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PRE-ORDER Amirisu no. 24 Spring/Summer 2022

PRE-ORDER Amirisu no. 24: Spring/Summer 2022

Release Date: June 10, 2022

Pre-Orders will be available to pick-up/will ship on June 10, 2022

Harmonized by a soft palette of pastel and neutral hues, the twelve knitwear designs in this issue are inspired by the customs, family traditions, and special places that have contributed to each designer’s heritage.

Participating designers: Rosemary (Romi) Hill / Leeni Hoimela / Rastus Hsu / Sari Nordlund / Inese Sang / Megumi Sawada / Susanne Sommer / yamagara / Yucca / Dianna Walla / amirisu

Feature: Craft Guide to Toronto
Three locals, Laura Chau and Kiyomi & Sachiko Burgin, share some of their favorite spots in the city.

Plus, a project from Lori Ann Graham, a machine-quilted tote bag project, a look at Retrosaria Rosa Pomar’s new shop, and more!

Format: A4 size/ 130 pages/ Printed in Japan

Download Code: A Ravelry download code of the entire magazine is printed on an inserted card.

PRE-ORDER PomPom no. 41 Summer 2022

PRE-ORDER. Pom Pom Issue 41

PRE-ORDER: This is a special pre-order. Your book will be available for pick-up or will ship on the book launch date, May 31, 2022. 

SEE PATTERN DETAILS HERE

You’re invited to Pom Pom’s yarn party! Issue 41 marks their 10th birthday and they have a host of jubilant and celebratory designs which radiate all the joy they feel on this landmark occasion! This rare bumper edition of Pom Pom Quarterly contains 13 designs for warm and cool climes, so no matter where you live in the world, there’s handmade party outfits aplenty within its pages. 

This is their most collectable edition yet! Not only is this unique issue split into warm and cool patterns, they’ve gone all out with a flip double cover. This is also the first issue printed in their new larger format! Expect lush photographic spreads and more room for patterns – something you’ve told them they could work on! They’ve also permanently increased their page count to bring you even more Pom Pom! Over the last decade(!), they’ve had the absolute honour of working with some of the most creative and inspirational people in the fibre world, and they invited a handful of them to contribute to this extraordinary summer collection! 

Featuring designs by: ISA CATEPILLÁN // SARI NORDLUND // INYOUNG KIM // MARIE RÉGNIER // GINA FAMA RÖCKENWAGNER // DAWN HENDERSON // AMALIA SIEBER // XANDY PETERS // SYLVIA WATTS-CHERRY // KIYOMI + SACHIKO BURGIN // JAMES N WATTS // AINUR BERKIMBAYEVA

What’s more, Issue 41 comes complete with party favours in the form of two articles and a recipe! Atsushi Futatsuya writes about cultural appropriation and the practice of Sashiko, and Atia Azmi’s ‘A Crafter’s Guide to London’ is a wonderful tribute to the vibrant city in which Pom Pom was founded. Dee Omole shares her recipe for the most stunning white chocolate madeleines we’ve ever seen – we’re sure these would make a statement centerpiece at any shindig. So grab your knitting needles and crochet hooks and celebrate!

With the purchase of your magazine, you can access a digital copy via Ravelry using the download code printed on the inside cover of the magazine from the release date.

IN STOCK. Contrasts: Textured Knitting by Meiju K-P

See all the details HERE!

PRE-ORDER. Laine Magazine no. 14: Summer 2022

PRE-ORDER: This is a special pre-order. Your book will be available for pick-up or will ship on the book launch date, May 6, 2022. 

See all the details HERE!

PRE-ORDER. Traditions Revisited: Modern Estonian Knits

PRE-ORDER: This is a special pre-order. Your book will be available for pick-up or will ship on the book launch date, May 20, 2022. 

PRE-ORDER Laine no. 14 Summer 2022

Laine Magazine no. 14: Summer 2022

PRE-ORDER: This is a special pre-order. Your book will be available for pick-up or will ship on the bool launch date, May 6, 2022. 

