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Rainy day knitting with the BWG Library

Unravel some fun knitting projects at the BWG Library

The weather is turning rainy and dreary, but the BWG Library has books to keep you entertained indoors!  Learn how to knit, or take your knitting to the next level with some of the hottest new crafting books.  From Star Wars and Harry Potter, to classic Nordic Knits, the BWG Library has you covered.  Explore the books listed below, or message the BWG Library for help searching the collection.  You can reach out through Facebook or email  Help us grow our book collection and let us know which books you think we should share with the BWG community!

Felted animal knits : 20 keep-forever friends to knit, felt and love, by Catherine Arnfield
Combine knitting and felting to create stunning, realistic animals in this original book by textile designer and Knit2Felt founder, Catherine Arnfield to create gorgeous, characterful animals.

Did you know you could felt your knitting? In this incredibly inspirational and unique book, Catherine shows how you to knit animals and felt them to make wonderfully textured and cute creatures that you, friends and family will love!

Harry Potter knitting magic : the official Harry Potter knitting pattern book, by Tanis Gray

Introducing the first official Harry Potter knitting book -- deluxe guide to creating over 25 authentic Harry Potter knits based on the iconic films. Channel the magic of the Harry Potter films from the screen to your needles with the ultimate knitter's guide to the Wizarding World. Featuring over 25 magical knits pictured in gorgeous full-color photography, this book includes patterns for clothing, home projects, and keepsakes pulled straight from the movies -- and even includes a few iconic costume pieces as seen on-screen.  

Nordic Knits for Children : 15 Cosy Knits for Ages 3 to 9, by Monica Russel

Norwegian knitting is loved for its combination of practicality, texture and minimalistic patterning. In this brand-new book by best-selling knitwear designer, Monica Russel, create over a dozen Nordic-inspired clothes and accessories for your youngster that blend classic motifs with fun and function!  Beginning with a crash course in essential knitting techniques, dive straight into 15 patterns ranging from simple hats and a scarf to mittens, sweaters, dresses, bags and more. The patterns are a mix of designs for 3- to 6-year olds, 7- to 9-year olds, and all ages, with styles varying from beautifully subtle and textured knits to patterned creations featuring motifs inspired by classic Nordic knitwear and the Scandinavian landscape.

Star Wars. Knitting the galaxy : the official Star Wars knitting pattern book, by Tanis Gray

Featuring 28 projects based on George Lucas’s epic film saga, Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy is the ultimate guide to creating stunning projects inspired by Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Rey, and a whole host of droids, ships, and aliens from a galaxy far, far away. 

Bring the power of the Force to your needles with the first official Star Wars knitting pattern book. Featuring 28 knits pictured in gorgeous full-color photography, Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy includes patterns for toys, apparel, and home decor inspired by your favorite movie moments, characters (both human and alien), droids, ships, and more. 

Unravelling Canada, by Sylvia Olsen

The knitters of Canada are as diverse as their country’s geography. But their textured and colourful stories about knitting create a common narrative. With themes ranging from personal identity, cultural appropriation, provincial stereotypes and national icons, to "boyfriend sweaters" and love stories, Unravelling Canada is both a celebration and a discovery of an ever-changing national landscape. Insightful, optimistic, and beautifully written, it is a book that will speak to knitters and would-be knitters alike.