SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine—Sellers Publishing today introduced two new craft titles for fall 2015 ‐ Baby & Me Knits from author Celeste Young, and Yarn Happy from Norwegian author, Turid Lindeland. Both titles will be released in September, 2015, and will retail for $19.95 each.
Baby & Me Knits (978‐1‐4162‐4541‐4) features 20 hand‐knit designs for every season and style. Knitters of all levels will find inspiration in author and new mom Celeste Young’s patterns — simple knit and purl textures that give way to subtle lace, cables, and stranded colorwork, each accompanied by clear instructions and how‐to photography. Young’s combination of modern, washable yarns and stitch patterns are sized for newborns through 24 months of age. The blankets, sweaters, and coordinating accessories for baby and mom are perfect for that keepsake knitted gift from a friend or family‐member.
“The patterns in this book are designed to work individually and in sets, perfect for creating heirlooms for your family or special gifts for an amazing parent and child,” said author Celeste Young. “I have left plenty of room for interpretation in my designs so that you can add your personal flair to them. Choose your own color scheme for the Sweet Berries set, for example, or knit simple or wildly striped socks and fingerless gloves from the Bright Stripe set, or increase your yarn gauge and repeat count on any of the baby blankets to create a full‐sized throw. It is my hope that Baby & Me Knits will introduce you to fun, new techniques and empower you to be creative as you make these sweet knitted pieces.”
Yarn Happy, (978‐1‐4162‐4563‐6) offers readers 30 knit and crochet projects that represent the simple and clean design style that Scandinavia is known for. The designs are photographed in the dramatic Northwest region of Norway that inspired them, and include pattern charts and detailed instructions. Projects in the book include modern takes on traditional Norwegian knit designs, including socks, blankets, chair covers, crochet throws, and
more. Yarn Happy is designed for both for intermediate and experienced knitters, as well as fans of colorwork. Patterns include both US standard and metric measurements, and alternative yarns are included for each pattern.
Turid Lindeland’s inspiration for Yarn Happy came from an old sock she found in a crumbling hotel in Rosendal, Norway. Inspired by that old sock, and the neighboring glaciers called Folgefonna, with their dramatic icy colors and shapes, she has given these classic patterns an updated twist by employing modern color palettes. Some patterns are informed by the cool shades of ice and others by the summertime landscapes with their vibrant colors.
Yarn Happy is an 8 x 11 inch, 128 page, full‐color paperback book that will retail for $19.95 and Baby & Me Knits is a 8.5 x 10 inch, 128 page, full‐color paperback book that will retail for $19.95. Both titles will be available in bookstores and gift shops nationwide and through Sellers Publishing’s Web‐site, www.sellerspublishing.com.
Sellers Publishing, Inc. is an award‐winning publisher of books, calendars, greeting cards and journals. The company was cited for four consecutive years by Publishers Weekly for being among the fastest growing independent publishers in the country. It is located in South Portland, Maine and can be contacted at 800‐625‐3386 or by visiting their Web site at www.sellerspublishing.com.
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