Slow Knitting

A Journey from Sheep to Skein to Stitch

Author: Hannah Thiessen

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683351584

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

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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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Slow Knitting

A Journey from Sheep to Skein to Stitch

Author: Hannah Thiessen

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 9781419726682

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 9755

Like the "slow food" 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 knit�ting--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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The Principles of Knitting

Author: June Hemmons Hiatt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451688415

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 736

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Now featuring new instructions, new illustrations, and new information, The Principles of Knitting—beloved by knitters everywhere and one of the most requested out-of-print books for years—finally gets the revision that fans have been clamoring for! A treasured guide beloved by knitters everywhere, the classic book The Principles of Knitting is finally available again in a fully revised and updated edition. This is the definitive book on knitting techniques, with valuable information for everyone from beginners to experienced knitters. June Hiatt presents not only a thorough, thoughtful approach to the craft, but also a passion for carrying on the art of knitting to future generations. She has repeatedly tested the various techniques and presents them with clear, easy-to-follow instructions—as well as an explanation of what each one can contribute to your knitting. Informed by decades of experience and thousands of hours of practice, this comprehensive resource offers a variety of ways to approach every skill and technique and offers solutions that can help solve the most challenging aspects of any knitting project. The Principles of Knitting has been totally rewritten—new instructions, new illustrations, and new information. While the basics of knitting have not changed much, June’s understanding of the material has deepened over the last twenty-five years, and she’s eager to share what she has learned with the knitting world. In addition, the book has been reorganized to make it easier to use and has a gorgeous new design. Reading The Principles of Knitting is like having a knitting mentor by your side who can answer any knitting question you have in an honest, intelligent, informed manner.
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Norwegian Handknits

Heirloom Designs from Vesterheim Museum

Author: Janine Kosel,Sue Flanders,Laurann Gilbertson

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760342555

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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Norwegian Handknits collects 30 patterns for folk mittens, socks, scarves, hats, wristers, handbags, knapsacks, and a sweater or two inspired by traditional knits housed in the Vesterheim Museum in Decorah, Iowa. An introduction reflecting on the history of Norwegian-style knitting and the stories behind the handknits that inspired the patterns will be included. Sidebars include classic Norwegian cooking recipes and historical knitting photos.
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Lace Knitting to Go

25 Lovely Laces to Use for Edgings, Embellishments, and More

Author: Andrea Tung

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811872033

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 25

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Inside this deck, detailed instructions and color photographs guide knitters through a closetful of light and lacy patterns, while stitch charts provide a quick reference along the way.
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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

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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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Plum Dandi Knits

Simple Designs for Luxury Yarns

Author: Melissa Schaschwary,Alicia Plummer

Publisher: Interweave Press

ISBN: 9781632505941

Category: CRAFTS & HOBBIES

Page: 128

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"Polished knits. Plush yarns. Perfect match. Sometimes nature's most beautiful details are the perfect inspiration for creating simple yet luxurious knits."--
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The Mitten Handbook

Knitting Recipes to Make Your Own

Author: Mary Scott Huff

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683351398

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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For years, students have asked knitting instructor Mary Scott Huff for a book on their favorite topic—knitting mittens—but one that empowers them to create their own mittens their own way. This is that book. The Mitten Handbook is much more than an instruction book—it provides a list of mitten ingredients (thumbs, cuffs, tops, edgings, and different constructions), then outlines the best tools and techniques for readers to combine them to knit their own unique creations. The book is organized into three sections. The first presents mitten elements, with a menu of choices that makes getting custom results easy. The second section covers the key aspects of construction, including how to measure for the perfect fit, yarn and gauge considerations, and which direction to knit. And the final section provides 20 complete mitten patterns.
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Sweet & Simple Handmade

25 Projects to Sew, Stitch, Knit & Upcycle for Children

Author: Melissa Wastney

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1607056666

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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Whether you stitch up a pair of cute baby shoes, knit a clever cardigan, or upcycle adult sweaters into children's sweaters, Sweet & Simple Handmade Melissa Wastney has something for all the little ones in your life. This how-to book features 25 adorable—and very practical—projects designed for babies and young children up to age 10. Inside you'll find reusable patterns, detailed instructions, and endless inspiration for garments, bags, quilts, and much more!
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Knits Men Want

The 10 Rules Every Woman Should Know Before Knitting for a Man~Plus the Only 10 Patterns She'll Ever

