I have just gotten home after almost 3 weeks of traveling in the PNW! I can't wait to share more about my trips in the next few weeks, but today I am so excited to share the release of not one, not two, but THREE new patterns!! First up - my perfect pullover! When Brooklyn Tweed came out with their line of marls for Shelter, I knew I needed a marled sweater or three ;.
I have been living in this sweater since it came off of my needles! It is perfect dressed up or down - whether going out to dinner with friends, or hiking in the woods this flattering sweater is fun to knit and even better to wear!! The Weekender is knit from the bottom up seamlessly, with a three needle bind off to close the shoulders. The sleeves are then picked up around the armholes and knit down to the cuffs.
You begin with a tubular cast on and end with tubular bind offs! If you have never tried any of the tubular techniques, now is the time! This was my first time playing with them, and I have to say - now I totally get what all the fuss is about! I love how they turned out!! Brooklyn Tweed Shelter Marls in Narwhal. I loved my long sleeve version so much, I immediately cast on a sleeveless version! This modification is SO easy!! Just don't add the sleeves - that's it! Next is my current go-to shawl - Hoarfrost. I chose the super bouncy Lakes Yarn and Fibers Organic Targhee worsted weight yarn for this super cozy shawl.
I love using heavier weight yarns for lace projects! It amplifies the look of my project while providing instant gratification! This asymmetrical shawl is worked sideways, casting on at the corner and using the bind off edge to form the last side of the triangle. I find that working this shape in a worsted weight yarn, creates an incredibly wearable and cozy shawl that is also pretty quick to knit!
I began this shawl with my favorite knit and purl texture that is totally reversible, and ended it with my favorite fir cone lace pattern, enclosing the entire shawl in the super neat i-cord edging! This and all other images, aside from Jonna's, are by my incredibly talented husband - Peter Mowry! You can find more of his photography on Instagram under petermowryphotography. Last, but certainly not least is my new hat Tincture! As I was developing my brand new mosaic knitting class for Vogue Knitting Live, I wanted to create an extra special project for my students!
It was so fun to surprise them last Friday with this brand new pattern that we all knit together! This super cute toque combines my favorite mosaic pattern with Brooklyn Tweed's Arbor for a gorgeous and modern hat that looks way more complicated than it is! If you have never tried mosaic knitting coined by one of my heroes- Barbara Walker , I highly recommend it!! It is a great introduction into colorwork, without having to worry about tight floats or managing more than one color at at time! To celebrate this huge November multi-pattern release, if you purchase Hoarfrost and The Weekender , you will receive Tincture as your free gift!
Please note that all 3 patterns - Hoarfrost, The Weekender and Tincture must be in your basket before checkout or you will not receive the free pattern. The discount cannot be applied retroactively. Hosting my first Mystery Fade-along has been such an amazing journey and I am so grateful to everyone who participated!! I wanted the pattern to be accessible for a wide range of knitters - beginner to advanced. I included brioche for those that already love it, or that want to push themselves to learn something new.
I put together little tutorials in hopes that it would help the beginners among us to get going. My hope is that knitters will end up with a shawl that is more of a painting - a work of art to wrap around you. A project that maybe pushes you out of your comfort zone and empowers you to play with a new technique or way of combining color, but also offers a relaxing and joyful knit to balance that out. Seeing the finished shawls popping up on Ravelry and Instagram is second only to watching the support that knitters offered each other in the forums.
In my heart I believe that knitters are some of the best people around, and I am so honored to be part of this amazing community!! For lots more photos, you can head over to Ravelry! Today's post is extra special! Seriously, a dream come true! Never did I think I would have my very own colorway! Once I was holding a skein of Drea in my hands, I knew it was the perfect yarn to build a fade for the cardigan I had been dreaming up! It is such a dream to knit with, and I am thrilled that they will be offering kits, curated for your specific size this Friday the 13th on labienaimee.
