Is that the distance sound of sleigh bells I hear, is Christmas just around the corner? This time of year means jumper wearing, mulled wine drinking, Christmas pie eating and so much more. Knitters needles may be busy knitting up a whole host of Christmas gifts for family and friends. But what do you get those knitters themselves? This series of blog posts will help you out, focusing on something different than yarn (which might only be adding to the groaning stash they already have). This first post 'In Print' looks at some great books to entertain and inspire.

My Knitting Notes - Mustard Edition - The notebook for the organised knitter.

From the creators of the much loved Laine Magazine comes an elegant journal for knitters – My Knitting Notes. This journal helps to collect and organise past and future knitting projects in a beautiful way. The journal has 156 uncoated pages in high quality paper + 4 cover pages, a woven hardcover and a ribbon page marker.

My Knitting Notes includes:

  • space for 31 knitting projects (each project consists of 4 pages)
  • 6 pages for keeping track of your yarn purchases
  • 18 gridded pages, e.g. for charts or colourwork sketches
  • a knitting needle sizes and conversions table
  • a list of the most common abbreviations

Knit with attitude – a 10-year celebratory collection - A souvenir from Knit With Attitude.

A collection of 12 designs celebrating 10 years of Knit With Attitude. Knit in a variety of different yarns we stock this beautifully designed book with photographs by by Jonna Hietala shot around our Stoke Newington home.

Your very own piece of Knit with attitude between the covers of a book.

136 pages
Thick quality paper.
Woven linen hard cover with removable banner.
12 designs beautifully shot by Jonna Hietala of Laine Publishing, in our neighbourhood of Stoke Newington, Hackney.

Designers contributing to the collection are: Fiona Alice, May Linn Bang, Renée Callahan, Isa Catepillán, George A Cullen, Julie Dubreux, Francesca Hughes, Eli Leistad, Noma Ndlovu, Natalie Selles, Susanne Sommer and Karie Westermann.

52 Weeks of Shawls - Enough shawls to keep you busy all year.

52 Weeks of Shawls is a unique look into contemporary shawl knitting. The designers behind the 52 patterns come from all around the world. This collection showcases an exceptionally wide range of yarns, techniques and levels of difficulty and also includes two crochet designs. It is a true encyclopedia of shawls, a future classic for decades to come. Patterns are beautifully photographed and laid out on 272 pages in the style Laine is known and loved for.

The book contains patterns from the following designers: Stella Ackroyd, Andrea Aho, Fiona Alice, Natalya Berezynska, Rebekah Berkompas, Lærke Bisschop-Larsen, Sveina Björk Jóhannesdóttir, Rachel Brockman, Aleks Byrd, Susan Chin, Valentina Cosciani-Tibisay, Evgeniya Dupliy, Stephanie Earp, Marion Em, Frida Franckie, Katya Gorbacheva, Samantha Guerin, Joanna Herriott, Sarah Heymann, Jonna Hietala, Erin Jensen, Anna Johanna, Malia Mae Joseph, Susanna Kaartinen, Pauliina Karru, Linda Lencovic, Mar- jut Lund-Rahkola, Lotta H Löthgren, Hanna Maciejewska, Aude Martin, Ma- riya Matveeva, Helen Mawdsley, Faïza Mebazaa, Kathryn Merrick, Tif Neilan, Hanne Kær Pedersen, Paula Pereira, Claudia Quintanilla, Lucía Ruiz de Aguirre, Nataliya Sinelshchikova, Jeanette Sloan, Elena Solier Jansà, Susanne Sommer, Anna Strandberg, Niina Tanskanen, Mari Tobita, Miriam Walchshäusl, Lauren Wallis, Claire Walls and Stephen West.


  • 52 knitting patterns, beautifully photographed and illustrated
  • 272 uncoated high-quality pages
  • Woven book cover, banner, and ribbon place marker
  • Print only, no digital download code available.

Japanese Knitting Stitches from Tokyo's Kazekobo Studio - For the technical knitter.

Japanese Knitting Stitches from Tokyo's Kazekobo Studio is a dictionary of 200 stitch patterns by Yoko Hatta.

This book presents her 200 favorite Kazekobo stitch patterns - a delightful selection of multipurpose knit-and-purl, lace, cable, Aran and rib & twist stitches in solids and motifs. Sample projects gives you a chance to practice Hatta's techniques. These include: Mini mufflers using knit-and-purl stitches, a cozy scallop-edged scarf using lace stitches, a beautifully textured pair of mittens using cable and aran stitches, and a stylish and sturdy pair of two-tone socks using rib and twist stitches. Experienced knitters will find a wealth of unique patterns just waiting to be brought to life. A guide to the basic symbols shows how to knit the stitches, step-by-step.

Originally published in Japanese by Nihon Vogue, whose books have brought the designs of artists such as Hitomi Shida, Keiko Okamoto and others to knitters around the world, this book will be a much-anticipated addition to every knitter's library.

55 Christmas Balls to Knit - For the festive knitter.

Who doesn’t love Christmas balls? They are colourful and festive and bring joy to many - whether you are making them or using them to decorate your home. Norwegian knitwear design stars Arne and Carlos bring fun-filled festive crafting to knitters everywhere with their fabulous ornamental balls. They are easy to knit, easy to stuff and once you get knitting you won’t want to stop. Inspired by traditional Norwegian patterns each ball is a unique handmade creation ready to become a holiday heirloom. They are ideal for the tree, wreaths, mantelpiece, table decorations and window dressings, and make perfect gifts for friends and family.

This book is bursting with creativity and inspiration, with just one set of instructions for making the balls and 55 unique patterns. Each pattern can easily be adapted for hats, mittens or even sweaters by the extra creative knitter.

Sweater Worksheet Journal and Cocoknits Sweater Workshop - For lovers of jumpers.

The Cocoknits Sweater Worksheet is an integral part of the Cocoknits Method – a system for knitting seamless, tailored, top-down sweaters.

The Sweater Worksheet Journal contains 24 blank worksheets and doubles up as a diary of the sweater-knitting process. All information – from date begun and finished, yarns used, gauge, pattern source – can be recorded in its pages for future reference.

  • Makes knitting sweaters using the colour-coded Cocoknits Method carefree, with little counting required.
  • Allows knitters to shape the yoke of any seamless, yoked sweater pattern easily, without referring to written-out instructions.
  • Can be used with any seamless, yoked sweater pattern even if the pattern is not from Cocoknits.
  • Can be used as a journal to record details of each sweater knitted, for future reference

Stripes by Veera Välimäki - For fans of stripes.

In Stripes, Veera encourages you to start your own journey into the world of stripes. Resulting in fascinating and very satisfying knits.

This collection features 20 knitting patterns, including sweaters, cardigans and shawls as well as a relaxed dress, a beanie and your new favourite pair of socks. Both the book and its knits are an ode to contemporary knitwear, exuding a sense of quiet, timeless confidence.

Veera Välimäki is one of the leading knitwear designers in the world. Her designs are known for their simple, clean lines with modern details. Veera lives and works in a small village in Southern Finland surrounded by forests, fields and lakes. Since 2014, Veera has worked on the popular book series, Interpretations, together with Joji Locatelli (published by Pom Pom Press). Stripes is her third hardback book. 

Stripes contains:
200 pages
20 knitting patterns, 6 sweaters, 3 cardigans, 1 dress, 8 shawls, 1 pair of socks, 1 beanie) suitable for knitters of all levels.
Hardback cover
Print only, no digital download code available.

Magazines - For the collector. We have a range of current knitting magazines as well as back issues of some. Complete your collection or just be inspired by a theme.