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Our pick of the best pat­tern col­lec­tions and e-books

The Knitter - - Wharfedale -

EN­CIR­CLED Knit Picks

Cir­cu­lar yoked sweaters are more pop­u­lar than ever, and the de­sign team at Knit Picks has put to­gether a book of lovely, in­tri­cate de­signs. Palettes for the colour­work yokes range from so­phis­ti­cated monochromes to bright rainbow hues, and the sweaters have fin­ished busts of 32in to 64in. It’s avail­able in e-book and printed for­mat; in­di­vid­ual pat­terns can be down­loaded from £3.89 each. £11.69 (£18.71 for printed ver­sion) www.knit­picks.com

THE MIT­TEN HAND­BOOK Mary Scott Huff

This is a book of ‘recipes’ to en­able knit­ters to de­sign and knit their own cus­tomised mit­tens. Choose from a wide range of edges, cuffs, thumbs and tops, and dif­fer­ent con­struc­tion meth­ods. You’ll find all the tech­niques you’ll need, too, along with ad­vice on achiev­ing the per­fect fit. The book also of­fers a choice of 20 com­plete mit­ten pat­terns, in­clud­ing lace, ca­ble, Fair Isle, thrummed and ‘drop-top’ de­signs. £14.99, Abrams

PLUM DANDI Alicia Plum­mer & Melissa Schaschwary

This book is packed with 23 stylish es­sen­tials for the mod­ern knit­ter! The de­signs have el­e­gantly simple lines, thought­ful de­tails, and are worked in lux­u­ri­ous yarns. Gar­ments in­clude a top-down cardi­gan with lace de­tails, a smart raglan jumper and a roll­neck sweater, while the wide range of accessories in­cludes hats, shawls, ca­ble wraps, leg­warm­ers, hand­warm­ers and mit­tens, a pon­cho and a cowl. £18.99, In­ter­weave Press

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