February is here and if you're looking to go the extra mile to woo a knitter in time for Valentine's Day we have a few new knitting book recommendations for 2015. The perfect Valentine's Day gift for a knitter is a complete knitting bag with yarn, a knitting book and a knit kit, but that's kinda going over the top. Just a simple little treat like the knit kit and some flowers and chocolate would work just as well, or perhaps just a little heart shaped tape measure and a card. We'll be doing a few more Valentine's Day Gifts for Knitters posts in the coming days, but today we're going to focus on new knitting books for 2015:
If your knitting has a sock yarn buying habit then you might want to kindly assist him or her in knitting through that sock yarn stash. The kind way to suggest to a knitter that maybe they have too much sock yarn is to buy them a book of knitting patterns using sock yarn. You can imagine that a knitting book might have been super popular when a sequel has been made for it so Sock Yarn Shawls II might also end up being a hit for the knitter in your life.
Noro makes some of the most ususual and unexpected yarns on the planet. They come in bizarre color combinations that make knitters swoon. Every row is a surprise when you knit with Noro and lace is no exception. The Noro lace yarns are some of the newest products to come out in the last couple of years. If your knitter makes a ton of lace projects, this book will shake up their perspective, especially since stripes are rarely used in lace knitting and most of Noro's yarns are self-striping. Noro Lace, 30 Exquisite Knits is guaranteed to start a new knitting adventure.
Chances are in February it's rather cold where you are and you might be in desperate need of mittens. Knitting new pairs of mittens is one way to brighten up those dreary days of Feburary and March, especially with all that gray slush all around and black tree branches. Larssen's knitting book might just have your knitter wishing for a longer winter.
There is no better way to use up big box craft store yarn than to knit a giant blanket with it. Blankets do typically require a large quantity of yarn and because blankets get so much regular use, it's wise to use yarns that hold up well, and acrylic and acrylic blends are great for blankets. Pick Your Stitch, Build a Blanket will help your knitter stashbust the heck out of large quanities of yarn. All they need to do is pick the knitting stich pattern that they prefer and the book provides the instructions on how to make it an entire blanket. This is a great book for a beginner knitter to learn how to scale out their knitting to larger sizes and get an idea of knitting pattern design.
One of the easiest ways to perk up a boring outfit is to pair it with a delightfully disshelveled cowl or infinity scarf and now you can make as many as you want, along with kerchiefs with this book. Dress to Impress by Pam Powers is definitely the book for the knitter who is sick of knitting scarves and hats.
In case you're looking for some other great gifts for knitters check out some of our earlier gift recommendations for knitters:
-The Bagsmith Bag, the best knitting bag for beginners
-The Knit Kit, the travel kit for every knitter
-Interchangeable Knitting Needles, a full set of interchangeable knitting needles in every size