Diamonds and Purls–New Knitting Group Draws A Crowd

February 17, 2012

Admit it – you’re a knitter, or you want to be.  But what fun is it to knit all alone? And who’ll show you new patterns, knitting books or share ideas?  Join our new knitting group, Diamonds and Purls, meeting every Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. If you’ve never knitted, Librarian Anna Cierocki will show you how; just bring a set of size 10 needles and we’ll even supply the yarn. If you’re an experienced knitter, bring whatever you’re working on. It’s a sociable and productive way to spend an afternoon.

We’ve got some wonderful knitting books available including:

The Principles Of Knitting by June Hiatt
A revised and updated edition of a popular classic primer shares comprehensive guidelines for beginning and experienced knitters that demonstrate how to approach a full range of techniques.

Knits Men Want by Bruce Weinstein
For as long as women have been knitting, they’ve been knitting garments for men-only to have men hide their lovingly created pieces in drawers and closets. There are timeless master patterns, from socks, hats, and scarves to an array of sweaters, all in a range of sizes and most written for multiple gauges.

Knitting In The Details by Louisa Harding
The 24 projects in Knitting in the Details showcase small, quick-to-knit patterns in Louisa’s romantic, feminine, and cherished signature style, from a beret with ribbon embroidery or a beaded scarf to a simple knitted vest with eyelets or a tank top with appliqué hearts.

400 Knitting Stitches
Filled with detailed, step-by-step instructions, charts, and photographs, this book covers nearly any fiber style you’re looking to create.

Gifted: lovely little things to knit & crochet by Mags Kandis
Designer Mags Kandis inspires with this delightful collection of beautiful and colorful little projects for you to knit, crochet, and felt. From wearable accessories such as hats, mittens, scarves, socks, and wraps to home decor including a tea cozy, pin cushion, needle case, and laptop cover, these 30+ pieces are sweet, lively and add a little joy to every household.

More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson
A collection of thirty knitted patterns that can be completed in a minimum of time features instructions for creating such classic gifts as mittens and hats, as well as newer ideas including a seed-stitch bracelet and pyramid-shaped sachets.