Knitted Icons

In addition, the book features basic knitting instructions and includes a basic doll pattern and techniques for altering body shape and facial features.

Knitted Icons

Albert Einstein proved to us that E=MC2. Marilyn Monroe convinced us that gentlemen prefer blondes and that diamonds are a girl's best friend. Elvis Presley showed us how to swivel our hips to old-time rock 'n' roll. Through science, pop culture and arts, all of them have become the objects of great attention and devotion by fans everywhere. They are, in essence, icons of the 20th century. From an Argentinian revolutionist to a scientific genius to a rock 'n' roll band hailing from Liverpool, immortalise your favourite legend as a knitted character. Enlightened by the Communist Manifesto? Chairman Mao would make a bold statement on your book shelf. Learn to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee with Muhammad Ali, or "Get into the Groove" with your own pint-sized Madonna doll. Colour photography and easy-to-follow instructions for the doll and wardrobe changes are included. In addition, the book features basic knitting instructions and includes a basic doll pattern and techniques for altering body shape and facial features. Whether you're a knitting novice or a seasoned expert, "Knitted Icons" is a delightful book that appeals to knitters and fans alike.

Knitting For Dummies

Throughout this book, we use icons to catch your attention and highlight important information to ease your knitting journey. This icon lets you in on some secrets most knitters learn from one another. It also indicates special ways to ...

Knitting For Dummies

The bestselling guide to knitting brilliant, timeless pieces This revised and refreshed third edition of Knitting For Dummies features new knitting patterns, refreshed and additional projects, a new bibliography and suppliers list, and improved step-by-step knitting instructions. Plus, from the book, you can access step-by-step instructional videos online that enable you to see and practice the knitting techniques found in the book. From casting on to knitting in the round—and more—this new edition provides refreshed content and new images and access to online videos to help you follow along with the text. The book's user-friendly online instructional videos empower you to get started knitting immediately. Includes refreshed knitting projects Empowers you to confidently knit your own handmade creations A brand-new edition of the bestselling guide to knitting Experienced and novice knitters alike can benefit from the step-by-step instructions and informative videos included in this new edition of Knitting For Dummies! Knitting For Dummies (9781119643203) was previously published as Knitting For Dummies (9781118661512). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.

Knitting Patterns For Dummies

Those pictures are icons, and they indicate the following information: When you see this icon, know that it's pointing out something that you shouldn't forget. It marks information that you can apply to your knitting whenever a similar ...

Knitting Patterns For Dummies

Have you always wanted to knit? Know the basics, but you’re looking to stretch your knitting skills? Knitting Patterns For Dummies is chock-full of simple instructions and easy-to-follow patterns to help you create a wide range of classic, beautiful knits for the whole family, from clothing to household items to gift ideas. This fun, friendly guide gives you scores of new ways to have fun with needles and yarn, with great projects such as basic ponchos and pullovers, felted bags and slippers, cabled sweaters, and home and baby accessories, to name a few. You get step-by-step instructions for all the patterns in the book, along with line drawings and 8 pages of full-color photos to guide you. And, with the variations added at the end of many of the patterns, you’ll have almost 100 projects to choose from! You’ll discover how to: Select the right yarn and needles Decipher knitting lingo Measure your gauge, read a pattern, and understand garment sizing Work with common stitches, such as the stockinette, garter seed, box, and half linen Handle ribbing, cabling, and knitting lace Work with patterns with rectangles, circles, and triangles Use colorful stitches such as the Stripes, Fair Isle, and Mosaic Join shapes together in your design Create different textures and add color throughout a piece or just as accents You’ll also find ten things you can knit with that aren’t yarn or needles, as well as plenty of tips for caring for your knits once they’re complete. From beanies to bags to blankets, Knitting Patterns For Dummies has it all—everything you need to pick up your sticks and get creative right away!

