Snug­gle down this win­ter for some fiber fun. We have two books to en­hance your wardrobe, and one to bust your stash.

Creative Knitting - - BOOK REVIEWS -

Loome Party: 20+ Tiny Yarn Projects to Make From Your Stash

By Vi­lasi­nee Bun­nag (Abrams, 144 pages, $27.50) You don’t have to knit to bust some stash. The Loome tool is a lit­tle mul­ti­pur­pose wooden tool that you can use to make pom­poms, tas­sels, friend­ship bracelets and cord. You can even weave on it! Loome Party comes with the tool, and col­or­ful stepby-step in­struc­tions show how to make each of the lit­tle projects. Dec­o­rate your space with pom­pom mo­biles or minia­ture wall hang­ings, fringe a ban­danna or make unique friend­ship bracelets. Loome Party would make a great gift for a tween or teen in your life.

Wool Stu­dio

From In­ter­weave Knits (F+W Me­dia, 146 pages, $27.99) Who wouldn’t love a wardrobe full of yummy mod­ern knitwear? Wool Stu­dio calls it­self “a cap­sule col­lec­tion for the mod­ern knit­ter.” Art­fully pho­tographed con­tem­po­rary sil­hou­ettes in mostly neu­tral col­ors give the vol­ume the vis­ual ap­peal of a cof­feetable book. The de­signs come from well-known de­sign­ers like Véronik Avery, No­rah Gaughan, Bris­tol Ivy, Kate Gagnon Os­born and oth­ers. Each of the de­signs has el­e­ments that will make it in­ter­est­ing to knit and fun to wear. But never fear, the easy-to-read text and charts are what you’ve come to ex­pect from In­ter­weave.

One-Piece Knits

By Mar­garet Hu­bert (Quarry Books, 256 pages, $27.99) It’s not news that knit­ters don’t like to seam gar­ments. That’s where one-piece knit­ting comes in. Hav­ing zero seams to sew all of a sud­den makes the knit­ting of a sweater much more ap­peal­ing. In One-Piece Knits, de­signer Mar­garet Hu­bert pro­vides us with mul­ti­ple op­tions for con­struc­tion, with de­sign vari­a­tions for each. Cat­e­gories in­clude top-down raglan sweaters, top-down yoke sweaters, side-over sweaters and back-to-front sweaters. Even bet­ter, she of­fers in­struc­tions for a range of sizes in each style: child’s sizes 2–16, woman’s XS–5X, and man’s S–2X, along with size guide­lines and how to mea­sure to fit.

One-Piece Knits is a one-stop re­source for knit­ting de­signs for the whole fam­ily.

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