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PRE-ORDERS Pom Pom, Moon + Turtle, MDK Skill Set

PRE-ORDER Pom Pom Quarterly 38 Fall 2021

Available August 16, 2021

Pom Pom Autumn 2021 collection celebrates trees: their roots, branches, and everything in-between! In their 38th issue, you can look forward to luscious cable patterns which mimic labyrinths of roots and statuesque boughs, clever colourwork and textures designed to imitate oft-overlooked plantlife, and patterns that reference the enchanted forests of fairy tales. Autumn is a transitional season, so alongside trusty pullovers and cardigans, you’ll find accessories which are perfect for furling in your coat pocket or rucksack for when the weather takes a chilly turn.

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Burrow down into Issue 38 and you’ll find two articles, a tutorial, and a recipe in addition to nine knit and crochet patterns! Dawn Henderson invites us to introduce magick into our handicrafts by sharing her experiences of Hoodoo (or African American rootwork). Drawing on her expertise in microplastics, Tereza Pavlíková raises important questions about the textile industry and pollution, and Caitlin Ffrench demonstrates how you can make charcoal and ink from dried plant material! Issue 38’s knit and crochet garments will keep you toasty from the outside, but Fi Churchman’s ginger pudding recipe will warm you from within!

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Featuring designs by: ANNA HUSEMANN, AUDREY BORREGO, CATHERINE CLARK, DENISE OTTER, REED KEYES, HEIDI KÄSTNER, TYRA SMITH, YIĞITCAN VATANSEVER & ZANETE HUSSAIN.

PRE-ORDER Moon and Turtle from PomPom Press

Available August 16, 2021

We’ve long admired Kiyomi and Sachiko’s talent to infuse unique and contemporary design details with classic knitwear styles, and we’re honoured to publish the twins’ first collaborative collection. Moon and Turtle contains nine knit designs (4 garments, 5 accessories) which showcase an edgy urban aesthetic, reflecting the twins’ life in Toronto / Tkaronto, Canada.

Much like Kiyomi and Sachiko themselves, Moon and Turtle is truly synergic. The duality associated with identical twins is thoughtfully and intelligently embedded into every aspect of the book. From the designs, to the authors’ musings, to the title of the book itself, there’s a quiet harmony in the idea that two things or people can be visually similar but also appreciably distinct.

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The patterns are gender-neutral, graded up to a 62” chest, and contain body and sleeve length adjustments in the hope that this book can be enjoyed by many knitters for years to come. Playful colourwork, paired with simply constructed garments, means that Moon and Turtle is a fabulous step up from pattern books like Ready Set Raglan. Kiyomi and Sachiko’s sisterly affection for one another is clear and shines through their words and designs.

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PRE-ORDER Skill Set: Beginning Knitting from MDK

Modern Daily Knitting has been helping knitters since 2003. Now, they have distilled those years of teaching into the only book you need to start your knitting journey. There’s never been a how-to-knit book like this. It’s little. Smart. Encouraging. In 9 short lessons, with dozens of clear illustrations, we teach everything a new knitter needs to know and nothing they don’t. This is it. Skill Set gives you the keys to the kingdom.

The 9 Lessons
Everything a new knitter needs to know, short and sweet. These lessons draw on decades of knitting experience by Kay and Ann.

Lesson 1: Supplies, Casting On, Knit Stitch, Binding Off
Lesson 2: Purl Stitch, Combining Knits and Purls
Lesson 3: Basic Shaping: Increases and Decreases
Lesson 4: Knitting in the Round
Lesson 5: Basic Lace and Cables
Lesson 6: Basic Colorwork: Stripes, Stranding Intarsia
Lesson 7: Finishing: Weaving in Ends, Seaming, Blocking
Lesson 8: Patterns, Yarn, and Gear
Lesson 9: Fixing Mistakes

They emphasize practice in each lesson, so there are swatches to make for each technique. There’s just one pattern, for a simple hat, that lets a new knitter try out the techniques.

