Knit Lit


Knitting Pearls: Writers Writing About Knitting

Knitting is known to be a soothing and relaxing activity, and in Knitting Pearls: Writers Writing About Knitting, two dozen authors come together to write about its healing powers. Writers like Jodi Picoult and yarn gurus like Jared Flood tell stories about everything from converting religions to falling in love; this book combines beautiful anecdotes about knitting your way to happiness with patterns to work up along the way. If the heartwarming stories don’t entice you, projects from companies like Purl Soho and Churchmouse Yarns will.

Hardcover, 272 Pages, $25.95, 978-0393246087


Free Spirit Knits: 20 Knitted Garments and Accessories Inspired by the Southwest

Anne Podlesak takes knitting down south in Free Spirit Knits: 20 Knitted Garments and Accessories Inspired by the Southwest. Gathering inspiration from her home in New Mexico, Podlesak’s patterns are sure to inspire thoughts of road trips to the Grand Canyon and adventures through the beautiful deserts of the Southwest. The projects in the book are for both men and women, so it is a perfect book for all of the knitters in your life. Whether you consider yourself a “Free Spirit” or not, you will certainly look the part after working up patterns like the beautiful “Aspens Sweater” or cozy “Petroglyph Socks.”

Paperback, 144 Pages, $25.99, 978-1620339497


Pride and Preju-Knits: 20 Genteel Knitting Projects Inspired by Jane Austen

Jane Austen is an inspiration for modern authors and artists alike, and now, you too can take part with your very own knitted creations. Trixie Von Purl works her way through Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Darcy, Emma Woodhouse and more in her book Pride and Preju-Knits: 20 Genteel Knitting Projects Inspired by Jane Austen. Heroes and heroines alike are transformed into adorable knit dolls with pretty parasols, bonnets and jackets. Give them the life they deserve with full scenes from the novels drawn out in yarn. With clear instructions and beautiful photographs throughout the book, you can finally create all of your favorite scenes from Austen’s six novels.

Paperback, 112 Pages, $19.99, 978-1782213130


Knitted Birds: Over 30 Fun Feathered Friends for You to Knit

Fly away with Knitted Birds: Over 30 Fun Feathered Friends for You to Knit. From well-known birds like Seagulls to more unusual breeds like Puffins, this book is full of fun patterns that could be pretty as decorations as well as making cute toys for kids. Work up a few ravens for a creepy Halloween scene, or try creating owls for any Harry Potter lovers in your life. Knitted Birds includes both relaxed and more advanced projects, so no matter your skill level you will be on your way to making a few feathered friends.

Paperback, 128 Pages, $19.95, 978-1782211099