Best new knitting books
What knitter can resist a gorgeous knitting book, crammed with delectable patterns and beguiling new techniques? We’ve picked the cream of the crop of new knitting books: some have been published recently; others will be out soon – but all are inspirational. And there’s a link to buy each one.
By Olivia Gordon
Books in English on Icelandic knitting don’t come along very often – and this one – translated from the Icelandic – is an unmissable eye-opener to another knitting culture. The brightly coloured designs using traditional rose patterns on everything from sweaters to baby clothes are stylish, adorable, and totally distinctive. They’d make charming gifts, and the basic techniques and designs laid out in the book can be easily adapted for your own patterns, too.