Great things come in small packages, made evident by these gorgeous kits and stylish cases. Now you can travel and take your knitting with you in style.
Lapso Kits by Nelkin Designs
The Lapso kit from designer Laura Nelkin is a simple and portable way to foray into colorwork. This stylish cowl employs a reversible slip-stitch technique to work both yarns together. Along with the marvelously easy colorwork, you also get to sample two gorgeous yarns, Freia Fine Handpaints and Jill Draper Makes Stuff Esopus in luxurious mini skeins.
The Atenti Cadette
Perfect for carrying around your portable projects and kits, the Atenti Cadette has all the storage you need for your notions and more. There are four outside pockets along with two inside pockets and a zippered pocket. With ample storage and waterproof material, let the Atenti Cadette be your new go-to project bag today.
Chic-a Combo Needle Case
This new product from Chic-a combines the best of both worlds. With individual needle pockets and the Double Point Needle Case, along with a separate zippered accessory pocket, you can now keep your needles and notions together in one organized space that is both compact and stylish.
Blue Sky Alpacas Royal Petite Babies Series Knit Kits
Welcome to the adorable world of Blue Sky Alpacas Royal Petite Babies Series Knit Kits. This collection of six different animal heirs (a rhino, monkey, elephant, lion, hippo and giraffe) is sure to warm your heart. Each kit comes with all the necessary supplies to create your new regal companion, including the safety eyes and fiberfil for the stuffing.
Della Q Cleo Yarn Caddy
A perfect yarn holder or project carrier, Della Q’s Cleo Yarn Caddy has storage to spare. With four exterior pockets and two interior pockets, you can hold your project, yarn, needles and notions with ease.
Knitting Without Needles
By Anne Weil (Potter Craft, 192 pages, $19.99) Knitting without needles may sound like an oxymoron, but it is not! You may have learned to finger knit as a child, and arm knitting is a recent craze that allows you to knit using nothing but yarn and your own two arms. You may have even tried one of these methods yourself. Knitting Without Needles provides the how-tos you need to master these techniques in beautifully clear step-by-step photos, as well as designs that go beyond the common scarf or cowl. You can decorate your house with a cabled afghan, a giant pouf or a faux sheepskin rug. Or share the book with your favorite child and make a princess (or prince) crown, a tassel doll blanket or a custom collar for Fido. If you are tempted by the idea of whipping up a fast and easy project without investing in expensive large needles, Knitting Without Needles will fit the bill.
By Judith Durant (Storey Publishing, 256 pages, $16.95) Increasing and decreasing are the first knitting techniques you learn after knitting and purling, but chances are good that you only know one or two ways to do each. Patterns often tell you to increase or decrease without offering specifics about the best method to use. Increase, Decrease offers 99 (!) methods for shaping your knits, with excellent, close-up photographs of each step. Here you will find increases and decreases that are neutral, left- or rightleaning, and ones that add or subtract a single stitch, or two or more stitches at a time. You’ll learn increases that are open or closed, and you will see how mirror-image shaping can refine your knitting. One post focuses entirely on decorative effects using increases and decreases, including bobbles, ruching and more. Helpful bullet points outline the characteristics and uses for each of the shaping methods, so you can see at a glance which method might fit a particular situation. You get all of this in a nice tidy covered O-ring format that will slip easily into your knitting bag. It’s a great reference for all knitters.
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