Author: Bruce Weinstein

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453268049

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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For as long as women have been knitting, they’ve been knitting garments for men—only to have men hide their lovingly created pieces in drawers and closets. Men aren’t being intentionally cruel; they’re just not comfortable in knitwear made with bright colors, itchy yarn, or flashy designs. So what’s a knitter to do? Understand the male psyche, says knitting instructor Bruce Weinstein. In Knits Men Want he presents ten hilarious essays, each based on a rule that helps women knit for men successfully. “Men Are Babies” explains why guys need to wear soft fabrics. “Men Hate Fittings” describes how to create a sweater based on one that’s in his wardrobe. Following each essay is a timeless master pattern, from socks, hats, and scarves to an array of sweaters, all in a range of sizes and most written for multiple gauges. With this book in hand, women finally have the secret to knitting garments that men will appreciate and actually wear. This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.
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Knitting Scandinavian Slippers and Socks

Author: Laura Farson

Publisher: Martingale

ISBN: 1604684852

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

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Discover beautiful knitting patterns that incorporate both twined and stranded knitting. Instructions are given for casting on at the heel and working toward the toe for excellent fit; options include removable felted insoles for even greater comfort Both women's and men's knitting patterns included--perfect for gifts Patterns feature a mix of traditional Scandinavian designs and modern variations
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Knit the Sky

Cultivate Your Creativity with a Playful Way of Knitting

Author: Lea Redmond

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612123341

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 168

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Record the beauty, emotions, and experiences of everyday life — not in your journal but with your knitting needles! Author Lea Redmond offers 32 enchanting projects that will inspire you to create beautiful finished pieces full of personal meaning and memories. Stock up on shades of blue, gray, and white and knit one strip of a scarf each day for a year, using the color that matches the sky on that day. When you’re done, you’ll have a unique memento of your year better than anything you can keep in a scrapbook. Or when you’re traveling, knit postcard-size swatches at each place you visit, using the colors you see around you. When the trip is over, piece the swatches together into a throw or scarf that will remind you of your journey every time you use it. Or knit a height-chart scarf for a beloved baby, starting with her length at birth and adding inches each year until you have the perfect gift for her 18th birthday. These are knitting projects like no other, resulting in one-of-a-kind heirlooms that tell a story only you can tell. Redmond provides instructions for all the stitches and techniques you need, as well as required patterns.
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The Knitter's Book of Yarn

Author: Clara Parkes

Publisher: Potter Craft

ISBN: 0307586987

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

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Not all yarns are alike. Some make our hearts and hands sing, some get the job done without much fanfare, and some cause nothing but frustration and disappointment. The gorgeous pair of socks that emerged from their first bath twice as long as when they went in. The delicate baby sweater that started pilling before it even came off the needles. The stunning colorwork scarf that you can’t wear because the yarn feels like sandpaper against your neck. If only there were a way to read a skein and know how it would behave and what it wanted to become before you invested your time, energy, and money in it. Now there is! With The Knitter’s Book of Yarn, you’ll learn how to unleash your inner yarn whisperer. In these pages, Clara Parkes provides in-depth insight into a vast selection of yarns, giving you the inside stories behind the most common fiber types, preparations, spins, and ply combinations used by large-scale manufacturers and importers, medium-sized companies, boutique dye shops, community spinneries, and old-fashioned sheep farms. And, because we learn best by doing, Parkes went to some of the most creative and inquisitive design minds of the knitting world to provide a wide assortment of patterns created to highlight the qualities (and minimize the drawbacks) of specific types of yarns. The Knitter’s Book of Yarn will teach you everything you need to know about yarn: How it’s made, who makes it, how it gets to you, and what it longs to become. The next time you pick up a skein, you won’t have to wonder what to do with it. You’ll just know–the way any yarn whisperer would. From the Hardcover edition.
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Knitting Pearls: Writers Writing About Knitting

