Holiday Gift Guide
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Gifts & Deals
Apr 15, 2013
| ISBN 9781620332962
Apr 15, 2013 | ISBN 9781620332962
Beautiful and historic African carpets, baskets, and other textiles provide the design inspiration for these 16 sophisticated knitted cardigans, pullovers, and sweater vests. Intended for seasoned knitters, these projects use domino, double knitting, entrelac, intarsia, and stranded two-color techniques worked in fingering-weight yarns. The Shoowa Vest, the African Domino Pullover, and the Arrowheads Cropped Pullover show off fancy stitching, while other designs feature colors borrowed from the mud-dried fabrics of Mali, the block patterns of Ghana, or motifs from Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zaire, and Zimbabwe. African animals decorate the Giraffe Vest and Zebra Cardigan, and elsewhere leaping antelope and birds in flight are used in repeating patterns. Full instructions and charted patterns for at least two adult sizes are provided for each design and high-quality photographs of the finished pieces showcase these classic additions to any wardrobe.
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.
“The designs are impeccable to the last finishing detail. This is a master knitting course disguised as a pattern book!” – Spindlicity.com“Recommended as a top choice for textile collections.” – Library Journal“Nothing short of inspirational… Stunning garments that transcend time and culture.” – Vogue Knitting“Every design is very unique…I am very impressed. It is an excellent book.” – Knitting News“These designs take your breath away. They are that stunning.” – Black Purl Magazine“Sweater patterns that will challenge the seasoned knitter and give the rest of us something to aspire to.” – Bangor Daily News“The book is laced with engaging wisdom and beautiful color photography.” – CNA Magazine“Strong geometrics are the real thrill…. Geared towards the more advanced knitter, there is plenty to sink your teeth into.” – Spun Magazine
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