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Feb 25, 2013
| ISBN 9781620332955
Feb 25, 2013 | ISBN 9781620332955
Incorporating the vibrant style of ancient Incan knitting with a nod to contemporary trends, this new collection of knitwear designs features 25 garments that bring the vibrant and geometric motifs of the South American tradition to the 21st century. By innovatively combining knit-and-purl techniques in lightweight yarns, the stunning colors, stripes, and zigzags of South American patterns are complemented by subtle textures. All the featured projects are suitable for any intermediate knitter, with instructions and charts for each pattern as well as a glossary to clarify various knitting techniques. Beyond its instructional role, this guide also directs knitters to find inspiration for their own designs by examining the landscape, wildlife, and pottery of the high Andes.
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.
“I’m a fan of Marianne Isager’s books. Her strong base in Scandinavian style combined with the inspiration of an entire country or continent makes for compelling sweater designs. Inca Knits is no exception.” – Knitty.com“15 vivid South-American inspired knits.” – Yarn Market News“This book isn’t going to sit on the shelf…Color, stitch pattern, unusual forms of construction, and great attention to detail make each and every sweater and cap a masterpiece.” – Knit ‘N Style“The patterns in this book are extremely detailed, some covering as many as 14 pages. I find the history fascinating along with the patterns. 5 out of 5 stars.” – Knitting News
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