Category Archives: Books, Magazines & Patterns

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Our SUMMER SALE continues until until September 5, 11:59pm! Select products (including some clearance items!) are 20% OFF! The discount is online and in-store, and it will be automatically be added at check-out, so you don’t have to jump through any extra hoops or remember to put in a discount code (this discount can not be combined with any other offers or discounts – you don’t be able to use another discount code when you check-out).

Tin Can Knits Has a FREE App!

Tin Can Knits is a design duo who I recommend in the store constantly because their patterns are extremely well written, they’re are accessible to multiple skill levels, they always come in almost ALL sizes imaginable, and some of them are even FREE! Plus, they are Canadian (and it may not be connected, but when I write to them with questions or suggestions they’re always really helpful and kind)! Now Tin Can Knits has a FREE app, so if you are digitally inclined and you’ve got room on your phone for one more download, I say it is worth checking it out!

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PRE-ORDER Laine 18: Autumn 2023

Orders will be available to ship/pick-up 15 September, 2023

The beautiful autumn issue is here! In Laine 18 — called Weekend Getaway — they take time to relax in a little cottage by the forest. The versatile and comfortable knits are suited for both indoors and outdoors, and they are the perfect addition to your wardrobe as the days get colder.

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– 11 knitting patterns (both charts and written instructions provided): 5 sweaters, 2 cardigans, 1 slipover, 1 shawl, 1 hat and 1 pair of mittens.
– An interview with the American knitwear designer and fashion historian Sydney Crabaugh, who specialises in vintage knits and runs her own virtual knitting school.
– An article about Shetland and its knitting traditions, with two inspiring designers — Gudrun Johnston and Mary Jane Mucklestone — as our guides.
– Jeanette Sloan’s Fibre Talk: a regular article on Jeanette chatting with interesting people. In this issue, she meets Tanis “Akutuq” Simpson, whose company produces yarn from qiviut: a fibre that comes from the under­coat of the muskox.
– Five Ways by our regular writer Päivi Kankaro, who gathers experts’ tips on mending your knits.
– Where I Knit: a regular piece that pictures people knitting in their favourite spot. In this issue, we meet Nora, who likes to knit on the rooftop of her home in Cologne, Germany.
– Seasonal recipes to inspire your autumn cooking.
– Book reviews.

Designers featured in this issue: Jenny Ansah, Marcela Chang, Melissa Clulow, Emma Ducher, Jenna Kostet, Ksenia Naidyon, Olga Putano, Tiia Reho, Anna Sjösvärd and Julia Wilkens.

PRE-ORDER Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 46

Orders will be available to ship/pick-up September 7, 2023

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Guest Editor: Candice English of The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers

“Collaborating with creatives we admire is one of the great joys of making Pom Pom. Candice English of The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers has been an inspiration to us for a long time, both as a dyer and as an advocate for Indigenous women. We are thrilled to welcome Candice as Guest Editor for this issue.Candice has brought a fresh perspective to these pages, along with her distinctive aesthetic, drawing from both her Indigenous roots and life in the American West. We are so grateful to her for sharing herself, her work, and her family with us. It’s an honour to be trusted with the stories and creativity of each contributor to this autumn issue. The patterns in this issue are a representation of hard and soft duality in the American West. The hard work embedded in the people of Montana is a result of the softness you find in the spirit of Indigenous homelands. You will find classic designs that can be worn in utilitarian ways but also jazzed up a bit for social outings.”

Featuring designs by: Allison Lutes // Esti Juango // Elena Solier Jansà // Natalie Bullock // Sandy Jones // Lindsey Fowler // Lena Zharichenko // Lee Ann Yazzie // Imke von Nathusius // Tin Can Knits

Your purchase of the print magazine also includes access to a digital copy, which will be emailed to you on publication day, 7 September 2023. You can also access a digital copy via Ravelry using the download code printed on the inside cover of the magazine from the same date. 