I find a lot of inspiration in nature and my surroundings. I live in a busy city so nature isn't always very present but through my travels, I draw a lot of inspiration from the places I visit. I have recently traveled to Patagonia and Portugal where the light is different in each place. The city colors of Portugal are so light versus the rich earth tones of the Patagonia wilderness, these colors offer us an endless palette of colors to work with.
Paris is a beautiful city I call my home and I have to say that the light here can be magical. The golden hour is this perfect rose gold hour of beauty and I always look forward to seeing my city bask in this light. I know it is probably so hard to pick, but if you had a first timer coming into try your yarn - what base would you suggest? It depends on what the knitter wants to make It's a smooth, round and endlessly soft merino fingering which is amazing for shawls. If you are trying your hand at knitting socks, I'd say give our Merino Twist base a go. Try one of our speckled colorways like Pop Grunge or our new color Drea where the speckles have such high definitions on our Merino Twist base.
I am over the moon to have been able to work with you to create the new colorway - Drea! I would love to hear about the process from your perspective! We have been trying to work with Andrea for a while now but our schedules were not lining up and I felt like after watching her knit and produce her designs that we could develop a special colorway for her. She had once told me that she loved Namu, one of our first speckle colorways and I felt like we could create something whimsical and special for her. I asked her to put together a mood board for us with colors that inspired her.
Andrea did a fantastic job of bringing together a palette of sophisticated and modern colors for her board. We are thrilled to see what Andrea will make with Drea! For those of us still dreaming of the day we get to visit your shop in person, what is the best way to find your yarn? We have a brick and mortar shop in Paris, France.
Our shop hours can be found here: We have monthly updates through our website: Also, follow us on Instagram for our insta-updates. We schedule regular updates but also update the website as stock becomes available. If you want a custom order 4 skeins or more of one color: If you are wanting to start your own business of a yarn shop or dye shop, get organized and research the materials and investments that need to be made but in the meantime, play in your kitchen and hone your skills be it as a dyer or knitter.
Let your voice be heard in whatever creative media you choose. It was a risk leaving my office job and good pay to open this new concept shop but a risk I took because I knew if I waited any longer I wouldn't have done it. I interacted with as many creative minds, knitters, and crocheters as I could. My husband says that I am a Puma.
I agree that I have cat like personality, especially when it comes to sleeping during the day and being up all night long. I like to work at night. It seems to be the time I get the most work done. And now - back to the sweater!! I am so excited to introduce the Comfort Fade Cardi! Last spring when I released the So Faded pullover, I immediately began receiving emails from knitters who really wanted to knit a faded sweater, but they felt much more comfortable in a cardigan!
For me, a cardigan does double duty in my wardrobe - it signifies ultimate cozy comfort, but also is the perfect layer and makes my outfits feel complete. I couldn't wait to start designing a faded cardigan that I could wear ALL. I have found that Reverse Stockinette is the perfect canvas for fading and I knew I wanted a super cozy Garter shawl collar! The cuff fade is my favorite little detail of the Comfort Fade Cardi , and it's open style and slim sleeves make it incredibly flattering and the most unique sweater in my handmade wardrobe!
I really hope you love this sweater as much as I do! Each kit will be customized to your specific size! If you want to be the first to know when a new pattern goes live, make sure to subscribe over there in the right panel, and blog posts will be delivered right to your inbox!
One of my earliest patterns was a pair of mukluks which I still adore! The generous cuff length and afterthought heel make this style of slipper my most knit and maybe more importantly worn house sock! They are so comfortable and I love the look - they feel like a compliment to my outfit and I may have worn them in public more than once although, my poor slippers didn't appreciate the jaunt on pavement!
When A Verb for Keeping Warm told me they were getting ready to launch a new marled version of their amazing Pioneer line, I couldn't wait to try it out! If you have never knit with Pioneer, I cannot recommend it enough! It is one of my all time favorite organic yarns! I'd been dying to get some new slippers on my needles and was so excited to cast on! With holiday knitting upon us, I wanted a fun relaxing knit that would double as the perfect selfish or gift knit!
