I love books. I love reading them and buying them and owning them. And I love sharing books. Here are 2 of my recent finds. I hope they are as helpful to you as they have been to me.
The Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns is exactly what it says it is, but not in the way you think. I thought it would be a book with 20 very different sweaters. Instead Ann Budd addresses 6 basic sweater silhouettes and writes out the patterns in 6 gauges for sizes from toddler to large adult (there are a lot of tables involved). As a new designer this book is also a great introduction into the world of sweater design. I had no idea how to write a sweater pattern or how to shape a sleeve or a collar. Now I do.
How to Sew a Button: and Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew is as humorous as it is informative. Erin Bried covers topics from cooking to clothes care in a lighthearted manner, drawing from information she gathered from a panel of genuine grandmothers. This book is definitely worth a read.