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Apparel and Accessory Knitting Books

Reviews of books about knitting various types of apparel including socks, sweaters, hats, gloves/mittens, skirts, tops, accessories and jewelry.
  1. Bag Knitting (4)
  2. Hats, Mittens and Scarves (24)
  3. Sock Knitting Books (52)
  4. Sweater, Shawl and Wrap Knitting Books (39)

Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders
The One-Skein Wonders series continues with a book that includes 101 patterns for projects made with single skeins of sock yarn, and very few of them are actually socks.

Best of Knit It
A compilation from the editors of Knit It magazine, this book offers more than 100 knit and crochet patterns for women, babies, kids and the home.

Elements of Style
Elements of Style combines beading, knitting and crochet in jewelry projects you're sure to enjoy if you already like one or more of these crafts. Using interesting construction methods and materials, you'll be surprised that some of these projects use knitting.

Feminine Knits
Twenty-two designs from Danish designer Lene Holme Samsoe prove that knitting can be lovely and feminine, with great details combined with beautiful yarns.

Handknit Skirts from Tricoter
If you've ever wanted to knit a skirt but were intimidated by the very idea of knitting something flattering that won't stretch, the ladies of Tricoter have a bunch of great, easy to knit options for you to try.

Knit Style
Knit Style is a fun and informative book full of trendy designs for scarves, wraps, cuffs, belts and more.

Knitted Wire Jewelry
Knitted Wire Jewelry provides a range of jewelry designs, from rings to necklaces, using a variety of knitting and jewelry making techniques. Not for beginners in either craft, the book is a fun look at the options available when crafts are combined.

Knitting Beyond Scarves
Melissa Leapman is a great knitting teacher, and this book allows her "students" to build their confidence slowly as they move from basic rectangles to shaped and circular projects.

Knitting Classic Style
If you're interested in how fashion and knitting are able to influence each other, you will enjoy Veronik Avery's Knitting Classic Style. This book's 25 patterns are influenced by classic fashion pieces.

Leisure Arts' iKnit Accessories
Leisure Arts has a new series of iCreate booklets that give crafters the low-down on one particular craft. The iKnit book focuses on knitted accessories and is a fun book with a few quick projects you might want to try.

Modern Top-Down Knitting
If you've ever wanted to explore knitting garments from the top down, this book provides excellent instruction and 26 patterns you'll want to cast on right away.

My Grandmother's Knitting
If you've ever wonders what inspired knitwear designers to live the creative life, this book full of stories and patterns will give you some insight into the crafty influences the designers had in their own families.

Romantic Hand Knits
If you're looking to bring a romantic, sexy, feminine look to your knitting products, this book offers 26 beautiful patterns for flirty skirts, sweaters, camisoles and accessories.

Sasha Kagan's Classic Collection
Sasha Kagan shares some of her most popular patterns from 40 years of colorful knitwear design.

Simple Style
Simple Style asks knitters to take it easy, with 19 projects that use relatively easy design techniques -- and not a lot of them in each project -- to create easy but lovely pieces you'll wear forever.

Twinkle's Town & Country Knits
Wenlan Chia provides 30 patterns using her Twinkle yarns that are perfect for young women hanging out in the city or in the country. They're relaxed and fun with a bit of high fashion thrown in.

Twinkle's Weekend Knits
If you like chunky knits, you'll love Wenlan Chia's Twinkle's Weekend Knits. This book is full of casual patterns for a weekend getaway, many of which could probably be knit over a long weekend as well.

Twist and Loop
Twist and Loop is a fun book for people who would like to learn more about how to knit or crochet with wire, or just for those who would like to see what a true artist can do when jewelry making is combined with knitting.

Northern Knits
Many of the most famous and long-lasting knitting traditions all happen to come from Northern Europe, and Lucinda Guy looks at several of these traditions, shares a bit of there history and offers patterns using classic techniques and native fibers.

New England Knits
A handful of knitters from New England share garments inspired by the states they love, the easygoing lifestyle and the weather of the northeastern states.

Cowl Girls
Cathy Carron has tons of great ideas for knit cowls, gaiters, snoods, balaclavas and more to keep your neck and head warm, and she shares 41 of...

Knit Now!
Featuring patterns from the first three seasons of "Knit and Crochet Today" (the name was later changed to "Knit and Crochet Now"), Knit Now offers a good variety of projects for baby, the home, accessories and more.

Luxe Knits the Accessories
Fine fibers and trendy style combine in this collection of accessories mostly for knitters, ranging from gloves to wraps to leg and armwarmers worked in cashmere, linen, silk and more luxury fibers.

Vintage Modern Knits
Here's a book full of classic knitting techniques that doesn't feel vintage even though it borrows from some of the best of knitting history.

What Would Madame Defarge Knit?
Knit projects inspired by literary characters with this fun book of 21 knitting patterns.

Stashbuster Knits
Get into your stash and come out with some great projects, no matter what weight of yarn you've got lurking in there.

The Best of Knitscene
These 20 patterns from the first five years of Knitscene offer knitters simple, fashionable projects that will stand the test of time.

Classic Elite Quick Knits
One hundred patterns from Classic Elite's archives give you tons of ideas for bags, scarves, hats and other accessories to knit.

Vogue Knitting
Looking back on 30 years of Vogue Knitting magazine, this book features nearly 80 patterns that are still pretty wearable today.

Knit Red
Laura Zander enlisted the help of 30 knitwear designers to stitch up something red and collect them in this book to help raise awareness of the dangers of heart disease for women.

The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns
This classic book from Ann Budd offers basic patterns for gloves, mittens, sweaters, socks and more worked in multiple gauges and sizes so you can knit just what you want without worrying about the math.

Custom Knits
Wendy Bernard loves top-down knitting and she wants you to love it, too. Her book full of basic patterns you can alter to suit yourself certainly makes a convincing argument for the method.

Knitting Everyday Finery
Enjoy knitting pretty patterns for projects that you can use in your everyday life with this lovely little book.

French Girl Knits Accessories
Accessorize like the French with this book full of 16 patterns for hats, mitts, shawls and more.

Sock Yarn Studio
Use up some of your sock yarn stash on projects that aren't socks with this creative book.

Step it Up Knits
Take your knitting to the next skill level with 25 patterns for accessories that aim to improve your skills.

November Knits
Knit something for the transitional time between seasons with a little help from this book and its 21 patterns inspired by the farm, New England and fall in the South.

Knitting the Chill Away
Knit something for almost everyone in the family for the cold winter months with these patterns that are heavy on cables and texture.

Knitting from the Center Out
Learn how to knit hats, shawls, socks toys and more circularly from the center to the edges.

Knit One Knit All
Garter Stitch may be basic, but it doesn't have to be simple, as you'll learn when you check out this book full of innovative patterns using Garter.

Hitch
These fun projects inspired by the films of Alfred Hitchcock bring a little 1940's and '50s glamor to your everyday wardrobe.

Stitching in the Stacks
Knit projects inspired by libraries, librarians and the world of books.

What Else Would Madame Defarge Knit?
Take another page from literature with these fun projects inspired by classic stories. They may make you want to read as much as they make you want to knit.

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