This fun, funky guide helps you find your style and create great hand-knit clothes and accessories that express it. Easy-to-follow instructions with colorful illustrations get you going even if you've never picked up knitting needles before. Cosmo-style quizzes make it fun to explore both your knitting style and your fashion profile. There are projects for you whether your style is: Tomboy Dancer Punk Preppy Girly-girl Arty and funky Hippie Fashionista Put your new skills in action by choosing from more than twenty-five hip patterns, including a mellow newsboy cap, a delicate ballet skirt, a casual kerchief, a preppy sleeveless hoodie, and even some in-your-face skull wristbands. Mix and match styles and add details to express your mood and individualize your look! Lots of the projects are so simple you can knit an extraordinary one-of-a-kind item faster than you can drive to the mall and pick up a one-style-fits-all piece.
A new edition of one of the top knitting primers on themarket Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting has been one of the topknitting primers on the market since its publication five yearsago. Now, updated with brand-new patterns, even more helpfulphotos, and expanded coverage of knitting techniques, TeachYourself VISUALLY Knitting, 2nd Edition, is the go-to knittingbook for crafters who learn faster by seeing and doing than bywading through tedious instruction books. You'll get visual guidance on the basic knit and purl stitchesand advance to bobbles, cables, lace, and fancy color work. Photoby photo and stitch by stitch, you'll learn how to knit socks,hats, mittens, sweaters, and more. Concise two-page lessons show you all the steps to a skill andare ideal for quick review Detailed color photos demonstrate each step, and helpful tipsprovide additional guidance Other titles by Turner: Knitting VISUAL Quick Tips andTeach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting Design Packed with step-by-step instructions and fun, innovativepatterns, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting, 2nd Edition,will have you creating masterpieces in no time!
Adapting and Drafting Knitting Patterns for Great Knitwear
Author: Sally Melville
Pubpsher: Potter Craft
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Bring Your Vision to Life with Pattern-Drafting Essentials What’s the number one mistake that knitters make? They follow a pattern exactly! In this comprehensive guide to sweater construction with an exclusive bonus chapter containing four extra sweater patterns, acclaimed knitting instructor Sally Melville reveals the secrets to creating or modifying a pattern so the finished project looks and fits exactly how you want it to. Pattern drafting has never been easier to understand as Sally breaks down each skill, including how to • calculate your personal measurements, ease, and stitch patterns • create a pattern for an existing garment that you love • shape a variety of necklines, shoulders, sides, sleeves, and hemlines • combine garment elements for an endless array of design possibilities • rescue a project when it doesn’t turn out as expected • finish your projects with a professional look • knit 12 original projects that showcase the elements covered in the book With Sally’s knitting expertise at your fingertips, you have all the tools you need to adjust patterns to fit you better than ever and create patterns that finally make your dream designs a reality.
Every knitter will adore these timeless, fashionable, and extremely wearable hats, all photographed on models in a chic urban setting. Most of the projects involve knitting in the round, so a thorough overview explains the technique, as well as basic hat forms, choosing a yarn, and accessible techniques such as felting. Try a shaped ribbon yarn hat with equally decorative and functional earflaps. A simple brimmed felted wool hat becomes a fashion statement with a brightly colored decorative edging. Whip up a chunky seed stitch cap in just a matter of hours. Even the simplest designs are stylish, using great color combinations and yarns with irresistible textures. And, because the patterns come with both medium and large sizes, you can knit to fit.
More Than 40 Heirloom Patterns from the 1920s to the 1950s
Author: Kristen Rengren
Pubpsher: Open Road Media
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
While working as a vintage clothing dealer, combing through estate sales and eBay listings, longtime knitter Kristen Rengren amassed hundreds of knitting pattern booklets from 1920 through 1960. Now a knitwear designer, Rengren brings us the result of her combined passions in Vintage Baby Knits, a charming collection of more than 40 contemporary updates of timeless baby patterns. Projects range from small, quick-to-knit items like hats, booties, and shrugs to larger, more challenging designs for sweaters, onesies, and dresses, including a lace christening gown. Beautiful photographs capture a bevy of adorable babies and toddlers wearing these knitted treasures. Also included are sidebars on baby fashion and knitting culture in this bygone era, and a complete reference section. Destined to be a classic itself, Vintage Baby Knits promises family heirlooms for 21st-century babies. This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.
“Knitting [has] projects beginning knitters will be comforatble trying out...all illustrated by bright, colorful photographs and explained in simple instructions....This one’s fun.”—Booklist. “All projects are suitable for beginning knitters who will appreciate the author’s detailed guidelines for substituting yarns. Recommended for public libraries.” —Library Journal.
You'll find plenty of reasons to sit down and sew these boutique-quality yet achievable bags and accessories. Everyone from beginners to experts can create an assortment of modern, practical projects for gifts or personal use. Start with a simple, elegant handbag and progress to more challenging designs; skill-level ratings are included. Step-by-step illustrated patterns for 12 attractive projects in a variety of shapes and styles Stylish accessories include a pleated clutch, market bag, satchel, and wallet Includes resource info and comprehensive how-to techniques; learn about tools, fabric prep, interfacings, linings, and purse hardware
In Knitted Beanies & Slouchy Hats, Diane Serviss, the design force behind the fantastically successful Pixiebell, offers up 31 original designs in an incredible range of styles, utilizing a wide variety of textured stitches and colorwork techniques.