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NEW A Knitting Coloring Book!

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What an adorable holiday gift for knitters?! The Mason Dixon Coloring Book for Knitters is exactly what it sounds like in the best way possible: 32 pages of colouring inspired by and taken directly from knitting and knitting patterns. Each of the unique designs included have a fresh take on stitching, to yarnwork, to patterns, and more. Best of all, the book prints on one-sided sheets that eliminate show through and make it possible to remove and hang your drawings as keepsakes once completed. Perfect for the devoted knitter in your life, this is an adult colouring book that is sure to find a home in any knitting bag or yarn box.

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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 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 Magazines & Books!


Knitscene Summer 2013  $9.97


Knitting Traditions Spring 2013 $15.99

Melville is a great knitter and educator. If you want to understand how to modify and design your own sweaters, this is the book for you. 

Gorgeous patterns for any home.

Interweave Craft Tree Booklets $14.97 each: Easy Knitted Accessories, Crocheted Baby Gifts, & Crocheted Afghans

Gifts for Knitters: The Bibles



This is a very handy and reliable little reference book for any knitter. It doesn’t have an answer for everything, but it’s the perfect bed-side reference for any knitter. The illustrations are excellent and the instructions are clear and succinct. It also comes with an instructional 2-disc DVD set. 


The Ultimate Knitting Book is an invaluable reference at any stage of a knitter’s career.  The instructions are clear, as are the photographs and illustrations. The subject matter is broad and covers just about everything you need to know. Before re-issue of The Principle of Knitting, this was the ‘bible’ and it’s still a wonderful, reliable reference all knitters will use in perpetuity. New knitters as well as people with more experience will appreiciate this book.




This book is THE definitive book of knitting techniques, now completely revised and updated. It is written in clear, direct language, and can answer any question in a comprehensive, reasoned, and informed manner. June Hemmons Hiatt includes instructions for all facets of knitting, from the most basic skills to the most advanced techniques, and offers suggestions for best practices as well as alternatives and innovations.  This book is not only the “bible”, it’s the text book. More experienced knitter will especially appreciate this tome.


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Gifts for Knitters: Zimmerman



One of Elizabeth Zimmermann’s dreams was to publish a book of her garter stitch designs. 
As we looked through Elizabeth’s designs, we found a wealth of material, much of it little known or unknown to knitters. Further, we were intrigued and excited by the unique construction of some of these “new” designs (equal to her classic baby surprise jacket). You will find sweaters, coats, jackets, and vests for adults and kids, baby garments, plus a wonderful array of small projects including sideways gloves and socks, several brimmed hats, an ingenius pattern for knitted clogsand more. Projects include Surplice Baby Jacket, Two Piece baby Jacket, and Chambered Nautilus Hat. Hardcover. See the pattern on Ravelry



From “Beginnings” and learning the basics of knitting (casting-on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing and casting-off) to “Master Classes” and delving into the more complicated techniques involved in Fair Isle, Aran, or Lace knitting, the Knitting Workshop is a wonderful compendium for circular knitting and an introduction to master knitter Elizabeth Zimmermann. Instructions for hats, sweaters, shawls and EZ’s legendary Baby Surprise Jacket, as well as the Tomten Jacket and Pi Shawl. Hardcover. See the patterns on Ravelry.




Knitter’s Almanac presents the full scope of Elizabeth Zimmermann’s tireless imagination through a year’s worth of projects, fitted to the seasons, moods and needs of knitters who would like to design their own work. Projects include the February Baby Sweater,  Mitered Mittens and Pi Shawl. All lessons come with classic Elizabeth commentary on each project, its history, ancient and modern knitting customs, and her personal views on life and knitting. She works step-by-step with the reader through each garment, also suggesting alternative methods and ideas as she goes. This book will provide at the very least a year’s worth of knitting pleasure and at the very best will infect you with Elizabeth’s contagious passion for knitting. Softcover.  See the patterns on Ravelry.  




The best of Elizabeth Zimmermann is in this collection of her newsletters from 1958-1968. Full of Elizabeth originals like the Tomten Jacket, Knitted Garter Stitch Blanket and Baby Surprise Jacket, each newsletter is reprinted in its entirety for you to recreate with your individual tastes. You’ll be able to hear Elizabeth speaking in her frank manner when you read her journal entries. The letters from fans to Elizabeth’s family at the time of her death will bring tears to your eyes. An absolutely essential book.  See the patterns on Ravelry




In Elizabeth’s last book, she teaches you to be the boss of your knitting. Her liberating teachings have inspired generations of knitters and the classic patterns will keep you knitting for years. The book contains dozens of inventive designs, both Seamless and garter-stitch, plus her autobiographical Digressions. Projects include Seamless Yoke Pullover, Very Warm Hat and Mitered Mittens.   Hardcover. See the patterns on Ravelry.




Do you love to knit but hate to purl? Have you ever started a sweater without enough yarn from the same dye lot to finish it? When you cast on, do you end up with a tail of yarn that’s maddeningly too long or too short? Elizabeth Zimmermann comes to the rescue with clever solutions to frustrating problems and step-by-step instructions for brilliant, timeless designs. Projects include Seamless Hybrid, the Tomten Jacket, and the Seamless Yoke Pullover. Softcover. See the patterns on Ravelry.



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Knit Your Own Cat (save on vet bills)




Cat lovers and spinsters rejoice! It’s the highly anticipated follow-up book to Knit Your Own Dog. With easy-to-follow instructions for 16 distinct felines, Knit Your Own Cat is the irresistible guide to knitting the pet you’ve always wanted. Knit Your Own Cat is packed with knitting patterns for 16 different fanciful felines, from a pretty Persian to a sleek Siamese, from a cuddly kitten to a traditional tabby. The cats are surprisingly easy to make: With a few evenings of work, you can have a covetable companion for life. Each cat includes clear, step-by-step instructions for both knitting and assembling the parts. The cats can be knit into various positions such as standing, sitting, crouching, and curled up for a nap. You can add details like collars, bells, and bows. Photographs throughout show the finished cat from various angles, and each cat is accompanied by a description of its real-life temperament and physical characteristics. 

Cats include: Abyssinian, Bengal, Black Cat, Black White, British Shorthair, Burmese, Devon Rex, Kitten, Maine Coon, Orange, Persian, Ragdoll, Siamese, Tabby, Tortoiseshell, and Turkish Van.  

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