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Oct 17, 2014
| ISBN 9781620335307
Oct 17, 2014 | ISBN 9781620335307
Go bold with gorgeous color blocking and graphic knitting projects.Graphic Knits is a collection of 20 patterns featuring modern colorwork inspired by geometric motifs. Fresh and bold, the knitting projects are created by an up-and-coming design star.Author Alexis Winslow makes use of color-knitting techniques such as stripes, Fair Isle, intarsia, and slipped stitches. With each knitting pattern, she demonstrates how to use these techniques to create visually appealing garments.Flattering silhouettes expertly integrate vibrant colorwork or graphic detail for maximum effect. These two elements–shape and pattern–engage in a playful and mutually flattering relationship across each knitting pattern. Many of the 20 pieces have unexpected, modern details: an oversized, chunky cable scarf is given vivid personality through color blocking. A shapely sweater sports a pretty pattern around the collar–but instead of a traditional Scandinavian motif, bright polka dots create something fresh and new.
Alexis Winslow is an artist from Norman, Oklahoma, now living in Brooklyn, New York, where she works as a print-textile designer. Her designs have appeared in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, and Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People.
“Fans of her past designs definitely won’t be disappointed–this book is loyal to her aesthetic through and through. There’s a good balance of the innovative with the wearable and the not-too-troublesome-to-knit.” –Dull Roar“I love how she uses color together to make some super bold-looking pieces.” –Jen the Bossy Big Sister“There are plenty of designs which are suitable for adventurous beginners, but those with intermediate and advanced skills will also find plenty to keep their needles busy: interesting construction abounds, and most designs have notes included to describe the unusual design or construction elements thoroughly, along with a schematic.” –Handmade By Stefanie“The 20 designs explore the potential of pattern and shape to create eye-catching garments and accessories that will be fun to make.” –The Knitter
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