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Knitter’s niche

If you need a beanie, scarf or cosy rug, grab some knitting needles and yarn and get busy knitting!

With the cool tendrils of winter curling their way into the early mornings and evenings you might find yourself digging out the winter woollies. Winter brings to mind images of a steaming mug of hot chocolate, sitting around a roaring fire and wearing your favourite snuggly jumper. If you need to add a beanie, scarf or cosy rug to that picture, grab some knitting needles and yarn and get busy knitting!

This practical past-time has a long history, with a pair of socks from Egypt dating from 11th century. The need for durable, warm clothing ensured knitting become a huge industry and quite the art form. Knitting today is for pleasure, but it is nice to know that you are participating in an ancient ritual. The other great thing about knitting is anyone can have a crack at it – including kids and men. Yes guys, if Russell Crowe can do it, so can you!

Do not despair if you do not know how to knit, Sunshine Coast Libraries have you covered with a comprehensive collection of all things knitting. With so many projects available, there is sure to be something that tickles your fancy. Choose from the neck warming scarves and awesome beanies to cosy blankets or elaborate jumpers and cute babywear. If you think knitting is boring and only for little old ladies these ideas should persuade you otherwise.

So what are you waiting for, get out there and get knitting now!

Books

Reserve these titles and collect from your local library:

View the help guide for reserving items. Libraries will alert you when an item is ready for collection. If you are not a member, join online.

eBooks 

Get carried away with these knitting eBooks:

Borrow up to 30 eBooks on your device. To get started download the ePlatform by Wheelers, RBDigital and Libby apps. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password. Need help setting up your device for eBooks? Watch this video tutorial.

eAudiobooks

Listen to these knitting inspired eAudiobooks:

You can borrow up to 30 eAudiobooks from each provider at a time for a period of three weeks. To get started, download the BorrowBox, Libby, and RBDigital apps, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password. Need help setting up your device for eAudiobooks? Watch this video tutorial.

eMagazines

Click clack with these knitting eMagazines:

  • Knitting & crochet from Women’s Weekly
  • Australian Knitting
  • Knitscene
  • Interweave Knits

 To get started using free eMagazines download the RBDigital app, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.

Podcasts

Occupy your ears with these knitting podcasts while you knit:

All podcasts are free and available to listen on: Android - Google Play, Procast, Downcast, Pocket Casts, Player FM and AntennaPod. iOS - Apple Podcasts app, RadioPublic, Pocket Casts, Castbox, Podbean and Stitcher.

Need eLibrary tech help? Welcome to the eLibrary helpdesk! Contact libraries to get immediate and expert help with accessing and using the eLibrary on your device. 

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