This is the first book that delves deeply into easily mastered techniques that can be used to adapt and customize any project. Knitting the Perfect Fit is an invaluable guide for anyone interested in learning and perfecting shaping details in their knitting. Acclaimed designer and teacher Melissa Leapman distills one of her most in-demand workshops into an authoritative guide that will help knitters understand how designer details and shaping actually work. From a variety of necklines and arm details to different trompe l'oeil shaping techniques that offer a more slimming and flattering look to any garment no matter your body type. Each technique is thoroughly explained with tips and exercised and then showcased in 21 appealing projects that allow knitters to practice their new skills.
This Simply Adorable book includes step-by-step instructions with both diagrams and colorful photographs showing how to make the cutest crochet projects ever. There are food treats - cupcakes, doughnuts, candies, strawberries, and mushrooms, all looking good enough to eat. . . . And critters - little families of ducks and birds, squirrels with acorns, mice, ladybugs, deer, bunnies, lambs, donkies, kittens bears, and raccoons. Find great ideas for a wide variety of holiday decorations - including snowflakes, wreaths, stockings, and bells. Make flowers for bookmarks, plus bows and booties and dolls, and so much more!
The concealed wire-O binding allows the book to stay open hands free while you’re crocheting.
Embrace the hottest head-turning fashion accessory: the knitted hat
The clever designs of Weekend Hats will have enthusiastic knitters everywhere rejoicing in year-round hat style. Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre have brought you the best in designer knit hat patterns all in one beautiful and fun-loving collection. Included are 25 clever variations on caps, berets, beanies, cloches, hats, toques, tams, and snoods ranging from feminine to sporty. This collection of unique designs makes knitting a picture-perfect hat easy-to-do, offering the best in contemporary style and customized techniques. Inside you'll find:
- Twenty-five contemporary hat patterns from authors Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre as well as top-notch designers including, Jared Flood, Connie Chang Chinchio, Kate Gagnon Osborn, Courtney Kelley, Kristen TenDyke, Cirila Rose, and more.
- Expert advice appropriate for a variety of skill levels with special attention paid to exploring cables, lace, color, and texture.
- Tips and tricks on how to maximize the use of specialty yarns and accessories to add a little panache to your designs.
All the designs in Weekend Hats are ideal projects for travel, gifts, or sneaking in between larger knit projects. With the guidance of this expert knitting team, you'll learn everything you need to know to master both the styling and technical aspects of creating distinctive knitted hats.
Whether you're interested in comfort, style, or just knitting enjoyment, Weekend Hats is your all-in-one resource for creating want-to-wear knitted caps.
Your invitation to pretty crochet with a stash-busting twist!
Robyn Chachula offers valuable designer advice and stylish crochet projects with a stash-busting twist in Simply Crochet. Robyn's enthusiasm for beautiful crochet coupled with her expert construction skills inspired this collection of patterns for crocheters looking to get maximum use out of their yarn. Inside you'll find 22 cleverly designed one, three, and five skein patterns for creating charming crocheted jewelry, scarves, bags, shawls, socks, vests, skirts, cardigans, jackets, home accessories, and baby friendly items. These patterns—from top designers including Carol Ventura, Tracie Barrett, Kristin Omdahl, and Doris Chan—will help you learn how to maximize the value of your yarn without compromising on style.
Also included are designer tips on saving money and getting the most from your yarn stash. Robyn has outlined everything you need to know to decide which stitch choices and stitch patterns to choose in making your yarn go the furthest with any pattern. You'll also find creative ideas for up-cycling vests and tanks into tunics and pullovers with just an additional skein or two of yarn.
Simply Crochet offers creative ideas and inventive solutions for resourceful crocheters of all skill levels looking for to get the most out of their yarn.
Finally, a One-Skein Wonders book just for crocheters! Edie Eckman and Judith Durant offer 101 great crochet projects -- from jewelry and scarves to bags, hats, dresses, and home dec items -- that each use just one skein of yarn. Whatever your experience level, you'll find something here to delight you!
Knit to Flatter is about celebrating the body you have been given and creating sweaters that make you look and feel great. Part instruction manual and part pattern collection, Knit to Flatter teaches you how to assess your shape—top-heavy, bottom-heavy, or proportional— and then knit accordingly. With a great sense of fun and acceptance, Amy Herzog presents silhouettes and styles that work with each body shape, along with four ideal sweater patterns per category. She then provides patterns for 10 more sweaters with guidelines for customizing, so they can be tailored to flatter. Each pattern is written in up to 10 sizes, and the garments are photographed on models with genuine curves. No smoke and mirrors here. Just real beauty!