Knitting projects for book covers and other book related pattterns. Many of the patterns are free.
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Pullover sweater with a wide deep pocket closed with a cat silhouette that's perfect for hiding a book or small knitting project or other fun items. DK weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand Yarn
Book Review Scarf
Designed for book readers, this easy ribbed scarf is a visual review and reminder of the books you read over a chosen timeframe. In a spin on temperature scarves, each color and stripe width represents the number of stars you would give the book. You can also use this recipe for movies or shows you watch. Designed by knittedblissJC
Placeholder Bracelet Bookmark
Easy bracelet doubles as a bookmark that you can wear! The pattern is easy to memorize and the size is easy to adjust. Needs just 80 yards of fingering-weight yarn so it's great for scrap yarn and stashbusting. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Wendy Poush
Huxley Headband and Mitts
An ear-warming headwrap and a pair of fingerless gloves knit with a 4 row repeat 2 color star tweed stitch perfect for keeping warm while reading in the gardens at Pemberley. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Cirilia Rose for Berroco Inc.
Great Horn-Rimmed Vest
Owls wearing eye glasses and other spectacles motifs celebrate the beauty of wisdom and reading. Sizes 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51 & 55 inches. Designed by Mary Scott Huff for Knitty.
"His Mark" Cardigan
Inspired by a scene from Moby Dick, this warm, rustic, seaworthy sweater depicts different marks reminiscent of signature Xs and graphic tattoos. In the scene from Melvile's book, Queegueg, who can't write, signs a contract with "his mark", a representation of his tatoo. Sizes Chest: 34.2539.75, 44.5, 47.75, 53, 55.5, 60.5 inches. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Ann Weaver for Knitty.
Lapghan With Pockets
Easy throw knit mostly in stockinette with garter stitch pockets to hold books, knitting patterns, remotes, and more. Super Bulky weight yarn. About 25 x 38 in. (63.5 x 96.5 cm) Designed by Lion Brand.
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Book stand to prop up your books and bands to hold the pages. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Sylvie Rasch. Available in English and German
Inspired by brimming bookshelves this striped garter stitch blanket is perfect for book lover. 2 sizes Crib and Throw. Great for mini skeins or stashbusting. Designed by Purl Soho
River Song’s Diary
Book cover cozy with a TARDIS motif inspired by Doctor Who. Designed by hells456. Pictured project by BeanQueen
Cable Book or Journal Cover
This cover features braided cables and easy to customize. Designed by yss in worsted yarn. Pictured project by AmyPC who modified the flaps to stockinette and ribbing to sit flat inside book.
Traveler Journal Cover
This Cuaderno Azul Viajero notebook cover features a lace pattern and cloth flaps that add less bulk to the cover. Designed by Mayte Sánchez Sempere in DK yarn. Available in both English & Spanish.
One for the Books Cover
Book cover designed for knitting planners or other books in fingering weight yarn is easily customized for any size. Optional fabric tag creates a pen loop. Perfect for self-striping or variegated yarn. Available in English and German. Designed by Martina Behm
Grab and Go Diary Cover
This journal cover features a pocket for a mobile phone, a slot for a pen, a place to tuck notes under the band on the inside cover, and, of course a cable owl to watch over you. Designed by maggie mair in DK yarn.
Designed by Julie Picard for Mollie Makes, this two stitch cover for good reads or notebooks come with a handy pocket for highlighter, pen, or other tools.
Owl Book Cover
Tote designed to protect paperback sized books from damage features cable owl motifs. Can also be used as a tablet cover or small purse. Designed by Megan Lee
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Bookworm toy reading book measures approximately 7 inches long & 4 inches tall when knit with worsted weight. But of course size will change depending on choice of yarn & needle. Designed by cheezombie.
Book Lover Blanket
This reversible blanket is filled with rows and rows of bookshelves. In the center is an open book and the word “READ” in large letters. 2 sizes: The throw blanket is approximately 50” x 55” (127 cm x 140 cm). The baby blanket is approximately 35” x 34” (89 cm x 86 cm). Double knit, the blanket is fully reversible, Designed by Lisa Hannan Fox. Worsted weight yarn.
Fingerless mitts with bookshelves and books in colorwork with options to use either stranded knitting or duplicate stitch to form a cute but meaningful color block design. Great gift for book lovers or librarians, and good use of scrap yarn. Reading Mitten designed by Atalante. Fingering weight yarn. Pictured project by JanuaryYarns.
Book Lover Scarf
This scarf features rows and rows of bookshelves with an open book and the word “READ” at each end. Double knit, the scarf is fully reversible, featuring opposite color schemes on each side. Designed by Lisa Hannan Fox. Fingering weight yarn.
Sweet Eustace Cushion With Pocket
This cushion cover features a colorwork pocket panel with a stranded design of a horned heath sheep to hold your books, magazines, small knitting projects. Designed by Mona Zillah. DK weight yarn.
Amelia Book Cover
Protect or elevate your reading material with this paperback book cover with cabled flower motif. Finished Size: 15″ wide and 7¾ ” tall before sewing; to fit a standard American mass-market paperback (4¼ ” wide and 6¾ ” tall) with a spine up to 1″ (about 350 pages) deep. Designed by Franklin Habit. Pictured project by morsecode who said it’s fast knit and great gift.
Monster Book of Monsters Book Cover
Designed for books 7 ¾ in high X 5 ½ in wide by 2 ¼ in deep. Tongue doubles as a book mark.
Beret with “Knitting” Dewey Decimal Number
Dewey Decimal Hat is a slouchy tweed hat with a stranded design with the favorite Dewey decimal designation for knitting books, hearts, tweedy stripes, and a cute hemmed button band. Designed by Brenda K. B. Anderson. One of the 28 patterns in Stitching in the Stacks: Librarian-Inspired Knits