10 New Knitting Books to Read in 2022

Want to expand your knitting book library but not sure where to start? Looking for resources to up your skills? Or just looking for a gift for a fellow knitter? I hear you. With that in mind…

I have collected 10 new knitting book releases that are sure to be great additions to your collection:

For sock lovers:

Knit 2 Socks in 1: Discover the Easy Magic of Turning One Long Sock into a Pair! Choose from 21 Original Designs, in All Sizes

By Safiyyah Talley

Do you have single sock syndrome? Lack of motivation to complete the second sock? This is the book for you! Safiyyah Talley’s new book introduces you to a new, easier method for knitting two socks at once. How wonderful, isn’t it? Not to mention that it features seven basic styles, with many variations, you will find 21 different patterns to choose from. Learn more »

The Sock Knitting Bible: Everything you need to know about how to knit socks

By Lynne Rowe

Look for a reference book covering all the different techniques and methods for sock knitting? The Sock Knitting Bible is more than a sock pattern book in which you will find stripes, fair isle, cables, lacy, sparkly, and snuggly socks. The step-by-step instructions are easy to understand and will help you conquer your fear of sock knitting. Learn more »

52 Weeks of Socks: Beautiful patterns for year-round knitting

By Laine

Can’t stop knitting socks? Here comes the perfect book for you! Check out this book includes 52 sock patterns contributed by 46 leading knitwear designers from across the world. Each project uses different yarns and techniques, so definitely can keep you busy for the whole year! Learn more »

Dive into history:

Traditional Nordic Knits: Over 40 Hats, Mittens, Gloves, and Socks

By Johanna Wallin

If you are a fan of colorful and traditional knits, you will love this book. This gorgeous knitting book is very detailed and easy to follow including over 40 different projects (mittens, gloves, hats, and socks) for knitters on all levels. Each project is introduced with an example of a historic knitted item and an explanation of the pattern’s background and origin. Learn more »

The Nordic Knitting Primer: A Step-by-Step Guide to Scandinavian Colorwork Paperback

By Kristin Drysdale

No matter if you are ​​first-time colorwork knitters or a more advanced knitter who want to level up your skills. Don’t miss this step-by-step guide that includes everything you need to know to master Scandinavian colorwork. The projects are ordered according to difficulty, so you can base on your level to divide and conquer the skills. Learn more »

Selbu Patterns: Discover the Rich History of a Norwegian Knitting Tradition with Over 400 Charts and Classic Designs for Socks, Hats, and Sweaters

By Anne Bårdsgård 

This book is a must-have for anyone interested in the traditional knitting culture of the Selbu region. Also, an endlessly inspiring pattern resource that embraces the local knitting tradition, with a pattern reference guide unlike any other. Learn more »

Something unique:

Knitstrips: The World’s First Comic-Strip Knitting Book

By Alice Ormsbee Beltran and Karen Kim Mar

Here comes a FUN one! Knitting and comics? YES, they can be a thing! Check out this inspired and funny comic-strip knitting book that includes 22 brand-new patterns. It is designed to mimic a bound collection of comic books in a series: each “issue” with its own cover and wry theme—from yarn stashes to binge knitting. Learn more »

Knit Fold Pleat Repeat: Simple Knits, Gorgeous Garments

By Norah Gaughan

Ready to take your knitting to a whole new level? In this beautiful knitting book, my friend Norah Gaughan will show you how to turn simple knits to gorgeous garments. The book includes 36 high-fashion style patterns in all, each with variations. You will learn how to use all kinds of fabric manipulations to create unique, fashionable clothes and accessories. Learn more »

Knitting for Radical Self-Care: A Modern Guide

By Brandi Cheyenne Harper

“I hope sharing myself fully empowers you to do the same,” says the author Brandi Cheyenne Harper. In this beautifully written book with essays on self-care and sourcing creativity, Brandi offers tips for carving out time for creativity. The unique pattern book alongside 10 original and fresh patterns by revolutionary women of color. It will bring you a very pleasant reading experience. Learn more »

Skill Set: Beginning Knitting

By MDK (Kay Gardiner & Ann Shayne)

Skill Set by my friends at Modern Daily Knitting covers everything a new knitter needs to know, short and sweet. It will help you build your confidence on knitting in just 9 short lessons. The information is super simple but so effective! And the best part is…it is also an app—so you can bring all the text and illustrations of the book plus videos EVERYWHERE! Learn more »

Want more? Stay tuned for my new book, Patty Lyons’ Knitting Bag of Tricks, which will launch this fall! I have been working so hard on it, and I can’t wait to introduce it to you. Learn more here and subscribe to my newsletter to get the latest updates. 

What are your must-have knitting books? Share with me in the comments! 

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  • Michelle March 26, 2022   Reply →

    Knitting for Anarchists by Anna Zilboorg.

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