Laine Issue 14: Summer 2022, is inspired by the light Nordic summer nights – gentle, delicate and carefree. Our beloved summers are so short and sweet, that even the wee small hours feel too precious to spend asleep. The 10 designs featured in our summer collection embody that summer night’s magic and explore colourwork, texture and delicate details.

Designers featured in this issue: Isabella Clark, Evgeniya Dupliy, Lindsey Fowler, Katrine Hannibal, Ema Marinescu, Claudia Quintanilla, Maria Walters and Sylvia Watts-Cherry.

  • 148 pages
  • 10 knitting patterns, beautifully photographed and illustrated (both charts and written instructions provided)
  • an interview with knitwear designer Aleks Byrd whose debut book is published in May 2022 by Laine Publishing
  • an article about Sisters United
  • an article about vegan knitting
  • a column about the challenge of running into a creative rut by our regular columnist Päivi Kankaro
  • a column about how to find comfort in learning a new craft by our regular columnist Jeanette Sloan
  • seasonal recipes
  • book reviews
  • Laine Favourites section
  • Printed in Estonia
  • Print only

PRE-ORDER New Books & Magazine from Laine

Contrasts:Textured Knitting by Meiju K-P

PRE-ORDER: This is a special pre-order. Your book will be available for pick-up or will ship on the bool launch date, April 14, 2022. 

Meiju’s debut book, Contrasts – Textured Knitting, contains 22 patterns, including pullovers, cardigans, scarves and hats  (see details below) in a soft, delicate and feminine style. They have been designed by Meiju to be functional and fit well. The pullovers and cardigans are mostly knitted from the top down, making their size easy to adjust.

Meiju lives in Helsinki, Finland with her husband and three sons. Even as a teenager, she never knitted from patterns, preferring to create her own designs. Later, knitwear design became a passionate hobby and part-time work. She hopes to spark new ideas for beginners and more experienced knitters.

Meiju K-P’s patterns are filled with elaborate lace, beautiful cables and carefully finished details – but at the same time they are fun to make. As a designer, Meiju likes to combine challenging techniques with a pleasant knitting experience.

SEE ALL OF MEIJU K-P’s PATTERNS

Details

  • 280 pages
  • 22 knitting patterns (9 sweaters, 5 cardigans, 1 poncho, 4 shawls, 3 hats), additional pattern modifications given
  • Both charts and written instructions provided
  • Hardback
  • Language: English (also available in Finnish)
  • Weight: Approx. 1300 g / 3.1 lb
  • 205 x 270 x 27 mm
  • ISBN: 978-952-7468-11-1
  • Printed in Latvia
  • Print only, no digital download available.
This is a fake cover, the real cover is still forthcoming and will be much, much prettier!

Traditions Revisited: Modern Estonian Knits By Aleks Byrd

PRE-ORDER: This is a special pre-order. Your book will be available for pick-up or will ship on the bool launch date, May 20, 2022. 

For a small country on the Baltic Sea, Estonia’s tradition and love for handicrafts greatly surpass its size. Estonian knitting is all about techniques, embellishment and regionality. Each knit tells a story about the knitter and where they live. Aleks Byrd’s book Traditions Revisited – Modern Estonian Knits is an introduction to Estonian knitting, both traditional and traditional-inspired. It includes 19 patterns, ranging from mittens to sweaters, that blend seamlessly with modern knitting styles.

Aleks Byrd – whose roots are in Estonia, Canada and the USA – is a knitwear designer based in Bath, UK. In addition to knitwear design, she works as an illustrator and teaches Estonian knitting techniques around the world.

In her designs, tradition and Aleks’ own, graphic style meet. With her book, Aleks wants to make traditional Estonian techniques accessible to everyone. At the same time, she builds a bridge between Estonian knitters and the international knitting community.