PREORDER Observations by Lotta H. Löthgren

PREORDER! Observations by Lotta H. Löthgren

Publication day is August 25th

Observations: Knits and Essays from the Forest is a knitted walk through the forest and the seasons. With a keen eye for the innate wonders of the natural world, Lotta H. Löthgren combines knitwear designs with notes of the landscape she calls home: a small village in the southeast of Sweden, nestled among forests and lakes. There, she spends her days writing, knitting, designing knitwear and hand-dyeing yarn. Observations includes nine knitwear patterns for long-lasting, wearable garments and accessories, along with essays about living a life close to nature. ”The patterns have been created in a quiet conversation with the land, drawing elements from the natural world and translating them into stitches and fabric,” Lotta says. Lotta H. Löthgren is a knitwear designer, writer and yarn-dyer living with her husband, children, dogs and chickens in a small village in the southeast of Sweden, where she also runs her own yarn shop. Lotta leads a small, quiet life close to nature and the changing seasons. As a designer, she loves to interpret natural elements into practical and wearable garments, perfect for her way of life. 

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The Badger Sweater

Badger is a playful and comfortable knit, with a relaxed fit to make the most of the softness of the yarn combination. The deep yoke has a wide colourwork pattern, and the roomy sleeves have optional colourwork on the cuff. The abstract pattern across the yoke ​as well as the colours and heavier yarn are a nod to ​the badger, this shy and compact creature that burrows out of our sight.

The Woodpecker Vest

Woodpecker is the perfect layering piece. It has a wide rib at the bottom, a light V-neck shape to the neckline, cables on each front and an overall textured pattern. The vest is intended to be worn open and has no buttonholes. The texture reminds me of the holes made by woodpeckers in old tree trunks, and the front cables of tree roots growing around each other and into the ground.

The Mushroom Sweater

This is a classic raglan sweater knitted seamlessly from the top down. The mix of knit and purl rounds in the colourwork creates an interesting and comfortable texture. The sample is made in a woollen-spun DK-weight yarn that is light and warm, with a high contrast colours. Choose a yarn with a rustic touch for the perfect outdoor sweater for mushroom-hunting or bird-watching.

The Dragonfly Sweater

This is a classic drop-shoulder crew neck pullover, knitted seamlessly from the bottom up. It has a wide colourwork across the body and on the top of the sleeves. The hem is split and slightly longer in the back. Dragonfly is a cosy piece for snuggling up by the fire or for a walk by the lake. The colourwork mirrors the sunlight through the dragonfly’s wings as it hovers by the reed.

The Lake Socks

Seen from the front, the Lake socks look like a classic rib sock but along the back, different textures swirl around each other — a cable, twisted stitches and a calliper pattern to frame the cable. A classic heel flap and the ribbed top ensure a good fit. The design speaks of the lakes that might seem calm, even though they are filled with life just below the surface.

Dusk Cardigan

Dusk is a loose-fitting, open cardigan with optional spine embroidery on the front edges. It is one of those comfortable pieces that you can throw over any outfit. The hourglass cables on the upper back, cuff and hem frame the large canvas of relaxing stockinette stitch, creating a reminder that there is time — time to add another stitch, another row, to the work we have at hand.

The Dawn Top

This top has a colourwork yoke with an arrow-shaped motif and comes in two lengths. Worked in a soft silk and wool blend, Dawn is easy to wear on its own or layered with a cardigan or shawl. The yoke is inspired by the shape of migratory birds leaving, and returning — cranes and geese streaming in a V-shape across the sky as summer turns to autumn and as winter turns to spring.

The Mushroom Hat

This little hat is a quick and fun project, and the perfect companion to the Mushroom raglan. The low yardage means you might even be able to make one with the leftovers from your sweater! It features the same colourwork and textured pattern and has four faux raglan seams to match the sweater. The length of the hat can easily be adjusted, turning the hat from a snug beanie to a more slouchy hat.

The Bat Shawl

The symmetrical, triangular Bat shawl is knitted from the centre top down. It features an easy colourwork pattern combined with callipers and slipped stitches, and can be worked in one or two, or more, colours. Using a lightweight, woollen-spun yarn makes it warm and airy, and perfect for layering with other knits. The calliper sections remind me of stylised bat wings — thus the name.

PRE-ORDER Books & Magazines

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

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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

NEW
– 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

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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
  • Hardback
  • 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

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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.

DIGITAL DOWNLOADS

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

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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)
  • Hardback
  • 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

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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)
  • Hardback
  • 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

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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

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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

PRE-ORDE Ready, Set, Socks by Pom Pom Press

PRE-ORDER Ready Set Socks By Pom Pom Press

RELEASE DATE OCT 12, 2022

Pre-Order your copy now and we will ship it/let you know when it is available for pick up.

