AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary

200 Modern Knitting Motifs

Author: Andrea Rangel

Publisher: Interweave Press

ISBN: 9781632505538

Category: CRAFTS & HOBBIES

Page: 164

View: 4020

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: 6445

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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Alterknits

Imaginative Projects and Creativity Exercises

Author: Leigh Radford

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

ISBN: 9781584794554

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 7233

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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Alice Starmore's Charts for Color Knitting

Author: Alice Starmore

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486484637

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 153

View: 2648

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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200 Fair Isle Motifs

A Knitter's Directory

Author: Mary Jane Mucklestone

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 9781596684379

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

View: 9470

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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Reversible Knitting

50 Brand-New, Groundbreaking Stitch Patterns

Author: Lynne Barr

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

ISBN: 9781584798057

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 1962

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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150 Scandinavian Motifs

The Knitter's Directory

Author: Mary Jane Mucklestone

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 9781596688551

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 4237

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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Slip-Stitch Knitting

Author: Roxana Bartlett

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 9781883010324

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 6509

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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Super Stitches Knitting

Knitting Essentials Plus a Dictionary of more than 300 Stitch Patterns

Author: Karen Hemingway

Publisher: Potter Craft

ISBN: 0553419145

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 2659

A complete guide to more than 300 knitting stitches, shown in diagrams and photos "Very super stitches...nothing more to say!" Stevie Wonder said it all for us. Although we do have a few more words we’d like to get in here. Don’t be superstitious, because you can believe in Super Stitches Knitting, the complete pocket guide to knitting stitches and a great how-to-knit guide. Author Karen Hemingway presents full how-tos for all the essentials of knitting, including choosing needles and yarn, casting on, binding off, increasing and decreasing, creating texture, working with multiple colors, fixing mistakes, and finishing. Then Super Stitches Knitting turns to the stitch patterns—more than 300 of them, all fully explained in how-tos and full-color photos. Instructions and diagrams for each stitch, including knit and purl, vertical motifs, ribbing, borders, dimensional elements, cables, eyelet, lace, color knitting, and more, are shown on lefthand pages, and a photograph of the knitted result is on the right-hand page. This essential book, packed with super stitches, makes knocking on wood, throwing salt, and avoiding black cats completely unnecessary for knitters at every level from beginning to advanced.
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Mastering Color Knitting

Author: Melissa Leapman

Publisher: Potter Craft

ISBN: 030796549X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 8464

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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Design Your Own Knits in 5 Easy Steps

Author: Debbie Abrahams

Publisher: Hamlyn

ISBN: 9780600616382

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 5569

Can't find the right knitting pattern? Want to produce your own designs but aren't sure how? Now it's not just possible to make original patterns, it's actually easy! All it takes are five simple steps, each laid out in this colorful resource-along with 48 pages of special knitter's graph paper to work on. First, see how to find inspiration for your work, decide on the stitches, and select the yarn. Second, learn how to put those ideas onto paper like a pro. Step three involves knitting a swatch to get a quick sense of how it will look and if your gauge is right. Then you're ready to map out the entire design. And finally-start knitting! The results are sure to be fabulous.
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Seed Stitch

Beyond Knit 1, Purl 1

Author: Rosemary Drysdale

Publisher: Sixth & Spring Books

ISBN: 9781942021643

Category: Knitting

Page: 144

View: 9010

The seed stitch is still one of the simplest and most popular in knitting, yet few designers have adapted its rich texture or combined it with other techniques--until now! In her groundbreaking guide, Rosemary Drysdale uses the seed stitch as never before, incorporating it into colorwork, cabling, geometric patterns, and more. Twenty-five gorgeous projects have a modern flair, and include pillows, bags, cowls, and sweaters.
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Pop Knitting

Bold Motifs Using Color & Stitch

Author: Britt-Marie Christoffersson

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 9781596687820

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 216

View: 327

Celebrated author Britt-Marie Christoffersson has studied color and texture in knitting for more than 25 years. Pop Knitting showcases her intensive work, demonstrating how minimal ingredients can be combined in seemingly endless ways to create striking, graphic knitted fabrics. Using a variety of innovative stitch manipulation techniques, this book explores how to construct highly textured fabrics and gorgeous knitted strandwork. You'll also learn how to create knitted fabrics with holes, pleats, double-fabrics, and more. Knitters of all skill levels will love the projects and inspiration Christofferson presents and the aesthetic masterpiece of Pop Knitting will have the most advanced knitters eager to experiment. Bright color dominates throughout this exuberant book, making simple patterns boldly stand out. Discover vibrant color, in-depth instruction, and artful inspiration that have ruled Christoffersson's work and life. Pop Knitting promises revolutionary knitting results.
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Knitting Outside the Box

Author: Bristol Ivy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993486661

Category: Gloves

Page: 196

View: 1498

Knitting Outside the Box is part creative exercises, part insight into the design process. Bristol guides the reader (and knitter) through the techniques she herself uses as a designer to explore and push the endless possibilities of knitting. For any knitter who has mused on the question 'What if?', Bristol encourages an experimental approach, with her generous spirit and enthusiasm imbued in every exercise and explanation. Each stage of the book is complemented with a knitting pattern, which serves as an example of the methods explained in the book. Fifteen garments and accessories are paired with the most gorgeous of yarns. As with every Pom Pom publication, you'll recognise the attention to detail and excellence you know and love, the sumptuous, inspiring photography, and the quality paper. Their first hardback book, this is a tome that you can expect to grace a knitter's shelf as part of the reference cannon for inspiration and technique.
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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: 2581

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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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: 7087

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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Twigg Stitch

A New Twist on Reversible Knitting

Author: Vicki Twigg

Publisher: Interweave Press

ISBN: 9781596688223

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 167

View: 5703

A brand-new technique for creating completely reversible knitting. Readers will discover a new type of color knitting that produces a fully reversible fabric with mirrored or completely different sides. Worked by knitting two yarns at the same time, Twigg stitch allows the knitter to create two completely different fabrics. Not only can the knitter create simple reversible colorwork, but also different cable patterns or even lace that is a different color on each side. Unique and fascinating as the technique is, it's not difficult to master. Anyone with basic knitting skills can quickly learn. The reversible knitting of Twigg Stitch teaches the basics of casting on, handling yarns, increasing and decreasing, changing colors, and knitting in the round. Vicki also provides a stitch dictionary of basic to more complex color patterns, textured patterns, and cables. Ten patterns round out the book, from simple hats and mitts, demonstrating the stitch in its most basic form, to a shaped lace shawl.
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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: 834

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

View: 9754

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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