West Lake Books

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West Lake Books is a small publishing house specializing in craft patterns and short, personal essays.

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Renaissance Fair Slouch Hat
Series: Winter Hat Knitting Patterns, Book 12. Price: $2.97 USD. Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2015 by West Lake Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
This wonderful slouch hat, inspired by the colorful patchwork caps and snoods seen at Renaissance fairs around the country, requires extremely basic knitting skills. The pattern describes how to create either a straight band or a roll band. The full array of reference photographs, gives you ideas for color schemes using four or eight colors. Skill Level: Advanced (or Ambitious) Beginner
Pinwheel Hat Knitting Pattern
Series: Winter Hat Knitting Patterns, Book 7. Price: $2.97 USD. Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2015 by West Lake Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
This marvelous cloche hat tempts the eye with its pinwheel effect. Knitted quickly and easily, in four connected sections as one piece, it is finished using a circular needle for a seamless hat band. The detailed multi-page pattern comes complete with reference photographs. Skill Level: Advanced (or Ambitious) Beginner
Cathedral Window Winter Cloche Hat
Series: Winter Hat Knitting Patterns, Book 10. Price: $2.97 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2015 by West Lake Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
This marvelous cloche hat delights the eye with its easily inserted cathedral windows. Knitted quickly as one piece, in four connected sections, it is finished using a circular needle for a seamless hat band. Complete with reference photos, this multi-page pattern is ready for an advanced (or ambitious) beginner to undertake a colorful winter knitting project.
Twist and Twirl Winter Cloche Hat
Series: Winter Hat Knitting Patterns, Book 2. Price: $2.97 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015 by West Lake Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
This marvelous cloche hat intrigues the eye by appearing to be knitted in separate directions. It provides a “twist and twirl” effect. However, it is knitted easily, in four connected sections, as one piece and finished using a circular needle for a seamless hat band. There are two hat band options: straight band or roll band. The pattern includes beret point instructions and many photographs.
Traditional House Slippers for Children
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 800. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014 by West Lake Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
Children love these slippers! They can be made in bright, varied colors, making them a delight to the eyes. Besides being a great way to use up scrap yarns, these will keep the children's feet warm on any surface. This multi-page pattern, complete with reference photographs, provides detailed instructions on how to create these quick knit slippers.
Traditional House Slippers for Women
Series: Traditional House Slippers, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 750. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014 by West Lake Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
This multi-page knitting pattern, complete with reference photographs, provides detailed instructions to create stretch-to-fit traditional house slippers for women. These make great holiday gifts and help to use up scrap yarns in an effective and much appreciated manner.
Traditional House Slippers for Men
Series: Traditional House Slippers, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 780. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014 by West Lake Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
If you ever doubted that adult males love house slippers, make a pair of these. They will become a great tradition in your family! Christmas presents solved forever. This multi-page knitting pattern, complete with photographs, provides detailed instructions to create stretch-to-fit traditional house slippers for men or for women with shoes sizes about the standard size nine.
Aran Simple Plait Winter Hat with Matching Scarf
Series: Winter Hat with Matching Scarf Knitting Patterns, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2014 by West Lake Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
This multi-page knitting pattern, complete with photographs, provides detailed instructions to create a beautiful winter cloche style hat featuring the Aran simple plait against the background of a reverse stockinette stitch. The matching scarf pattern is a larger simple plait set against a garter stitch. Hat skill level: Advanced Beginner. Scarf Skill level: Intermediate Beginner
Aran Simple Plait Winter Hat
Series: Winter Hat Knitting Patterns, Book 3. Price: $2.97 USD. Words: 1,350. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2014 by West Lake Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
This multi-page knitting pattern, complete with photographs, provides detailed instructions to create a beautiful winter cloche style hat featuring the Aran simple plait against the background of a reverse stockinette stitch. The hat is knitted in the round. Skill level: Advanced Beginner.
Aran Simple Plait Winter Scarf
Series: Winter Hat with Matching Scarf Knitting Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 660. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2013 by West Lake Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
This multi-page knitting pattern, complete with photographs, provides detailed instructions to create a lovely, stylish winter scarf that sports the traditional Aran simple plait, set off on a background of garter stitch. The scarf is thick and warm as well as both soft and lightweight. It knits up very quickly! Skill level: Intermediate Beginner
