New York: Ballentine Books, 1985. Illustrated Wraps. First Edition. 144 pp. Color ills. Glossy black cover accented in bright pink shows model in multi-colored sweater. 12-page intro by Kagan is followed by 41 patterns for sweaters for adults and children, each illustrated in color with good directions and charts. Particularly imaginative patterns include designs for seagulls, staring cats, scotties, dachshunds, beetles, and other creatures as well as flowers, geometrics, and ethnics. Very Good.
New York: Potter Craft, 2007. Hardcover. First Edition. 159 pp. Color photo ills. Subtitle: "Thirty-one chunky-chic designs." Wenlan Chia with Erica Roseman. Orange covers with white title block on front, white lettering on spine. Glossy black dj, priced and unclipped, shows models in sweaters front and back. On half title page is a label bearing signature of Chia. Inside is crisp and clean, a stylish collection of chunky-knit garments and accessories. Errata slip laid in.
By Designer. Fine / Fine.
West Yorkshire, England: Rowan Yarns Ltd., 2003. Paperback. First. 141 pp. Color photo ills. Spring/Summer 2003. Pictorial wraps show models in elegant sweaters. Small store sticker on rear cover. The magazine contains over 40 designs from some of the world's best known designers, including Kaffe Fassett, Kim Hargreaves, Louisa Harding, Carol Meldrum, Sarah Dallas, Sasha Kagan, Jean Moss, Zoe Mellor, Brandon Mably and Livingstone Studios. Each pattern is presented in complete detail with graphs and charts where indicated. Each design is illustrated in full color photo. These are timeless, high-fashion styles, frequently including directions for both men and women. Two patterns for children in this issue as well as several designs for the home. Near Fine.
Amityville, New York: Knitting Fever. Paperback. First Edition. 115 pp. Color photo ills. "Maggiknits Irish MK Collection Book 16." Bright front cover shows a multi-striped hooded pullover, with back strip of purple, white lettering. An exciting collection of 32 fashionable knit designs for the family, available for the first time as patterns rather than in kit form. Scarce copy. Fine.
Camden, Maine: Down East Books, 1992. Pictorial Wraps. First Edition. 96 pp. Color photo ills. Subtitle: "16 New Patterns from North Island Designs." Yellow wraps have green lettering on front, color photo of young woman in patterned sweater. Clean and tight inside. The fifth in a series of North Island Design books, this one features new designs for a standard pullover pattern. Each design is charted in a easy-to-read style, with Maine designs for Sleigh Ride, Whale, Wily Trout, Scallop Shells, and others. Very Good.
North Pomfret, VT: Trafalgar Square Publishing, 1993. Dusky Blue Paper Over Boards. First Edition. 144 pp. Color photo ills. Subtitle: "Twenty-Five Knitwear Designs for Men and Women." Cover has bright gilt on spine. Tiny touches of edgewear to cover. Glossy pictorial dj has color photo on front of girl in Celtic sweater; white title blocks w/black lettering. Dj has blue spine w/ b/w lettering. Small touches of edgewear on dj, only one actual chip at head of spine. Clean and bright inside, w/ beautiful color photos taken in Ireland. Patterns include fretwork, knotwork, spiral, and key patterns, with sizes for all and easy-to-follow graphs and patterns. Very Good / Very Good.
Woodinville, WA: Martingale & Company, 2004. Paperback. First Edition. 141 pp. Color photo ills. Colorful cover introduces 25 knitted projects using natural fibers, with much helpfrul information, strikingly original projects, and wonderful photo illustrations. Small bookstore sticker lower rear cover, bookstore stamp on half-title; book never sold or used. As New.