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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.