Category Archives: Books, Magazines & Patterns

PREORDER Knits About Winter

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Knits About Winter by Emily Foden

New from Pom Pom Press, Knits About Winter celebrates the quiet magic of a snowy landscape, the meditative joy of creating cosy knits, and the beauty of unique yarn. A collection of 12 knitting patterns by Emily Foden, these designs capture the magic and mystery of winter, all featuring her distinctive hand-dyed yarns.

Emily moved to the small hamlet of Mooresburg, Canada, to set up her home and dye studio in a 100 year-old general store. In her remote location, winter meant layers of snow and ice, transforming the wild landscape into a sparkling blank canvas that became a valuable source of inspiration. Each pattern draws details from this wintry landscape: soft shapes in the snow, the moon in an icy midnight sky, the delicate evergreen berries. With careful consideration of practical design details that make these knits functional for the coldest of days, Knits About Winter features hats, mittens, socks, shawls, and four garments.

Also included are Emily’s charming stories of setting up her dye studio, as well as how she developed her colourways and the designs for the book. Photographed by the author during a snowy Mooresburg winter, each image is a peek into the scenery and spaces that were integral to the book.

Knits About Winter is a book to a treasure, and in the colder months will encourage you to find the beauty and colour in the darkest season, evoking the warm glow that only beautiful knits can.

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Expected Availability/Ship Date: November 17, 2018

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PREORDER Pom pom no. 27

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Pom pom Quarterly no. 27 Winter 2018

The new issue of Pom Pom Quarterly will be available on November 17, but you can pre-order yours now! The issue features the very talented Norah Gaughan (one of my favourite designers) and it looks delicious! See the projects online

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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!

 

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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.