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November 2017

Newly-published books

Three of this month's books have made it onto my Christmas wish list, starting with Hitomi Shida's Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible. As useful as I find the charted stitch dictionaries in Japanese, this one in English will be even more useful!

I can't wait to investigate Lucy Hague's Illuminated Knits, where she uses a slip-stitch technique to produce intricate colored cable patterns without the use of fair-isle or intarsia.

Finally I love the look of Emma Mitchell's Making Winter. Alongside knitting patterns, it includes recipes and other craftiness, and if Emma's Instagram account is anything to go by, the photography will make it an inspirational book to snuggle down with on a cold winter's day.

Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible
260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi Shida

By Hitomi Shida
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Illuminated Knits
By Lucy Hague
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Making Winter
A Hygge-Inspired Guide to Surviving the Winter Months

By Emma Mitchell
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Slow Knitting
By Hannah Thiessen
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The Mitten Handbook
Knitting Recipes to Make Your Own

By Mary Scott Huff
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Gradient Knits
10 Lessons and Projects Using Ombre, Stranded Colorwork, Slip-Stitch, and Texture

By Tanis Gray
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Stillness
A Collection Curated by Martin's Lab

By Martin's Lab
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Snuggle and Play Crochet
40 Amigurumi Patterns for Lovey Security Blankets and Matching Toys

By Carolina Guzman Benitez
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My Crocheted Closet
22 Styles for Every Day of the Week

By Salena Baca
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Crochet Characters Soft & Snuggly Cacti
12 Succulent Designs

By Jana Whitley
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30 Knitted Headbands and Ear Warmers
Stylish Designs for Every Occasion

By Jenise Hope
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Little Happy Circus
12 Amigurumi Crochet Toy Patterns for Your Favourite Circus Performers

By Tine Nielsen
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Crochet Stories
J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan

By Sarah Sloyer
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Knit Mitts
Your Hand-y Guide to Knitting Mittens & Gloves

By Kate Atherley
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60 More Quick Baby Blankets
Cozy Knits in the 128 Superwash® & 220 Superwash® Collections from Cascade Yarns®

By Sixth&Spring Books
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Knitted Hats
24 Stylish Hats to Knit

By Jody Long
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Mystic Shawls 2
By Anna Dalvi
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Granny Squares Home
20 Crochet Projects with a Vintage Vibe

By Emma Varnam
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Cute & Easy Little Knits
35 quick and quirky projects you’ll love to make

By Nicki Trench
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Itty Bitty Crocheted Critters
Amigurumi with Attitude!

By Erin Clark
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New and discontinued yarns

New yarn: Dream in Color BFL Sock

New yarn: Dream in Color BFL Sock. Image © Alpaca Direct.

New

Borgo de'Pazzi Firenze
Naturalia Alpaca – Jumbo – 70% Wool, 30% Alpaca – Single wrapped with thread – Undyed

Dale of Norway / Dalegarn
Alpakka Forte – Sport – 80% Alpaca, 20% Nylon – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors

Dream in Color
BFL Sock – Fingering – 85% Blue Faced Leicester Wool, 15% Nylon – Plied – Tonal colors, Multicolored, Solid colors

Fibra Natura
Papyrus – Sport – 78% Cotton, 22% Silk – 2 plies

Filatura Di Crosa
Coventry – Worsted – 69% Silk, 25% Kid Mohair, 6% Nylon – Plied with a soft haze – Semi-solid marls
Cuzco – Bulky – 45% Alpaca, 36% Cotton, 19% Wool – Fuzzy – Heathered colors
Duvet – Super Bulky – 82% Merino Superwash Wool, 12% Silk, 6% Cashmere – Bouclé – Solid colors
Fluffy – Jumbo – 95% Wool, 5% Acrylic – Bouclé – Semi-solid colors
Madras – Aran – 100% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors
Nazca – Aran – 75% Baby Alpaca, 25% Nylon – S on S plied – Undyed
New Bollicina – Sport – 40% Merino Superwash Wool, 30% Cashmere, 30% Silk – Plied – Solid colors
Rustico – Bulky – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors
Samarcanda – Heavy Worsted – 32% Acrylic, 30% Kid Mohair, 20% Wool, 18% Nylon – Tweedy – Tweed colors
Solocashmere – DK – 100% Cashmere – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors
Worcester – Sport – 79% Silk, 20% Cashmere, 1% Merino Wool – Plied with a soft haze – Solid colors, Marled

James C. Brett
Fairy Cakes – DK – 100% Polyester – Fleece style – Self-striping (long)

Katia
Star – Lace – 65% Viscose, 35% Metallic – Metallic chainette – Metallic
Warmy – Super Bulky – 67% Acrylic, 18% Wool, 15% Polyester – Fuzzy – Self-striping (long gradient)

Lana Grossa
Landlust Merino 120 – Bulky – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Chained – Solid colors
Landlust Merino 180 – Worsted – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Chained – Solid colors

Loops & Threads
Indie Indie Pop – Jumbo – 100% Acrylic – Single ply – Solid colors

Mary Maxim
Baby Sweet Cakes – DK – 100% Acrylic – Plied

Miss Babs
Madison – Aran – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Tonal colors, Multicolored

