Books with double the fun!

I love my job! I have the pleasure of finding books at Knit Picks.  Today is double exciting because we have new books to share and it’s book sale time! With 40% off, it’s hard to resist!  Here are some knitting, crocheting and tatting books that have caught my eye.

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Vogue Knitting: Very Easy Sweaters is a classic book of sweaters. 50 Projects! You’ll be able to find something for anyone in here – many of the projects are plus sized as well.  The projects include light weight, cabled, striped & colorwork, as well as stockinette and dramatic shapes.

For the colorwork fans, Interweave has come out with a new book Fair Isle Style.  Mary Jane Mucklestone brings you 20 fresh designs from several designers. Projects include scarves, gloves & mittens, socks, sweaters, a skirt, and many more. The sweaters and skirt include plus sizes, which is a plus (no pun intended!). Not only is it a book full of projects that focuses on  fresh, modern uses of color, it’s a book about knitting the Fair Isle technique.

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Wedding Crochet is filled with 20 romantic and feminine crochet designs. Though the title says “wedding” there are many projects in here that can be used for everyday wear.  There are wraps, shawl, lacy cardigan, little girls shrug, belt, necklace, long gloves and corsage.  Wedding specific projects some short veils, favors, garter, and ring bearer pillow.  I have my eye on the lacy cardigan.  its beautiful!

Treasury of Holiday Crochet has 84 gifts and home accents for holidays all year round. Projects include Halloween Masquerade mask, Chanukah throw, American flag afghan, ornaments, Christmas stockings, Father’s Day tie, Easter dress and basket and oh so much more!

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The last two new books are tatting books.  Tatting is a new adventure for me and I love it! I love the design options that are available.  Needle tatting is my preferred method.  We have lots of tatting tools as well as hankies for your tatting pleasure!

Celtic Tatting has 12 original designs using the graceful loops and whorls of Celtic knots. In this book you will find edging, a Celtic flower, butterfly, heart & cross.  You will find projects using these designs in earrings, a collar, bookmark, doily and a decorative frame

The title Festive Snowflakes & Ornaments says it all.  It includes 14 snowflakes and 4 motifs.  You can hang them as snowflakes or attach them to ornaments to create an unique, dazzling look.  These are perfect for decorating your house or to give as gifts.

There are so many more new books available that I could go on for days!  Check out the rest of the new books here. We’ve included images of the projects to help you in choosing the perfect books for your library!