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PRE-ORDER New Books from Laine, PomPom, Amirisu

We’re reordering books in about a week, so place your Pre-Orders now and we’ll get them to you on or before the end of the Month.

Strands of Joy

Release Date: March 30, 2021

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Strands of Joy by Anna Johanna features 20 versatile colourwork patterns, including sweaters and cardigans as well as an elegant dress, a warming hat and a kid’s pullover. The patterns are worked seamlessly from the top down. Cast on a mindless two-colour project or let your mind find peace in more complicated knits that require you to stay focused.

Anna Johanna is a knitwear designer from Muurame, Central Finland. She is known for her often-romantic knits with much love for details, textures and colours. Since 2020, this former statistician has been designing full-time. Strands of Joy (Finnish title Onnensäikeitä) is her debut book.

  • 176 pages
  • 20 colourwork knitting patterns
  • Hardcover
  • Weight: Approx. 900 g / 2 lb
  • Print only, no digital download code available.
  • Printed in Latvia.

PomPom Quarterly 36: Spring 2021

Pre-Order your copy of Making Marls and it will be shipped or be available for pick-up on or before March 30, 2021!

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Pom-Pom’s quilt-inspired collection honours the resourcefulness, practicality, community, and design elements traditionally associated with this textile-based practice! With knit and crochet patterns that embrace improvisation, find a home for treasured mini skeins and mimic the comfort of a much-loved quilt!

Embody

Pre-Order your copy of Making Marls and it will be shipped or be available for pick-up on or before March 30, 2021!

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Jacqueline Cieslak’s commitment to embracing all of our community has won us over completely, so Pom Pom Press is publishing her first book! Jacqui’s fundamental design philosophy is that bodies are deserving of clothes that fit perfectly. Embody consists of three infinitely adaptable patterns — two knitting, one sewing — with bespoke instructions to create customized, perfectly fitted garments that are graded for chests up to 64 inches. This book is designed to be the foundation of any maker’s me-made wardrobe.

Knit a Little

Release March 2021 

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Marie Greene is back with a fresh new direction for her signature seamless style in this collection of 24 new patterns for kids! With 12 sweaters (sizes 0-10) and 12 matching beanies (preemie to adult), Knit a Little reimagines some of Marie’s most popular designs on a small scale. Whether you’re looking for ideas to use your yarn stash, have little ones to knit for, or just love the satisfaction of a small project, this book offers quick-to-knit, gender-neutral patterns in a range of yarn weights. You’ll find cardigans and pullovers with colorwork, cables, simple texture and more. These versatile designs will become wearable favorites in no time – and Marie’s clear instructions and helpful tips will ensure your success from start to finish. The hardest part will be choosing which one to cast on first!

Amirisu Epistemology Daruma Collection

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Epistemology DARUMA Collection features ten timeless and stylish amirisu designs, with photographs taken at DARUMA’s vintage-looking dye house in Kyoto.

  • 10 patterns: 4 sweaters, 1 cardigan, 1 scarf, 2 cowls, 1 hat, and 1 pair of mittens
  • Featured DARUMA yarns: GENMOU, GEEK, Wool Mohair, Falkland Wool, & Silk Mohair
  • Format: Hardcover / B5 size / approximately 78 pages
  • Language: English
  • Release date: September 1, 2020
  • Printed in Japan by Shinano Publishing
  • The book is written in English 

Ready, Set, Raglan by Pompom Press

One copy in stock! Pre-Order your copy of Making Marls and it will be shipped or be available for pick-up on or before March 30, 2021!

You can see all the patterns HERE!

Ready, Set, Raglan is a great book for newish knitters who want to take their skills to the next level and make sweaters. It’s the follow-up to Pompom Press’ beginner book Knit How (see below), taking the straightforward raglan-sleeve pullover (the kind of sweater with diagonal seams at the sleeves) as a blank canvas and walks you through all the ways to make it your own. They offer blueprints for 8 distinct raglans and coach you through choosing perfect-for-you necklines, hemlines, ribbing, stitch textures, and fancy raglan increases. And, of course, they show you how to create jaw-dropping colour combinations.

