New Knitting Books for Summer 2023

Immerse yourself in the world of knitting with this diverse round-up of books. From playful animal patterns in “Knit Mini Safari Animals” to the artistry of Fair Isle knitting in “Fair Isle Knitting,” these books offer inspiration for knitters of all skill levels. Explore stitch dictionaries, coastal-inspired knits, traditional Norwegian designs, and the beauty of mosaic knitting. Dive into baby knits, texture effects in machine knitting, and master the art of machine knitting with these informative and creative resources. Each book invites you to embark on a knitting journey filled with creativity, technique, and stunning projects.

“Knit Mini Safari Animals” by Sachiyo Ishii:
This delightful book offers a collection of adorable knitted safari animals. The patterns are well-written and easy to follow, making it suitable for both beginners and experienced knitters. The finished projects are incredibly cute and make perfect gifts for children or animal lovers. Whether you’re knitting a lion, giraffe, or elephant, this book will bring joy and creativity to your knitting projects.

“Fair Isle Knitting” by Carina Olsson:
Carina Olsson’s “Fair Isle Knitting” is a comprehensive guide to this classic knitting technique. The book provides clear and detailed instructions on how to create beautiful colorwork patterns using traditional Fair Isle techniques. With stunning photographs and a variety of patterns to choose from, this book is perfect for knitters who want to explore the art of Fair Isle knitting and add intricate designs to their projects.

“The New Knitting Stitch Dictionary” by Lydia Kios:
This extensive stitch dictionary is a valuable resource for knitters of all levels. With over 400 stitch patterns, including cables, lace, and colorwork, this book offers endless inspiration for creating unique and textured designs. The instructions are clear, accompanied by helpful charts and photographs. Whether you’re looking to add texture to your projects or explore new stitch patterns, this book is an essential addition to any knitter’s library.

“Cozy Coastal Knits” by Rosann Fleischauer:
“Cozy Coastal Knits” brings the relaxed and laid-back vibes of coastal living to your knitting projects. The book features a collection of easygoing sweater patterns that are perfect for cozying up on breezy beach days or cool evenings by the shore. The designs are modern and wearable, with a coastal-inspired aesthetic. The patterns are well-written, and the book includes helpful tips and techniques to ensure successful knitting. Whether you’re a beach lover or simply enjoy comfortable and stylish knits, this book will be a great addition to your knitting collection.

“Norway’s Knitted Heritage” by Annemor Sundbø:
Delve into the rich knitting traditions of Norway with “Norway’s Knitted Heritage.” This book takes you on a journey through the country’s history, showcasing traditional knitting patterns and techniques. With stunning photography and detailed descriptions, it offers insights into the cultural significance of Norwegian knitting. From iconic sweaters to intricate accessories, this book celebrates the beauty and craftsmanship of Norwegian knitting, making it a must-have for anyone interested in Nordic knitting traditions.

“Summer Knitting Little Sweethearts” by Jorid Linvik:
Jorid Linvik’s “Summer Knitting Little Sweethearts” is a charming collection of Nordic-inspired knitting patterns for children. From adorable dresses and cardigans to playful accessories, the designs capture the essence of summertime with their light and breezy feel. The patterns are well-written and accompanied by beautiful photography. Whether you’re knitting for your own little ones or looking for unique gift ideas, this book offers a delightful selection of projects that will make you fall in love with summer knitting.

“Mosaic Knitting Workshop” by Ashleigh Wempe:
Ashleigh Wempe’s “Mosaic Knitting Workshop” is a fantastic resource for knitters who want to explore the art of mosaic knitting. The book provides step-by-step instructions and detailed explanations of this colorwork technique. With a range of patterns and projects, including shawls, hats, and blankets, knitters can develop their skills while creating stunning and visually captivating pieces. The book offers both inspiration and guidance, making it an excellent choice for knitters interested in expanding their repertoire.

“Cute and Easy Baby Knits” by Susie Johns:
Perfect for knitters who love creating adorable baby garments, “Cute and Easy Baby Knits” offers a variety of sweet and practical patterns. From tiny hats and booties to charming cardigans and blankets, the projects are designed with comfort and style in mind. The patterns are well-written, suitable for beginners, and include helpful tips and techniques. Whether you’re knitting for your own little one or making a thoughtful gift, this book provides a delightful selection of baby knits.

“Texture Effects in Machine Knitting” by Amber Hards:
“Texture Effects in Machine Knitting” is a comprehensive guide to exploring various machine knitting techniques to achieve unique and textured fabric. The book covers a range of techniques, including tuck stitch, slip stitch, and fine lace. With clear instructions and helpful illustrations, knitters can learn how to create intricate patterns and add depth to their machine-knit projects. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced machine knitter, this book offers valuable insights and inspiration to elevate your knitting skills.

“Mastering Machine Knitting” by Lucia Tarantino:
“Mastering Machine Knitting” is an essential resource for anyone interested in honing their machine knitting skills. Lucia provides in-depth guidance on various techniques and processes, from understanding machine functions to shaping and finishing garments. The book includes detailed instructions and illustrations, making it accessible to both beginners and experienced machine knitters. With a focus on creating finished garments, this book equips knitters with the knowledge and techniques to produce professional-quality pieces using a knitting machine.



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