Wednesday, August 29, 2007

New Books Are Here!

We received a shipment of new books yesterday. We all love the book, The Best of Interweave Knits. It is such a pretty book.

We were very lucky to get more of the new Cat Bordhi book, New Pathways for Sock Knitters. We sold out of the book 2 weeks ago and are very happy to get more in.

Below is a brief synopsis of each book.

THE BEST OF INTERWEAVE KNITS Our Favorite Designs From the First Ten Years by Ann Bud

Celebrating 10 years of innovative and appealing garment designs from Interweave Knits, this must-have pattern collection is comprised of 30 scarves, stoles, cardigans, pullovers, vests, jackets, tops, and totes that have stood the test of time. Representing the creative work of 26 notable designers, it includes gorgeous photography, a dozen favorite "Beyond the Basics" columns that provide in-depth information on essential techniques, and step-by-step instructions through every aspect of knitting and finishing. Even relatively inexperienced knitters will find this archive of classic design to be an indispensable reference tool for years to come.

WRAPPED IN COMFORT Knitted Lace Shawls by Alison Jeppson Hyde
Create these romantic shawls and scarves with luxury fibers, and then wrap yourself up in the inspiring stories behind each design. Gorgeous, lacy projects will provide the comfort, while real-life tales will heal the heart. Create 14 beautiful shawls in half-circle or full-circle shapes, plus four scarves. Break free from fitting hassles with simple instructions for Large and Small sizes, as well as one-size-fits-all projects. Choose from leaves, clovers, flowers, and other classic lace motifs.

KNITTING CIRCLES AROUND SOCKS Knit Two at a Time on Circular Needles by Antje Gillingham

Why knit one sock and then start all over again to make a match? Instead, knit two socks at the same time on two circular needles! With this creative approach, you can slip a sock on each foot as soon as you bind off.

ROMANTIC HANDKNITS 26 Flirtatious Designs that Flatter Your Figure by Annie Modesitt

Romance is alive and well in the sweet and sexy clothing and accessory designs you’ll find in Romantic Hand Knits. Exquisite drape married with figure-hugging silhouettes show off a woman’s curves in a most ladylike manner, creating flirtatious and flattering fits to please any knitter. Loosely based on ultra-feminine styles from fashion history, the designs in Romantic Hand Knits have an undeniably modern appeal. A lace camisole is lengthened and reinvented as a lovely summer slip dress A late-eighteenth-century corset cover inspires the design for a lacy fitted top with elbow-length sleeves. Silk stockings favored by Elizabethan ladies of the royal court return in a sexy and fresh incarnation with the new fibers available today.Knitting guru Annie Modesitt knits up fabrics that cling delicately to a woman’s body, creating an elegant hand-tailored look. Now every woman will be able to create fitted garments that make her look as pretty, desirable, and sexy as she feels. For knitters who want to heat things up in a whole new way, the alluring designs in Romantic Hand Knits will help them light the fires.

New Pathways for Sock Knitters Book One by Cat Bordhi

8 new kinds of sock architecture, 26 individual patterns and 8 master patterns (which can be made in any size, any gauge, with infinite variations)