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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.
Nicky Epstein’s blockbuster Edge titles have sold more than 125,000 copies; she’s a needlework star whose every book is eagerly anticipated and snatched up. Now Nicky’s giving devoted readers her most important and wide-ranging collection of patterns yet: a worldwide tour of knitting traditions and techniques, including colorwork, cables, lace, intarsia, and more. She explains the origins and traditional uses of each one, and then goes on to reinvigorate and recombine all these beloved styles in her inimitable way. The result: more than 40 all-new, innovative designs collected in an attractively designed book with a handy ribbon marker. There’s a Celtic Pullover with braided twisted rib strips; a Snowflake Tunic from the Far North; a Felted Tyrolean Capelet with appliqué, cord, and balls; a Spanish Rose Pullover with lace accents; a colorful Peruvian skirt; and an oversized, zipped Navajo Blanket Jacket.
Colorful maps and historical photos make this collection a visual treat, as well as an invaluable tool for knitters seeking new inspiration.
Millions of thoroughly modern knitters, including a growing number under the age of thirty-five, will applaud the fresh interpretations featured in Simple Knits with a Twist, Erika Knight's latest collection of creative designs. By matching classic stitches with other craft techniques and incorporating innovative materials like fine wire, beads, and recycled plastic with conventional yarns, Knight takes knitting beyond its traditional boundaries into new, inspired realms. Easy yet inventive, her projects bring a hip, artsy edge to items once deemed homespun. The twenty projects-which include wire napkin rings, an Aran armchair cover, a patchwork throw, and a beaded silk scarf-teach knitters how to add such creative skills as felting, patchwork, and beading to their repertoires. Each project is featured in a full-page color photo and in close-up how-to shots. For beginners with contemporary tastes and accomplished knitters interested in expanding their range, Simple Knits with a Twist presents a world of possibilities.
From cuddly toys to snuggly sweaters, every one of these knits, meant just for two to six year olds, is easy enough for total beginners to complete successfully! More than that, they’re so beautiful that they’re destined to become future family heirlooms. All the items use wonderfully soft, natural yarns that make the clothes comfortable and extremely wearable; there are no scratchy necklines, tight sleeves, or itchy collars to irritate a tot’s tender skin. Detailed illustrations show basic stitch techniques, along with alternative motifs and colors. Make an adorable classic cardigan, with a ribbed cuff that fits snug to the child’s wrist, and a sweet Scotty dog stitched on the pocket. The little patchwork doll’s blanket, with its colorful squares, will delight little girls. Knitters will want to make all 18 projects!
Knitting has been called “the hot new hobby” and “the new yoga.” More women – and men – are knitting today than in many decades. More knitters than ever are demanding quick projects that provide creative fulfillment and relaxation and suit today's busy lifestyles. Weekend Knitting answers their call with 50 original projects from simple slippers to cozy mittens and chair covers. Weekend Knitting Projects is beautifully photographed on locations to evoke the relaxing weekend knitters long for, with beautiful scenery, fresh air, friends, and delicious food. All of the projects are presented in full color photos and some are shown in more than one color option. The book is sprinkled with knitting trivia, quotes about knitting, relaxation techniques, and balanced living. Recipes for treats such as hot cocoa and shortbread are also included, as are sidebars about relaxation activities such as how to give a hand massage and brewing the perfect pot of tea – making Weekend Knitting the book about the knitting lifestyle.
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