Whether you’re only just starting to think about holiday shopping, or already gearing up for Black Friday, TSB has you covered! We’ve had a stack of great new craft titles arriving over the past couple weeks, hot off the presses—order now and they’ll reach you with time to spare.
Jorid Linvik’s Big Book of Knitted Socks is here! Scandinavian knitwear designer Jorid Linvik (author of the bestselling and beloved Big Book of Mittens, also available from TSB) is back with 45 creative, charming sock designs in a rainbow of colors and interesting patterns, from simple stripes to flowers, animals and characters. Understand the basics of planning, sizing, and making your own fabulous socks, and then dive into an incredible selection of pre-charted patterns–dozens of delightful designs in multiple sizes, for children and adults. There’s something here that’s the perfect fit for any foot: bright and bold or classic and comfortable, covered in cozy cats or a pair of dancing elephants! Includes beautiful full color photographs, plus hints, tips, and tricks that make sock–knitting a cinch. Watch the book trailer and order now!
Afghan Knits is also now in stock—renowned knit designer Martin Storey (author of the stylish fan favorite Easy Fair Isle Knitting, also available from TSB) is back with an all-new collection: 18 throws, runners, and pillows with his trademark contemporary flair! Modern stripes, creative cables, lacy openwork; textured stitches, eyecatching colorways, a touch of glamour … There’s something here to entice knitters of all skill levels into discovering the flexibility, beauty, and endless possibilities offered by these delightful afghan designs. (And they’re just the thing to keep you cozy in the new year, too!) Check out the book’s page on our site for more information, and to order.
And Handknits for Baby may be our most charming new arrival this season! From the editors at Marie Claire who brought you the delightful Baby Gifts to Knit, Handknits for Baby is a baby knits collection specifically designed to make pattern instructions as easy as can be! With even the most complicated pattern instructions, finishing techniques, and sizing changes laid out using Marie Claire’s straightforward, easy-to-understand method, knitters of all levels of experience can create delightful garments and accessories. Diagrams are simple and clear, with arrows pointing the way so you know where to look; instructions are numbered, and carefully positioned to make it easy to understand where you’ll be in the project as you follow them; and color-coded illustrations make finishing seams a snap. With over 30 patterns to choose from for babies up to 12 months old–from ponchos to overalls and tunics to hoodies–the most difficult thing you’ll have to do is decide which one to make first! Watch the book trailer and order now!
And if you find you’d rather make a gift than buy one, well, we’ve got you covered there, too! Just hop over to our page on Facebook, where we’ve been posting free patterns every Friday to celebrate the 12 weeks leading up to Christmas. (We’ll be rounding them up here in December, too, so you can make sure you haven’t missed any.) Have a great week, and (for those to whom it applies) happy Thanksgiving!