The mukluks are offered in 3 adult sizes and can be adjusted to fit different foot lengths. The textured panel keep this knit engaging, without being too complicated. I also had a major "Aha! I love an afterthought heel as you may have guessed if you have knit any of my slipper patterns. An afterthought heel is awesome as it is pretty easy to execute, and if you ever wear out the heel, you can simply remove it and knit a new one! The trickiest part is probably the removal of waste yarn and slipping your stitches back on your needle.
So while knitting these I realized I could place a lifeline in the rows of stitches on either side of my waste yarn, so that when my waste yarn is removed when I am ready to knit my heel, the stitches are safe and secure on my lifelines until I slip them back on to my needles! This also takes all the guess work out of if you are getting all of the necessary stitches back on your needles. I filmed a fun little video to show how I do this below and there is a handy link in the pattern as well! For more fun tutorials you can head over to my Youtube channe l and subscribe!
I've also just updated my Interviews page with some fun new podcasts and blog interviews! If you hoping to attend one of my workshops, you'll want to keep an eye on my events page! Enrollment for Knit Stars 2. It's all online, with instruction from 10 amazing pros from all around the world - and you don't need to leave your home. The Knit Stars 2. Click here for all the information and to enroll! You get access to the workshops from all 10 instructors and they never expire! I attended Knit Stars 1. It was such an amazing experience for me that when they asked me to teach this year the answer was a resounding YES!
I am so excited to pass on some of the tips and techniques that have helped me to be a more creative and efficient knitter. Let's get our fade on together!! I also can't wait to reveal the awesome yarn dyer I've been working with to create some super special colorways only available to those who sign up!
Don't delay - sign up today and get ready for a really amazing experience that will take your knitting to the next level! Seriously, you are all just beyond kind and generous! Here is a link if you are willing and able. No matter if you can give financially, or just by sending Michele all of your healing thoughts and love - it just means so much. This word kept spinning around my head as this shawl grew on my needles.
I wanted a shawl I could cast on with any weight of yarn, as many or few colors as inspired me, and I wanted to keep on knitting until I felt like stopping, no more and no less. I am so excited to say, that Free Your Fade checked off everything on my list - and more! As a busy mama of two young children, I want my knits to be enjoyable, relaxing and just engaging enough to fill me up, but not wear me out!
My dreams came to life for this new pattern as I grabbed 3 of my favorite skeins of Republic of Wool - Metal Heart, Ripple, and a Misfit skein that sweet Michele dyed up for me! Everything else just fell into place and I love that this gradient shows how you can really play with mashing up colors together in unexpected ways! I tweaked the faded sections in this shawl a bit to extend the melt, and I love how it turned out! Free Your Fade mixes two of my favorite textures- garter stitch and eyelets. It is the perfect canvas for all of my color craving from speckles to solids!
I've got plans for a one color summery version knit up in Brooklyn Tweed's new Vale yarn, and come this fall, you bet I'll be knitting up a super chunky one with Hedgehog Fibre's Chubby. I'm also dreaming about using different weights within one shawl think skinny singles and fuzzy mohair ;!
The possibilities are truly endless! As many of you know, I am a huge fan of Republic of Wool. I was thrilled when Michele participated in Yarn Babies last year and then when she agreed to help with my new fade - you better believe I was doing a happy dance! She has been such a big inspiration to me with the way she uses color. It has really motivated me to push past my comfort zone to start exploring more, and I am so happy I have! Sadly, Michele is going through a very scary time right now, as she has been having difficulty with her eyes. From what she knows at this point, her doctors think she has Secondary Angle Closure Glaucoma being caused by cysts within her eyes.
Her doctors have never seen anything like this in someone so young, but they do know she will need to have an operation to prevent vision loss. Most likely then followed by some other laser procedures. As you can imagine, this is incredibly stressful for her. Michele has made our world so much brighter and more colorful with her gorgeous yarn, and I can think of no better way to thank her than to donate some of the proceeds of this shawl pattern to her surgery fund!