The Culture of Knitting

In her recent book , Knitted Icons : Twenty - Five Celebrity Doll Patterns , Carol Meldrum presents patterns of cultural icons of the twentieth century in knitted form . From Che Guevara and Chairman Mao to the Beatles and Madonna ...

The Culture of Knitting

'The Culture of Knitting' addresses and investigates knitting as an aspect of both visual and material culture and as a culture of its own. Knitting is discussed as a practice, a process and a series of objects and artefacts that encompass a variety of different techniques, approaches, and materials, undertaken by both professionals and amateurs. The aim is to uncover the cultural significance of knitting, not just as a 'fashionable' commodity, but as an everyday practice. By uncovering these recognisable practices and objects, the book develops a way of looking at knitting which can encompass the process as well as the object.

American Icons

The knitwear industry began using textured polyester (crimped) filament yarn (such as Taslan, developed in 1953 by DuPont) for double-knit fabrics for women's and later men's clothing. The success of this combination brought about a ...

American Icons


Knitting For Dummies Enhanced Edition

How about tips for how to incorporate color successfully in a knitting project? ... Icons. Used. in. This. Book. Throughout this book, we use icons to highlight important information. This icon lets you in on some secrets most knitters ...

Knitting For Dummies  Enhanced Edition

Whether you’re just picking up knitting needles for the first time or you’ve been knitting for years, Knitting For Dummies, 2nd Edition, will be your pattern for knitting success. Have you always wanted to knit, but are just not sure how or where to start? Have you been knitting for years and want to perfect your stitches? As a beginner you will learn… the tools of the trade the basics how to read a pattern the fundamentals basic stitches techniques no knitter should be without what to do when you make a common mistake tips for knitting in the round how to knit some easy projects More advanced? Try your needles at stripes, cables, twists, lace, Fair Isle, intarsia, and full garments. Knitting For Dummies, 2nd Edition, will not only enhance the skills you already have, it’ll teach you new ones, from expert knitters who will guide you every step of the way. You’ll be on your way to knitting a new wardrobe in no time!

Knitting Technology

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Knitting Technology

The third edition of Knitting Technology, widely recognised as the definitive text on the subject, has been thoroughly revised and updated to include all the latest developments. Beginning with the fundamental principles and moving on to more advanced aspects, it combines in a single comprehensive volume the basics of warp and weft knitting, fabric structures and products, the different types of machines, principles of production and terminology to provide an invaluable reference for textiles students, textile engineers and technicians involved in knitted garment design and manufacture. Fundamental rules and principles are emphasised throughout. Aspects covered include flat, circular, full fashioned, hosiery, raschel, tricot and crochet production. Development of the various types of knitting machines, their actions and mechanisms as well as the construction, properties and end uses of the products which they manufacture are also included. The book is indexed and referenced in detail and includes numerous labelled diagrams and photographs. Terminology is defined either according to The Textile Institute's terms and definitions or current usage in the industry and is supplemented where necessary by American or continental terminology. Although SI units and the tex yarn count system are explained and used in the text, other systems have also been employed wherever it has been considered that their usage is still important. A number of worked calculations are included to clarify the examples given. Knitting technology is the ideal textbook for a range of textile courses from technician to degree level and The Textile Institute's examinations as well as being an essential companion to all those involved in the knitting industry. An essential reference for all textiles student textile engineers and technicians involved in knitted garment design and manufacture

Knitting For Dummies Mini Edition

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Knitting For Dummies    Mini Edition

Your get-started guide to knitting The advice you need to begin a new hobby! Understand knitting basics with this easy-to-follow guide! From casting on and off to performing beginning stitches, this guide helps you discover the joys of knitting and create hand-knit items for family and friends. Discover how to Select the right tools and yarns Combine knit and purl stitches Make simple projects

Knitlandia

Over the years, Vogue Knitting has always put fashion trends first, showcasing knitted works of design icons like Perry Ellis, Calvin Klein, and Missoni. Fittingly, on Saturday night after all the workshops had let out, ...

