Lace is a perennial favorite for knitters. Now the latest book from the Interweave Favorites series offers knitters a cornucopia of lace designs. Carefully chosen by Interweave editors, these standout projects featured in Simply Modern Lace will appeal to a broad range of knitters, from seasoned lace enthusiasts to those wanting to try a lace project for the first time.
There are easy introductions to lace in the form of simple scarves, shawls, and hats. Readers may choose between easy shawls with just a border of lace or ones where lace takes center stage. Lace serves as a simple accent on feminine cardigans and pullovers or as an all-over design for true lace-lovers. A short primer on knitting lace, information on special cast-ons and bind-offs, and a discussion of how to handle shaping round out the book, making it more than just another "pretty lace." Simply Modern Lace celebrates a much-beloved technique, and readers will easily see why the featured knitting projects are indeed favorites at Interweave.
From the celebrated author of Socks from the Toe Up comes a collection of knitted lace that you will want to live in. Whether you’re new to lace or a more adventuresome knitter, you will find plenty to occupy your needles. From a delicate camisole for layering, a pullover sweater for fall, to a wealth of sweet and pretty hats, scarves, shawls, and socks, Wendy D. Johnson invites you to knit lace pieces that are not only sumptuous, but designed for your everyday life.
Knitting Stitches VISUAL Encyclopedia gives you quick visual access to a comprehensive collection of stitch combinations that enable you to create your own designs or modify existing patterns with ease. Each stitch is accompanied by a full-color photo and diagram to make learning even easier, while sidebars guide you through tricky parts of various stitch patterns.
knit and purl patterns • ribs • bobbles and textured stitches • slipstitch patterns • twist-stitch patterns • cables • drop-stitch, eyelet, and lace patterns • borders and edgings • color knitting patterns
From its easy-to-use format, to the collection of 200 pattern stitches, this book is a quick and easy guide to all things knitting. The techniques and insight you glean from Knitting - The Complete Guide can be applied to any project, such as the socks, gloves, hat and sweater projects featured inside.
A mochimochi can be anything, from fearsome baby gators to pigs with beehive hairdos, from the toe-nibbling monster slippers to an assortment of itty-bitty hamsters, micro mountains, and human beans complete with comb-overs!
And what knitter doesn't need a diversion from the usual socks, hats, and scarves? Many of these toys take less than an hour to make. Don't worry, even a beginner can learn to knit mochimochi. If your toy comes out a little lumpy, it'll only add to its personality!
Whether it's a bite-free bed bug, a smiling smokestack, or a grouchy couch--these 20 toys are quirkier than teddy bears but every bit as adorable.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Discover the joy of socks! Knitting the Perfect Pair leads you step-by-step through a variety of styles, from warm and classic to cool and fashionable. Take a walk on the wild side with fishnet stockings. Wrap your toes in the romance of lace-cuffed cable socks. Treat your feet to the ultimate comfort of cozy thrummed house socks, or dress them up in fancy Fair Isle socks or socks with funky, textured stripes. You'll find styles fit for every foot!
Knitting the Perfect Pair includes:12 patterns ranging from the traditional to the -fashion forward, for women and men.Sizing advice and construction tips for socks that fit like a glove.Everything you need to know about yarn and needle selection, different cast-on and bind-off methods, heel turning and toe shaping variations, basic stitches, increasing, decreasing and grafting—plus care tips for hand-knitted socks.A wide variety of construction techniques and variations (ruffles, ribbing, tassels, articulated toes and more!) so you can mix and match your way to fabulously original footwear.No need for cold feet with the easy-to-follow, detailed directions inside, even beginners can turn out results that will knock your store-bought socks off!
Suggested materials include 4/medium (worsted) yarn, a set of 6-inch US size 6 (4.0mm) double-pointed needles, stitch marker, safety eyes (size 9mm), tapestry needle, and stuffing.
BabyKnits Hats & Booties presents fifteen matching sets - thirty projects - to warm little heads and tootsies. Such sets have always been popular projects, the perfect gift for a newborn. These original patterns include both contemporary classics (like baby cables or wiggly stripes) and whimsical creations (like dots and ruffles). The matching booties share the same yarns and styling. The patterns use easy stitches and widely available yarns including bright cottons, soft baby weights, and novelty yarns. There are earflaps and curlicue tops and rosebuds. These projects will knit up quickly in time for a baby shower, and will be treasured by the lucky baby's family forever.