books from independent designers

Yarn in the City are thrilled to distribute the following books from independent designers.
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Guys knit

Yup. They do. Sockmatician Nathan Taylor challenges the misconception that knitting is a feminine pursuit in his first book - a beginner’s guide to knitting aimed specifically at men. The book contains everything to take a guy from “zero knowledge to hero knitter” with five specially designed patterns along with tutorials, tips, and 25 online videos to support the tutorials.



Recollection is a collection of six knitting patterns from Renée Callahan. Featuring four accessories and two garment patterns, the collection is inspired by those remnants and yarns leftover from other projects that are infused with the memories of creating those projects. This is a collection designed to honour memories and create new ones with previous leftovers.


knit play colour

Designer Louise Zass-Bangham of Inspiration Knits shares her passion for colour and modifying patterns with this wonderful book of accessories. Each of the 10 patterns makes suggestions for how to play with gauge and colour to make your project truly unique. Each pattern also includes suggestions for both readily available and specialty hand-dyed yarns.

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Volume 1: Into the Cold. Kate Bostwick's travels as a Canadian expat while living in the UK were the inspiration for this collection of travel essentials. Featuring seven projects - many of which are customizable for each member of your family and many which are perfectly portable travel projects in their own right. 

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zen variations

A collection of six sweaters from Renée Callahan, Zen Variations embraces the idea of knitting as a physical meditation. Each sweater beings the same way with a top-down, set-in sleeve construction and then develops with variations on the theme of zen. Each patterns has a simple, clean design to showcase the rustic beauty of The Fibre Company's Acadia yarn.


the klee collection

The Klee Collection is a gathering of knitting patterns close to designer Renée Callahan's heart. Originally trained as an art historian, Renée was so inspired by artist Paul Klee's exhibition at the Tate Modern in London a few years ago that it resulted in her first collection. The six garments and accessories are each named after a painting by Klee.

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this thing of paper

The result of a lifelong fascination with books and learning and an incredibly successful Kickstarter. Karie Westermann has created a contemplative collection that takes inspiration from the interplay between text and textiles. Featuring 11 patterns inspired by books, This Thing of Paper also includes essays in Karie's signature, thoughtful style. 



A beautiful collection of modern Fair Isle by Marie Wallin. This collection of 8 garments and 4 accessory patterns showcase the wonderful colourwork that has become synonymous with Marie's design aesthetic. Photographed on the Shetland Islands and capturing the rugged beauty, the projects are all knit in Shetland Spindrift 4ply from Jamieson's of Shetland.

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color & knit, mittens

This charming book gives knitters creative freedom with their stranded knitting within a structured framework. Using a colouring book format, the math and pattern layout is already done and leaves the knitter the joy of choosing whatever colour combinations tickle their fancy. Each of the 12 designs includes two colouring pages of each.

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london craft guide

The definitive guide to London's best yarn, fabric and haberdashery shops with over 30 shop profiles and crafty day trip suggestions for Bath, Brighton, Oxford, Cambridge and Faversham. Also includes patterns for knitting, sewing and crochet projects from designers including Kate Atherley, Renée Callahan, Anniken Allis, Cécile Balladino, Yarn in the City and more.