AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary

200 Modern Knitting Motifs

Author: Andrea Rangel

Publisher: Interweave Press

ISBN: 9781632505538

Category: CRAFTS & HOBBIES

Page: 164

View: 4534

200 new motifs for stranded colorwork in non-traditional charts derived from graphic design elements. Includes sections on choosing colors, working floats, reading charts, and five projects utilizing modern motifs.
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Rugged Knits

24 Practical Projects for Everyday Living

Author: Andrea Rangel

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 9781632501202

Category: Knitting

Page: 144

View: 8011

This is a collection of 21 functional, lovely, and interesting knitting patterns for men and women. Side-by-side with hearty wool sweaters and sock patterns are more unexpectedly delicate-looking pieces, such as a warm, resilient shawl with lace trim and a cozy cowl with gentle drape. Those who love cables will rejoice in the gorgeously-shaped turtleneck and bright, eye-catching mitts. Fans of colorwork will enjoy both stranded knitting and intarsia pieces, while those who want to keep it simple will delight in textured, knit-and-purl designs.--Amazon.com
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Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible

260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi Shida

Author: Hitomi Shida

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462919405

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 1948

In the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible knitting guru Hitomi Shida shares some of her favorite needlework patterns. Shida's strikingly original designs and variations on every imaginable classic stitch result in intricate patterns that form the basis for beautiful and unique knitted fashions. This is the perfect book for the experienced knitter who is looking for new stitches that yield spectacular results! This Japanese knitting book features a wide range of rewarding and intricate stitches including: cables popcorn stitches twisted stitches edgings and many more… A set of detailed, step-by-step diagrams show you how to execute all the basic stitches. Instructions and diagrams for a series of small projects offer practice working with large patterns, lacy patterns, pattern arrangement and round yokes among other things. The knitting projects include: A classic hat made using large patterns An elegant scarf in lacy patterns The ever-popular fingerless mittens Thick socks that can be made using various patterns A feminine collar using round stitching And much more! Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible represents a whole new adventure for knitters and is sure to become a valued reference for beginning knitters and experts alike.
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Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns

Author: Inc. Sterling Publishing Co

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402727634

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 288

View: 8260

With 142 different stitches, from the basic stockinette, seaside chain, slip-stitches to openwork embroidery, plus a variety of beautiful knitting projects, this comprehensive guide is the knitter's bible. Complete with illustrations & diagrams and explained in an easy-to-follow format. Beginners can use the directions to learn the fundamentals; more experienced knitters will pour over the pages for fresh ideas.
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Alterknits

Imaginative Projects and Creativity Exercises

Author: Leigh Radford

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

ISBN: 9781584794554

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 1663

Offers instructions for creating twenty-seven innovative projects, including a modern bustier, crepe paper crown, lace-up fingerless gloves, faux ruffle tank, and herringbone leather cuffs.
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200 Fair Isle Motifs

A Knitter's Directory

Author: Mary Jane Mucklestone

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 9781596684379

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

View: 2797

The comprehensive guide to Fair Isle knitting motifs! The mysteries of Fair Isle are revealed! 200 Fair Isle Motifs offers simple solutions to the seemingly complex technique of stranded colorwork. From simple single row patterns to complex all-over motifs, you'll find colorways that will thrill and inspire your knitting, whether you're a beginner or experienced knitter. By using the easy-to-read charts, columns to illustrate color changes, and clear photographs of each sample swatch, you'll find yourself creating beautiful Fair Isle designs in no time. Organized by row count and stitch count, 200 Fair Isle Motifs makes it easy for you to find the perfect motif for your projects. Confidently infuse colorwork into your knitting with 200 Fair Isle Motifs.
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Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary

More than 150 stitch patterns to knit top down, bottom up, back and forth, and in the round

Author: Wendy Bernard

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613127995

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 288

View: 9644

Stitch dictionaries are to knitters what Webster’s is to a writer. Within the pages of these inspiring reference books are the endless variations of knit and purl stitches that produce the fabrics of all knitting. But in the Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary, designer Wendy Bernard does something no other author has done before— she presents instructions for working 150 popular stitch patterns four different ways: top down, bottom up, back and forth, and in the round. This hefty collection, ranging from lace and cables to colorwork and fancy edgings, is loaded with beautifully photographed swatches of each pattern, plus charted and text instructions. To showcase the stitch patterns in action, Bernard also includes instructions for eight garments as well as her famous formulas for knitting garments without a pattern. This is an invaluable go-to resource, sure to inspire legions of knitters to use stitch patterns in new and exciting ways.
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150 Scandinavian Motifs

