Here Are 9 Romance Books Every Knitter Needs To Read
Knit one, read two!
Romance Novels About Knitters
Knitting is one of the most popular crafts around, and for good reason! There's so much you can create: sweaters, scarves, socks, purses, blankets, and more! Besides, it's relaxing and can help reduce anxiety.
For the knitters who read romance novels, you're in luck because we've found nine great romance books and series with knitting! Each book and series includes knitting in a big way, often with protagonists owning yarn shops or involved in knitting groups. It's a fun way to include two very different hobbies!
Unfortunately, you'll have to set your needles down (unless you're listening on audiobook), to read thes knitting romance novels, but it's worth it!
1. The Woolly Hat Knitting Club by Poppy Dolan
The Woolly Hat Knitting Club is full romcom and we're here for it! Dee Blacktorn's brother, JP, unfortunately breaks both his wrists and needs help at his knitting shop. Dee steps in to help him and gets canned from her demanding job thanks to office rumors, just knowing Ben was behind it all. Dee runs into an old friend named Becky whose just given birth to a premature baby. Wanting to help, Dee gets JP's knitting buddies to help her make hats for Becky's baby and eventually other premies in the area. Ben turns up and informs Dee he wasn't the one who got Dee fired, and she believes him. Before long, he gets roped into her knitting adventure too. Then everything begins to backfire.
2. Knit Two Together by Connie Lane
Libby's plans change when she inherits her estranged mother's yarn shop. Luckily she has the help of the local knitting fanatics to help her resurrect the store. But single mother Libby has a lot to learn, and fast. Like about knitting. Also about love. Hal O'Connell is a new customer to the store, a quiet man who turns out to be a kindred spirit. And single.
3. Knit One, Girl Two by Shira Glassman
Clara Ziegler is a small-batch independent yarn dyer, always eager to dream up new color combos for her yarn. If only there was more time in the day! By chance, she comes across Florida wildlife paintings at a gallery by Danielle Soloman and knows these colors are her next project. She reaches out to Danielle, finding the woman to be passionate, outspoken, complicated, and "even more captivating than her artwork."
4. Tight Knit by Allie Martin
Allie Martin's Tight Knit is Young Adult, but is a book knitting fans are sure to enjoy. Talia Gregory has horrible anxiety and relies on her Nan to help calm her down when it gets especially bad. Then Nan gets sick at the worst possible time in Talia's life: her BFF has grown distant, her boyfriend has turned into a total jerk, her parents have become more absent than normal, and she's somehow gotten roped into taking Nan's place planning the Cozy Christmas Charity Drive with Nan's knitting group. Then she meets Lachlan, a boy who has been though a lot and can only rely on his Gram. His Gram forces him to help with the Christmas sale, and he and Talia become close, close enough that he falls for her, that he trusts her with his secrets.
5. Knit Tight by Annabeth Albert
Brady is considered one of Portland's hottest young baristas thanks to his dreamy cups of coffee. Each Wednesday night is "Knit Night" at the coffee shop, women coming to the shop with their yarn and needles to have a good time. One night, a handsome stranger joins them, the nephew of Brady's favorite costumer and owner of the local yarn shop. Brady finds himself looking forward to Knit Night each week just so he can see Evren again. But just as he tries to finally as Evren out, things go wrong.
6. Knitting in the City series by Penny Reid
Penny Reid's Knitting in the City series is a beloved one. It follows seven friends, all members of the same knitting group in Chicago. This is a series I'd recommend starting from the beginning because not all the books are stand alone. Also, the series has a coloring book out, while a a book of knitting patterns will be released May 2020.
7. Hooked on You by Jenn Matthews
Hooked on You is technically about crocheting, but it's so good that I'm keeping it on the list! It may seem like things are going well for Anna thanks to her two great kids, boyfriend, and job as a teacher, but she's in a rut. She figures she needs a new hobby, winding up in Ollie's London craft shop. Ollie is a divorced mother and veteran. With everything she's seen, running the shop and her classes helps her relax. Throughout the classes, Ollie and Anna form a bond they never expected to make.
8. Blossom Street series by Debbie Macomber
Debbie Macomber's Blossom Street series follows A Good Yarn, a yarn shop owned by cancer survivor, Lydia Hoffman, on Blossom Street in Seattle. Knitters head to Lydia's classes and along the way, they find friendship, new beginnings, and love.
9. Cypress Hallow Yarn series by Rachael Herron
The Cypress Hallow Yarn series features stand alone novels all loosely connected by knitting guru Eliza Carpenter. Toss in yarn shops, lost works, and blasts from the past, and you have a fun small town series!