I hope we can all rally around her as she gets better. She has been so generous in dyeing up a few kits for Free Your Fade, all of which are unique. But please keep in mind, they will be very limited as she focuses on healing! It was such an amazing weekend and I got to meet some truly beautiful people! One of those people was the extremely talented Nicole of Hue Loco. What stood out to me the most about Nicole is how incredibly generous and supportive she is. If you check out her Instagram feed which you should , you will notice that she regularly shares yarn from other dyers.
Instead of viewing them as competitors, she sees us as a large community and puts her efforts into supporting her fellow dyers! She told me how she wants to share her creative knowledge with everyone that she can, and this just filled my heart! I LOVE this mentality. We are all in this awesome knitting family together, so let's inspire each other and help each other to learn, grow and share what we create! Read on to learn more about Nicole and Hue Loco! And bonus - Nicole also has a fabulous video podcast!
I taught myself how to knit in shortly after my first son was born. Soon after I stumbled upon the amazing world of hand-dyed yarn and was smitten! I began to dabble in dyeing purely for selfish reasons, eventually opening an etsy shop in The rest is history! I have been blown away by this amazingly supportive community. Here was that pivotal moment: Our family of four, soon to be 5, moved to California early ; landing right outside of Los Angeles.
My husband was working on a show for Discovery so he was completely devoted to and involved in his career. I was a full time stay-at-home mom and absolutely loved the job! We spent most of our days outside catching lizards, going on bike rides and playing at the pool. While I felt very fulfilled as a mother I knew my creativity had come to a complete halt.
My husband and I both agreed that we would start to enact something we so affectionately named Dadderday. Every Saturday morning John would take over all the parenting responsibilities while I dabbled in whatever creative process I was into at the time. This eventually led me to dyeing and present day I find fulfillment in both being a mother and an artist. The best of both worlds!
I've been in a long-term, romantic relationship with color for most of my life. What inspires my colors? The list could go on and on For me, the best part about dyeing is seeing how colors harmonize and layer on top of one another. Every time I get to create a new colorway it brightens my day, especially when it turns out just like what was in my head. I tend to create colorways that I gravitate toward I love all shades of green, purple and teal. Can you tell us about some of the different bases you offer and if you have a favorite?
I offer a range of fingering weight blends, sport, DK and worsted that are exceptionally lovely. It has a beautiful shine and drape that looks drop dead gorgeous on shawls! I also regularly stock singles, glitter and tweed blends. This community of knitters has been completely unexpected! I was primarily using it as a resource for patterns. Little did I know that this community would play a crucial part in supporting and encourage me in making my creative dreams come true.
I have been a recipient of such generosity and kindness in the last two years. A big hug and thank you to each and every one of you that has supported Hue Loco. It means so much to me, truly. You have 4 little ones at home - any tips to other work at home mamas about how you manage to run your own business while raising children? My family is my first priority. I have to brag on my children a bit because they totally make entrepreneurship a possibility for me.
They are the best kids! I keep them on a pretty tight schedule when it comes to sleep. All of my kiddos 4 months - 7 years go to bed at 7pm. Sleeping kids for the win! Whether a bible believer or not, take the story of Moses and the Red Sea.
A Little About Me —
He waited for Moses to step into the sea out of faith before he parted the water. Sometimes all you need is that first step and a little faith! What is the most important thing you have learned since starting your business? One word comes to mind and that's balance. Owning a business is absolutely the best.
I love it but It can be difficult to manage alongside all of my other responsibilites as a mother and wife. Hue Loco has enriched my life in so many ways and I am so extremely grateful to be learning more about who I am through it. Loud Harp is another favorite of mine. My yarn is primarily sold on hueloco.
