Knitting 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.