Combine mosaic and lace in your knitting for easy colorwork with impeccable style The impact of two-color knitting made while knitting with only one color yarn per row--yes, please! Add in a dash of lace to keep the fabric flexible, and what you end up with are knockout colorful knits with beautiful and comfortable drape. Barbara Benson has been experimenting with the fusion of mosaic knitting and lace stitches over the past few years, and has created this breathtaking collection of 20 shawls, cowls, scarves, hats, and other accessories. To make the patterns accessible to any knitter, she has added a helpful instructional section that covers the basics of knitting slip stitches, how to read lace and mosaic charts, how to work mosaic in the round, and tips and tricks to help you avoid potential pitfalls. The book has projects for all level knitters. Start with a project in which the mosaic and lace are worked in different sections, such as a hat with alternating bands of mosaic and lace. Then progress to more complex patterns where the slip stitch and lace stitches are worked at the same time. Each stitch plays an important role--these patterns will keep the interest of even the most experienced knitter!
A Fresh Look at a Classic Technique Slip stitch is one of the simplest and most versatile knitting techniques, but it's often overlooked. The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting is a modern and thorough take on this technique that delivers beautiful colorwork and gorgeous textures--with minimal effort. A complete overview covers all the basics of slip-stitch knitting, including stitch formation, reading charts, customizing stitch patterns, choosing yarns, designing with slip-stitch patterns, and more. Forty stitch patterns, many of which are reversible, stretch the boundaries of slip stitch, creating colorwork that is just as graphic as Fair Isle, but much simpler; woven-looking fabrics; and fabulous textures that are sometimes combined with lace and cables. Sixteen original projects for cardigans, pullovers, hats, bags, scarves, and more showcase the versatility of slip stitch by using it as an allover pattern or accent. Whether you're new to this exciting stitch or looking to go beyond the basics, The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting is your essential guide.
Author: Barry Klein
Release Date: 2004-11-15
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Find a perfect fit for you, your partner, and your teens in this collection of classic to contemporary sweaters! Choose from more than 25 seasonal patterns in an array of beautiful colors and styles that suit the size range--and the fashion sense--of your family. Easy to advanced projects spotlight a rainbow of colors, a range of stitches, and a variety of designs that take you through autumn, winter, and spring. More than 25 gorgeous projects feature complementary--but not identical--designs for men, women, and teenagers, with teen patterns given in hard-to-find sizes Choose from boldly styled sweaters for teens, plus richly textured cables, delicate floral patterns, and colorful intarsia knits in traditional shapes for adults Teen patterns focus on fresh colors, fitted shapes, and simplified knitting techniques that will inspire young adults who want to learn how to knit
Wrap Yourself in Timeless Knitting Style! A shawl may be the perfect knitting project. It's quick to stitch, the ideal-size for trying new techniques, and the end result is a versatile, practical accessory. Whether light and airy for a warm summer evening or cozy and cabled to protect against winter’s chill, you can't go wrong with a shawl. For this collection of classic shawl patterns, we combed through the Interweave archives to carefully collect an array of popular styles. Knitters at all levels will find something to keep their needles busy exploring lace, cables, colorwork, and more. Create a lacy layer with Ilme's Autumn Triangle. Experiment with color on the Impasto Shalwette. Or whip up the simple yet engaging Madeleine shawl. With patterns for a range of weights and warmth levels, this book will help you stay wrapped in stitches any time of year.
Expert cooking tips and timeless kitchen wisdom make this culinary how-to handbook a must-have for home cooks of all skill levels. You don’t need expensive gadgets, cutting-edge cutlery, or a rack of exotic spices to be a great cook. You just need the timeless wisdom found in Stuff Every Cook Should Know. You’ll learn • How to Care for Cast Iron • How to Sharpen a Knife • How to Reduce Waste • How to Make Meals Ahead Plus measurement conversions, kitchen organizing tips, basic knife cuts, how to stop onions from making you cry, and much more. Now you’re cooking!
Author: Jen Lucas
Release Date: 2017-05-09
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Best-selling designer Jen Lucas puts her special spin on a unique collection of knitwear. Discover seven eye-catching stitch patterns, each used to create three distinctive accessories, such as a sensational scarf, a cozy cowl, and a spectacular shawl. You'll be amazed by how the stitch patterns add that special something to each project--knit all 21 designs Close-up photos of all seven stitch patterns are included This all-new collection includes projects for a range of skill levels
A modern take on brioche stitch with gorgeous wearable garments and accessories that knitters will love. Author Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark offers a solid introduction to brioche and a collection of 22 garments and accessories for women and men, including hats, scarves, cowls, mittens, pullovers, vests, and cardigans.
The book Plant Anatomy by Nehemiah Grew (published in 1680) inspired me to create a collection of shawl designs around the theme microscopic anatomy of plants. Grew's book is full of detailed, beautiful illustrations of the microscopic anatomy of plants: mostly cells, and lots of interesting textures evolving naturally. I decided to create a shawl design collection and document the project from start to finish, providing you exclusive insight on the details of creation processes of ten different shawl designs, their compilation into a pattern collection and their final publication in book form.
The combination of sugar and spice is irresistible in this adorable and appalling collection of cross stitch. Laugh out loud fun through crafting is found in these biting yet precious patterns. Katie Kutthroat's warped and witty cross stitch has taken the internet by storm and has been featured on TV shows like HBO's Girls. Cute but snarky, each cross stitch pattern featured in Bless This Mother-effing Home evokes laughter and irony. Perforated pages allow for readers to hang up or share favorite entries, spreading the cross stitched love.
A widely published knitwear designer who has been a featured guest on numerous craft television series counsels experienced knitters on the complexities of knit colorwork, offering insight into color fundamentals and techniques through 10 customizable projects. Original.
You know those conversations that you don't want your children to repeat outside of your house? Well, they are repeated on the school bus. Do you really want your child to tell why you got stopped by the local deputy sheriff? What do you do with a first grader who believes he's a spy? And how many uses are there for an old rag besides wiping your nose? Mr. Brandon's School Bus relates the always humorous and often insightful conversations and stories of children as they ride to and from school each day on the big yellow bus. So climb on board Mr. Brandon's school bus and, as "Mr. Mucus" would say, "Sit back and enjoy the ride." Hey, there are some things you just can't make up.
Author: Lee Gant
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2017-09-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Knitting is finding a new generation of enthusiasts. More and more kids of all ages are interested in knitting and creating their own special clothing and accessories. Finally! A collection of knits for girls and teenagers that suits their relaxed, comfortable, style! From high-textured cabled ponchos and sweaters to stockinette tops and dresses to warm, comfy coats, these pieces all share a carefree style your girls will love. Sized from 6 to young juniors 12, the patterns reach an often-missed generation of girls between toddler and adult. Yes, this age group can be tricky to please, so get them involved! Let them choose the pattern, the yarn, the fit (body-skimming or looser), and especially the color(s). Encourage them to personalize their design with the choices they make. Once exposed to the joy of creating a unique piece of hand-made clothing, they may even want to learn to knit for themselves!
Custom tailor your garments with short row knitting--the easy way to create darts, shape shoulders, set in sleeves, and more. Add curves and three-dimensional shaping to your knits to create figure-flattering cardigans, wraps, and perfectly fitted hats and socks. Working partial rows into your knitting is simple: instead of knitting the whole row, you stop before you get to the end, then you turn your work, and knit in the other direction. These short rows create the extra length in the fabric needed to fashion graceful curves and silhouettes. In Short Row Knits you'll master the technique via four different methods, so you can choose your favorite. Then find out how to apply short rows to different stitch patterns--20 striking knits you'll want to wear every day.