You can also find Hue Loco yarn at a number of local shops as well. To name a few: My favorite thing to knit on right now is my cozy memories blanket. I love seeing each square and remembering each moment that it's attached to. I can relate to many characteristics of this majestic creature. There are a few obvious favorites for me; my children laughing, early morning sounds in the mountains and the ocean.
Grasshoppers in the evening take me back to my childhood. I am SO excited to team up with Nicole to offer an awesome giveaway this week! To enter, simply leave us a comment telling us your favorite way to wear your handknit sweaters! Remember to include your email address or Ravelry name in the body of the comment so we have a way to contact you if you win! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend! We are kicking this week off with such an exciting pattern release! I was so inspired by some gorgeous yarn I had bought from Primrose Yarn Co a few months ago, and the So Faded sweater jumped on my needles and pretty much knit itself!
The first of 3!!! It is perfect for layering over collared shirts and dresses or worn with high rise jeans and my personal favorite overalls! I knit the sleeves to just about the elbow which is perfect for transitional seasons - hello Spring!!! The day I bound off my cropped version I immediately grabbed some gorgeous Woolen Boon and cast on another!
I reversed the colors I used for my classic fit and had hers finished in just a few days! The changing colors make this sweater so exciting to knit, I just couldn't put it down! One of my favorite details is definitely the garter shoulders. I love that it makes this perfect everyday raglan stand out from the crowd.
Because it is knit seamlessly from the top down, it is super easy to customize! Knit it the length you want for the both the body and sleeves! I am crossing my fingers someone will decide to do a short sleeved version, binding off after the garter shoulders ;. Keep your eyes out for amazing So Faded kits from awesome indie dyers! Custom kits will be available thru Kitterly. In a nutshell, steeking is a method that allows you to knit your project entirely in the round always a bonus in my book! Perfect for cardigans, armholes, and even bonnets!
This is especially useful for colorwork, as it is a lot easier to knit and follow a colorwork chart on the right side or front of your work, then on the wrong side or back. I've done my homework and sketched up a little color chart I plan to follow for my swatch. I have been dying to get these colors on my needles together! From what I have read, it is best to use a stickier yarn - so non-superwash wool is ideal. I think Shelter or Loft would be even better! I think for the first time around, avoiding super slick superwash yarns seems to be a good idea.
I am referencing this tutorial from Tin Can Knits , for when I am ready to do my cutting. There are lots of tutorials out there - so pick whichever speaks to you! Beginning on Monday, April 3: Pick your yarn and start your swatch! Remember that you are knitting in the round ; Not a fan of colorwork - no problem! You can swatch in one color, or choose stripes, or whatever fits your fancy! Make sure to post a picture of your yarn and scissors on Instagram and use the tag stEEKal and swatchnsteek, so we can all follow along and support each other!
Post a picture of your finished swatch before cutting it and tag it with stEEKal preop beforethesteek. We will take the fear out of cutting into our knits and snip snip snip! Post a video or before and after pictures on Instagram with the tags stEEKal and snipyourknits! Are you a seasoned steeker?? Tell us your favorite tips or share links to your favorite tutorials in the comments below!
Shortly after it's release, I began seeing gorgeous gradients pop up in my Instagram feed created by these talented artists. It immediately made me want to cast on another, and also to get to know the people dyeing them! Hannah from Circus Tonic Handmade is one of those delightful people. It has been such an honor getting to know her - and oh my goodness, is her yarn just stunning!!
I am so excited to share her interview today! And lucky for us - I get to give away one of her beautiful skeins to a lucky winner!! Soon after learning to knit at the end of I found hand dyed yarn. I quickly became absolutely obsessed…to such a point that my stash grew rather alarmingly! Even the mailman was wondering what on Earth was going on! I was still working as a scientist and up until that point had been a quilter drawn to the riot of colour in modern quilting.
Once the kids came along and sitting with my back to them at a sewing machine became impractical and have you ever tried to baste a quilt with toddlers around?!! I knew I needed to switch to knitting and yarn. Throughout the years of maternity leave, going back and forth to work and struggling with daycare, work and family balance I remember trying to come up with ideas that could allow me to work in what I loved which could also involve less crazy rushing around and expense!