Mother - Daughter Belt Loop Hat
Series: Winter Hat Knitting Patterns, Book 8. Price: $2.98 USD. Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013 by West Lake Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
This multi-page pattern, complete with reference photographs, knits up into a lovely and stylish cloche cap or beanie. The cap is snug and warm as well as soft and lightweight. Made with cotton yarn, it’s perfect for spring or fall weather. I’ve called it a Belt Loop Hat because the garter stitches running through it appear to be a belt running through loops. Skill Level: Advanced Beginner.
Moss and Cobblestone Hat with Matching Cowl and Scarf
Series: Winter Hat with Matching Scarf Knitting Patterns, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2013 by West Lake Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
This multi-page knitting pattern, complete with photographs, provides detailed instructions to create a beautiful Aran inspired cloche style hat featuring the traditional moss stitch along with matching cowl and scarf. Hat and cowl are knitted in the round. Hat and cowl skill level: Advanced Beginner. Scarf is knitted in rows on short needles. Scarf skill level: Beginner
Moss and Cobblestone Hat with Matching Scarf
Series: Winter Hat with Matching Scarf Knitting Patterns, Book 5. Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 2,080. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2013 by West Lake Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies
This multi-page knitting pattern, complete with photographs, provides detailed instructions to create a beautiful Aran inspired cloche style hat featuring the traditional moss stitch along with a matching scarf. Hat is knitted in the round. Hat skill level: Advanced Beginner. Scarf is knitted in rows on short needles. Scarf skill level: Beginner
Moss and Cobblestone Hat with Matching Cowl
Series: Winter Hat with Matching Scarf Knitting Patterns, Book 7. Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2013 by West Lake Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
This multi-page knitting pattern, complete with photographs, provides detailed instructions to create a beautiful Aran inspired cloche style hat featuring the traditional moss stitch along with a matching cowl. Both items are knitted in the round. Skill level: Advanced Beginner.
Moss and Cobblestone Hat
Series: Winter Hat Knitting Patterns, Book 9. Price: $2.97 USD. Words: 1,480. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013 by West Lake Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
This multi-page knitting pattern, complete with photographs, provides detailed instructions to create a beautiful Aran inspired cloche style hat featuring the traditional moss stitch. Skill level: Advanced Beginner.
Checkerboard Hat with Matching Scarf
Series: Winter Hat with Matching Scarf Knitting Patterns, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013 by West Lake Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
This multi-page knitting pattern, complete with photographs, provides detailed instructions to create a beautiful slouch hat in regular and large sizes along with a matching checkerboard patterned scarf. Skill level: Advanced Beginner.
Checkerboard Slouch Hat
Series: Winter Hat Knitting Patterns, Book 11. Price: $2.97 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013 by West Lake Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
This multi-page knitting pattern, complete with photographs, provides detailed instructions to create a beautiful slouch hat in regular and large sizes. Skill level: Advanced Beginner.
Elf Boots for Toddlers
Series: Boot Slippers, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2012 by West Lake Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
This multi-page knitting pattern, complete with photographs, provides detailed instructions to create elf boots for toddlers. This pattern is a great way to use up scrap yarns. Pattern details how to integrate different colors with the main color to artfully accent the bottom, body and cuffs. Skill Level: Beginner
Middle Eastern Fortune Telling in Shanghai
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,940. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012 by West Lake Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Eastern mysticism
Everywhere in Asia fortune tellers are willing, but not necessarily able, to give meaning to your life. They offer you all sorts of prescient methods from which to choose. One can take the results from any method with a grain of salt or put faith in them and live accordingly. I was a pragmatic naysayer, until fortune telling came home to roost one afternoon in a small restaurant in Shanghai.
Taking the Long Way Home: An Unexpected Adventure from Shanghai to Hangzhou
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2012 by West Lake Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Undisputedly, Hangzhou, known for its extravagant natural beauty and thousands of years of tea and silk culture, is simply the most traditionally elegant city in China. It is a "must see" on an China itinerary. But, be careful how you get there!
Aran Inspired Knee Warmers: A Knitting Pattern
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 900. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012 by West Lake Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
This multi-page knitting pattern, complete with photographs, provides detailed instructions to create knee warmers. Pattern details how to increase the size of the knee warmers to fit any particular size. Skill Level: Beginner