There’s nothing quite like the lush, cozy feeling of hand-knitted socks! Quick and satisfying to make, small and portable, socks remain one of the most frequently hand-knit items today.

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Following the wonderfully successful Knit How, Pom Pom’s essential beginner’s knitting book, and the pullover compendium Ready Set Raglan, Pom Pom brings you Ready Set Socks, an exploration of sock designs for new and advanced knitters alike.

A collaboration with legendary sock maven Rachel CoopeyReady Set Socks is the ultimate guide to sock-making! Get ready to experiment, discover the magic that is turning a heel, and become a seasoned sock knitter. The book includes ten unique patterns in both 4-ply / fingering and DK-weight versions.

From simple and speedy stockings and ribbed socks to fancy mosaic knitting colour combinations, you’ll be sure to find your perfect pair with this compendium of patterns to come back to again and again.

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PRE-ORDER Laine 15 & Knitstrips

PRE-ORDER Laine 15: Autumn 2022

Official Release Date: Sept 16, 2022

Laine Magazine’s autumn issue, Laine 15, comes with a whole new look!

From the Publisher ….

Our beloved magazine is taking a step into a more modern, dynamic direction by celebrating knitwear and the world of fibre in a fresh way. Together with the new look, we are also excited to introduce new, regular articles, such as Jeanette Sloan Talks Fibre. Of course, there are also things that won’t change: gorgeous knitwear patterns, beautiful high-quality photography and the size of the magazine, all elements that Laine is known for. The new look was created by Kyiv-born Marina Veziko, one of Finland’s leading designers and the Graphic Designer of the Year 2021.

To celebrate the new look, Laine has TWO different cover versions available: one in full-colour and a very limited black & white version!

Issue 15, Autumn 2022:

  • 148 pages
  • 12 knitting patterns: 6 sweaters, 2 cardigans, 2 shawls, 1 hat, and 1 pair of socks
  • an interview with knitwear designer Lindsey Fowler 
  • an article on how sheep help to save endangered biotopes
  • NEW! Jeanette Sloan Talks Fibre – a regular article on Jeanette chatting with interesting people. In this issue, she meets Rose Sinclair, an academic researcher, author and lecturer. Rose’s PhD research into Dorcas Clubs examines how textile networks can be catalysts for social change.
  • NEW! Five Ways by our regular writer Päivi Kankaro. In this issue, Päivi explores 5 ways how knitting can be used as a tool for change.
  • NEW! Where I Knit – a regular piece that pictures people knitting in their favourite spot, and talking about crafting in their everyday lives.
  • seasonal recipes to inspire your autumn cooking
  • book reviews
  • PRINT ONLY
  • Printed in Estonia, 148 pages
  • Pattern & Yarn info

Designers featured in this issue: Jenny Ansah, Jennifer Brou, Weichien Chan (also known as the Petite Knitter), Štěpánka Drchalová, Meiju K-P, Bernice Lim (also known as Yamagara), Hanna Maciejewska, Terri Maue, Olga Putano, Florence Spurling and Yiğitcan Vatansever.

Knitstrips: The World’s First Comic-Strip Knitting Book

This new book is a tour de force, an epic achievement in melding knitwear design, instruction, and advice with interactive graphic illustrations. It’s a new way of seeing how to take a ball of yarn and a pair of needles and transform it into something tangible, useful, and beautiful. It’s bursting with life and the love of knitting.

Inside, the book is organized into four chapters, or issues, each of which gathers a handful of designs by different designers.

These are not conventional patterns. They are yarn-neutral, meaning that the authors guide you through choosing your yarn, but the choice really is yours. You’ll learn how to adapt the pattern you’re making to the gauge and other qualities of the yarn you’re using. In contrast to the prescriptive approach of a typical knitting pattern, the Knitstrips approach is open ended and full of learning. As I read through these energy-filled pages, I had renewed appreciation for how much thought and engineering goes into the most familiar handknit.

The Authors: Alice Ormsbee Beltran and Karen Kim Mar

We have sentimental reasons for jumping up and down with glee at the publication of Knitstrips. In a very real sense, Knitstrips first saw the light of day here on MDK. We can take no credit for the brilliance of the idea, but we will claim every last bragging right for realizing that the idea that Alice Ormsbee Beltran shared with us was very exciting.

And when the first Knitstrip appeared, the reaction from knitters was incredible. There was an avalanche of downloads of that first Knitstrip, and each of the ones that followed.

