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!
Top-selling author Sheryl Thies teaches how to create fascinating color patterns simply by slipping stitches. You'll love how this versatile technique makes quick work of colorwork. It's as easy as knitting stripes--one color at a time. 12 patterns for flattering accessories and impressive gifts at a great value Achieve dramatic results as you knit cowls, scarves, and shawls--including a couple scarf designs suitable for men Learn to slip stitch in just minutes--you'll be showing off the amazing results in no time
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
Created by one of the top names in knitting, this splendid hardcover volume features hand-knitted designs inspired by members of the Tudor dynasty. Includes charts and instructions, color photographs, and fascinating historical background.
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
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.
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.
Knit cool, breezy tanks for the warm spring and summer months with 21 patterns for a variety of tops, from lacy camisoles to layering tanks to tunics with stylish details. With no sleeves to add, these tops knit up fast. From simple styles to lace, texture, cables, pleats, and mesh accents, there is something for every level of knitter. And with detailed instructions, it's easy to follow along and make any of the pieces. Knit in cool yarns of bamboo, cotton, linen, silk, or rayon, these are pieces you will enjoy wearing all summer long!
Love the look of lace but think it’s too complicated for the average knitter? Think again! With this book, Anniken Allis throws wide the door to lace for all knitters. Utilizing simple, easy-to-learn lace patterns that fool the eye into thinking they are far more complex than they actually are, the patterns in this book are accessible to any knitter. Go ahead, give lace knitting a try! 20 gorgeous lace patterns any knitter can do Lace knitting tips and techniques Instructions on how to work all of the basic lace stitches Beautiful shawls, tops, scarves, mittens, and more How to read and use lace charts
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.