Knit Lit

Inspired Shawls: 15 Creative Patterns for Year-Round Knitting

Keep your knitting needles flying through every season! With versatile designs that carry over from fall to summer in varying yarn weights, these shawls are anything but boring. Inspired by her travels in South America, Zukaite chose bold and neutral colors to capture each design in a unique way. Featuring gorgeous full-color photos and a stunning variety of stitches, you’ll want to knit each shawl over and over again.

Paperback, 112Pages, $19.95, 978-0486818511

Knitting with Beads Made Easy: Simple Techniques, Handy Shortcuts, and 60 Fabulous Projects

Knitting with beads seems daunting at first, but this new book will guide you every step of the way. Whether you want to add pearls to a knit purse or glittering glass to your latest glove pattern, you’ll learn to how to add some bling to your knitting with ease. Knitters old and new will appreciate the straightforward technique and be itching to start adding beads to everything.

Paperback, 152Pages, $24.95, 978-1570768491

Loom Knitting: 35 Quick and Colorful Knits on a Loom

Ready to try something different with your yarn? Introducing: loom knitting. Featuring quick and easy designs, Lucy Hopping has created a helpful book that will get you loom knitting in no time. As you practice, start small and whip up items for the home. When you’re feeling more confident, move onto larger pieces like bags and backpacks. Whether you give your creations away or keep them for yourself is all up to you and your loom!

Paperback, 128Pages, $19.95, 978-1782495574

Rainbow Knits: 20 Colorful Knitting Patterns in Stripes, Ombré Shades, and Variegated Yarns

Neutrals are fun, but color adds that extra spice to your knitting! If you’re ready to dive into a world bursting with color, look no further than Trench’s fantastic book where inspiration comes from all types of sources — hair, food, fashion — just to name a few! There is something for everyone in this book from accessories and baby patterns to sweaters and cardigans. Go bold and get ready to knit your own rainbow.

Paperback, 96Pages, $19.95, 978-1782495642