SEE DESIGNS BY ALEKS BYRD

  • 216 pages
  • 19 knitting patterns
  • 10 sweaters, 1 cardigan, 1 dress, 1 vest, 1 shawl, 1 cowl, 1 hat, 1 pair of socks, 1 fingerless mitt pattern, 1 mitten pattern
  • Detailed, illustrated tutorials for 5 traditional Estonian knitting techniques
  • Both charts and written instructions provided
  • Hardback
  • Language: English (also available in Finnish)
  • Weight: Approx. 1080 g / 2.4 lb
  • 205 x 270 x 27 mm
  • ISBN: 978-952-7468-09-8
  • Printed in Latvia
  • Print only, no digital download code available
This is a fake cover, the real cover is still forthcoming and will be much, much prettier!

Laine Magazine no. 14: Summer 2022

PRE-ORDER: This is a special pre-order. Your book will be available for pick-up or will ship on the bool launch date, May 6, 2022. 

Laine Issue 14: Summer 2022, is inspired by the light Nordic summer nights – gentle, delicate and carefree. Our beloved summers are so short and sweet, that even the wee small hours feel too precious to spend asleep. The 10 designs featured in our summer collection embody that summer night’s magic and explore colourwork, texture and delicate details.

Designers featured in this issue: Isabella Clark, Evgeniya Dupliy, Lindsey Fowler, Katrine Hannibal, Ema Marinescu, Claudia Quintanilla, Maria Walters and Sylvia Watts-Cherry.

  • 148 pages
  • 10 knitting patterns, beautifully photographed and illustrated (both charts and written instructions provided)
  • an interview with knitwear designer Aleks Byrd whose debut book is published in May 2022 by Laine Publishing
  • an article about Sisters United
  • an article about vegan knitting
  • a column about the challenge of running into a creative rut by our regular columnist Päivi Kankaro
  • a column about how to find comfort in learning a new craft by our regular columnist Jeanette Sloan
  • seasonal recipes
  • book reviews
  • Laine Favourites section
  • Printed in Estonia
  • Print only

PRE-ORDER NEW Moorit Crochet Magazine

PRE-ORDER Moorit no.2

Moorit is a beautiful new luxury CROCHET magazine from Edinburgh, Scotland. It’s printed in the same magalog style as Laine and Pompom (softcover, high-quality printing on heavy, high-quality paper), but is devoted exclusively to beautiful, wearable crochet patterns. You can also download a digital version of the magazine with your purchase (download code is included in the magazine).

Pre-orders will ship/be available for pick-up on the release date is March 29, 2022.

MOORIT NO. 2: PROJECTS & PATTERN DETAILS

The distributor sent me a copy of the first fall issue and it’s really a lovely magazine (the bird got at the cover, so I can’t sell it, but if you want you can see it in-store). If you want to order Moorit no.1 it is also available for pre-order on our website.

In Moorit no. 2 the designers looked to the sea for inspiration; Clear Waters, to create pieces that feel like a breath of fresh coastal air.

Discover 12 patterns inspired by the movement of the ocean, the colours of the seaside, and magical moments on the beach. And with 8 tops to choose from, you’ll be sure to find the perfect spring garment to make.

The issue also includes a tasty recipe from Helda Penagary and a feature on The Birlinn Yarn Company by Meg Rodgers.

Designs are by… Aklori Designs, Claudia Dingle, Emilia Johansson, Fay Dashper-Hughes, Ines Rodgers, Jeanette Bøgelund Bentzen, Linda Skuja, Michelle Boucher, Michelle White, Stephan C. Burse Jr., and Yessabett Bueno Fernández.

Crochet Crush

If you like the looks of Moorit you may also be into Crochet Crush from Laine Press, which is relatively new (it came out last December).

PRE-ORDER Pom Pom Quarterly 40 Spring 2022

PRE-ORDER Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 40 Spring 2022

If you love knitting with Kid-Mohair, this is the magazine issue for you! Issue 40 of Pom Pom Quarterly is a bonanza of kid mohair.

Issue 40 is available in-store for pick-up/will be shipped on February 24, 2022.

