no 2 spring summer 2017 BLOG

Laine: Nordic Knit Life, Issue 2

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Rib no 2 ss 2017 BLOG

Rib Magazine No 2

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Interpretations no 4 cover BLOG

Interpretations, vol 4

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Take heart Cover BLOG

Take Heart

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Sequence Knitting

The concept of Sequence Knitting is simple: take a sequence of stitches and repeat them again and again. Depending on how you repeat them, different fabrics can be created. While a few of these fabrics are familiar, many are new to the knitting world.

Beginning with 1-row patterns, the book delves into the possibilities of this technique, expanding into methods for creating complex designs that can be worked back and forth, in the round, or in shapes like triangles. The book includes stitch dictionaries with over 190 fabrics, many of which are new and reversible, as well as over 40 patterns for simple and elegant accessories.

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NEW Interweave Knits Summer 2017

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Interweave Knits Summer 2017

Find poetry in stitches with Interweave Knits Summer 2017. We chose two of William Shakespeare’s most famous comedies—A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night—to inspire our readers and contributors. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is an ethereal, feminine collection of lace shawls and tops for the high days of summer. Twelfth Night, much like the play, turns reality on its head; this all-season collection includes women’s wear inspired by menswear, and menswear for good measure.

NEW Framework by Norah Gaughan

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Framework by Norah Gaughan

Norah Gaughan combines her love of geometry and her mastery of innovative construction in Framework: Ten Architectural Knits, a collection of ten breezy pieces worked in Quince & Co’s organic linen yarns, Kestrel and Sparrow. From a summery little neck scarf to a godet-trimmed, shoulder-baring top to a free flowing open cardigan knitted in different directions, Norah’s collection offers ten projects that are a pleasure to knit and flattering to wear.

Framework delves into the underlying structure of her pieces—the simple rectangle—and how various knitting techniques transform this basic shape into new and interesting knitwear. Illustrated tips on essential techniques, such as yarnovers in knit and purl fabrics, short rows, twisted fringe, and more are also provided throughout the book.

NEW Interweave Knits Fall 2016

Interweave Knits 2016 Fall

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Interweave Knits Fall 2016

The latest issue of Interweave Knits has arrived!

 

Augusta

Size

18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28)” wide at back hip. Cardigan shown measures 20”.

Yarn Options

Malabrigo Rios:  7(8, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins

Malabrigo Merino Worsted:  7(8, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins

Berroco Vintage:  7(8, 9, 10, 11, 11) skeins

Cascade 220 Heathers:  7(8, 9, 10, 11, 11) skeins (use 4.5mm/US7 needles)

Cascade 220 Solids:  7(8, 9, 10, 11, 11) skeins (use 4.5mm/US7 needles)

Cascade 220 Superwash Heathers: 7(8, 9, 10, 11, 11) skeins (use 4.5mm/US7 needles)

Cascade 220 Superwash Solids: 7(8, 9, 10, 11, 11) skeins (use 4.5mm/US7 needles)

 

Other Materials

  • 5 mm/US8 – 32” circular needles
  • 4.5mm/US7 double pointed needles
  • Stitch markers
  • Cable needle
  • Stitch Holders
  • Tapestry needles
  • Get the pattern In Print or digitally online
  • See the pattern on Ravelry