Join Debby Ware for an afternoon of knitting at West Tisbury library

Debby Ware's next book, "Baby Beasties," will be published in August.

Looking to improve your knitting skills or try a new project? Don’t miss local knitter extraordinaire Debby Ware’s workshop on baby hat knitting at the West Tisbury library this Sunday, March 29. Ms. Ware began selling her one-of-a-kind knitted baby items when she previously owned Rainy Day and Alley’s General Store, and has since gone on to share her crafts nationwide.

Ms. Ware has been knitting for more than 50 years, and “like most women my age,” she said in an email to The Times, “I was taught by my mother.” With nearly a dozen published books on the subject, Ms. Ware knows a thing or two. Her pattern and knitting-kit business, which features her unique designs, began when her first book, Too Cute, was published in 2002. Her latest book, Holiday Hats for Babies, was released last fall, and her next one, Baby Beasties, features patterns for items inspired by monsters, lions, sharks, and serpents, and will be published in August.

Ms. Ware has been conducting knitting-for-baby workshops all over the country “where I have taught many tricks of the trade that are fun and creative, not only when knitting for babies, but for all knitting projects,” she said in an email to The Times.

“The West Tisbury library asked if I would do a workshop, and I was happy to. Usually my workshops are a long-weekend event, where participants can learn to design and create their own one-of-a-kind creation. This workshop will be only 4 hours, but that will give me plenty of time to show a number of fun and unusual techniques.”

Knitting with Debby Ware, Sunday, March 29, at 1 pm at the West Tisbury library. The supply fee of $20 includes enough DK weight 100% mercerized cotton yarn to create your one-of-a-kind baby hat. Participants need to bring their own needles and other supplies. All welcome; no limit on the number of participants, though participants must know how to knit and how to use circular needles. Please preregister and prepay at the front desk. For additional information, contact the West Tisbury library at 508-693-3366 or Ms. Ware will also be hosting a three-day workshop event in the fall at the Hob Knob Hotel in Edgartown. Her books are available for purchase at