Knitlandia

A New York Times Bestseller Knitting aficionado and notable artisan Clara Parkes delves into her storied travels with this inspiring and witty memoir on a creative life enriched by her adventures around the world. Building on the success of The Yarn Whisperer, Parkes’s rich personal essays invite readers and devoted crafters on excursions to be savored, from a guide who quickly comes to feel like a trusted confidante. In Knitlandia, she takes readers along on 17 of her most memorable journeys across the globe over the last 15 years, with stories spanning from the fjords of Iceland to a cozy yarn shop in Paris’s 13th arrondissement. Also known for her PBS television appearances and hugely popular line of small-batch handcrafted yarns, Parkes weaves her personal blend of wisdom and humor into this eloquently down-to-earth guide that is part personal travel narrative and part cultural history, touching the heart of what it means to live creatively. Join Parkes as she ventures to locales both foreign and familiar in chapters like: Chasing a Legend in Taos Glass, Grass, and the Power of Place: Tacoma, Washington A Thing for Socks and a Very Big Plan: Portland, Oregon Autumn on the Hudson: The New York Sheep & Wool Festival Cashmere Dreams and British Breeds: A Last-Minute Visit to Edinburgh, Scotland Fans of travel writing, as well as knitters, crocheters, designers, and fiber artists alike, will enjoy the masterful narrative in these intimate tales from a life well crafted. Whether you’ve committed to exploring your own wanderlust or are an armchair traveler curled up in your coziest slippers, Knitlandia is sure to inspire laughter, tears, and maybe some travel plans of your own.

Knitlympics

Dive into the Olympics with Knitlympics! This fantastic new book lets you knit all your favourite sporting heroes and heroines, past and present. Whether you’re a fan of athletics, swimming or gymnastics there is a project for you.

Knitlympics

Whether you're a fan of track, swimming or gymnastics, there's a knitting project here for creating a famous Olympic athlete, from Olga Korbut to Mark Spitz, and even Olympic paraphernalia, such as a torch, podium and gold medal. Original.

Knit Fix

Many sock-weight yarns knit up on size 1 (2.5 mm) needles at seven stitches per inch. So, how can you tell if a yarn is two ... If the yarn is made outside the United States, the same information will probably be indicated in icons.

Knit Fix

Dropped and twisted stitches, too-small button holes, and mis-crossed cables are only a few of the knitting dilemmas tackled in this humorous and useful guide. Beginners and seasoned knitters alike are promised that learning from mistakes improves technique and inspires personal styleâ€"and that sometimes the best solution is just to let a mistake stand. To head off problems before they start, the sturdy, spiral-bound book explains the correct way to cast on and bind off, decipher charts, choose fibers, calculate yardage, join yarns, work with multicolor designs, andâ€"for more experienced knittersâ€"how to alter a finished piece or customize a pattern.

Knitting and Crocheting All in One For Dummies

The only assumption in this book is that you have a desire to learn the art of knitting and crochet. Beyond that, you only need to give it your best shot and don't give up. Icons Used in This Book This icon highlights important points.

Knitting and Crocheting All in One For Dummies

The patterns and instruction you need to start crocheting and kitting today! Knitting and crocheting go hand-in-hand and are the most popular yarn crafts today. This one-stop guide to all things needles, hooks, and yarn will give you everything you need to know to get started knitting or crocheting. The book covers absolute basics such as selecting yarn, casting on, and even how to hold the tools and yarn, to understanding stitches, checking gauge, and deciphering patterns. Hundreds of projects, from beginner to advanced, include complete, step-by-step instructions as well as detailed illustrations and photos, and instructional videos online. It includes content from: Knitting For Dummies Knitting Patterns For Dummies Crocheting For Dummies Crochet Patterns For Dummies Get started today and you'll be knitting and crocheting like a champ in no time!

Knit Your Own Boyfriend

Finding the perfect man can be difficult, but this great new book has the answer – knit your own!

