The year begins with an Aran sweater and proceeds to February baby things, a March Shetland, an April blanket, May mittens, and so on through the months, completing the Zodiac with a December last-minutewishbone sweater. The author continuously comments on the project, its history, other ancient and modern customs and personal beliefs.Elizabeth Zimmerman's patterns are classic.
How to Knit part of the Needlecraft Resource Library of The National Needlearts Association The knitting basics from choosing yarn and tools, stitch pattern types and correct garment details make this an invaluable reference book for the novice who might want to check out another method to obtain perfect knitting results. Full illustrations and written explanations.
Beautiful KnittingTechniques & Patterns for Creating Elegant Designsby Luce SmitsFour hundred color photos, the basic techniques shown step by step, plenty of detailed diagrams and grids, advice from a top stylist, and exquisite projects. this is the knitter's ultimate guide. All the different yarns, from cotton and silk to mohair and merino are described. Keep this encyclopedic, profusely illustrated guide handy.
Scarf Styleby Pam AllenThis collection of 31 elegant and ingenious scarf designs tap the expertise of more than 25 knitwear designers who offer new ways to think about this most basic of garments. Designs by Kathryn Alexander, Debbie Bliss, Nancy Bush, Lily Chin, Nicky Epstein, Sasha Kagan, Sally Melville, and Kristin Nicholas are included, representing a varied exploration of techniques that provide innovative ways to think about knitting and crochet. Sections on knitting and crochet basics, making a scarf without a pattern, and a designer's notebook with templates for basic scarves and suggestions for design variations are provided.
Vintage Baby Knitsby Kristen Rengren The author brings us the result of her combined passions in Vintage Baby Knits, a charming collection of more than 40 contemporary updates of timeless baby patterns.
The Complete Photo Guide to Knittingby Margaret HubertThis volume is a comprehensive how-to book about all aspects of knitting. This book is a reference for all knitting techniques, beginning with the basics of how to knit. A large section of the book is devoted to showing different stitch patterns, arranged in style categories for easy reference. Special knitting topics will be explored in depth: cables, intarsia, entrelac, Fair Isle knitting, and lace knitting. A section will discuss yarns: fibers, how they are spun, gauge, and how to choose.
A to Z of Knitting: The Ultimate Guide for the Beginner to Advanced KnitterNow in paperback, this must-have resource offers all the knitting know-how you'll ever need! With over 1,000 close-up photographs featuring real hands holding real yarn and needles, there's no easier way to learn!
This wonderful collection of 50 innovative square designs will quickly become a much-used volume in your personal library.
Second Book of Modern Lace Knitting by Marianne Kinzel This is Dover's reprint of the original 1961 edition. Not so modern any more! More wonderful patterns to apply to modern knitting. Includes good basic information on lace knitting, including proper blocking. There is a very nifty method for casting on to dp needles that would be of use to many a knitter! This second volume includes oval designs, as well as round, square and rectangular. The designs can not only be adapted to modern projects (scarves, table runners, shawls and stoles) but they will increase your understanding of how lace patterns interlock together and are adapted to finished shapes.
The Knitter's Companion with Vicki SquareThis DVD contains every single technique featured in the best selling book of the same name. Vicki's detailed demonstrations showcase every featured technique for a truly hands-on experience.Total running time is more that 5 hours for two discs.
The Tassels Bookby Anna CrutchleyNot a NeedleArts book per se, this is a new copy of the classic 1997 home decor how-to. The secrets of tasselmakers have been well guarded for centuries, but the techniques revealed in this book for creating exquisite tassels at home are accessible to everyone--all that is required is a little equipment, the appropriate threads and this innovative new book. Includes 40 projects with step-by-step photographic instructions. 350 color photos.Hardbound160 pages40 projectsPhotos, Illustrations
Looking for a fast and fun way to expand your knitting skills? Look no further!Instantly improve your abilities with these easy lessons for building on your current knitting knowledge, and create stunning projects as you learn.
64 multi-coloured squares by Renate Kirkpatrick Explore the many varied ways of incorporating color and novelty into crochet! Noted needleworker Renate Kirkpatrick provides patterns for 64 multicolored squares, all meant to become part of an attractive final sampler rug. The techniques range from basic, simple stripes and spikes to zigzags, ripples, chains, mosaics, and complex bricks and boxes. Freeform crocheters, too, will enjoy adapting the ideas to enhance the variety and beauty of their work.
An essential collection of 300 designer stitches and techniques. With basic step-by-step knitting instruction, information on how to most effectively use a stitch dictionary, and a wealth of original stitch patterns, this book will appeal to all levels of knitters looking for a comprehensive, yet portable volume.