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The Best of Knitscene and Other New Books

Some great new books have made their way to the shelves here at Halcyon Yarn. Our new arrivals cover a range of fiber crafts. There are books for felters, weavers, spinners, rug hookers and knitters. Here’s a list of the latest and greatest, as well as an in depth look at a staff favorite, [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock]  by Lisa Shroyer.

 

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Let’s start with The Best of Knitscene, a collection of simple, stylish & spirited knits,  20 varied patterns from well known designers, like Cecily Glowik and Connie Chang Chinchio. Hats, shawls, mitts, bags, socks, pullovers and cardigans for real knitters and real people.  Imagine, chic knits that average knitters can create and patterns that put fashion at your finger tips. Many of these garments and accessories will become favorites to turn to again and again. It’s always nice to take a peek inside a book so we’ve chosen to highlight a few patterns from within its pages.

Central Park Hoodie Central Park Hoodie is a classic worsted weight design that would look great in Debbie Bliss Luxury Tweed.
Lamb’s Pride Bulky provides a great selection of colors for the Heather Hoodie Vest.  Heather Hoodie Vest
Helleborus Yoke  Cascade Eco & Eco Plus are the bulky yarns of choice for the Helleborus Yoke.
Cascade Eco & Eco Plus are also the bulky yarns of choice for the Berkshire Dolman Sleeve.  Berkshire Dolman Sweater

Felters will be amazed by the collection of juried works of art found in [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] . This diverse group of items showcases the limitless possibilities of felt as an artistic medium.

 

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[Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] takes Nuno felting in a whole new direction by using nuno pre-felts Merino Prefelt - Dyed Yarn and multi-layering techniques.

 

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Merino Prefelt - Dyed Yarn Merino Prefelt - Dyed Yarn

You’ll love the wonderful collection of everyday Swedish weaving from 1850-1950 found in Old Swedish Weavings from North to South. Each project includes in-depth drawdowns, charts, descriptions and diagrams.

 

Old Swedish Weavings from North to South  Old Swedish Weavings from North to South

[Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] – What  a great reference on mixing yarn types and colors to create woven textiles with modern flair! Appropriate for all weaving abilities. PRE ORDER NOW!

 

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Learn to Spin with Anne Field covers all the basics for beginning spinners. The book is divided into four parts:  learning to spin, animal fibres, plant and manufactured fibres, and mixing and matching fibres.

 

Learn to Spin with Anne Field  Learn to Spin with Anne Field

[Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] , presented by Rug Hooking Magazine, shows 69 of the year’s best hand hooked rugs. Includes detailed photos, artist profiles and design inspiration.

 

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Take a look at the work of well-known Nova Scotia rug hooker Doris Eaton in [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] . Showing over eighty of her rugs as well as their inspirations, materials and techniques.

 

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You’ll find the cutest booties, socks and slippers to knit for babies and kids in [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] . Choose from forty different patterns. What a value – 40 patterns for only $22.95.

 

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[Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] is a collection of knitted gifts from well known designer Debbie Bliss, a classic collection of great knitted gifts to make for friends and family. Patterns include shawls, scarves, a ladybug back pack, a zebra and more.

 

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Designer Jenny Watson does it again with [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] ! The floral displays and scenery of a northern English town inspired this lovely collection. Be inspired by the beauty too! Features stylish wraps, cardigans, vests and pullovers.

 

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[Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock]  is filled with wonderful stories and patterns that helped inspire knitters like Norah Gaughan, Teva Durham, Leigh Radford, Meg Swanson, Jared Flood and other popular contemporary knitwear designers.

 

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Fun and quick to knit hats, caps, berets and cloches for the entire family abound in Weekend Hats.

 

Weekend Hats  Weekend Hats

If you’re looking for the perfect portable reference book, look no further than  [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] . Easy to find information on knitting at your fingertips. 230 pages of great information in a compact – fit in your bag – format.

 

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[Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock]  teaches you to understand and use pleats in your knitting to create 17 original garments and accessories. Includes patterns for stoles, hats, vests, bags and sweaters.

 

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