Popular designer Jen Lucas is celebrated for her lacy sock-yarn creations. Now she brings her light and lovely style to the heavier-weight yarn in your stash. You'll find snuggly and trendy hats, shawls, mitts, mittens, scarves, and cowls designed for your favorite DK, worsted, and bulky yarns. Easy tips make converting patterns to different yarn weights effortless Projects feature a variety of textured stitches, including cables and lace Fashion-forward accessories are perfect for handmade gifts, or just for you
Best-selling designer Jen Lucas puts her special spin on a unique collection of knitwear. Discover seven eye-catching stitch patterns, each used to create three distinctive accessories, such as a sensational scarf, a cozy cowl, and a spectacular shawl. You'll be amazed by how the stitch patterns add that special something to each project--knit all 21 designs Close-up photos of all seven stitch patterns are included This all-new collection includes projects for a range of skill levels
No-Knit Your Way to Great Crafts! This clever book gives yarn loversboth knitters and non-knitters alike50 fun ways to use their stashes without taking out their knitting needles. The projects are easy and simple, but with a modern aesthetic that manages to be both sophisticated and cozy. This book will strike a chord with DIYers who love yarn but don't always want to take the time and effort to knit something from it. Some of the projects include a Sputnik lamp shade, a welcome mat, jewelry, and even a rehabbed woven lawn chair. Put away your needles and crochet hooks and create fabulous projects, from accessories to home goods and more!
25 great ways to use up your yarn leftovers of one ball or less
Author: Fiona Goble
Pubpsher: Ryland Peters & Small
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
For knitters who want to know how to make use of their stash and avoid waste, this collection of patterns has the answer. Every knitter knows that sometimes you have yarn left over after finishing a make – maybe a whole ball, often slightly less than a ball, but either way too much to just throw it away and not enough to return it to the seller. Then there's the yarn you buy without a particular make in mind, just because it's a beautiful colour, or you love the feel of it, or it was in a flash sale. But what can you do with all these lovely bits and pieces? Knitting Stashbusters has the answer: 25 lovely projects specially chosen to use up your yarn. Some can be made with one ball, others use up smaller amounts of several different shades, but all of them are chosen to save you from wasting what you already have in store. You can make a cute garland of hearts to brighten up a room, or knit a penguin toy for a new baby. Perhaps you'd like to make all sorts of cosies, or knit storage pots and a pencil case. Or you could choose to make a cute cottage doorstop using colours that match your own house. And once you've reduced the size of your stash, what better excuse could you have to go out and buy more yarn!
Decorate in Style with Colorful, Cozy Handknits From inviting afghans and throws to a playful cozy for a French press and a mini sweater for a wine bottle, YarnPlay at Home gives you the perfect knitted accent piece for every room in your home. Dress up your bathroom with a super-soft bathmat or jazz up your dining table by slipping silverware into flirty little napkin skirts. Inside YarnPlay you'll find: • a guide to "living with color" that shows you how to choose colors that complement the pieces you already have and create the right mood • a wide variety of projects, both big and small, from kitschy cozies to full-size blankets and throws • stash-busters for using up all those odds and ends of yarn • overflowing reference sections with a basic guide to yarn, needles and knitting notions, a glossary of knitting terms, an abbreviations key, a needle size conversion chart and a list of inspirational home decor magazines and websites Dress up your home! Start knitting today.
Warm Your Home with Crocheted Coziness Practical, timeless, and easy to make, crocheted blankets can turn any house in to a home. Interweave Presents Classic Crochet Blankets shares 18 projects for crochet afghans, blankets, and throws you'll love to make and use. The clever and classic designs featured in this collection explore a variety of techniques and crochet stitches, including lovely lacework, textured cables, creative colorwork, and stash-busting granny squares. The projects are worked in several different ways: from the center out, in rows, and in crochet motifs that are joined. A helpful tutorial on crochet symbols and a mini-library of crochet edgings you can use to further customize your afghans round out this wonderful resource. Cozy up to Interweave Presents Classic Crochet Blankets!
Accessorize in style with these 35 cute crocheted projects. It takes no time at all to crochet a scarf or a hat, and Nicki Trench has created a wide range of contemporary designs, with a variety of stitches and fashionable colors, so you’ll really stand out from the crowd. Start with the soft and cozy seashell stitch scarf or the bright beanie hat which can be made in a range of eye-catching shades. Not every scarf or hat has to just be for winter! The delicate daisy scarf and the pretty rose headband can be worn all year round. There are also handy stash-busters such as the granny square patchwork scarf and the pompom hat for babies. All the stitches are explained and there are infinite possibilities to match your accessories to your outfit with Crocheted Hats and Scarves.