Tuesday, April 12, 2011

This just in: new books!


YBD has received several great books over the last few weeks. Here is some information about some of them.

Nicky Epstein's Knitting Block By Block is an innovative book that provides the reader with 150 block designs and diagrams to design with. Simply choose the design you want - afghan, bag, sweater, scarf or toy - and select one block design or several to mix and match and create your own personalized finished object!

Knit.Sock.Love is the latest release from sock guru Cookie A. This beautifully photographed book features 19 original patterns that are broken down step by step into bite-size components that are easy to digest. Illustrations, diagrams and charts accompany each project, offering an invaluable guide for visual knitters.

In A Knitting Wrapsody, Kristin Omdahl features 18 innovative designs to wrap, drape and tie. According to the author, although all of the projects in the book - scarves, wraps, shawls and skirts - are knitted, much of the aesthetic is inspired by crochet. A DVD is included with the book to help to demonstrate some of the unusual techniques used in these patterns.

60 Quick Baby Knits is a collection of charming knits from Cascade featuring their 220 Superwash yarn. This collection of designs, ranging from easy to experienced, includes hats, booties, sweaters, blankets and more.

Both edited by Judith Durant, One-Skein Wonders and Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders feature patterns - you guessed it - using just one skein of yarn each! One-Skein Wonders features 101 patterns written for just about every weight of yarn out there - plus novelty yarn! Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders features 101 patterns that go way beyond socks. While the volume features many wonderful yarns, while paging through, we found three patterns featuring one of our favorite sock yarns, Noro Kureyon Sock (shown below). The Ericka Scarf from Gina House features a simple, open lace pattern that is easy to knit and works up quickly. Patricia Colloton-Walsh's Crocheted Market Bag is fast, fun and useful. And now for something completely different, how about Irina Poludnenko's knit and crocheted Umbrella Lamp Shade? Yarn cost for any of these three projects is a steal at just $19.95!


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