Knit Wit

October 29th, 2009

I see them everywhere…on the bus, in the lecture hall, at the coffee shop…knitting. While there have always been aficionados of the craft, knitting has found a brave new audience of artists, crafters and do-it-yourself-ers who can appreciate some good ol’ lambswool (among other fibers) and the satisfaction to be found in producing one’s own clothing and decorative items. And, what’s more, there is a burgeoning marketplace of new texts, to add to the collected classics, to inspire the contemporary knitter.

A short skein from the Steenbock collection follows below. Be sure to speak with library staff to locate these and other titles from campus collections. Should titles from our campus collections be out to other users, do consider searching the UW System or Madison Public Library.

Author: Chin, Lily M.
Title: The urban knitter / Lily M. Chin.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, c2002.
Call Number: TT820 C48493 2002

Author: Gibson-Roberts, Priscilla A.
Title: Knitting in the old way : designs & techniques from ethnic sweaters / by Priscilla A. Gibson-Roberts and Deborah Robson ; illustrations by Priscilla A. Gibson-Roberts.
Publisher: Fort Collins, CO : Nomad Press, c2004.
Call Number: TT825 G52 2004

Author: Newton, Deborah.
Title: Designing knitwear / Deborah Newton.
Publisher: Newtown, CT : Taunton Press, c1992.
Call Number: TT820 N555 1992

Author: Righetti, Maggie.
Title: Knitting in plain English / Maggie Righetti.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Griffin, 2007.
Call Number: TT820 R54 2007

Title: Vogue knitting : the ultimate knitting book / by the editors of Vogue knitting magazine.
Publisher: New York : Sixth & Spring Books, c2002.
Description: 280 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Call Number: TT820 V624 2002