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New library books

The following new knitting books are available at the Art, Music & Media Department of the Allen County Public Library.

“Classic Elite Shawls, Wraps & Scarves: 60 Gorgeous Designs by Classic Elite Yarns”

Twenty stunning designs with three variations –-shawl, wrap and scarf – create 60 accessories showcasing a variety of stitches.

“Classic Knits: More Than 100 Beautiful Projects” by DK Publishing

An all-in-one guide to just about anything knitters want to make. Equipment, techniques, stitch patterns, and 20+ designs for items to craft and wear.

“Literary Knits: 30 Patterns Inspired by Favorite Books” by Nikol Lohr

Including an elegant Daisy cloche inspired by “The Great Gatsby” and a late ’50s-inspired Holly Golightly dress imagined from “Breakfast at Tiffany{minute}s,” this collection offers more than 30 knitting projects.

“Animal Hats: Frog Hats, Elephant Hats, Cat Hats, and More: 15 Patterns to Knit and Show Off” by Vanessa Mooncie

Cats, dogs, chickens, rabbits, pigs, frogs, penguins, cows, elephants, foxes, koalas, monkeys, pandas, lions and mice are represented. Patterns offer both child and adult sizes.

“Easter Knits” by Arne Nerjordet

A collection of knitted eggs, bunnies and chicks, scaled down into quick, small projects.

•“Boyfriend Sweaters: 19 Designs for Him That You’ll Want to Wear: Plus 19 Techniques That Help You Knit Almost Anything” by Bruce Weinstein

Packed with techniques and tips to help you solve any knitting dilemma, this collection of classic menswear-inspired knits will appeal to men and women alike.

– Allen County Public Library