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.
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.
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.
* Lieutenant Uhura's sexy Star Trek minidress
* Hobbit feet slippers
* Firefly-inspired scarf, socks, hat, and jacket
* Tank Girl socks
* Hermione Granger's secret beaded bag
* Manga-inspired leg warmers
* The Big Bang Theory-inspired his and hers sweater-vests
* Lord of the Rings-inspired shrug
In addition to a wardrobe of costume finery, hobbyists will also find instructions for practical projects such as an e-reader cover or a laptop bag crafted of checkered fabric that serves double-duty as a chessboard and carryall, as well as patterns for plush toys inspired by Star Trek, robots, and the comic book Squee! Wear (and knit!) your nerdiness on your sleeve with Knits for Nerds.
One More Skein features 30 diverse projects that can be completed with one or two average-sized skeins of yarn or multiple bits of leftover yarn. Projects include an earflap hat sized for the whole family; fingerless mitts; sweaters, britches, and capelets for baby; hemp jewelry embellished with jump ring “beads”; a felted, pleated sleeve to dress up a vase; and a multicolored blanket worked from assorted stash yarn. All of them are quick and relatively easy to make, without sacrificing beauty or ingenuity.
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
Knit Ponchos, Wraps & Scarves explores various techniques for knitting, ranging from cables with color work to embellishing with beads and embroidery. Each section features a number of progressive projects ranging from beginner, to intermediate, to expert. This book offers something for every knitter and gives beginners a chance to improve their skills as they undertake each new project! 35 contemporary, easy-to-follow projects for knitted scarves, ponchos and shawls Teaches various knitting techniques, including color work and embellishments Projects range from beginner to expert
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.