Knitters will create striking colorwork and beautiful faux cable designs with Brioche Chic. Author Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark offers a solid introduction to brioche and a collection of 22 garments and accessories for women and men, including hats, scarves, cowls, mittens, pullovers, vests, and cardigans. Striking designs that are not overwhelming or full of complicated techniques will reel in readers to this fun style of knitting.
Starting with the basics, Brioche Chic offers mini collections of garments revolving around a specific set of techniques. Basic brioche starts the first section, as Mercedes shows how the basic rib pattern can be adapted to simple motifs, lace, and various textures. Later, she offers more complex designs such as cables and various types of two-color brioche. Some of the featured garments are all-over brioche, while others integrate brioche with stockinette stitch for more streamlined, flattering designs.
Knitting is presently enjoying a renaissance. Around the world, people young and old are discovering--or rediscovering--the joy of working with needles and yarn. Basic Knitting serves as a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental skills you will need to master in order to become a knitter. The focus of the first half of the book is on detailed, step-by-step text and photo sequences that will teach you how to execute the basic stitches and techniques of knitting. The second half of the book teaches you how to apply these basic skills when completing actual projects.
The parallels between knitting a sweater and constructing a building seem obvious when considered. Sweaters suspend from yokes and shoulders; vertical planes are shaped to provide fit and allow movement; necklines, sleeves, and hems are adapted for specific purposes. Stitch patterns and textures elaborate design themes, and new and unusual materials can be used to striking effect.
Tanis Gray has curated a collection of designs from some of today's most innovative designers, all inspired by architectural themes. From accessories based on art-nouveau ironwork to a sweater that mimics Bauhaus style to a dress based on Greek sculpture, Knitting Architecture celebrates design through history.