The Knitter's Directory

Author: Mary Jane Mucklestone

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 9781596688551

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 3651

Attention all knitters! 150 Scandinavian Motifs is an inspirational collection of favorite motifs found in the traditional knitting of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, and the Faeroe Islands. Included in this collection are colorful designs for: Stars Hearts Flowers Birds & animals Geometric patterns And, more! Each motif is shown as a hand-knitted swatch, illustrated with clear, life-sized photographs and accompanied by easy-to-read color charts, and a reverse colorway suggestion. With clear details on reading color charts, and a full review of techniques for two-color knitting, this book also gives advice on incorporating Scandinavian motifs into a variety of different projects, allowing you to create unique designs. It also includes guidance on choosing yarns, use of color, and finishing techniques to help you to hone your knitting skills and create stylish projects!
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Ultimate Knit Stitch Bible

750 knit, purl, cable, lace and colour stitches

Author: Collins & Brown

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1910904228

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 288

View: 740

This jam-packed stitch bible begins with a guide to the best tools and equipment, detailed instructions on how to knit, and information on reading stitch diagrams and understanding knitting abbreviations. The stitches are divided into five sections. The first section introduces basic combinations of knit and purl. These two basic stitches can be configured into patterns and constructed into all kinds of fabrics. The second section features cable and aran stiches. These are characterized by a large central panel bordered by varying numbers of side panels on a textural background. For the beginner knitter, lace knitting may seem daunting as it requires a little more technique. However, the sense of accomplishing a simple eyelet will encourage you to attempt and experiment with the more complex and challenging effects. The fourth section focuses on colourwork, with most of the designs drawing inspiration from traditional Scottish and Scandinavian patterns knitted using the Fair Isle technique, which uses design repeats and motifs in horizontal and vertical bands, and in small and large panels. Intarsia knitting is a similar technique, though patterns often involve larger blocks of colour and picture motifs. The final section concentrates on edgings and trims. From simple yet decorative ribs to intricate lace borders, there is an almost endless variety of edgings. They offer a quick way of turning a plain knit garment into something supremely stylish. Whether you’re a knitting novice who is picking up a pair of needles for the first time, or a seasoned professional with years of experience, you will find inspiration and technical know-how within these pages.
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Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary

150 new stitch patterns to knit top down, bottom up, back and forth & in the round

Author: Wendy Bernard

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613129467

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 288

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Wendy Bernard's groundbreaking reference title Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary was the first of its kind to provide stitch patterns written for top-down, bottom-up, back-and-forth, and in-the-round constructions—and readers took notice. Now Bernard is back with The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary, which picks up where the first volume left off, adding hundreds of new stitch patterns organized similarly by type—knit and purl, textured stitches, ribs, lace, and cables—plus a chapter on mosaic knitting. Each chapter of The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary includes a customizable pattern so that knitters can easily swap out stitch patterns to make their own unique knitted items.
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Reversible Knitting

50 Brand-New, Groundbreaking Stitch Patterns

Author: Lynne Barr

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

ISBN: 9781584798057

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

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Presents 50 completely new stitch patterns that are also reversible for a total of 100 different looks, as well as 20 projects that take advantage of these stitch patterns--from scarves, hats and socks to sweaters and dresses--in a book with 250 color photos.
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Slip-Stitch Knitting

Author: Roxana Bartlett

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 9781883010324

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 8996

This guide to slip-stitch knitting explores multicolored knitting through slip-stitches, also known as "mosaic knitting," offering step-by-step instructions for reading charts, suggestions and inspirations for color choices, ideas for enhancing designs with texture, and tips on creating your own charts. Also included are complete instructions for fourteen original garments from mittens to sweaters.
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Mastering Color Knitting

Author: Melissa Leapman

Publisher: Potter Craft

ISBN: 030796549X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 8957

One of the reasons knitting and colorwork master Melissa Leapman first learned to knit was her wish to make one special project—a sweater using Fair Isle technique. Now, for the first time, she brings her passion for advanced color knitting to knitters who want to knit with any and every color of yarn they can wrap around their needles. Conquer classic stranded knitting, “draw” images in yarn using intarsia, and make two projects in one with reversible double knitting. Leapman’s clear instruction proves that knitting with multiple colors may appear more complex, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. She includes the quickest, easiest, and most intuitive methods for each technique, using knowledge honed over years of color knitting workshops with knitters from across the country. Once you’ve learned the basics, practice your new skills by creating projects for yourself, your friends, and everyone on your gift list. Each chapter includes a handful of sample projects to get you started, a Designer Workshop that teaches you important concepts in every designer’s toolbox, and a pattern treasury of unique patterns to apply to projects of your own creation—more than 50 patterns and 12 projects in all. Throughout, Leapman’s helpful collection of how-tos, diagrams, tips, and hints (including a refresher course in color theory to help you choose the perfect color combinations) makes Mastering Color Knitting the book you’ll turn to for information and inspiration time and time again. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Norah Gaughan's Knitted Cable Sourcebook

A Breakthrough Guide to Knitting with Cables and Designing Your Own

Author: Norah Gaughan

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613122918

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 240

View: 3190

This guide for the modern knitter presents more than 150 new and innovative cable stitch patterns ranging from basic to complex and offers enlightening insight into how cables are engineered, how knitters can design their own, and how knitters can mix and match cables in a knitting pattern. Teacher, author, and master knitter Norah Gaughan shares her design principles and offers clear cable-making instruction throughout, always in a conversational, easy-to-understand voice that proceeds naturally, as one cable idea leads to the next. Master the art of cable knitting, then test your newfound skills with the 15 garment patterns for wraps, sweaters, and accessories. Also available from Norah Gaughan: Knitting Nature,Comfort Knitting and Crochet: Afghans and Comfort Knitting, and Crochet: Babies and Toddlers.
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Japanese Stitches Unraveled

160+ Stitch Patterns to Knit Top Down, Bottom Up, Back and Forth, and In the Round

Author: Wendy Bernard

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683352181

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 288

View: 1139

Japanese stitch patterns are eye-catching and much sought after by devotees, but before now, they often seemed out of reach, whether locked behind Japanese-only instructions or tangled up in difficult-to-decipher illustrations. Japanese Stitches Unraveled offers 150 rare patterns inspired by these elusive and intricate Japanese stitch designs, along with fully illustrated charts, familiar symbols, and clear instructions for every single stitch. Each stitch pattern receives Bernard’s unique four-direction makeover—topdown, bottom-up, back-and-forth, and in-the-round. To showcase the knitting in action, Bernard also includes instructions for six garments as well as her famous formulas for knitting without a pattern.
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Dimensional Tuck Knitting

An Innovative Technique for Creating Surface Design

Author: Tracy Purtscher

Publisher: Sixth & Spring Books

ISBN: 9781942021674

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 184

View: 719

Knitters love creating sumptuous texture, and the tuck stitch does just that, oh so simply. Tracy Purtscher has perfected this technique, and she explains the basics and just how easy, versatile, and fun it is. More than 85 patterns and 10 projects push the boundaries with visionary treatments for creating faux cables, ropes, leaves, shells, and other vibrant textures. This volume, which includes a stitch dictionary and tips, will inspire knitters of all skill levels..
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Alice Starmore's Charts for Color Knitting

Author: Alice Starmore

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486484637

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 153

View: 7830

Features traditional and original patterns that can be used to create knitted sweaters, along with projects for patterned sweaters and her advice for determining a design's color scheme.
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Contemporary Classics

Author: Jean Moss

Publisher: Home Arts

ISBN: 9781580113670

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 127

View: 8917

Sophistication and timeless style are the hallmarks of elegance, whether at a metropolitan cocktail hour or a comfortable get-together at a weekend getaway. That is the inspiration for this chic new collection of patterned garments that have the lines and understated elegance of town and country. Contemporary Classics offers 24 beautiful designs with chic styles ranging from a black turtleneck sweater, which can be paired with cropped pants for a classic, yet mod look, to an oversized sweater with a cowl-neck hood for the pulled-together, yet relaxed look. Authored by accomplished knitwear designer, Jean Moss, who has knitted for such fashion icons as Ralph Lauren, offers this unique collection of sophisticated fashion. Learn how to create from this fabulous selection of beautiful designs a glamorous lacy shawl; a short-sleeved, open-collar sweater; a sleeveless knee-length dress; a Chanel-inspired, collarless jacket with pocket embellishments; and a delicate, silvery cape for enchanting evenings out. Using a broad assortment of contemporary yarns, the signature classics are knit in sophisticated colors that complement any outfit whether formal or casual.
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Slow Knitting

A Journey from Sheep to Skein to Stitch

Author: Hannah Thiessen

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683351584

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 1235

Like the “slow foodâ€? movement, Slow Knitting encourages knitters to step back, pare down, and celebrate the craftsmanship of their work. In five chapters centered around the tenets of slow knitting—sourcing carefully, making thoughtfully, thinking environmentally, experimenting fearlessly, and exploring openly—Hannah Thiessen challenges knitters of all skill levels to view their practice in a new way. Each chapter contains explorations of fiber types; profiles of well-known yarn types, makers, and yarn suppliers; and garment patterns inspired by the featured fibers. With contributions from knitting superstars Norah Gaughan, Bristol Ivy, and many others, Slow Knitting proposes an approach to knitting that is both minimalist and all-encompassing, and emphasizes what makes knitting a meditation, a passion, and a unique necessity.
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