Mary Jane Mucklestone 200 Fair Isle Motifs
The mysteries of Fair Isle are revealed! 200 Fair Isle Motifs offers simple solutions to the seemingly complex technique of stranded colour work. From simple single row patterns to complex all-over motifs, you'll find colourways that will thrill and inspire your knitting, whether you're a beginner or experienced knitter. By using the easy-to-read charts, columns to illustrate colour changes, and clear photographs of each sample swatch, you'll find yourself creating beautiful Fair Isle designs in no time.
Andrea Rangel Alterknit Stitch Dictionary
AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary takes an unexpected look at stranded colour work with 200 new motifs. These non-traditional colour work charts are perfect for the creative knitter looking to break away from the ordinary. Derived from graphic design elements, these fresh motifs include everything from geometric mountains, waves, and spirals to modern bikes, skulls, and sheep. Dive into stranded colour work with confidence with a section on reading charts, working floats, and choosing colours. Learn how stranded colour work can be used in design with five accompanying projects including mitts, cowls, and sweaters. Plus, use your imagination to modify, deconstruct, and combine the unique motifs to create your own designs. Be inspired to break the rules and use charts in creative ways with AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary.
Shannon & Jason Mullet-Bowlsby Complete Crochet Course
From renowned crochet designers Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby comes the ultimate reference for absolute beginners ... and all crocheters eager to improve their skills. Filled with step-by-step photography, this unparalleled guide teaches you how to crochet from the very first stitch, from choosing a hook and yarn to working in the round. Includes 10 patterns. Note: This book includes both North American and British crochet terminology, and provides very clear explanations of the differences.
Laine Press Contrasts: Textured Knitting
Meiju K-P’s patterns are filled with elaborate lace, beautiful cables and carefully finished details – but at the same time they are fun to make. As a designer, Meiju likes to combine challenging techniques with a pleasant knitting experience. Meiju’s debut book, Contrasts – Textured Knitting, contains 22 patterns, including pullovers, cardigans, scarves and hats in a soft, delicate and feminine style. They have been designed by Meiju to be functional and fit well. The pullovers and cardigans are mostly knitted from the top down, making their size easy to adjust.Meiju lives in Helsinki, Finland with her husband and three sons. Even as a teenager, she never knitted from patterns, preferring to create her own designs. Later, knitwear design became a passionate hobby and part-time work. She hopes to spark new ideas for beginners and more experienced knitters. 280 pages 22 knitting patterns (9 sweaters, 5 cardigans, 1 poncho, 4 shawls, 3 hats), additional pattern modifications given Both charts and written instructions provided Hardback Language: English (also available in Finnish) Weight: Approx. 1300 g / 3.1 lb 205 x 270 x 27 mm ISBN: 978-952-7468-11-1 Printed in Latvia Print only, no digital download code available.
Rachel Coopey Crochet Yeah!
Crochet Yeah! A collection of six simple, colourful crochet accessories from The Crochet Project in association with Coop Knits. Whether you are new to crochet and looking for easy, well explained patterns or an experienced crocheter looking for stylish, fun to make, wearable accessories this is the book for you. With detailed notes on everything from the basic stitches and decoding crochet patterns to professional finishing and caring for your hand made items; you will learn more than just how to make the six projects. The project list includes Evesham Socks which are delicate and lacy and highly adjustable for great fit, Tenbury Hat and Mitts with beautiful contemporary two-tone ombre striping, Worcester Scarf a light, lacy and highly addictive pattern, Malvern Cowl using spike stitch for a colour work effect and Bromsgrove Hat which plays with colour and texture and a new technique for a splendidly stretchy brim. All of the projects are worked in Socks Yeah! yarn, a beautiful 4ply blend of Superwash Merino with nylon for strength and each project uses two or three 50g skeins. Patterns are written using UK crochet terminology with US conversions given in the abbreviations section. Patterns are charted where appropriate. Schematics are provided throughout. All patterns are sized to fit adult women with hats, mitts and socks written in three sizes.
MONICA RUSSEL Fair Isle Knitting
Fair Isle knitting has a timeless appeal, and is celebrated all over the world for its beautiful patterns and distinctive motifs. Using just two colours in each row you can create a myriad of different patterns that are deceptively easy to achieve. In this definitive guide, expert knitting designer and best-selling author Monica Russel teaches you the essential skills of this traditional colourwork technique and provides all the inspiration you need to create stunning Fair Isle patterns of your own. This book includes a fascinating history of Fair Isle knitting, and takes a close look at the yarns, needles and other tools you need to get started in colourwork. Step-by-step instructions on the key techniques for creating Fair Isle patterns, including choosing colours and using charts, all illustrated with step-by-step photographs, and a stunning collection of pattern swatches and motifs.
Laine Press Fair Isle Weekend
Fair Isle Weekend by Mary Jane Mucklestone Fair Isle Weekend takes you on an exciting trip to Fair Isle, a windswept island in Shetland, famous for its traditional colourwork knitting. During her many trips to Fair Isle, Mary Jane has been fascinated and inspired by the island’s rich textile traditions, learning about Fair Isle knitting by looking at old textiles and sharing stories and knowledge around a cup of tea. Now, she has created a gorgeous collection of designs which she would take with her for a weekend trip to Shetland when a carry-on bag is all you take with you. “So I invite you to join us, this small band of traveling friends, sharing a little glimpse of the isle from my outsider’s perspective. I offer you a small collection in my own style of Fair Isle knitting, which I hope honors the tradition, even though my work isn’t especially traditional.” Mary Jane Mucklestone is a knitwear designer, teacher and author who has specialized in Fair Isle knitting, also called stranded knitting. Her work has been featured in publications like Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits and various books. Mary Jane has a varied background in art and textiles earning a BFA in Printmaking from Pratt Institute, studying fashion at Parsons School of Design and Textiles and Historic Costume at the University of Washington. With her friend Gudrun Jonston, they host popular once in a lifetime trips to Shetland. Fair Isle Weekend will be her fifth book. Find more about Mary Jane at MaryJaneMucklestone.com. This hardcover book contains 8 beautiful colourwork patterns ranging from small projects like wristlets to yoked sweaters. [2 sweaters, 1 vest, 2 hats, 1 cowl, 1 pair of fingerless mitts, 1 pair of wristlets] 104 pages Languages: English Hardcover, banner Weight: approx. 570 g / 1.3 lb Size: 190 x 225 x 14 mm. Print only, no digital download code available. Printed in Latvia.