So: we send our heartiest congratulations to Alice and her co-author Karen Kim Mar on achieving this amazing book. The mere idea of doing copy edits and technical edits on patterns that are drawn by hand—by brilliant illustrators Laura Irrgang and Michele Philips—makes us want to take to our beds for a week or so. This is a major work of vision and of writing, illustration, and editing. Most exciting of all, Knitstrips is going to introduce so many new people to the joy of knitting, the challenge of knitting, and the satisfaction of having handmade garments and accessories in our lives.

The roster of designers, which includes the authors, is stellar:

Ana Campos, Casey Rich, Cecelia Campochiaro, Hikaru Noguchi, Jeanette Sloan, Julia Farwell-Clay, Julie Kornblum, Lauren McElroy, Natalie Warner, Norah Gaughan, Rebecca McKenzie, Shery Cook.

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A Special Treat … Download The Darcy

The Darcy by Karen Kim Mar is a lovely, versatile neckwarmer that is made without shaping of any kind. Thanks to Alice, Karen, and the gentle publishers at Abrams for this exclusive downloadable PDF. (Click on the link to download the pattern.)

PRE-ORDER Salt & Timber by Lindsey Fowler

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All of our Summer yarns are on sale now! Take advantage of all the cottons & linens while the weather is warm!

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PRE-ORDER Salt & Timber: Knits From The Northern Coast

We are tremendously thrilled to inform you about the ultimate comfort-knit book for autumn 2022. The U.S. based designer Lindsey Fowler (@larkspurknits) has designed a beautiful and versatile knitwear collection for knitters of all levels.

Follow the book on Instagram: #saltandtimber

Lindsey Fowler’s knitwear collection Salt & Timber is inspired by the Pacific Northwestern coast. This visually stunning book features 15 cozy designs that are intuitive and easy to knit. The patterns – including socks, shawls, sweaters, hats, mitts, and even a blanket – offer thoughtful details, opportunities to make the most of your yarn stash and ways to customize the garments to fit your style.

Lindsey Fowler lives in Northeast Ohio, USA, with her high school sweetheart, her twins, her old mutt, and a cat. As a designer, Lindsey likes working with textures and finding new takes on classics. She is continuously inspired by nature, architecture, and traditional handicrafts. Salt & Timber is Lindsey’s debut book.

SALT & TIMBER: Knits From The Northern Coast

  • 160 pages
  • 15 knitting patterns (5 scarves, 4 socks, 2 hats, 1 sweater, 1 cardigan, 1 pair of fingerless mitts, 1 blanket)
  • Both charts and written instructions provided
  • Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Weight: Approx. 500 g / 1.1 lb
  • 185 x 246 x 19 mm
  • ISBN: 978-952-7468-18-0

PRE-ORDER PomPom no. 41 Summer 2022

PRE-ORDER. Pom Pom Issue 41

PRE-ORDER: This is a special pre-order. Your book will be available for pick-up or will ship on the book launch date, May 31, 2022. 

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You’re invited to Pom Pom’s yarn party! Issue 41 marks their 10th birthday and they have a host of jubilant and celebratory designs which radiate all the joy they feel on this landmark occasion! This rare bumper edition of Pom Pom Quarterly contains 13 designs for warm and cool climes, so no matter where you live in the world, there’s handmade party outfits aplenty within its pages. 

This is their most collectable edition yet! Not only is this unique issue split into warm and cool patterns, they’ve gone all out with a flip double cover. This is also the first issue printed in their new larger format! Expect lush photographic spreads and more room for patterns – something you’ve told them they could work on! They’ve also permanently increased their page count to bring you even more Pom Pom! Over the last decade(!), they’ve had the absolute honour of working with some of the most creative and inspirational people in the fibre world, and they invited a handful of them to contribute to this extraordinary summer collection! 

Featuring designs by: ISA CATEPILLÁN // SARI NORDLUND // INYOUNG KIM // MARIE RÉGNIER // GINA FAMA RÖCKENWAGNER // DAWN HENDERSON // AMALIA SIEBER // XANDY PETERS // SYLVIA WATTS-CHERRY // KIYOMI + SACHIKO BURGIN // JAMES N WATTS // AINUR BERKIMBAYEVA

What’s more, Issue 41 comes complete with party favours in the form of two articles and a recipe! Atsushi Futatsuya writes about cultural appropriation and the practice of Sashiko, and Atia Azmi’s ‘A Crafter’s Guide to London’ is a wonderful tribute to the vibrant city in which Pom Pom was founded. Dee Omole shares her recipe for the most stunning white chocolate madeleines we’ve ever seen – we’re sure these would make a statement centerpiece at any shindig. So grab your knitting needles and crochet hooks and celebrate!