I enjoyed my previous science life, I had studied well over ten years for that position but with three kids in four years the lifestyle was just not practical anymore and as soon as the enjoyment goes it just makes it hard work. I resigned from my career! From the day I realised everything had to change it was all done within a few short weeks. All the kids were at a University daycare where I worked, so they were all pulled out and we were home. I was totally lost. I remember looking down at my hands…holding some magnificent Lemonade Shop yarn….
It took about 8 days before I had hotplates, yarn, dye and a mask ordered! I opened an Instagram account and started…. I practiced and practiced…. I dreamt yarn, I lived and breathed it…and still do. Obviously my kids and husband were top priority…. I studied genetics, not colour and so I could only start with what I liked and I went with that.
I collect antique science and natural history books. Colour plates within books on Australian native birds became a huge focus and there is so much scope there I have yet to move on! There are even a lot of incredible birds to spot just around and about at home and on our travels. There is so much to pull from so that is where I am at the moment. I have become far more confident with new colourways lately, as I really explore the craft as there is a lot to learn!! Each technique for making edges, seams and joins, cords and braids, knots, embroidery finishing, and more is clearly presented with step-by-step instructions, beautifully rendered illustrations, and photographs of real examples created just for this book.
In the years ahead, this book will become your most prized reference for all of your finishing needs. Lots of color photos and illustrations. Discontinuing this line - Order 3 or more: This book gives you 16 sock patterns in a variety of sizes for both women and men. Try ribbed, cabled, or lacy designs, or give you socks a blast of color. Learn how to crochet socks that mimic the luxurious lookand feel of knitted socks.
These crochet patterns will knock your socks off! Color photos, 64 pgs. Called "domino knitting" because of its modular nature, this inventive method provides color and pattern intrigue for sweaters, afghans, and projects of all kinds. And it's the ultimate take-along way of knitting, since pieces are worked in small squares. These knits, sized for even the tiniest of newborns, are cozy and warm. They enable easy access, with front openings and loose fitting sleeves.
Many seams have been eliminated or sewn flat to eliminate rubbing against baby's tender skin. Patterns are given for hats, booties, leggings and sweaters in fingering and DK weight. The author unravels the fascinating history of traditional knitting, a story revealed by investigations in a pile of knitted rags left behind in storage bins or a 'shoddy' factory. This ragpile reveals the close historical ties between everyday knitting in Norway and traditional knitting in Europe. Everyday Knitting provides a glimpse of creativity in the everyday life of knitters.
Anyone with a genuine interest for knitting is sure to find a wealth of inspiration and ideas. Diagrams and patterns give advice on how to develop your own patterns from traditional motifs. Includes a selection of thee earliest knitting pattersn from Sandnees Woolen Mill, in Norwegian and complete with photos. The books is filled with the most interesting photos, both color and black and white. Treasures from a Ragpile" for me! This is the best book I've seen in years! It has lots of reading and lots of photos to get ideas from.
I will be referring to this book for years to come. Just had to let you know! Here is Debbie Bliss' first collection of sweater designs to fit the entire family, most written to fit babies to adults. Some include variations and different colorways; a simple sweater, for instance, can be knitted with either a shawl collar or a polo neck. Easy to follow charts and gorgeous photographs. Knitted felt knits up quickly and creates fun, stylish projects.
In Felt Forward , Maggie Pace-proprietor of Pick Up Sticks-shares 20 stylish, contemporary projects that will find everyday use for the most modern crafter. These sophisticated designs in an elegant color palette feature a range of fibers from alpaca, angora, and acrylic. Pace uses innovative felting techniques, like knitting onto rings or hoops then felting to create unique shapes and quilting knitted pieces together and cutting away shapes to reveal negative space. Projects include soft and comfortable felted tops, purses and tote bags, colorful embossed hats, jewelry and accessories, slippers, pillows, modern home accessories, and even a strand of felted lights.
