Simply Knitting issue 140 book reviews

Simply Knitting issue 140 book reviews

Looking for some new knitting inspiration? Our must-read list for the month of December features some of our favourite paperbacks packed with hand-knit projects and inspiration. Happy reading! 

15th November 2015

The Knitter’s Knowledge, Debbie Bliss (Quadrille Publishing, £25). 

A brilliant Christmas present for knitters of all abilities, this hefty hardback book contains a wealth of knitting expertise from designer Debbie Bliss. With over 40 years of experience, Debbie is perfectly placed to guide you through the basics and beyond. This book covers everything from your first stitches to more advanced techniques, with a mix of photos and clear colour illustrations making each step easy to follow. Perhaps our favourite section, though, is the one on creating your own patterns, which gives a fascinating insight into Debbie’s personal design process.

One-Skein Wonders For Babies, Judith Durant (Storey Publishing, £12.99).

With 101 great projects for little ones, this book is packed full of gift ideas. There are blankets, bootees, cardis and more, all speedy and super cute. The only problem is deciding what to cast on first!

The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques, (Margaret Radcliffe, £14.99).                          

Knit a rainbow with this bright book of colourwork ideas. Try stranding, twining, modular knitting and more, and create fun multicolour projects.

Pride & Preju-Knits, Trixie Von Purl (Search Press, £9.99).

If you’ve ever wanted to knit Mr Darcy, now’s your chance! This fun book shows you how to create 12 well-known scenes from Jane Austen’s novels, including Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion and Emma.

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