With the purchase of your magazine, you can access a digital copy via Ravelry using the download code printed on the inside cover of the magazine from the release date.

IN STOCK. Contrasts: Textured Knitting by Meiju K-P

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PRE-ORDER. Laine Magazine no. 14: Summer 2022

PRE-ORDER: This is a special pre-order. Your book will be available for pick-up or will ship on the book launch date, May 6, 2022. 

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PRE-ORDER. Traditions Revisited: Modern Estonian Knits

PRE-ORDER: This is a special pre-order. Your book will be available for pick-up or will ship on the book launch date, May 20, 2022. 

PRE-ORDER Laine no. 14 Summer 2022

Laine Magazine no. 14: Summer 2022

PRE-ORDER: This is a special pre-order. Your book will be available for pick-up or will ship on the bool launch date, May 6, 2022. 

Laine Issue 14: Summer 2022, is inspired by the light Nordic summer nights – gentle, delicate and carefree. Our beloved summers are so short and sweet, that even the wee small hours feel too precious to spend asleep. The 10 designs featured in our summer collection embody that summer night’s magic and explore colourwork, texture and delicate details.

Designers featured in this issue: Isabella Clark, Evgeniya Dupliy, Lindsey Fowler, Katrine Hannibal, Ema Marinescu, Claudia Quintanilla, Maria Walters and Sylvia Watts-Cherry.

  • 148 pages
  • 10 knitting patterns, beautifully photographed and illustrated (both charts and written instructions provided)
  • an interview with knitwear designer Aleks Byrd whose debut book is published in May 2022 by Laine Publishing
  • an article about Sisters United
  • an article about vegan knitting
  • a column about the challenge of running into a creative rut by our regular columnist Päivi Kankaro
  • a column about how to find comfort in learning a new craft by our regular columnist Jeanette Sloan
  • seasonal recipes
  • book reviews
  • Laine Favourites section
  • Printed in Estonia
  • Print only

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Contrasts:Textured Knitting by Meiju K-P

PRE-ORDER: This is a special pre-order. Your book will be available for pick-up or will ship on the bool launch date, April 14, 2022. 

Meiju’s debut book, Contrasts – Textured Knitting, contains 22 patterns, including pullovers, cardigans, scarves and hats  (see details below) in a soft, delicate and feminine style. They have been designed by Meiju to be functional and fit well. The pullovers and cardigans are mostly knitted from the top down, making their size easy to adjust.

Meiju lives in Helsinki, Finland with her husband and three sons. Even as a teenager, she never knitted from patterns, preferring to create her own designs. Later, knitwear design became a passionate hobby and part-time work. She hopes to spark new ideas for beginners and more experienced knitters.

Meiju K-P’s patterns are filled with elaborate lace, beautiful cables and carefully finished details – but at the same time they are fun to make. As a designer, Meiju likes to combine challenging techniques with a pleasant knitting experience.

SEE ALL OF MEIJU K-P’s PATTERNS

Details

  • 280 pages
  • 22 knitting patterns (9 sweaters, 5 cardigans, 1 poncho, 4 shawls, 3 hats), additional pattern modifications given
  • Both charts and written instructions provided
  • Hardback
  • Language: English (also available in Finnish)
  • Weight: Approx. 1300 g / 3.1 lb
  • 205 x 270 x 27 mm
  • ISBN: 978-952-7468-11-1
  • Printed in Latvia
  • Print only, no digital download available.
This is a fake cover, the real cover is still forthcoming and will be much, much prettier!

Traditions Revisited: Modern Estonian Knits By Aleks Byrd

PRE-ORDER: This is a special pre-order. Your book will be available for pick-up or will ship on the bool launch date, May 20, 2022. 

For a small country on the Baltic Sea, Estonia’s tradition and love for handicrafts greatly surpass its size. Estonian knitting is all about techniques, embellishment and regionality. Each knit tells a story about the knitter and where they live. Aleks Byrd’s book Traditions Revisited – Modern Estonian Knits is an introduction to Estonian knitting, both traditional and traditional-inspired. It includes 19 patterns, ranging from mittens to sweaters, that blend seamlessly with modern knitting styles.

