New in the Stacks

Circular Knitting

We’ve added some new titles you should definitely hunt down and check out!  Look for them in the Main Stacks on the 5th floor, in the TT 820’s call number range.

Alasdair Post-Quinn, Extreme Double-Knitting: New Adventures in Reversible Color Work (2011)

Gwen Steege, The Knitter’s Life List (2011)

Julie Turjoman, Brave New Knits: 26 Projects and Personalities from the Knitting Blogosphere (2010)

Mandy Moore, Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti (2008)

Margaret Radcliffe, Circular Knitting Workshop (2012)

And on the 4th floor, visit the Reference Stacks to see — Vogue Knitting Knitopedia: The Ultimate A to Z for Knitters (2011). Not a huge coffee-table compendium, this book is a good, basic overview of knitting topics, with brief entries and excellent illustrations.  Clearly aimed at today’s knitters, it talks about trending topics like entrelac, covers  podcasts, and has brief (one-page) essays by many of today’s big names — the podcasters, authors and teachers you meet at conferences.  I do have one gripe with this book.  Not to sound crabby, but the text is very tiny and way too light.  Who is the audience?  Many potential buyers of this book, who might want it as a reference, are of (shall we say) a certain age where readability is more of a factor than price.  But that’s enough ranting….

No time to read a book?  Our good friend Beth reminds us that the Library now subscribes to Interweave Knits magazine.  Look for the latest issue at the Periodicals desk on the 6th floor.


2 thoughts on “New in the Stacks

  1. Good Friend Beth here, I think I also asked Leslie P, our intrepid Acquistions Librarian, to order “Knitting from the Toe Up” (A Wendy Johnson classic, say all my knitting afficianado pals). It’s come in: 5th floor Main, TT 825 .J647 on the New Books table outside of Circ at the moment. I’m also working on her to order “Knitting Off the Axis”, by my pal Mathew Gnagy. Working on it, working on it…

  2. Yes!! Lidlady owns both these books and recommends them. I know she’s knit a couple of socks from the Wendy Johnson book. Good designs and clear instructions.

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