Their raglans sweaters are designed to empower improving knitters with customisation skills, but also to free advanced knitters to fly through stressless shapes, easy customisations, and the joys of colourplay. For the truly adventurous, they even provide a formula to design your own raglan! Let’s all get out our sketchbooks and dream together.

Knit How: Simple Knits, Tools & Tips

Copies are available in store Now!

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From the needles of your favourite quarterly comes the ultimate learn-to-knit book! The only guide a novice will need to start a journey through the world of yarn, Knit How is a friendly and easy-to-use introduction to knitting. The book includes ten knitting patterns for accessories and garments, along with illustrated techniques and essential top tips for the beginner knitter, all in Pom Pom’s signature style.

Packed full of tutorials and advice, Knit How guides you through the wonderful world of knitting, from your first few shaky stitches through a host of projects, each increasing in complexity until you have truly mastered your craft! Want to pick and choose? The choice is yours! These patterns offer something for everyone. All you need to know is ready and waiting, pick up your needles and let’s cast on!

52 Weeks of Socks

Pre-Order your copy and it will be shipped or be available for pick-up on or before March 30, 2021!

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Just in case you missed out on this GORGEOUS book, now is the time to order yourself a copy. Seriously, it’s STUNNING – no regrets!

52 Weeks of Socks is the first hardcover book of Laine Publishing. It contains 52 knitting patterns by 46 designers and is a true encyclopedia of socks. The patterns are beautifully photographed and laid out on 256 pages in the style Laine is known and loved for. This book will only be available in print, it will NOT be available as a digital download. The book contains patterns from a VERY long list of designers following (52 to be precise). 256 pages (it’s a hefty book).

You can see all of the patterns HERE

Knitting Comfortably by Carson Demers

Pre-Order your copy and it will be shipped or be available for pick-up on or before March 30, 2021!

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.



PREORDER 52 Weeks of Socks by Laine Magazine

52 Weeks of Socks is the first hardcover book of Laine Publishing. It contains 52 knitting patterns by 46 designers and is a true encyclopedia of socks. The patterns are beautifully photographed and laid out on 256 pages in the style Laine is known and loved for. This book will only be available in print, it will NOT be available as a digital download.

  • 256 uncoated, high-quality pages
  • Language: English
  • Woven book cover, banner, ribbon place marker
  • Weight: 1100 g / 2.5 lb
  • Dimensions: 27 cm X 21 cm thickness: 2.60 cm
  • Printed in Latvia
  • All pattern specs are available on the Ravelry pattern pages 
  • Official release date: February 14th

The book contains patterns from the following designers:

Heidi Alander // Fiona Alice // Gina Baglia // Ainur Berkimbayeva // Katrine Birkenwasser // Karen Borrel // Sachiko Burgin // Diana Clinch // Verena Cohrs // Valentina Consalvi // Rachel Coopey // Nele Druyts // Marion Em // Lindsey Fowler // Fabienne Gassmann // Lucinda Guy // Dawn Henderson // Anja Heumann // Tiina Huhtaniemi // Caitlin Hunter // Mieka John // Amanda Jones // Joséphine & the seeds // Pauliina Karru // Isabell Kraemer // Tatiana Kulikova // Joji Locatelli // Erika López // Andrea Mowry // Paula Pereira // Rosa Pomar // Elena Potemkina // Amelia Putri // Emily Joy // Rickard // Mona Schmidt // Nataliya Sinelshchikova // Marceline Smith // Minna Sorvala // Helen Stewart // Charlotte Stone // Becky Sørensen // Niina Tanskanen // Natalia Vasilieva // Kristine Vejar // Kajsa Vuorela // Mariya Zyaparova.

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.

See the projects online HERE

Expected Availability/Ship Date: November 17, 2018

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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 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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pompom 5th anniversary cover BLOG

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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