Dendennis and Mr. Knitbear Happily Knitting Socks
Knitting socks isn't new, but the old hobby is back with a vengeance. The dynamic duo Dendennis and Mr. Knitbear have put their best foot forward to give it a creative twist – hand in hand with a healthy dose of humour. Socks to make you happy: no boring, run-of-the-mill socks, but ones with fun, colourful patterns! Knit the most spectacular socks in all foot sizes for both men and women. Whether you are a master knitter or a complete novice, with this book in hand you will soon learn the correct techniques. With these detailed explanations, you will knock the socks off everyone in all areas of knitting!
TANIS GRAY Harry Potter Knitting Magic
Introducing the first official Harry Potter knitting book—a deluxe guide to creating over 25 authentic Harry Potter knits based on the iconic films. Channel the magic of the Harry Potter films from the screen to your needles with the ultimate knitter’s guide to the Wizarding World. Featuring over 25 magical knits pictured in gorgeous full-colour photography, this book includes patterns for clothing, home projects, and keepsakes pulled straight from the movies—and even includes a few iconic costume pieces as seen on-screen. With yarn suggestions based on the true colours used in the films, projects range from simple patterns like the Hogwarts house scarves to more complex projects like Mrs. Weasley’s Christmas sweaters. A true fan must-have, this book also includes fun facts, original costume sketches, film stills, and other behind-the-scenes treasures. Harry Potter: Knitting Magic is sure to have fans everywhere summoning needles, conjuring yarn, and practicing their best knitting wizardry.
TANIS GRAY Harry Potter Knitting Magic Volume 2
Discover even more knitting magic with a brand-new collection of knitting patterns inspired by the characters, creatures, and artifacts of the Wizarding World. Featuring over 28 new projects pictured in gorgeous full-colour photography, Harry Potter: Knitting Magic, Volume 2 includes patterns for toys, apparel, and costume replicas pulled straight from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films. Featuring a variety of techniques including stranded colour-work, lace knitting, double-knitting, and more, the projects range from simple patterns to more complex projects for knitters of all skill levels. Harry Potter: Knitting Magic, Volume 2 also includes fun facts, original costume sketches, film stills, and other behind-the-scenes treasures. Harry Potter: Knitting Magic, Volume 2 is the perfect gift for lovers of the original Knitting Magic and Harry Potter fans everywhere. INCLUDES 28 ALL-NEW PROJECTS: Perfect patterns for every fan and every skill level.
Patty Lyons Knitting Bag of Tricks
Do you wish your knitting was better and that you had an expert knitter by your side to help you when it goes wrong? Then this is the book for you – it even has a special lay-flat binding so you can keep your hands on your needles. Patty Lyons is an expert in all things knitting related – she will help you sort out your gauge, unpick problems like twisted stitches and generally spruce up your knitting know-how in this pocket-sized reference book packed full of her purls’ of wisdom. Patty is a well-known knitting ‘agony aunt’ and she will hold your hand as you tackle the problems that often beset knitters and get in the way of beautiful finished projects. This handy guide will always be by your side to help you unravel your yarn problems and get you back on track. Packed full of practical advice for knitters as well as step-by-step instructions for a whole raft of knitting issues, this is the ultimate guide for anyone who’s ever picked up yarn and a set of needles. This isn’t like other how to knit’ books with basic information about casting on and how to form stitches (although there is a handy how-to reference section at the back for when you need a refresher), this is a book about the why’ of knitting. Not about why we knit’ but about why we knit the way we do’. By digging deeper into the why’ Patty doesn’t just fix your knitting problems she helps you to truly understand why the yarn/stitches/needles/tension are acting in a certain way and how to fix any issues. She starts by looking at the basics and exploring a stitch’s anatomy, examining how this affects the look, feel and shape of the finished knitted fabrics and how different knitting techniques affect the finished outcome. Patty examines the problems caused by common mistakes that many knitters make without even noticing before diving into more complex knitting issues and how to troubleshoot them. All of Patty’s techniques and tips are illustrated with detailed step-by-step artwork for absolute clarity. And, as you’d expect from a Patty Lyons book, there is a healthy scattering of humour and irreverence throughout; you might take knitting seriously but you don’t have to be serious while knitting!
NANCY MARCHANT Knitting Fresh Brioche: Creating Two-Colour Twists & Turns
World-renowned brioche knitting expert Nancy Marchant takes this versatile European stitch—which creates a luxurious, reversible ribbed fabric—to a new level! In her ground breaking collection, Marchant works brioche in two colours, forming graceful, undulating textures with increases and decreases. She explains everything from how to hold the yarn and cast on (offering multiple options) to creating the basic fabric and reading two-colour charts. The stitch library presents 75 all-new patterns, and there are an additional 12 in luscious shawl and scarf projects.