two new titles for knitters

I recently reviewed two new titles for knitters that appeared in the newest issue of Knitty. They are reference books that I think are beneficial for knitters of all levels.

The Knitter’s Dictionary: Knitting Know-How from A to Z
by Kate Atherley
F+W Media/Interweave
$19.99 Hardcover

Kate Atherley has done it again. Her newest book, The Knitting Dictionary, is a comprehensive reference of all things knitting in a concise 126 pages! This is a good tool for every knitter, both those new to the language and those who have been working with it for years. New knitters will delight in the second chapter, “Getting Started with Patterns” which builds on its promise and gives tips for how to successfully work a pattern (while experienced knitters will wish for a time machine). … Kate’s years of experience come through in this valuable volume and the illustrations by Julie Levesque ( are beautiful and work in symbiosis with the text. Together they make this a comprehensive and concise reference book. This book holds a coveted spot in my knitting bag! Read the full review at Knitty.

Knitting Modular Shawls, Wraps, and Stoles: An Easy, Innovative Technique for Creating Custom Designs, with 185 Stitch Patterns
by Melissa Leapman
Storey Publishing
$32.00 hardcover, also to be released as an ebook
288 pages

It can be overwhelming if you want to begin designing your own shawls. Melissa Leapman’s newest book – a combination master class on shawl design and dictionary of over 200+ knitting stitches – will help you begin. Read the full review at Knitty.

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