With clear instructions and tips on making, shrinking, and using knitted felt, Pace gives anyone with basic knitting skills the tools to create one of a kind pieces. Beautiful photographs, step-by-step instructions and illustrations walk the first-time felter through all the processes. While the techniques and tools are simple, the shapes, colors, and materials of these pieces give them a sophisticated, urban feel that brings felt into the twenty-first century. The art of shrinking your knitting.
The knitting goes fast with fat yarn on big needles, and felting is easy and fun, but learning how to make all of it come together takes some skilll. Beverly Galeskas, the owner of Fiber Trends and a nationally recognized authority on felting, shares her secrets in Felted Knits. More than just a pattern book, Felted Knits shows you how to choose and test yarns, correctly size a knitted piece for felting, accurately shrink items by hand- and machine-washing, improve your results with blocking, and how to care for your felted knits.
Novice and experienced knitters alike can choose from the books's 24 projects to create bags and totes, hats, mittens, vests, and slippers, as well as pillows, placements, and coasters to complement your decor. This invaluable resource also includes sections on empbellishing your felting and about felting on felt needle felting. Color photos, pgs. In the first book, the author covers all the basics the average knitter needs to know to begin lace knitting, then moves into detailed instructions for projects in two-needle, round, and square techniques.
Over 25 distinctive lace projects are presented, in both the traditional written method and the chart-and-symbol method, plus there are keys to charts in English, French and German.
Discusses knitting techniques, finishing and laundering. The second book is a continuation of the first, presenting 29 more patterns for items such as lace by the yard, alter lace, tea cloths, scarves, stoles, dinner cloths. A nice reference set. Try crochet the felted way! You can bring a new look to traditional crochet just by adding water and washing.
This book will teach you everything you need to know about felted crochet, and then you can put that knowledge to work in creating 30 spectacular felted crochet projects in an array of today's exquisite wool and novelty yarns. Felt by hand or machine, embellish with beads, add machine embroidery. Make bags, purses, and things to wear, decorate your home. Inspired by seafaring themes from around the world, the 20 versatile sweaters featured in this book are all within the range of the average knitter and come with full instructions and charts.
All the designs are beautifully photographed against a backdrop of romantic coastal locations. The 30 folk designs presented in this book are truly extraordinary. Each one is inspired by traditional folk bags or folk art from 23 different countries including Nepal, Tibet, Japan, Ireland, Ecuador, and Guatemala. You'll find bags in all shapes, colors, textures, and sizes for work, play, or for a special evening on the town. Included are the Guatemalan saddlebag, the Persian-carpet-inspired handbag, the fish-shaped Japanese felted bag, the Bolivian doll bag, and the Moroccan tile bag. A brief cultural history and how it inspired Vicki's design preface each pattern, all of which are accompanied by step-by-step instructions and clear illustrations.
Knitters of every skill level are sure to be intrigued by the versatile and imaginative designs in this unique collection. Multicolor patterns from around the world. How, why, what to use, finishes, yarns. Colorful photos and charts. A mitten knitter's refrence book! Each shawl pattern is complete with instructions in words and charts. The author delved into museum archives to learn about socks from a host of folk-knitting traditions. Inspired by what she found, she designed 18 delightful pairs for knitters of all levels of experience.
Patterns include sturdy boot socks, handsome knicker socks, lacy stockings, kilt hose, and more. A section on techniques includes an unsurpassed collection of heel turning and toe shapings. They're festive, warm, easy-fitting, and practical - just the thing for contemporary knitters who will delight in these 25 traditional and innovative patterns. Both functional and decorative, these wonderful projects for men's and women's vests are accompanied by folk stories and regional histories from the countries of origin: This collection includes sweaters and vests as well as shawls, scarves, gloves, and socks that range from simple to spectacular.
