Is it really October? It’s been in the 80s (F) in New York. We’re sweaty. We’re clammy. We’re annoyed. Where is our Sweater Weather? Why can’t I wear my battered corduroy jacket? It is long past time for the annual hibernation of the upper arms.
The publishers know it’s October. They are piling on the knitting books. If I’ve missed any, please let me know. Let’s jump in, and pretend it’s October weather.
(As always, there are a few books in here that I missed when they were published before October. Feel free to shout out other good books!)
Slow Knitting: A Journey from Sheep to Skein to Stitch, by Hannah Thiessen (October 10, 2017, Abrams). It’s no secret that we love this one. We’re even giving out a free sample pattern from this gorgeous book.
Knit Mitts: Your Hand-y Guide to Knitting Mittens & Gloves by Kate Atherley (October 26, 2017, Interweave). (We can’t mention Kate Atherley without linking to the incredible pattern she just published: The Wild One.)
AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary: 200 Modern Knitting Motifs by Andrea Rangel (August 2017, Interweave).
Dimensional Tuck Knitting: An Innovative Technique for Creating Surface Design by Tracy Purtscher (September 2017, Sixth & Spring).
Silk Road Socks: Socks Inspired by Oriental Rugs by Hunter Hammerson (August 2017, Pantsville Press).
(Ann, tell the truth: are you sure you are not writing under the nom de plume Hunter Hammerson? I could swear these are your feet on your rug. I know you like to keep busy, but this is ridiculous.)
Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi Shida (October 10, 2017, Tuttle). This book is on fire—number 1 in knitting! Such imaginative stitch motifs.
More Traditional Dutch Ganseys: 65 Classic Sweaters to Knit from 55 Fishing Villages by Stella Ruhe (September 2017, Search Press). The sequel to Dutch Traditional Ganseys: Sweaters from 40 Villages (2014).
The Art of Lithuanian Knitting: 25 Traditional Patterns and the People, Places and History That Inspire Them by Donna Druchunas and June L. Hall (September 2017, Trafalgar Square).
Cozy, Crafty Homes
The Maker: Crafting a Unique Space by Tamara Maynes (September 2017, Abrams). Irresistible eye candy (I couldn’t stop turning the gorgeous pages) and ambitious DIY projects across many handcrafts, including Jacqueline Fink’s large-scale knitting, and other textiles.
A Well-Crafted Home: Inspiration and 60 Projects for Personalizing Your Space by Janet Crowther (September 2017, Clarkson Potter). I haven’t seen this one yet, but it keeps popping up on knitters’ Instagram posts. I’m intrigued.
Phew! I’m pretty sure this is the biggest month for knitting/crafting books, even taking into account that there are a few September books on the list. Get thee to a bookstore and have a wallow!