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.
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.
The patterns vary in complexity, so crafters can work at their own paces, advancing from simple to more challenging projects as they watch this beloved Bible story unfold through the gorgeously illustrated and photographed pages of the book. The dolls are also perfect accessories for a Noah's Ark nursery theme!
Suggested materials include 4/medium (worsted) yarn, US size 6 (4mm) straight needles, and a cable needle. One size fits most; wrist warmers to fit 6" (15 cm) wrist, cowl approximately 21" (53 cm) in circumference.
No one forgets the sweet victory of completing their first knitted block, but most of us quickly move on to more complex constructions, only making swatches for guage. In this comprehensive volume, celebrated designer and innovator Nicky Epstein reimagines the humble block with 150 new patterns and masterfully demonstrates how to mix, match, and easily combine them into stunning one-of-a-kind garments and accessories.
Inside you will find:
150 original block patterns, from simple textures to embossed pictorials, intricate lace to cables, colorwork, double knit, and more, all with Nicky’s signature wit, verve, and style. More than ten exclusive project designs that will make you say “I can’t believe that is made out of blocks!”Detailed guidance for creating exciting pieces out of block knitting, without using increases or decreases.Exclusive cut-and-paste project design pages. Simply cut out the printed blocks and arrange them to help create your own masterpieces.
Blocks are quick to knit, portable pieces perfect for group and charity projects, and now not limited to just afghans! Knitting Block by Block gives you the tools to unlock a world of creative possibilities and confidently build your own design “blockbusters,” one block at a time.