Knit Your Own Boyfriend

Finding the perfect man can be difficult, but this great new book has the answer – knit your own! First decide what you want your knitted boyfriend to look like. Decide on his height, build and skin colour and then turn to the hairstyle gallery. There are woolly beards, moustaches, quiffs or dreadlocks to choose from. Then decide what he does for a living. Like a man in knitted uniform? Make your boyfriend into a chef, doctor, a fireman or a policeman. Prefer something a little smarter? Knit a suit, tie and briefcase and make him into a lawyer, banker or accountant. Or if you want something more exciting, we have patterns to make an astronaut, rock star, surfer or even an explorer. Can’t decide? Mix and match our clothing patterns to create a whole wardrobe. And the best thing about a knitted boyfriend? He doesn’t answer back! Word count: 5,000

Clangers

All abbreviations, templates and special techniques are also included with a basics section so you can knit with ease. Other ePub Clangers patterns: Make Your Very Own Soup Dragon. Recreate the whole Clanger world with Clangers

Clangers

The Clangers live on a blue cratered moon, far away in space. They make their homes in underground caves, with saucepan lids protecting the entrances. Resembling small pink anteaters, the adorable knitted Clangers have transfixed audiences for the past forty years. Now you can knit your own Clanger family from Clangers (9781908449054). Make your own Tiny or Major, or knit the whole family with this pattern pack. This convenient fixed format ebook means that you can craft with your smart device at home and on the go. The pattern comes with detailed project photos and delightful illustrations. All abbreviations, templates and special techniques are also included with a basics section so you can knit with ease. Other ePub Clangers patterns: Make Your Very Own Soup Dragon. Recreate the whole Clanger world with Clangers

Knitting a Scarf In A Day For Dummies

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Knitting a Scarf In A Day For Dummies

Learn to knit a scarf in a day? Easy. Want to know how to knit a scarf? The secret's out—you can learn to do it in just a day with the help of this fun guide, no matter your knitting experience. This handy little guide gives you a clear understanding of the essential steps and techniques involved in creating a great scarf! You'll get a friendly, hands-on introduction to basic knitting techniques, tools, and terminology, as well as detailed coverage of the most common stitches. Plus, you'll get a list of recommended beginner routines and advice for fixing common mistakes. Key knitting techniques, tools of the trade, and terminology Getting started, step-by-step Coverage of basic stitches and fixing common mistakes Online component takes you beyond the book with bonus content and features Get ready to keep those needles clacking as you knit a fabulous handmade scarf!

Knit Aid

... 21, 25 Back loop, working through, 45–46 Ball band, reading, 16–17 Balls, 19 Beads, knitting with, 74–75 Binding off, 59–61 Blocking, 66 Buttonholes, 62–63 Cables, 72–73 Cakes, 19 Care instruction icons, 17 Casting on, 28–31 Charts, ...

Knit Aid

Explains the basics of knitting, covering knit, purl, and cable stitches, increasing and decreasing, binding off and blocking, selecting materials, reading patterns, fixing mistakes,and finishing projects.

The Gay Icon Contemporary Short Stories

came down with whooping cough, Mr. Perkins knitted her a scarf and a shawl. He knitted right there in front of us while teaching. He never missed a beat, in either his knitting or his lesson plan. I was thoroughly amazed by him.

The Gay Icon Contemporary Short Stories

This collection of Icon Contemporary Short Stories is a series of male experiences to varying degrees of depth. It looks at the gay experience with modern day living for most of us and it connects us with a certain understanding of the human heart. Please note, that some of these stories are in other eBook collections. Table of Contents: 1) Introduction 2) The Difference Between Buddies And Lovers 3) The Stones On The Floor 4) The E-Mail Message 5) The Measure Of Love 6) Oh Shit 7) The Abyss 8) The Understanding 9) Earl's Child 10) The Wrong Voice Far Away 11) The Thin Line

Knitting the Perfect Fit

104 icon shapes for. 7. 21 inverted triange. 21. 103 measurements and. 20. ... 151 Charts. knitting. 17-19 Cup sizes. 131 Decreases feathered lines. 25. ... 104 Icons. body shape. 7. 21 Increases bar. 1516 beaded. 3031 decorative.

