This edition of YARN The After Party describes two beautiful crocheted cushions designed by Esme Crick. Using two skeins of Scheepjes Whirl, you can create two throw pillows measuring 50 x 30cm (20 x 12in).
This edition of YARN The After Party describes a beautiful crocheted shawl designed by Helda Panagary. The Dream Catcher Shawl is crocheted with 1 ball of Scheepjes Whirl. The example is made with 1 ball of Scheepjes Whirl Strawberries & Scream.
This beautiful design comes from Helda Panagary. She designs knitted and crocheted garments and accessories and is primarily famous for her publications in magazines in Great Britain. She also keeps a blog: Heldasland.
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Glamourie is a Scots word meaning a charmed condition in which everything is invested with magical properties and possibilities. In this unique book, Alice Starmore leads us into the realm of glamourie and —like the witches of Gaelic folklore —casts spells with needles and a single thread. Taking her daughter Jade’s supernatural stories as inspiration, she uses the art of hand knitting to bewitch and bedazzle, and illustrates the tales with elaborate costumes and accessories that portray fanciful and extraordinary ideas.
In creating these costumes, she has powerfully demonstrated the glamourie that can flow from the twin wands of a master magician.
While the first half of this book is an unrestrained flight of fancy, the second half contains full instructions for knitting beautiful garments based upon each costume, all written with Alice Starmore’s trademark accuracy and precision.
By developing each of these patterns from its associated costume, she has revealed how her mind works and how her imagination led her from the initial inspiration through to the final design.
Alice and Jade Starmore are from the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, and its moody Celtic landscape is the backdrop to the stories, costumes and designs they have created. The final stage of Glamourie was to take their creations back out into that landscape to be photographed. They trekked to special locations, far off the beaten track, and Jade’s spectacular photographs depict both the sweeping panorama and the minute detail of their beloved native isle. Three years in the making, this combination of photography and fable, of highly conceptual design and practical instruction, will enchant not only knitters but also those in the fashion and costume world and readers fascinated by Scottish and Gaelic legends.
Ribs * Ruffles * Lace * Fringes * Flora * Points & Picots – The Essential Collection of 350 Decorative Borders
The now-classic collection of 350 edgings, borders, and trims by acclaimed designer Nicky Epstein is available in paperback! Taking the traditional rib to new heights, Nicky features improved ribbed edges, ruffles, lace, fringes, flora, and garters. Line-by-line instructions accompany each of the stitches. Decorate cuffs, customize a sweater, and develop unique patterns using ideas such as the feather lace ruffle, bel epoque, garter stitch weave, sea scallop edge, and sugar drop.
The Easy Way to Make Beautiful Beaded Accessories
This book offers an easy, fun way to learn to use the versatile French knitter. You’ll develop advanced skills with this amazing tool as you combine beads with yarn, stretchy cord, monofilament or embroidery thread to create simple yet elegant jewelry and accessories.
The knitwear collection in Classic Knits is composed mostly of sweaters and vests. The styles are clean, use a single yarn, and color with few, if any, embellishments except for those provided by the shaping and stitches in the pattern. The pieces have a timeless appeal that promises your hard work will become a cherished piece for years to come. The book also provides challenging projects that vary in complexity and is illustrated with lush photographs, making it a pleasure just to look through.
A range of handknit designs for babies, toddlers, pre-teens and adults. The collection shows the versatility of cotton, from crisp summer tops to generous Aran styles that are all perfect all the year round. There are also baby throws and knitted jackets for juniors, plus bags and accessories. The book reflects the cool, classic relaxed chic of Traditional New England dressing, with navy and white, marine colours, easy-to-wear neutrals and bright summer shades.
Rocker/knitter/author: Share Ross personifies the indie spirit driving both knitting and music today
Share Ross is addicted to the needle—the knitting needle. A few years back, this punk guitarist and singer wouldn’t have given knitting a second thought. She is a dyed-in-the-wool rocker, and knitting . . . well, knitting was for grannies. Then a friend showed up at her house wearing a scarf that she found totally amazing. When Ross asked her where she’d gotten it, she said she’d knit it herself. Ross was hooked.
With Punk Knits, Ross shares her passion and unorthodox approach to the ancient craft she’s so grateful our grannies preserved. All of the 26 designs—beginner- to intermediate–level projects that include arm- and leg-warmers, scarves, miniskirts, hats, and sweaters—draw their inspiration from the style and independent spirit of rock ’n’ roll legends like Sid Vicious, Debbie Harry, Patti Smith, and the New York Dolls, and they’re all modeled by pierced and tattooed Hollywood rock ’n’ rollers and scenesters.
If you think knitting can’t be punk, consider this from Ross: “Knitting can be as artistic as you want. You can make a statement. And by knitting garments instead of buying them, you can snub the corporations that strip away your individuality.” So what’s not punk about knitting?
Nicky Epstein’s Signature Scarves delivers what knitting—and Nicky’s—fans have been craving: her hallmark embellished style applied to the simple scarf. Inside there are an array of patterns to delight and inspire: a lovely tweedy wrap with appliquéd leaves; a scarf comprised of interlocking bright circles; a deceptively cute piece sporting rows of tiny skulls. Felters will especially love working on the scarf made of interwoven cut felted strips, as well as the one that’s knit-then-felted and adorned with autumn roses. The 35 beautifully laid-out and photographed designs fully display Nicky’s spectacular range and boundless creativity. Ideal as gifts and short-term projects, scarves never lose their appeal—and when they feature Nicky’s special touch, they’re irresistible showstoppers that no knitter will want to miss!
From the bestselling author who brought you Knitting Over the Edge, Knitting Beyond the Edge, and many others, comes an exciting new book for knitters—this time, with an Italian accent! It’s filled with the warmth of the sun-splashed Tuscan countryside, inspired by Nicky’s knitting tour of the region.
Knitters will pour themselves a glass of Chianti, gaze at the gorgeous photographs, and work their way through a dozen fabulous Tuscan-style projects (presented with step-by-step instructions). They’ll also savor the tidbits Nicky imparts about the region and its knitters, and her travels through Italy.
It’s the perfect gift for anyone who feels amore for knitting and Italia.
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