Author: Margaret Hubert
Publisher: Creative Publishing international
Release Date: 2018-05-29
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Knit your sweaters in one piece--from the top down, from cuff to cuff, or from back to front--for the whole family, with minimal seaming required! One-Piece Knits offers charted patterns sized from toddler to adult and in multiple gauges for classic pullovers and cardigans in four styles: top-down (both raglan and yoke), side-over (from one sleeve edge to the other), and back-to-front (from back waist to front waist, then picking up stitches at the shoulders to knit the sleeves). Additional patterns for each style feature alternate stitches, simple colorwork, and neckline and sleeve variations. A helpful resources section offers guidance on basic techniques.
"Express your style: Substitute yarns, swap colors, and adjust sizes; add ruffles, bows, or braids; change ribbing into cables, try an openwork pattern, or add a decorative repeat. This fabulous book's one-piece construction techniques can easily be adapted to suit anyone's tastes"--P.  of cover.
Top designers contribute a a variety of original, playful, and entertaining projects to knit for children, including such items as a wizard's hat, princess crown, mermaid dress up, pirate bath set, alien tooth fairy pillows, and more. Original.
We all need a little help now and then. Whether it's how to build a better butonhole or the best cast-on for a firm edge, get advice from regular knitters and crocheters across the country as well as top experts.
Here’s a fresh take on the crafts of rugmaking and knitting—the very first book of its kind. These 21 stylish rug projects are so eye-catching that it’s hard to believe that even novice knitters can create them. But they can, thanks to a thorough section on knitting basics, sumptuously illustrated with more than 60 how-to photographs; advice on embellishments, including embroidery, fringes, and tassels; and instruction on finishing touches, such as weaving ends, sewing seams, blocking, backing, and lining. Put this knowledge to work on a multicolored Big Needle Garter Stitch Rug, Knit and Purl Oval Rug, Thunderbird Wall Tapestry, and others. Every rug is beautifully photographed in a home setting, and includes patterns and ideas for modifying the design. The author lives in Longmont, CO.
Author: Kristen Rengren
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2012-10-30
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
While working as a vintage clothing dealer, combing through estate sales and eBay listings, longtime knitter Kristen Rengren amassed hundreds of knitting pattern booklets from 1920 through 1960. Now a knitwear designer, Rengren brings us the result of her combined passions in Vintage Baby Knits, a charming collection of more than 40 contemporary updates of timeless baby patterns. Projects range from small, quick-to-knit items like hats, booties, and shrugs to larger, more challenging designs for sweaters, onesies, and dresses, including a lace christening gown. Beautiful photographs capture a bevy of adorable babies and toddlers wearing these knitted treasures. Also included are sidebars on baby fashion and knitting culture in this bygone era, and a complete reference section. Destined to be a classic itself, Vintage Baby Knits promises family heirlooms for 21st-century babies. This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.
What dog lover wouldn’t be delighted with a magnificent hand-knitted sweater for Fido--and what knitter wouldn’t be proud to create it? Dog sweaters can be made with leftovers from larger projects, and completed in the same time it takes to knit a hat, scarf, or mittens. There are eight basic patterns with variations, plus instructions for sizing up or down, three patterns for hard-to-fit breeds (Pugs, Chihuahuas, Dachshunds), four accessories (a snood, a hat, a kerchief, and a collar), and three home projects (a bed, a blanket, and a toy). Photos of pooches wearing the finished sweaters, plus start-to-finish instructions (including how to measure the dog) ensure a stylish look and a perfect fit.
In Step It Up Knits, knitting superstar and Caron Yarns Celebrity Spokesperson Vickie Howell presents all the techniques needed to become a master knitter, plus 25 gorgeous projects. From cabled wrist warmers to slouchy beanies, lacy headbands, and cozy cowls, each project is small enough to take on the go and whip up in just a weekend. The step-by-step photographs, detailed instructions, helpful diagrams, and inspiring project shots make it easy to follow along. Beginners will become pros in no time!
Sweet Little Knits for Kids and Their Dolls Little ones love to dress just like their favorite dolls or stuffed animals. In Just Like Me Knits, Brandy Fortune shows you how to create nineteen modern projects for children, with nineteen matching projects for 15-to-18-inch toy figures, perfect for Bamboletta and other popular dolls. Knit everyday favorites such as a striped raglan sweater for an adventurous boy to run around in; fancy dress-up clothes, including a princess ballerina wrap; and accessories like the irresistible lace socks that can be made to fit mom, child, or doll. As the parent of two young, energetic girls and cofounder of the popular children’s magazine Petit Purls, Brandy Fortune is a practical knitter. She keeps the projects in this book simple and fast, making them accessible for busy beginners yet interesting enough for more experienced knitters. You’ll find everything you need to start knitting right away, including: • sizing, measuring, and customization help for creating children’s clothes • nineteen easy-to-follow patterns for garments and accessories for girls and boys age 3 through 10 • a short guide to hand-sewing basic doll clothes, with five original patterns to create complete outfits for any doll or toy • a quick primer on knitting techniques and resources The only thing that can make a handknit garment for a child even more special is a matching one for his or her huggable friend. You’ll love making these adorable projects for the children in your life, and they’ll love to help choose what they and their favorite dolls will wear. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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.