I left my house on a mission. My destination: Half Priced Books. Look at the goodies I found…


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Knitting Book Finds

Knitting Brioche-Stitch Socks: 14 Easy Patterns for Tube Socks

Knitting Brioche-Stitch Socks 14 Easy Patterns for Tube Socks on Essence of MeThe heel has always been a challenge for sock knitters, so sidestep it! Learn a great new technique and discover how simple sock knitting can be. Using the easy brioche stitch, knitters can now avoid complicated heels and stitch up socks in a jiffy.

* Select from 14 easy-to-knit patterns for all ages
* Use this clever knitting technique to create elastic socks that adapt optimally to the foot
* Enjoy the easy brioche stitch and discover surprising pattern ideas and a wide range of options for new styles

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The  Knitting Stitch Bible

The Knitting Stitch Bible on Essence of MeThe Knitting Stitch Bible is the ultimate reference for traditional and innovative knitting stitches, for those interested in creating beautiful and individual hand-knitted garments. It features over 250 traditional and contemporary stitches; each entry features a photograph of a piece of sample knitting and a clear and concise instruction chart. Beginners and experts both receive clear guidance, with a how-to-use section and a comprehensive list of symbols.

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Nature’s Wrapture: Contemporary Knitted Shawls

Nature's Wrapture - Contemporary Knitted Shawls on Essence of MeAdorn yourself with the exquisite textures, lacy patterns, and glorious colors of nature.

Find 20 captivating wraps, shawls, and scarves in flattering styles ranging from casual accessories to elegant evening wear. The patterns display basic shapes and plenty of variety–ideal for confident beginners as well as experienced knitters.

Requiring little or no finishing, projects such as Dragonfly, Snowdrift, Waterfall, Cocoon, and Supernova invite knitters to celebrate the mystery and magic that surrounds us.

Knit yourself a natural wonder!

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Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Guide

Vogue Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Guide on Essence of MeWith input from more than 50 leading specialists, no other book covers the field so comprehensively. Need guidance on yarns, needles, tools, basic techniques, specialized applications, terminology? It’s in here—with lots more, from diagnostics to blocking to designs.

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Wrap Style

Wrap Style on Essence of MeThis contemporary collection of wraps showcases the work of 18 knitwear designers that include Lily Chin, Nicky Epstein, and Jo Sharp. The designs for these ponchos, capes, stoles, and capelets vary from simple to challenging and explore shape and silhouette possibilities in a host of techniques, including stitch patterns, color work, lace, beads, crochet, and felt. A glossary is provided, containing all the information necessary for even a novice knitter to successfully create one-of-a-kind fashions. The book also includes an in-depth section on designing and embellishing, making it a companion for future creativity. All knitters and crocheters, from the most demanding to those just embarking upon larger projects, will be inspired by these stylish designs that stretch the definition of a poncho.

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As always, I hope you enjoyed this week’s episode of Yarncrafter’s Chat.

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Are you a fan of print crafting books as well? What was your most recent purchase?

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