Paintbox Yarns
Socks – Fingering – 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon – Plied – Self-striping, Self-striping (fair-isle), Gradient

Purl Soho
Understory – DK – 50% Baby Alpaca, 25% Silk, 25% Yak – S on S plied – Solid colors

Red Heart
Chic Sheep by Marly Bird – Aran – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors

Robin
Paintbox Super Chunky – Super Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Plied – Self-striping (multicolor)
Phoenix Chunky – Bulky – 100% Acrylic – 2 plies – Self-striping (multicolor)

Rowan
Sultano – Heavy Worsted – 38% Mohair, 38% Silk, 24% Cashmere – Tape – Solid colors

Scheepjes
Cahlista – Aran – 100% Cotton – Loosely plied – Solid colors
Frosted Whirl – Sport – 57% Cotton, 38% Acrylic, 5% Metallic – Plied – Gradient marl

Schoppel-Wolle
Zauberball Cotton – Fingering – 100% Cotton – Loosely plied – Self-striping

Stacy Charles Fine Yarns
S Line Bio Merino – Worsted – 100% Merino Wool – S on S plied – Solid colors
S Line Eden – Aran – 70% Merino Wool, 30% Cashmere – S on S plied – Solid colors
S Line Imperial – Sport – 50% Merino Wool, 30% Silk, 20% Cashmere – Brushed bouclé – Solid colors
S Line Luccica – Worsted – 97% Merino Wool, 3% Metallic – S on S plied – Solid colors with metallic thread

Stylecraft
Batik Swirl – DK – 80% Acrylic, 20% Superwash Wool – S on S plied – Self-striping (long)

Valley Yarns
Mount Holyoke – Worsted – 100% Cashmere – Tweedy – Tweed colors

Wendy
Harris DK – DK – 70% Acrylic, 20% Superwash Wool, 10% Viscose – Tweedy – Tweed colors
Harris Super Chunky – Super Bulky – 70% Acrylic, 20% Superwash Wool, 10% Viscose – Tweedy – Tweed colors
With Wool DK – DK – 80% Acrylic, 20% Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Heathers
With Wool Super Chunky – Super Bulky – 80% Acrylic, 20% Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors

Willow and Lark
Plume – Lace – 70% Mohair, 30% Silk – Brushed bouclé – Semi-solid colors
Ramble – DK – 100% Superwash Wool – Plied – Solid colors, Heathers
Woodland – Sport – 50% Merino Wool, 25% Alpaca, 25% Viscose – Tweedy – Tweed colors

Discontinued

Araucania
Copiapo – DK – 70% Cotton, 20% Viscose, 10% Linen – Plied – Tonal colors

Bernat
Soft Bouclé (new gauge=10sts) – Super Bulky – 100% Acrylic – Bouclé – Solid colors

Caron
Simply Soft Light – DK – 100% Acrylic – 2 plies – Solid colors

Colinette
Jitterbug – Fingering – 100% Merino Superwash Wool – Plied – Multicolored, Semi-solid colors
Prism – Bulky – 70% Wool, 30% Cotton – Single wrapped with thread – Multicolored

DROPS Design
DROPS Loves You 5 – Aran – 100% Cotton – Plied – Solid colors

Filatura Di Crosa
Astrakan – Super Bulky – 52% Wool, 48% Acrylic – Bouclé – Solid colors, Multicolored
Cashmere Lux – Heavy Worsted – 40% Merino Wool, 30% Polyester, 20% Cashmere, 10% Silk – Sequinned – Solid colors with metallic thread
Colorino – Bulky – 100% Wool – Single ply – Self-striping marls
Cristallo – Worsted – 42% Cotton, 41% Acrylic, 17% Polyester – Sequinned – Solid colors with metallic thread
Goccia – Worsted – 40% Acrylic, 40% Cotton, 20% Polyester – Sequinned – Solid colors with sequins

Knit Picks
Diadem Fingering – Fingering – 50% Baby Alpaca, 50% Mulberry Silk – Single ply – Solid colors

Lana Grossa
Ragazza Twist – Bulky – 78% Superwash Wool, 22% Nylon – Single wrapped with thread – Self-striping (gradient)

Lang Yarns
Silkmerino – Worsted – 58% Merino Superwash Wool, 38% Silk, 4% Polyester – Single ply – Solid colors
Spray – Super Bulky – 100% Superwash Wool – Thick and thin – Multicolored
Supreme – Sport – 60% Wool, 20% Cashmere, 20% Silk – Crepe – Solid colors

Lion Brand
Modern Baby – DK – 50% Acrylic, 50% Nylon – Chained

Louisa Harding
Anise – Bulky – 45% Acrylic, 45% Cotton, 10% Nylon – Tape – Multicolored

Mountain Colors
3-Ply Wool – Bulky – 100% Wool – Plied

Stacy Charles Fine Yarns
Lena – Worsted – 48% Baby Alpaca, 32% Merino Wool, 20% Silk – Fiber-filled net – Solid colors

Trendsetter Yarns
Segue – Super Bulky – 100% Nylon – Stranded ribbon

Wisdom Yarns
Poems Puzzle – Super Bulky – 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon – Chained – Multicolored

Wool and the Gang
Sheepaca – DK – 50% Baby Alpaca, 50% Merino Wool – Plied – Solid colors


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Until next month,

Wendy


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