Once considered a quaint throwback to simpler times, the time-honored craft of knitting has seen a tremendous renewal lately. These days all the hippest folks are knitting their own scarves, sweaters, hats-even socks! With clear step-by-step instructions and an alphabetical format for easy reference, The Encyclopedia of Knitting Techniques will have you working your way to the cutting edge quick as you can say "knit 1, purl 2".
Introduces knitting patterns, discussing how to read and use them correctly, modify them to change basic shape or embellishment, and create orginal patterns to suit individual size and style.
400 Knitting Stitches is a fabulous resource for e
Fashionpedia is the ultimate fashion bible, containing thousands of fashion items for more efficient and productive brainstorming. Designed to be as visually driven as the people who use it, Fashionpedia contains thousands of fashion items, converting unapproachable technical terms on style, material and production into beautiful charts and infographics. Whether you're an industry insider or a fashion connoisseur, Fashionpedia is all you'll ever need to navigate the fashion scene.
Be at the forefront of a stitching comeback! Tunisian crochet is a generations-old needlework technique that today's crocheters--and knitters--are rediscovering. Also known as afghan stitch, this versatile technique is worked on a long needle with a crochet hook at one end. Choose from 13 gorgeous projects, including women's garments and accessories as well as home accents Learn a variety of stitches, from basic to more advanced, including some that look just like knitting Read a brief history of Tunisian crochet and find out why it's experiencing such a resurgence
Offering charts and plans for making infant- through adult-sized projects, this unique book provides knitters with a complete resource of more than 350 patterns for caps, tams, scarves, vests, sweaters, mittens, gloves, and socks that are written for multiple gauges to accommodate all weights of yarn from bulky to fingering. Also included are the basics of pattern design and alteration to allow for the addition of different types of texture and color patterns or the modification of existing patterns to accommodate more gauges. Patterns are also accompanied by an assortment of ideas for edgings.
Offers step-by-step instructions for knitting on a loom and includes patterns for fourteen projects for scarves, hats, afghans, shawls, and stockings.
Author: Vibe Ulrik Sondergaard
Publisher: Pavilion Books
This beautiful new book of functional, stylish designs for babies contains over 20 unique knitting patterns for sweaters, cardigans, vests, dresses, blankets, bootees as well as a cosy wrap for mum. Combining true comfort with contemporary design, in a world where time is precious and clothes are often mass-produced, Danish knitwear designer Vibe Ulrik Sondergaard has produced a delightful range of garments that are worth investing time into. Many of the designs focus on texture and shape in solid colours, and all aim to be comfortable for babies. Beautiful stitches, quirky details, classic shapes and lush yarns are combined to inspire others to create their own unique garments and accessories.
Author: Sherrie Mathieson
Publisher: Potter Style
Each year, 75 million baby boomers spend $100 billion on clothes—but you’d never know it to look at them. Alarmed by the fashion faux pas of her fellow fifty-plus peers, style consultant Sherrie Mathieson set out to help them update their personal style yet remain age-appropriate. While her theory is to skip formulas and mix it up, she counsels her boomer brethren to avoid trying too hard (Ladies, what’s worn in Vegas, stays in Vegas; guys, flowered shirts are so Beach Boys). She presents stylish, contemporary twists to classic looks (a simple, sleekly cut black suit is punched up with stacked silver jewelry; a graphic skirt adds panache to a solid-color sweater set; a pair of men’s khakis is driven out of dullsville with a black linen shirt). Each page pictures an unfortunate “never cool” ensemble and beside it a “forever cool” rendition. Whether her stuck-in-a-fashion-rut real-life people are sporting sad accessories, underage looks, problem prints, or predictable pieces, Mathieson takes on all of them with kindhearted candor and breathes new life into their attire. From work attire to special-occasion outfits for evening, the beach, the gym—even the ski slopes!—Sherrie Mathieson has fresh-looking fashion fixes for any boomer who is ready to ramp up his or her clothes savvy. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Alice Yu
"Sock knitters now have something to really get their needles into with the lavish and inspirational Socktopus, which is packed with invaluable tips and 17 fabulous patterns. Full of clear, helpful instruction on topics such as how to master turning a heel, sizing a sole, and fitting a high arch, Socktopus is the book that will enlighten and intrigue knitters. Socktopus is ideal for the aspiring knitter in search of the perfect sock. A comprehensive section on fiber and yarns will entice and delight yarnaddicts; while newcomers to the world of bespoke socks will never look back. The projects also introduce techniques that will allow knitters to adapt and create their own designs"--
Author: Hans Schwarz
Publisher: A&C Black
Gives advice on both how to sketch and what to sketch
Knitted Cats & Kittens
Author: Sue Stratford
Publisher: Search PressLtd
Presents instructions for creating twenty cat and kitten soft toy knitting projects in a wide variety of styles, as well as such accessories as scratching posts and mice.
Designed to be used as a self-guided tutorial, this book develops and improves knitting skills through quick-to-knit projects for baby cardigans. The small size of the baby sweater allows for more time spent learning the new skill with less time just plain knitting. Crafters can work through the sweaters in the order presented or make the basic pattern and jump straight to the technique that they most desire. The book is perfect for knitters who would like to progress from easy to intermediate projects—once the baby-sized options have been completed, the sweaters can be made in adult sizes.
Kierkegaard and Theology
Author: Murray Rae
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing