Thursday, August 29, 2013
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Looking for just the right gift to knit, but can’t find just the right pattern? 50 Knitted Gifts for Year-Round Giving presents dozens of inspired projects for the whole family, for every occasion throughout the year. Patterns include home decorating items, toys, personal accessories, and garments, all with special touches to reflect the occasion or season.
Discover the perfect beginning and ending for every knitting project! This one-of-a-kind reference presents more than 50 ways to cast on and bind off, creating edges that are tighter, looser, stretchier, lacier, longer-lasting, prettier--whatever your project needs, you’ll find it here. Detailed instructions for each technique are combined with step-by-step photography so that nothing is left to chance. At-a-glance charts identify the right cast on or bind off for various types of knitting, as well as cast on/bind off pairs that work well together. This indispensable guide will ensure that all of your knitting projects are polished and pleasing, from start to finish!
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!
In Knitting Gifts for Baby, Mel Clark has created a timeless collection of baby knits. Her unique designs are both eye-catching and practical, with patterns for newborns through to toddlers. A wrap for a newborn in deliciously soft organic cotton, a cute fishing vest with lots of pockets, for the toddler who likes to collect “treasure” and an easy cardigan knit from the top down that requires almost no finishing are just a few of the patterns that will appeal to knitters, both new and experienced. What better way to celebrate a new arrival, or a first or second birthday for that matter, than with a unique knitted gift made just for baby.
Dare to Wear Crochet in More Ways Than OneConvertible Crochet is a brand new way to think about crochet fashion, exploded lace motifs, and flattering silhouettes. Award-winning designer Doris Chan helps you get more out of crochet with these endlessly adaptable patterns and techniques that can work with a variety of different looks, personal styles, and body shapes. You'll learn to personalize these designs by easily making alterations, adding removable elements, or simply styling the piece in an ingenious new way. Make it once. Wear it again and again.
Learn the must-have basics of sweater construction and ways to achieve better-fitting garments!
Best-selling author of Blueprint Crochet Robyn Chachula presents an approachable resource on the basics of crochet design. This friendly introduction to sweater and garment construction will give you a deeper understanding of working with crochet and help you make better-fitting garments in the process.
In this collection of 16 patterns, Robyn focuses on four basic garment types and their variations-"classic" construction (including raglan, drop-sleeve, and side-saddle sleeve); unique construction (side-to-side or from the bottom up, around the shoulder, and back down); motif construction; and top-down (both round and raglan types).
The perfect introduction to the building blocks of crochet sweater construction, Blueprint Crochet Sweaters breaks down intimidating garment design into easily digestible parts, offering a deeper appreciation and understanding of how to create projects that reflect your own personal style.
Dive into a must-have for handknitting and interior design enthusiasts. Makes a perfect gift, too!
Add personality and interest to any room with beautifully designed and handcrafted knitted pieces from Ruth Cross's Knits at Home. You'll enjoy exploring different handknit patterns-from throws to fitted covers, elegant wall hangings to floor rugs that have a beautiful, organic feel. Starting with the very basics of simple knitting and purling and progressing to add further texture and embellishment, Ruth guides you through a range of stitch patterns and techniques that can be adapted to different shapes and sizes.
Ruth not only offers elegant and appealing home decor projects; she also gives you the techniques to design organic and freeform home items of your own. Taking an experimental approach, Ruth combines traditional stitches with new stitches she has devised herself, with unexpected and striking results. With help from Knits at Home, you'll create completely personal pieces that will light up any room.
Go beyond the basics! Learn how to convert flat patterns to circular techniques with 12 classic, beautiful projects suitable for all ages.
With The Art of Seamless Knitting, take your knowledge of top-down, bottom-up, and seamless knitting to a higher level by adapting lace, cable, and color patterns to circular knitting and shaping techniques. The book delves deep, showing different modes of construction and stitch pattern adaptations for seamless (or nearly-seamless) knits while also offering a sophisticated collection of elegant and timeless designs that knit up quickly, give a custom fit, and do not require sewing.
The Art of Seamless Knitting is the go-to hands-on reference book that will be a staple in any knitter's library.
This sumptuous step-by-step guide unites traditional crochet skills with contemporary fashion styles and icons. Crocheted Accessories introduces crochet makers of all abilities to a new vista of exciting possibilities. The book aims to give beginners the confidence to tackle exciting projects, as well as inspire intermediate crochet makers to develop new skills and dexterity. Vanessa Mooncie takes the reader on a making journey, explaining the techniques needed to produce a wide range of vibrant and exhilarating pieces; from intricate bumble bee brooch pins and vintage-inspired tattoo emblem brooches to delicate flower posy corsages and charming heart-shaped rings. Each chapter includes a project that all levels of makers can accomplish, as well as history boxes explaining the development of crochet through the ages. Projects include: fantail dove brooch, daffodil headband, mod target cufflinks, love heart tattoo brooch, trinket charm bracelet and oak leaf necklace.
Knit to Flatter is about learning to celebrate 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 and then knit accordingly.
I present silhouettes and styles that work with each body shape, along with four ideal sweater patterns per category. Several more designs are then given to work especially well with various figure elements, like a large or small bust or curvy or straight waist.
Of course, all designs are crafted to be easy to modify, and include suggestions for tailoring the sweater to your needs. Like all of my designs, each pattern is written in 10 sizes, and the garments are photographed on a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Some samples even include bust darts, and those sample instructions are provided with the pattern.
50 adorable designs from Norah Gaughan and the Berroco Design Team.
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