See Other Publications from Pom Pom Press

For their 40th issue they’ve concocted a knitted dreamworld! Allow their latest collection to transport you to your yarn-filled happy place with joy-bringing patterns which are whimsical without compromising elegance or wearability. The designs reference the seemingly unstructured nature of dreams through floaty fabrics and ethereal embellishments, loose gauge, and by gently emboldening the maker to use their intuition when it comes to playing with colour. As with anything that appears effortless, copious amounts of imagination and clever thinking form the foundation of these designs and they encourage the kind of creative escapism we cherish in crafting. The patterns in this collection vary in intensity; from ones which will allow you to realise your knitting fantasies to others you could finish with your eyes closed. But rest assured, each one will grant you gratification in a different way.”

Featuring designs by:

Aimee Sher // Allison Lutes // Edda Lilja Guðmundsdóttir // Hanna Lübben // Julie Dubreux // Marie Régnier // Marzena Kołaczek // Pope Vergara // Reed Keyes.

In addition to the 10 knitting patterns, the spring 2022 collection contains an article, ‘Making a World’ by lilith green, in which lilith talks about her experience of autism and how the act of making provides a haven from a world which prioritises neurotypical people. If your goal is to try your hand at a craft other than knitting, learn how to make decorative Polish pająki with Karolina Merska, or use Stephanie Ganz’ recipe to bake Honeysuckle Cream Puffs – divine!

52 Weeks of Shawls

SPECIAL PRE-ORDER DISCOUNT: RECEIVE 15% OFF*

*Discount will be applied automatically at check-out, no code is needed. Discount can not be combined with any other discount codes or promotions. This discount is a limited offer and we reserve the right to end it at any time. 

52 Weeks of Shawls is still on sale for CAD $61.20 (regularly $72). We need to sell a minimum of 8 books to get the discount, so please feel free to forward this to anyone you know who might be interested (or post it to social media, etc). Hopefully, together we can help Julie open up some space for more wonderful publications to come.

See HERE for a longer description and posting on it.

PROJECT Harvest Queen

Harvest Queen 

I’m sorry it has taken so long to share this sweater! Around the time we finished it we had a run on the yarn, Drops Wish, and it seemed a cruel thing t show you something you can’t have. We’ll we’ve restocked several of the most popular colours and are constantly reordering, so I think it’s safe to share.

Harvest Queen is a cozy, oversized pullover that’s knit in one piece from the top-down. It features a yoke construction with pretty cable and lace detail. It’s knit on 9mm needles, so it works up fast! The yarns recommended are blown yarns, making it a lighter, airier textile than expected. Video and written tutorials are provided at the bottom of the free pattern (they even have a place you can ask them questions about the pattern, and the pattern is available in 15 languages). And just in case you don’t believe me … it is Gruau’s (the bird’s) favourite sweater in the store.

Our Sample is a size small and used 8 balls of  Drops Wish in colour 18 Sage Green.

Drops Wish is a blown yarn; it’s made with a knitted cotton core with super soft alpaca literally blown into it. It’s light, airy, and kind of squishy (it has lots of give). Blown yarns are great when you want a thicker yarn that’s also light, so you can get bulk without weight.

Size

  • XS(S, M, L, XL, XXL)
  • Bust circumference: 36.75(40.75, 43.25, 47.25, 51.25, 56) inches or 92(102, 108, 118, 128, 140) cm
  • Fit is oversized

Yarn Options

  • Drops Wish: 8(8, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins  
  • Drops Air: 7(7, 8, 9, 10, 11) skeins {2 strands of yarn are held together}
  • Illimani Amelie7(7, 8, 9, 10, 11) skeins {2 strands of yarn are held together}

Needles & Notions

If you do not already have the needles for this project we recommend buying interchangeable needles. They are very versatile for top-down sweaters and have more longevity for future projects (if you need a longer or shorter needle you can purchase an inexpensive new cord, rather than an entire needle. If you are buying individual tips and cords, that Knitter’s Pride are the most affordable option. If you are thinking about investing in a set, the Chiaogoo Twist Red Lace 4″ Tips: 2.75mm – 10mm have the best range and versatility for an assortment of projects.

Online Support

Drops has tutorial videos to support their patternsSee the bottom of the pattern webpage for links.

