Creative Knitting Patterns to Prepare for Winter

armknittingKnitting is a hobby that really comes in handy when the weather outside turns cold and wet. Whether you’re a purling pundit or a knitting novice, the library has books filled with patterns for you to try for your next project:

Arm Knitting by Amanda Bassetti – Free yourself from cumbersome needles and create 30 home and fashion projects, including a winter snood, scarves, boot warmers, pet bed, and more. Includes clear, step-by-step instructions and photographs.

60 Quick Baby Blankets by the editors of Sixth & Spring Books – Created by 30 up-and-coming knitwear designers, these all-new patterns are made with affordable, colorful, versatile, and washable Cascade 220 Superwash® and 128 Superwash® yarns.

Knit the Sky: Cultivate Your Creativity with a Playful Way of Knitting by Lea Redmond – Like journaling with knitting needles, this whimsical book of knitting projects invites knitters of all levels to use their craft as a creative vehicle for engaging with the world and recording daily experiences.

Chunky Knits: 31 Projects for You & Your Home Knit With Bulky Yarn by Ashley Little – Featuring sumptuous cowls, lacy scarves, a draped waffle-weave throw, a cable-knit pillowcase, classic cream-toned cable mittens and a matching hat, plus clutches, jewelry, and other scene-stealing pieces, this on-trend collection is perfect for new knitters, as well as those looking for fresh inspiration.

The Joy of Sox: 30+ Must-Knit Designs by Linda Kopp – A full-color collection of knitted socks is filled with more than 30 designs, a variety of knitting techniques, playful trivia, the results of an online knitting poll and information from noted knitting personalities.

Animal Knits for Kids: 30 Cute Knitted Projects They’ll Love by Amanda Berry – Babies and animals are a naturally adorable match and this book is bursting with animal-themed knits for little ones ages birth to 36 months.

The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters by Ann Budd – Presents twelve top-down patterns that yield seamless sweaters and that can be knitted in multiple sizes and yarn gauges.

Cozy Country Knits by Manuela Burkhardt – Featuring step-by-step instructions for more than 25 designs, this handbook offers an array of knitwear, such as sweaters, wraps, vests, scarves, hats, and socks, loaded with casual, rural charm.

About Abby Harris

Abby is the Public Communications Specialist for JMRL.

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