Holiday Gift Guide
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Apr 15, 2013
| ISBN 9781620332894
Apr 15, 2013 | ISBN 9781620332894
These 20 patterns, ranging in difficulty from beginner to advanced, take knitters on a world tour of buttoned, clasped, and tied coats, jackets, and wraps. Inspired by open-front garments and textiles from around the globe–including Austria, England, Japan, Peru, and Norway–these figure-flattering designs bring a contemporary edge to a variety of knitting traditions. Step-by-step instructions and copious photographs illustrate how to use standard stockinette, garter, and cable stitches to create chic projects such as shepherd’s frocks, tweed coats, Peruvian gauntlet wraps, and Faroese-patterned jackets. More advanced techniques for fanciful lace and colorwork and the history behind beach pattern is also included.
Cheryl Oberle is a regular contributor to Interweave Knits and the author of Folk Shawls and Folk Vests. She is the owner of Cheryl Oberle Designs, a knitting studio. She lives in Denver.
“Simplicity of design and construction, intelligent instructions, and end products that are attractive, wearable, and timeless rather than trendy…recommend this book for all collections.” – Library Journal“These figure-flattering designs bring a contemporary edge to a variety of knitting traditions. Simple, classic lines provide a nice backdrop for a variety of techniques.” – monstersandcritics.com“A really nice collection of patterns. Cheryl Oberle obviously worked hard to cover a wide variety of bases, so that there’s something in here for almost everyone.” – KnittingScholar.com“There are some very interesting jackets… Jackets from short to long and both close and loose-fitting, something for everyone.” – Knitting News“The designs are imaginative and interesting.” – Bangor Daily News
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