Author: Ann Hood

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393246094

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 304

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“Engaging . . . tangled stories of family relationships, expectations and traditions . . . compelling, regardless of the reader’s experience with the craft.”—Portland Press Herald In Knitting Pearls, two dozen writers write about the transformative and healing powers of knitting. Lily King remembers the year her family lived in Italy, and a knitted hat that helped her daughter adjust to her new home. Laura Lippman explores how converting to Judaism changed not only Christmas but also her mother’s gift of a knitted stocking. Jodi Picoult remembers her grandmother and how through knitting she felt that everlasting love. And Bill Roorbach remembers his freshman year in college when knitting soothed his broken heart and helped him fall in love again. Other contributors include Steve Almond, Ann Leary, Christina Baker Kline, Lee Woodruff, and knitting rock stars Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed and the Yarn Whisperer, Clara Parks. With knitting patterns from renowned stores such as Purl Soho, Hill Country Weavers, and Churchmouse Yarns, Knitting Pearls is by turns delightful and heartbreaking, joyous and wise. These personal stories by award-winning writers celebrate the moments of loss and love intertwined in the rhythm, ritual, and pleasure of knitting.
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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

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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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Knitting for Good!

A Guide to Creating Personal, Social, and Political Change Stitch by Stitch

Author: Betsy Greer

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834822481

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 228

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Every time we knit, we have the opportunity to create positive change in ourselves, our community, and in the world. That’s Betsy Greer’s fervent belief, and in this book she shows us how. Betsy explores the ways we can use knitting to slow down in a fast-paced culture, while using the craft to benefit charities in our communities, to advocate for worthwhile causes, and to support individuals and communities across the globe. Filled with insights from knitters and crafters on how they use craft to benefit others, Knitting for Good! will get you thinking about knitting in a whole new way. To learn more about the author, visit her website: craftivism.com
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The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater

Essays on Crafting

Author: Alanna Okun

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1250095611

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater is a memoir about life truths learned through crafting. People who craft know things. They know how to transform piles of yarn into sweaters and scarves. They know that some items, like woolen bikini tops, are better left unknit. They know that making a hat for a newborn baby isn’t just about crafting something small but appreciating the beginnings of life, which sometimes helps make peace with the endings. They know that if you knit your boyfriend a sweater, your relationship will most likely be over before the last stitch. Alanna Okun knows that crafting keeps her anxiety at bay. She knows that no one will ever be as good a knitting teacher as her beloved grandmother. And she knows that even when we can’t control anything else, we can at least control the sticks, string, and fabric right in front of us. Okun lays herself bare and takes readers into the parts of themselves they often keep hidden. Yet at the same time she finds humor in the daily indignities all crafters must face (like when you catch the dreaded Second Sock Syndrome and can’t possibly finish the second in a pair). Okun has written a book that will speak to anyone who has said to themselves, or to everyone within earshot, “I made that.”
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Mason-Dixon Knitting

The Curious Knitters' Guide : Stories, Patterns, Advice, Opinions, Questions, Answers, Jokes, and Pictures

Author: Kay Gardiner,Ann Shayne,Steve Gross,Sue Daley

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 9780307236050

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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Chock-full of amusing anecdotes and helpful tips for knitters, this book also includes 30 patterns for practical but lovely dishcloths, cushions, and rugs, as well as sexy knitted nightwear, ethereal scarves, and cute baby gifts.
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Making Winter

A Creative Guide for Surviving the Winter Months

Author: Emma Mitchell

Publisher: LOM ART

ISBN: 9781910552650

Category: Handicraft

Page: 128

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Banish winter blues and embrace the frosty months by cosying up with Emma Mitchell's nature-inspired collection of crafts.From delicate silver jewellery, paper-craft decorations and crocheted mittens, to foraged infusions, delicious recipes and nature diaries, Making Winter is filled with projects designed to fend off dreariness in the winter months. Step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs, shot at Emma's cottage in the Fens, take you through each project, so that even beginners can enjoy the mood-boosting benefits of a craft-filled winter and snuggle down in their own cosy paradise.
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Imagine A Forest

Designs and Inspirations for Enchanting Folk Art

Author: Dinara Mirtalipova

Publisher: Rock Point Gift & Stationery

ISBN: 1631062352

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Learn to create whimsical folk art with Imagine a Forest! Fine art is created for it's aesthetic, and while looks are important to some degree in the things you create, folk art allows you to relax and enjoy the art you are creating. Imagine a Forest contains 45 step-by-step tutorials that show you how to create charming folk art drawings. Learn the history of folk art to understand the influences and inspire your drawings. Find tips from expert illustrator Dinara Mirtalipova to help guide you through the gorgeous folk scenes. When you're finished your drawing, discover the meaning behind each drawing you have created, and use this to guide you to create your very own works of folk art! With plenty of room to draw in the pages, you'll be able to work alongside a master illustrator.
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