Hacks

If you don’t love the way a pattern is formatted, consider copying the text into a free, cloud-based text editing program like Google Docs. There, you can clean up the formatting to your liking and store your notes and changes. If your perception problems are more pronounced, you may even want to put it into a spreadsheet program like Google Sheets to break it down into line-by-line instructions – you can even make it into a chart and tick off your work as you go. I do this when a pattern gives me a bunch of instructions that all need to be done at the same time, it makes life easier to plan your path before you embark on it.

Using a cloud-based storage system is also a great way to manage your patterns. When you use a cloud-based program, you can access your notes from anywhere (including your phone, tablet, or computer). You don’t have to worry about losing them if your hard drive fails, or transferring them when you get a new computer. This is also a good place to store any PDF patterns you download. If you make changes and notes on the paper version of your pattern, just take a picture of it with a free scanner app on your smartphone and upload it to your drive.

Just one caveat – be detailed and descriptive in your document titles. For example, say you bought the pattern Love Note – my title would be “Love Note Tin Can Knits Pullover Lace Mohair Cropped Yoke”. Basically, anything I associate with the project. You’ll thank yourself later when you’re looking for a pattern, can’t remember its name, and only recall a fragment of information about it. It is also really useful to log your projects in your Ravelry account, with the needles and yarn you used. Years later, when you want to do it again, you’ll be happy to have that history. Plus you can look through all your accomplishments!

FYI: this photo has NOT been colour corrected. The colour of the garment is not accurate (it’s washed out). The bird’s colour, however, is great

52 Weeks of Shawls

SPECIAL PRE-ORDER DISCOUNT: RECEIVE 15% OFF*

*Discount will be applied automatically at check-out, no code is needed. Discount can not be combined with any other discount codes or promotions. This discount is a limited offer and we reserve the right to end it at any time. 

52 Weeks of Shawls is still on sale for CAD $61.20 (regularly $72). We need to sell a minimum of 8 books to get the discount, so please feel free to forward this to anyone you know who might be interested (or post it to social media, etc). Hopefully, together we can help Julie open up some space for more wonderful publications to come.

See HERE for a longer description and posting on it.

SALE 52 Weeks of Shawls

52 Weeks of Shawls

SPECIAL PRE-ORDER DISCOUNT: RECEIVE 15% OFF*

*Discount will be applied automatically at check-out, no code is needed. Discount can not be combined with any other discount codes or promotions. This discount is a limited offer and we reserve the right to end it at any time. 

Our distributor reached out, letting us know that they have an overstock of 52 Weeks of Shawls, and they’re offering a one-time bulk discount to help them make some room in their warehouse. Always wanting to help-out where I can, and never wanting to pass up a deal on something exquisite, I’m offering the savings to you. When you buy now, you’ll get 15% off the retail price; that comes to CAD $61.20 (regularly $72). We need to sell a minimum of 8 books to get the discount, so please feel free to froward this to anyone you know who might be interested (or post it to social media, etc). Hopefully together we can help Julie open up some space for more wonderful publications to come.

From the publishers of Laine Magazine, 52 Weeks of Shawls is a unique look into contemporary shawl knitting. The designers behind the 52 patterns come from all around the world. This collection showcases an exceptionally wide range of yarns, techniques and levels of difficulty and also includes two crochet designs. It is a true encyclopedia of shawls, a future classic for decades to come. This book is a continuation of 52 Weeks of Socks which has been immensely popular around the world.

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As the title suggests, the book contains 52 knitting patterns by 50 designers. All patterns are beautifully photographed, illustrated and presented on 272 pages. This book does not come with a digital download component and is only available in hard-cover. Like all of Laine’s books, it is a beautiful creatiopn in itself.

