There seems to be a stereotype of knitters: old women sitting in rocking chairs crafting lil’ socks and scarves for their grandchildren. But in my travels through college and in living with roommates and now having had a string of neighbors, I have found that knitting isn’t just for ancient folks. Yarn lovers of all ages are hooked.

The photos in these two books alone make you want to pick up some needles. In Knitting 24/7, Véronik Avery offers 30 eye-catching projects that are easily transportable so you can knit in those “in-between” times. Plus, these how-to manuals are just in time for Worldwide Knit in Public week, June 12-20.

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Knits Men Want and Knitting 24/7 are currently available.