Welcome to my new Knitting Book Gift Guide! I hope this collection of beautiful and resourceful knitting book ideas helps you find the perfect, coveted knitting treasure for your favorite crafty friend. Knitters treasure their growing library of quality knitting books. Your thoughtful gift will be greatly welcomed. If you are a knitter yourself, this list is also a great way to share what YOU would like to receive from your loved ones, too. Please enjoy browsing my must-have knitting resources that all experienced knitters should have on their shelves below and in the Knitting Books section of my Amazon Shop.
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Knitting Book Gift Guide by Studio Knit
My curated list of favorite knitting books below will inspire knitters of all skill levels to take their knitting to even greater heights! Shipping a thoughtful knitting gift is easy from my Studio Knit Amazon Shop. It’s chock-full of my favorite ideas with some great deals and Prime items for you over there, too. Want even more? Find my entire list of knitting gift ideas on my Studio Knit Shop on Amazon.
My featured book in this list is Faerie Knitting: 14 Tales of Love and Magic by Alice Hoffman and Lisa Hoffman. Imagine my delight once I heard that my all-time favorite novelist was collaborating with her knitting expert cousin to create this special book full of fantasy, romance, and knitting patterns!
Each of the 14 knitwear patterns designed by Lisa Hoffman in this book range in complexity and time. They are introduced by whimsical stories from celebrated author Alice Hoffman. I’ve devoured her books throughout my lifetime and was beyond ecstatic when this Faerie Knitting was announced.
This is the perfect special knitting book selection for your BFF… my best friend adores hers! When I gifted it to her, she didn’t have it yet, but already knew about it from their previous collaborations in Faerie Magazine. She’s both a knitter and a librarian, so it’s pretty tough to spring a new knitting book on her, ha!
To begin, I have knitted up this little Charm Bag, which is perhaps the most beginning level and quickest knit in the book. I look forward to knitting up their gorgeous Blue Heron Shawl featured on the cover. Their Seventh Sister Capelet and River Girl Stockings will probably get made first, as they both look a little bit faster to knit up. This is the holidays, after all… time is precious!
“How fairy tales are told and remembered has a great deal in common with knitting traditions. It is no mistake that we describe storytelling as knitting a tale, or weaving a story, or spinning a yarn.”
— Alice Hoffman, from the Introduction of Faerie Knitting
Vogue Knitting has been the beloved resource for knitters for almost thirty years! The newest update in fifteen years just released in February 2018 and it is my go-to resource when designing something new or I just need a little inspiration. A must-have in every knitter’s library.
Pouring through the gorgeous pages of The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques always gets my creative design juices flowing! At times, a single, perfect color is just what a new knitting project needs. But more often than not, the creative knitter envisions exciting color palettes that make her handmade hat unique or add special meaning to a gift for a loved one. Adding fabulous color combinations to a handknit item can be as simple as working with multicolor yarn or as intricate as applying the technical concepts of knitting intarsia.
Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible is an exquisite book full of new stitches with spectacular results.
AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary takes an unexpected look at stranded colorwork with 200 new motifs that experienced knitters will devour! These non-traditional colorwork charts are perfect for the creative knitter looking to break away from the ordinary. Derived from graphic design elements, these fresh motifs include everything from geometric mountains, waves, and spirals to modern bikes, skulls, and sheep.
More Knitting Book Inspiration
You may find my entire collection of favorite knitting books, all available in the book section of my Amazon Shop. Of course, your local yarn shop or bookstore may carry these books, too, so please start there. But if you’re interested in shopping online, my Amazon Shop will have you covered! I select books available for Prime benefits and there are some great discounts, too.
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