Traditional House Slippers for Men, Women & Children, A Knitting Pattern
Series: Traditional House Slippers, Book 1. Price: $2.97 USD. Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012 by West Lake Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
This multi-page knitting pattern, complete with photographs, provides detailed instructions to create stretch-to-fit traditional house slippers in three sizes for men, women and children. This pattern is a great way to use up scrap yarns. Skill Level: Beginner
Quick Crochet Winter Cloche Hat
Series: Winter Hat Knitting Patterns, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,060. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2012 by West Lake Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
This multi-page knitting pattern, complete with photographs, provides detailed instructions to crochet an easy and attractive two tone winter cloche style hat. Great way to use up leftover yarns! Skill level:Easy/ Beginner.
Aran Cable Interweave Hat: A Knitting Pattern
Series: Winter Hat Knitting Patterns, Book 4. Price: $2.98 USD. Words: 1,290. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2012 by West Lake Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
This multi-page knitting pattern, complete with photographs, provides detailed instructions to create a beautiful interwoven cable stitch hat. Skill level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate. This pattern knits a wonderfully thick and warm hat that is both soft and lightweight.
Aran Trinity Hat Knitting Pattern
Series: Winter Hat Knitting Patterns, Book 6. Price: $2.97 USD. Words: 1,170. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012 by West Lake Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
This multi-page knitting pattern, complete with photographs, provides detailed instructions to create a beautiful trinity stitch (also known as the blackberry stitch) hat. Skill level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate.
Aran Inspired Cable and Moss Stitch Hat with Matching Scarf Knitting Pattern Book
Series: Winter Hat with Matching Scarf Knitting Patterns, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,390. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2012 by West Lake Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
This multi-page knitting pattern, complete with photographs, provides detailed instructions to create a beautiful slouch hat along with a matching moss stitch scarf. Skill level: Advanced Beginner.
Aran Inspired Fisherman's Slouch Beret Hat: Cable and Moss Design Knitting Pattern
Series: Winter Hat Knitting Patterns, Book 5. Price: $2.98 USD. Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2012 by West Lake Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
This multi-page knitting pattern, complete with photographs, provides detailed instructions to create a beautiful slouch hat. Skill level: Advanced Beginner.
Elf Boot Slippers Knitting Pattern
Series: Boot Slippers, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,280. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012 by West Lake Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
This multi-page knitting pattern, complete with photographs, provides detailed instructions to create small size dorm boots for children. This pattern is a great way to use up scrap yarns. Pattern details how to integrate different colors with the main color to artfully accent the bottom, body and cuffs. Skill Level: Beginner
Pink Camouflage Boot Slippers Knitting Pattern
Series: Boot Slippers, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,300. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012 by West Lake Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
This multi-page knitting pattern, complete with photographs, provides detailed instructions to create medium size dorm boots for women or young adults. This pattern is a great way to use up scrap yarns. Pattern details how to integrate different colors with the main color to artfully accent the bottom, body and cuffs. Skill Level: Beginner
Camouflage Boot Slippers Dorm Boots for Men Knitting Pattern
Series: Boot Slippers, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012 by West Lake Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
This multi-page knitting pattern, complete with photographs, provides detailed instructions to create large size dorm boots for men or women. This pattern is a great way to use up scrap yarns. Pattern details how to integrate different colors with the main color to artfully accent the bottom, body and cuffs. Skill Level: Beginner
Aran Inspired Cable Interweave Hat and Scarf Knitting Pattern
Series: Winter Hat with Matching Scarf Knitting Patterns, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,700. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012 by West Lake Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
This pattern is for two items, a matching scarf and hat set, both designed with a unique interwoven cable pattern. The beautiful and warm scarf is soft and inviting. The hat adds elegance to the scarf and is made in a cloche style to add emphasis to the cable weave. The interweaving of the cables in both pieces gives extra thickness and warmth to the handmade items.

Series

Winter Hat Knitting Patterns
This series contains numerous single knitted hat patterns in a wide variety of styles to suit any personal preference. Most patterns are for beginners.
Traditional House Slippers
These are patterns for the type of slippers your grandmother used to make.
Boot Slippers
From men to toddlers, this series provides knitting patterns for a complete line of ankle high boot type slippers for the whole family.

Elf Boots for Toddlers

Price: $4.99 USD.

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