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Some New Releases for 2012

Here are a few recently published books to help you feed your knitting habit. We're lucky to have such a wealth of knit-lit!

Circular Knitting Workshop: Essential Techniques to Master Knitting in the Round

By Margaret Radcliffe

Circular knitting has many benefits, including making it easier to follow charts (with the right side of the work always facing you) and eliminating the need for seams. Plus, it's fun! In Circular Knitting Workshop, teacher par excellence Margaret Radcliffe covers everything you need to know to master the art of circular knitting, presenting Fair Isle, twined, helix, tubular and other classic techniques in detailed step-by-step photographic sequences, complete with 35 demonstration projects.

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Little Knitted Jewels

From House of White Birches

This brand-new book features instructions for 12 knitted mixed-media jewelry pieces contributed by leading contemporary designers. Using methods explained in detail in a general techniques section, you can follow individual instructions to make earrings, bracelets and necklaces using yarn, embroidery floss, wire, beads and more.

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Knitting Nature: 39 Designs Inspired by Patterns in Nature

By Norah Gaughan (March 2012, paperback)

This book became a classic almost as soon as it was published in hardback in 2006. Now available in paperback, it offers designs for women, men and children inspired by the sea, plants and animals. Nothing cutesy here -- these are all sophisticated and very chic designs.

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One + One: Scarves, Shawls & Shrugs

Iris Schreier

Lark Crafts

Scarves, Shawls & Shrugs is the first in a new series by Iris Schreier that showcases the many possibilities of working with just two skeins of yarn. Mixing yarn types, weights and colors, she presents a dazzling array of 25 stylish and sophisticated wraps. The projects range from easy to unique and offer new ideas for blending yarns and creating pieces with high appeal, beautiful drape and practical functionality.

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