See All of the Projects Online

The book contains patterns from the following designers: Stella Ackroyd, Andrea Aho, Fiona Alice, Natalya Berezynska, Rebekah Berkompas, Lærke Bisschop-Larsen, Sveina Björk Jóhannesdóttir, Rachel Brockman, Aleks Byrd, Susan Chin, Valentina Cosciani-Tibisay, Evgeniya Dupliy, Stephanie Earp, Marion Em, Frida Franckie, Katya Gorbacheva, Samantha Guerin, Joanna Herriott, Sarah Heymann, Jonna Hietala, Erin Jensen, Anna Johanna, Malia Mae Joseph, Susanna Kaartinen, Pauliina Karru, Linda Lencovic, Marjut Lund-Rahkola, Lotta H Löthgren, Hanna Maciejewska, Aude Martin, Mariya Matveeva, Helen Mawdsley, Faïza Mebazaa, Kathryn Merrick, Tif Neilan, Hanne Kær Pedersen, Paula Pereira, Claudia Quintanilla, Lucía Ruiz de Aguirre, Nataliya Sinelshchikova, Jeanette Sloan, Elena Solier Jansà, Susanne Sommer, Anna Strandberg, Niina Tanskanen, Mari Tobita, Miriam Walchshäusl, Lauren Wallis, Claire Walls and Stephen West.

  • 272 uncoated, high-quality pages
  • Language: English
  • Woven book cover, banner, ribbon place marker
  • Weight: 1100 g / 2.5 lb
  • Dimensions: 28 cm X 22 cm thickness: 3 cm
  • Printed in Latvia

PRE-ORDER Laine 13 Winter 2021

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Laine 13: Usnea (Winter 2021/2022)

In issue 13, Laine showcases gender-neutral designs that work as the foundation for any wardrobe. The 11 designs featured in the winter collection are classic and long-lasting; ones that could be borrowed from your spouse’s, friend’s or parent’s closet.

Pattern previews will go live on the Laine website and on Ravelry on December 3.

Magazine is available on Dec 10, 2021 (pending delivery)

Laine 13, Usnea, includes:

  • 148 pages
  • 10 knitting patterns & 1 crochet pattern, beautifully photographed and illustrated
  • an interview with Danish knitwear designer Lærke Bagger
  • an article about June Cashmere
  • an article about ChiaoGoo
  • an article about the importance of crafting and creativity by our regular writer Päivi Kankaro
  • seasonal recipes
  • book reviews
  • Laine Favourites section.
  • Print only. No digital download code available.

Designers featured in this issue:

  • Susan Chin
  • Susan Crawford
  • Sidsel Grau Petersen
  • Midori Hirose
  • Susanna Kaartinen
  • Inyoung Kim
  • Hanna Maciejewska
  • Mariya Matveeva
  • Paula Pereira
  • Maiju Räsänen
  • Griselda Zárate

PRE-ORDER Pom Pom 39: Fall 2021

Pom Pom 39: Winter 2021

Relearse Date: Nov 11, 2021

The knit and crochet designs in Issue 39 are inspired by rhythm! Pom Pom Winter 2021 collection is packed with patterns that honour echoes, explore semi-tonal shifts in colour, and include repeating motifs to allow you to get into a stitching groove. We love how the designers have taken the auditory theme and created patterns that highlight the aspects of rhythm, such as written musical scores and the visual representation of soundwaves. No matter at what tempo you craft, there’s a winter project for you here! 

Featuring designs by: JUDITH BRAND, ASTRID COLDING SIVERTSEN, ADELLA DUTRA, ANA D, TETYANA VYAZOVSKA, JOHANNA KUNIN, NIDHI KANSAL, KEIKO KIKUNO, CLEO MALONE, VALERIE NG

Artist, maker and stylist Lydia Morrow was the creative director for this issue’s photoshoot! We’ve long admired Lydia’s jazzy sense of style, so we’re honoured to publish her vision on our pages. After you’ve found your crafting cadence, enjoy the two articles in Issue 39.

In ‘Rhythms of Handiwork’, Felicity (Felix) Ford explores the communal and historical relationship between craft and rhythm, while Claudia Khan writes touchingly about the delicate melody of parenthood, partnership, and time in her article, ‘A Family Song’.

Toronto’s Kiyomi and Sachiko Burgin are the authors of this issue’s handmade lip balm tutorial, so you can combat chapped lips brought on by cold weather and even have some non-knitted handmade gifts ready for the festive season.