Felt Forward by Maggie Pace Bring a modern edge to felting with this collection of stylish designs made with innovative techniques. Anyone with basic knitting skills will find the tools to create unique felt pieces using wool, alpaca, angora and even acrylic. Illustrated in color, 127 pages Interweave
Fabulous & Flirty Felt: Stylish Handbag and Accessory Patterns to Knit and Felt by Darlene Bruce. Featuring 30 patterns for knitted handbags, home decor and accessories that you can do at home in your washing machine. Each project is depicted 3 ways so you can see which method you prefer. Color photos, 112 pages.
Ikat II, Revised Edition by Lydia Van Gelder. This edition has new chapters in ikat knitting and shitu (the art of Japanese paper spinning and weaving). Great illustrations showing pattern, color and entail and includes a list of suppliers too. Color illustrations, 160 pages.
Interwined: The art of Handspun Yarn, Modern Patterns, and Creative Spinning by Lexi Boeger. Enjoy how the fiber community (farmers, dyers and spinners to knitters and crocheters) are all interconnected. Includes instructions for 30 projects for knitting and crocheting using handspun yarn and 30 spinning techniques. Well illustrated in color, 304 pages.
Knitting in the Round by Jeanne Staufler. This book includes instructions for both right and left-handed knitting with circular and double pointed needles. Projects include wraps, children’s and baby items and accessories for the entire family. Color illustrations, 176 pages
Knitting with Hand-Dyed Yarns: 20 Stunning Projects by Missy Burns. Shows how using the spectrum of variegated yarns now available to create stylish sweaters for men and women, wraps, vests and cardigans. Includes basic knitting primer and complete directions for each project. Well illustrated in color, 111 pages.
Men Who Knit & The Dogs Who Love Them: 30 Great looking Designs for Man and His Best Friend by A. Modesitt & De. Embrosky. There are plenty of men who enjoy picking up knitting needles as much as women do. There are 33 great looking projects, using a variety of stitch patterns and striking colors that are exciting to work up. Dozens of sweaters for men, 5 with matching projects for his best friend. Well illustrated in color, 144 pages.
Minnow Knits, Too: More Uncommon Knits for Kids Big and Small by Jil Eaton Ms. Eaton puts simple designs and style into children’s hand knits. Featuring 26 innovative patters using bod colors, chic styling and spirited details. Instructions, schematics and drawings. Color photos. 176 pages
Two Balls or Less by Jenny Hill. More than 30 quick to stitch knitting and crochet projects. Dedicated knitters can extend their skills by experimenting with crochet, while beginners will love the quick and simple designs for adults, kids and the home. Well illustrated in color 112 pages.
Simple Knits for Sophisticated Living: Quick-Knit Projects from Beautiful, Chunky Yarns by Barbara Albright. Forty-four great projects using basic stitches that can be achieved by everyone no matter what their skill level. Simple patters that come together quickly and easily (pillow covers, sweaters and hats). Includes directions and templates. Well illustrated in color. 144 pages
Yarnplay by Lisa Shobhana How to mix yarns, textures and colors to create bold and bright hand knits as you choose from over 20 different projects from home decor to vests, sweaters and more. Well illustrated in color, 127 pages
The Ultimate Knitter’s Guide by Kate Butler. Features 24 stunning sweater patterns for the whole family from traditional to contemporary in various skill levels. Ideal book for the beginner and more advanced knitter. Color photos, 176 pages
Inca Knits: Designs Inspired by South American Traditions by Marianne Isager. Includes 15 South American inspired knit designs in the author’s signature style. Inspired by the art of the high Andes, featured items combine stunning color work including stripes, zigzags, and geometric motifs. Color photos, 160 pages, Interwave
Scarves, Shrugs & Shawls, 22 Knitted Designs with Their Special Techniques by Sarah Hatton has beautiful knitted designs, all made in Rowan’s popular classic yarns, including beading, lace, color work and more. Learn how to make a chevron scarf, a frilled shawl, a collared cape and a beaded corsage. This book is well illustrated in color, 136 pages. These would look and feel amazing in alpaca!