Aleks Byrd – whose roots are in Estonia, Canada and the USA – is a knitwear designer based in Bath, UK. In addition to knitwear design, she works as an illustrator and teaches Estonian knitting techniques around the world.

In her designs, tradition and Aleks’ own, graphic style meet. With her book, Aleks wants to make traditional Estonian techniques accessible to everyone. At the same time, she builds a bridge between Estonian knitters and the international knitting community.

SEE DESIGNS BY ALEKS BYRD

  • 216 pages
  • 19 knitting patterns
  • 10 sweaters, 1 cardigan, 1 dress, 1 vest, 1 shawl, 1 cowl, 1 hat, 1 pair of socks, 1 fingerless mitt pattern, 1 mitten pattern
  • Detailed, illustrated tutorials for 5 traditional Estonian knitting techniques
  • Both charts and written instructions provided
  • Hardback
  • Language: English (also available in Finnish)
  • Weight: Approx. 1080 g / 2.4 lb
  • 205 x 270 x 27 mm
  • ISBN: 978-952-7468-09-8
  • Printed in Latvia
  • Print only, no digital download code available
This is a fake cover, the real cover is still forthcoming and will be much, much prettier!

Laine Magazine no. 14: Summer 2022

PRE-ORDER: This is a special pre-order. Your book will be available for pick-up or will ship on the bool launch date, May 6, 2022. 

Laine Issue 14: Summer 2022, is inspired by the light Nordic summer nights – gentle, delicate and carefree. Our beloved summers are so short and sweet, that even the wee small hours feel too precious to spend asleep. The 10 designs featured in our summer collection embody that summer night’s magic and explore colourwork, texture and delicate details.

Designers featured in this issue: Isabella Clark, Evgeniya Dupliy, Lindsey Fowler, Katrine Hannibal, Ema Marinescu, Claudia Quintanilla, Maria Walters and Sylvia Watts-Cherry.

  • 148 pages
  • 10 knitting patterns, beautifully photographed and illustrated (both charts and written instructions provided)
  • an interview with knitwear designer Aleks Byrd whose debut book is published in May 2022 by Laine Publishing
  • an article about Sisters United
  • an article about vegan knitting
  • a column about the challenge of running into a creative rut by our regular columnist Päivi Kankaro
  • a column about how to find comfort in learning a new craft by our regular columnist Jeanette Sloan
  • seasonal recipes
  • book reviews
  • Laine Favourites section
  • Printed in Estonia
  • Print only

PRE-ORDER NEW Moorit Crochet Magazine

PRE-ORDER Moorit no.2

Moorit is a beautiful new luxury CROCHET magazine from Edinburgh, Scotland. It’s printed in the same magalog style as Laine and Pompom (softcover, high-quality printing on heavy, high-quality paper), but is devoted exclusively to beautiful, wearable crochet patterns. You can also download a digital version of the magazine with your purchase (download code is included in the magazine).

Pre-orders will ship/be available for pick-up on the release date is March 29, 2022.

MOORIT NO. 2: PROJECTS & PATTERN DETAILS

The distributor sent me a copy of the first fall issue and it’s really a lovely magazine (the bird got at the cover, so I can’t sell it, but if you want you can see it in-store). If you want to order Moorit no.1 it is also available for pre-order on our website.

In Moorit no. 2 the designers looked to the sea for inspiration; Clear Waters, to create pieces that feel like a breath of fresh coastal air.

Discover 12 patterns inspired by the movement of the ocean, the colours of the seaside, and magical moments on the beach. And with 8 tops to choose from, you’ll be sure to find the perfect spring garment to make.

The issue also includes a tasty recipe from Helda Penagary and a feature on The Birlinn Yarn Company by Meg Rodgers.

Designs are by… Aklori Designs, Claudia Dingle, Emilia Johansson, Fay Dashper-Hughes, Ines Rodgers, Jeanette Bøgelund Bentzen, Linda Skuja, Michelle Boucher, Michelle White, Stephan C. Burse Jr., and Yessabett Bueno Fernández.

Crochet Crush

If you like the looks of Moorit you may also be into Crochet Crush from Laine Press, which is relatively new (it came out last December).