Book Review, Knitting Book, Crochet Book, Harry Potter KNitting Magic, 52 Weeks of Sock,

Books in Review

Following on from all the amazing book releases of the past couple of weeks here’s a quick overview of our recent acquisitions now available online and at the shop.

  1. Brilliant new releases:

A real delight for all fans, Harry Potter: Knitting Magic is exactly what you expect it to be. Full of great designs the collection includes costume replicas as well as patterns inspired by the books. Fun facts and behind-the-scene comments gives the reader a unique insight into the making of the films.

Born from the collaboration in between Jeanette Sloan and Kate Davies Warm Hands is a compelling selection of 15 modern and colourful patterns for mittens and gloves. From elbow length cabled gauntlets to lacy fingerless mitts this book covers a multitude of construction methods and styles.

A yearly supply worth of sock patterns packed in one stunning hardcover. The wide variety of designs in 52 Weeks of Socks will thrill any committed sock knitter. Like any Laine publication this book is beautifully illustrated with high quality and stylish photographs. The epitome of Nordic lifestyle.

2. Level up your knitting:

From holding the yarn correctly to adding colourwork to an existing project Fair Isle Knitting is the perfect book for knitters wanting to tackle Fair Isle for the first time. Its stitch library and pattern collection also gives you the possibility to create your very own unique Fair Isle design.

With Cast On Bind Off by Leslie Ann Bestor you have now 52 techniques to experiment with at the end of your fingertips. Each method is clearly illustrated and comes with a short paragraph about its specific purpose and use. 

3. Crochet improvers and beginners:

Take your first steps into the world of tapestry crochet with this amazing publication by Alessandra Hayden. Carrying two colours of yarn at once tapestry crochet allows you to create all sorts of unique colour work from Fair Isle inspired motifs to bold geometric designs.

In this autobiographical work crochet prodigy Jonah Larson reflects on the impact crochet has had in his life. While facing major behavioural challenges at school Jonah used crochet as a way to channel his energy and creativity. This book is a celebration of his deep passion for the craft and all the friendships that were born from it.

Until Next Time… Happy Knitting!