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Feb 15, 2013
| ISBN 9781620332849
Feb 15, 2013 | ISBN 9781620332849
Featuring 25 traditional projects derived from basic knit and purl patterns, this timeless collection of knitwear designs offers new and innovative ideas on a variety of subjects, such as stitch patterns, yarn combinations, and yarn construction techniques that add modern finishes to classic designs. Focusing on technique, crafters will learn a variety of basic knits, from entrelac, color stranding, and double knitting to slip-stitch, and herringbone. These knits can in turn be correctly gauged and identically sized to match the measurements in each tutorial and applied to finished garments. Without requiring extensive knitting experience, crafters only need to know how to cast on, knit, and bind off to successfully complete any project.
Marianne Isager is a textile designer who has taught at several design and crafts schools in Denmark, most notably the Skals School of Handicraft, where she helped create their line of knits.
“5 out of 5 stars. This is an excellent book with lots of great patterns, all written in great detail, many taking up to 10 pages for the instructions.” – Knitting News“Classy and classic. The sweaters in this book look like they’re easily wearable…there are detailed swatches photographed for each pattern, so you can see the stitch patterns clearly. When have you ever seen a book give that much detail?” – KnittingScholar.com“Garments that are as timeless and functional as they are beautiful. Isager designs garments that have minimal finishing–a plus for a busy knitter.” – KnitPurlGurl.com“The book is a great choice for people who like their lines and their designs simple, but who don’t think that simple has to mean boring.” – About.com Guide to Knitting“Treats gauge swatches with much respect: each design includes a clear photo of a tension swatch accompanied for full instructions…A refreshing sight to see in a knitting book!” – Knit Together
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