Mosaic and Lace Knits

This book by Barbara Benson makes me very happy.  Can you see why? Yes, it is slip-stitch knitting combined with lace work. If you follow me, you know how close to my heart this is. Barbara is mostly playing with lace and what’s called Mosaic knitting patterns.  Mosaic patterns (Barbara Walker’s coined term) belong to a […]

Lithuanian Knitting

 This unique and well-written book on history and techniques of Lithuanian Knitting comes from a very deeply rooted interest in the author’s hearts. Donna Druchunas and June Hall are taking us on a tour of one of the Baltic countries that is rich in textile traditions and many other crafts. Their main focus is on […]

wrapped in color: 30 shawls to knit

Koigu Wool Designs company makes some of the best-loved yarns by knitters around the world. This company has a very unique method of lovingly handpainting their gorgeous colorways onto high-quality merino wool as well as other fibers. This book by Maie and Taiu Landra is newly published by Sixth & Spring Publishing. It offers 30 original patterns […]

Noro Lace 30 Exquisite Knits

A new book from Noro is out and it is worth taking a look at it. I love Noro yarns and I love lace, so when I received this book I couldn’t wait to look at all of the gorgeous and colorful designs. There is really something for everyone in this book. The photography showcases […]

Knitting Fresh Brioche, Creating Two-Color Twists & Turns

A new book by Nancy Marchant is out and we are in for a treat with many incredible brioche patterns that Nancy developed for us to use. In this book there is a stitch dictionary with more than 70 original two-color patterns. All patterns are charted with symbols developed by Nancy. Nancy said while finishing her first […]

The New Tunisian Crochet

Attention, all the crocheters out there: This book The New Tunisian Crochet by Dora Ohrenstein  is a treasure.   Besides great patterns and a big portion for a stitch dictionary, it covers a wide range of topics including the known history about this technique, where and when it is thought to have originated, technique how to, stitches to explore and […]

Last Day to Win a Free Book

Remember that today is the last day to be become a follower of The Designer’s Studio on Twitter to win Linda Permann’s Little Crochet. Follow us @InterviewsatDS and get your book.

My two new designs for MORE KNITTING IN THE SUN

Today is my turn to brag about the two designs I contributed to this lovely book.This is a collection of 32 designs for kids. Beautiful photography, cutest kids and abundance of great designs. Kristi Porter (read her interview on The Designer’s Studio)…

Hop on a wagon! There is a blog tour for A Knitting Wrapsody going on.

I am very pleased to participate in the blog tour for her new book A Knitting Wrapsody. Although we saw her published knitwear designs before, this is her first book of knitting designs.In this book Kristin made a leap from crochet to knitting. S…