Knit Lit

Baby Botanicals: Five Botanically-Inspired Sweaters for Little Ones

Blooming flowers, vibrant foliage, the smell of fresh earth — these summer elements are epitomized by the botanical theme of Alana Dakos’s collection of adorable little knits. For ages six to twelve months, these sweaters will keep your little one cozy on cooler summer nights and charm your heart with the adorable style.

Soft cover, 44 Pages, $14.00, 9780988324954

Knit Yourself Calm: A Creative Path to Managing Stress

There’s nothing more relaxing than retreating to your favorite chair and knitting up a storm. Tapping into this, an experienced knitter and a healthcare professional team up to engineer “mindfulness” projects like a tea cosy set, unisex scarf and an evening purse, just to name a few. These patterns are divided into several categories such as “portable” and “new skills” to give you a nice variety.

Paperback, 112 Pages, $15.95, 978-1782214939

Ponchos to Knit

With 150 color photos and 39 diagrams, this book promises to give readers the best scoop on trendy ponchos. Work up a light version for cooler summer nights or get a jump on preparing for fall, as ponchos provide some much needed layers. Knitters can choose from different looks, from cables to stripes, and can complete the ensemble with perfect accessories included in this book.

Hardcover, 130 Pages, $22.95, 978-1-57076-824-8

The Knit Generation: 15 Great Patterns by 8 Hot Designers

Knitting spans all age groups, uniting generations but constantly evolving. This book will be a treasure trove of information on the trendiest new kids on the knitting block. Designers such as sock extraordinaire Rachel Coopey and frequently published Rachel Atkinson are brought together in one spot for your window into the future of the craft.

Paperback, 104 Pages, $19.95, 978-0-8117-1785-4