Knitting the Perfect Fit

This is the first book that delves deeply into easily mastered techniques that can be used to adapt and customise any project. Knitting the Perfect Fit is an invaluable guide for anyone interested in learning and perfecting shaping details in their knitting. Acclaimed designer and teacher Melissa Leapman distills one of her most in-demand workshops into an authoritative guide that will help knitters understand how designer details and shaping actually work. From a variety of necklines and arm details to different trompe l'oeil shaping techniques that offer a more slimming and flattering look to any garment no matter your body type. Each technique is thoroughly explained with tips and exercised and then showcased in 21 appealing projects that allow knitters to practise their new skills.

Knitting Art

Viewers relate readily to Janet Morton's knitted works, which playfully examine everyday objects and events. This mixed-media sculptor and knitter delights in surprising ... She had long admired the popular jumbo folk-art icons along ...

Knitting Art

As some knitters craft mittens and sweaters, others find themselves taking flight into the realm of art. Some become true fiber artists, creating exhibition-quality quilts and sweaters and shawls, yarn mobiles and sculptures and gigantic abstract installations. An exploration of art knitting, this book profiles eighteen of the most prominent and intriguing practitioners of this craft-turned-art. Karen Searle, herself a recognized fiber artist, examines the works and inspirations of each of these knit artists. Numerous photographs illustrate each profile, documenting these artists’ work and at the same time offering inspiration to those who might transcend the purely practical aspect of knitting. Among the artists encountered here are such nationally known knitters as movement founder Katharine Cobey, Carolyn Halliday, Debbie New, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Lindsay Obermayer, Kathryn Alexander, and others.

Nico Life And Lies Of An Icon

She was determined that she should not waste time in studios any more, and so she revived a pastime she'd learned as a child from her mother. Nico knitted. She wasn't too sure what to knit, but she resolved to knit something in black.

Nico  Life And Lies Of An Icon

Nico was revered as ‘the most beautiful creature who ever lived’. She was Andy Warhol’s femme fatale and the High Preistess of Weird, yet few knew her real name or her wretched origins. When she called herself ‘a Nazi anarchist junkie’, they thought she was joking. Bob Dylan wrote a song about her, Jim Morrison a poem, Jean Baudrillard an essay, Andy Warhol a film, Ernest Hemingway a story – yet she fought against the idolatry of men to assert her independence as a composer of dissident songs. Nico’s contribution as an artist (17 films and 7 LPs) was smothered by gossip of her alleged affairs with men and women, whether Jimi Hendrix or Jeanne Moreau, Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones or Coco Chanel. She drifted through society like a phantom. Each era celebrated a different Nico – the top covergirl of the Fifties, the Siren of the Sixties (as The Times acclaimed her), the Moon Goddess of the Seventies, and the High Priestess of Punk when rock stars like Siouxsie Sioux and Pattie Smith acknowledged her pre-eminence. Ironically, they did so at the lowest point in her life. For behind the Garbo-esque veneer lived a lonely woman trying to stand autonomous in a fast-changing world, seeking to survive her heroin addiction and to cope with her tormented mother and her troubled son, his existence denied by his film-star father. In this pioneer biography, which Nico asked the author to write shortly before her outlandish death in 1988, Richard Witts uncovers the reasons for her subterfuge, and examines the facts surrounding her encounters with terrorist Andreas Baader, the Black Panthers, and the Society for Cutting Up Men. Exclusive contributions from artists such as Jackson Browne, Iggy Pop, Viva, John Cale, David Bailey, Siouxsie Sioux – and many others including her relatives, friends and enemies – make this the definitive biography of an icon who was not only a testament to an era but hitherto unrecognised influence on popular music and style.