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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!

See all the patterns HERE!

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!

See all of the patterns HERE

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 PomPom Quarterly 32 Spring 2020

PomPom Quarterly 31 Winter 2019

The new issue of PomPom is now available for preorder, it will be available in store and will ship on February 28, 2020.

You can see more details about the patterns here on Ravelry, or you can check out the Official Preview HERE.

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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 PomPom Quarterly 31 Winter 2019

PomPom Quarterly 31 Winter 2019

The new issue of PomPom is now available for preorder, it will be available in store and will ship on November 27, 2019. You can see more details about the patterns here on Ravelry, or you can check out the Official Preview HERE.

NEW Laine no. 9, PomPom no. 30 Presale

Laine No. 9: Winter 2019

This issue of Laine is a Presale and will be available and ship on September 20, 2019.

We’re proud to stock, and be a supporter of this GORGEOUS Nordic magazine, written in English. This magazine normally sells out, so reserve yours early! Unfortunately, Laine has not yet revealed any of the projects or a summary of the contents of the magazine, so we’ll all just have to wait.

PomPom No. 30

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This issue of Pompom will be available August 30, 2019.

PomPom Quarterly is a top quality, curated book published by independent designers. The patterns are always gorgeous, and the books themselves are lovely, the kind of inspiring publication you love to have on your coffee table and NEVER rest your mug on.

NEW Magazines: Making Stories, Laine, PomPom

Making Stories no. 1

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From the publishers of Making Magazine:

“With Making Stories Magazine, we strive to feature companies and makers who focus on sustainability, transparency, fairness and equity in their work. We love telling their stories and hope to inspire and enable crafters to make conscious and informed decisions about the materials they use and companies they support. 

In Issue 1, you’ll find thoughtful accessories and versatile garments that are designed with change in mind – change in seasons, in the way we work and live, in our choice of materials. We’re proud to be able to share the fantastic work of writers and visual artists with you with pieces that range from disability and knitting to body image, from queering the knitting status quo to what change means for our lives”

WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT MAKING STORIES MAGAZINE?

“We’re (to our knowledge) the only ad-free knitting magazine on the market today. We believe in preserving our independence when it comes to deciding who we feature and work with through not accepting any ads for this magazine. 

We’re printing on 100% recycled paper, one of the few that’s certified not only with the EU Ecolabel and the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, but also with the Blauer Engel certificate.”

“We’re keeping production and fulfilment as local as possible, working with Druckhaus Berlin-Mitte as our printer, the first printer to be certified with Blauer Engel, and with Urbanmail as our fulfilment and shipping partner, both here in Berlin.”

Laine No. 8: Kelo8

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We’re proud to stock, and be a supporter, of this GORGEOUS Nordic magazine, written in English.

· 140 pages
 
· 11 knitting patterns from a talented group of designers: Justyna Lorkowska, Denise Bayron, Libby Jonson, Julie Dubreux, Leeni Hoimela, Astrid Troland, Sus Gepard, Éveline Cantin-Bergeron, Jenny Sauselein and Marjorie Martin. 

· an interview with Susan Crawford
 
· a long-format story about Ocean Rose
 
· my story by Pauline Copin-Herriot of Lain’amourée
 
· a column by Jeanette Sloan (Jeanette will continue as our columnist in the future, as well)
 
· seasonal recipes
 
· a travel guide to our dear hometown, Tampere, featuring the best spots to stay, eat and shop

PomPom No. 25

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PomPom Quarterly is a top quality, curated book published by independent designers. The patterns are always gorgeous, and the books themselves are lovely, the kind of inspiring publication you love to have on your coffee table and NEVER rest your mug on.

RESTOCKED Knitting Comfortably

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.

PREORDER Pompom Quarterly 28

PomPom Quarterly 28 Spring 2019

The new Spring issue of Pom Pom Quarterly will be available and ship February 28th! This issue includes pretty crochets as well as knits that will carry you from the end of winter into the heart of spring.

SALE 20 % OFF Laine no. 7

Laine no. 7 – Kouta

  • 140 pages
  • an interview with Veera Välimäki
  • a long-format story about The Fibre Co.
  • my story by Emma Robinson of The Woolly Mammoth
  • a Q&A with Annie Rowden
  • recipes
  • a travel guide to London featuring the best spots to stay, eat and shop.
  • 12 knitting patterns from a talented group of designers: Lærke Bisschop-Larsen, Kiyomi Burgin, Aleks Byrd, Kristin Drysdale, Carol Feller, Whitney Hayward, Natasja Hornby, Dami Hunter, Renate Kamm, Meiju K-P, Nancy Marchant, Alejandra Pont, and Stephen West. 
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  • See Project on Ravelry

NEW Knitscene Spring 2019

Knitscene Spring 2019

The new issue of Knitscene has arrived! I know it’s a little hard to think forward to spring, but this issue has a bunch of pretty knits as well as some great articles.

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NEW Interweave Knits Winter 2019

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NEW Interweave Knits Winter 2019

The new Winter 2019 issue of Interweave Knits has arrived, and is available online and in store!

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