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Knitting Books
Books to Help you with your Knitting and to Read for your Enjoyment!

Top Down Knitting
Cabin Fever’s “Need A....?” Series
Paton's Little Books
Patons - More Little Books


From Cabin Fever’s “Need A....?” Series

Knitting from the top down is one of our favorite techniques…
Easy to knit, easy to fit, and easy finishing!


Many of our Grand View patterns are designed using this technique and we also watch for good patterns and books using this method. Some of the best we have found are the top down designs from Cabin Fever. Their books cover patterns for Toddlers, age 1 - 6; Cardigans for adults; Cardigans for preemies - 18 months; Sweaters and Accessories for Teens age 8 - 18; plus a book on Hats, another on Socks, an additional Baby Cardigan book Newborn - 18 months, and the newest of their books is the adult Cardigan in plus sizes.

Need a Baby Cardigan?

Features baby cardigans to knit in any yarn from fingering weight to chunky. Designs include sweaters with multi-colored or textured borders as well as lacey, or cabled panels. Written in 4 sizes for newborn to 18 months. Really cute and adorable! ($19.95)

Need a Hat?

Has 14 styles including beanies, watchcaps, toques, ear flap hats, girl’s hat with a brim, and pillboxes. Plain, textured, Fair Isle and cables - some from the bottom up and some from the top down. A great assortment! All can be knit in any size and any gauge for up to 672 combinations of size, weight and style in one book, and that's not counting different color combinations. ($18.95)

Need a Sock?

Features baby to adult socks in any size and in any weight of yarn. Style them with dressy lace patterns or super casual ribs. Includes basic socks, ribs, mock cables, lace and fun children's socks. The possibilities are endless! Explains the anatomy of a sock, a great way to learn how to knit socks. ($17.95)

Need a PLUS Cardigan?

This book provides top down cardigans for the fuller figure in 6 weights of yarn from sport to chunky. With finished sizes from 44”-61”, the figure flattering designs are specifically written for the plus figure with many options for waist and hip shaping. Includes A-line choices, sleeve circumference adjustments, body length options and much, much more. ($18.95)