Gathering illustrates the lace-knitting secrets of success: Gatherings is a must for both coffee tables and knitting baskets.
Blog — Drea Renee Knits
The author shares her's with you, answering questions before you ask, fixing problems before they become big, and suggesting efficient ways to proceed with your project. Simple stocking-stitch sweaters, complex cable patterns, Fair Isle sweaters, rugged jackets, pretty cardigans, snug berets, versatile wrap - These are just a few of the practical, hardwearing garments presented in this lovely book. Knitters of all abilities, from beginner to advanced, will find a wealth of designs and color combinations from which to choose - from appealing sweaters, vests, cardigans, and children's sweaters, to accessories such as hats, scarves, socks, and mittens.
Each design is fully illustrated with color photos, pattern charts, and schematics. A full-color guide at the back of the book showcases the various styles and colors of Spinnery yarns as well as how to order and where to find them so knitters can recreate the designs exactly as they appear in the book. Lots of info in this colorful book! New, from Interweave Press. You'll learn about knitting tools, types of yarn, and a variety of basic stitches. Clear color photos present techniques as well the the projects - pillows, cushions, throws, blankets, table runner, edgings, fastenings, tassels, and cords.
This book is an interesting read as well as a goldmine of information. Beginning with the basic ribbed watch cap, Hats on! Folk motifs adapt beautifully to cap designs, and the author draws on traditions from the Andes to Scandinavia, from Turkey to the British Isles, to create beautiful head coverings for all tastes.
Color photos, charts, instructions. You'll also find two bright Christmas stockings and an afghan. See the patterns inspiring a new generation of knitters in Hip to Knit - a chunky scarf, a halter top, mix-and-match striped socks, tote bags, a boyfriend sweater, a big-needle sweater coat. It's an irresistible fashion parade of fun things to make!
Easy-to-follow patterns are accompanied by illustrated mini-lessons to build basic skills. New knitters will learn the mysteries of shaping, circular and double-pointed knitting, color striping, basic stitches and techniques, and more. Mittens for skaters, sportsmen, kids, lovers. Socks for hikers, bikers, fireside sitters, and gloves that really fit! Easy beginner pieces to brain teasers.
Instructions include guides for handspun yarn and suggested commercial substitutes. Cool stitches from simple crochet to next-level stitches like shell, bobble, and Tunisian. Hot yarns including bright cottons and textural yarns like ribbon, silk, and boucle. Cool extras like beads, covered buttons, shapes, and crocheted flowers. Features that make it easy like detailed closeup photos, step-by-step instructions, and a spirial binding to the book stays open. Lessons cover materials, equipment, and a collection of stitches that builds into a library. Projects range from clothing for the family to throws and blankets.
Color photos and illustrations throughout. This is a colorful book, with easy instructions, that kids will relate to. Finger knitting, spool knitting, straight and circular needles, scarves, belts, funny-face bags Needles to get your kids started? Clover single-point 9" Bamboo - State size: Complete with full step-by-step instructions and charts designed for all skill levels, and a full-color photograph of each finished project, the patterns feature traditional country favorites including ducklings, lambs, cows, geese, piglets, chicks and hens, along with American folk-art designs.
All of the projects feature the hand-crafted details and practical wearability that make Bliss's designs the perennial favorite of kids and knitters alike. This colorful array of fun and fanciful garments and toys to knit for kids will get your needles clicking! Features 43 prize-winning patterns for babies through teen sizes.
Cutest book in the world Busy knitters will enjoy these fast, easy projects to make for a new baby or favorite child. From simple striped socks to a reindeer hat, from triangle scarf to fingerless gloves, you'll find what you're looking for in this colorful page book. Think you're too old? Through 15 easy projects, from bouncy bean bags to a rolled-edge sweater, author Melanie Falick teaches kids of all ages how to knit. Using straightforward language, step-by-step instructions, and candy colored illustrations, beginners learn the basics, including finger-knitting, casting on and binding off, the knit, purl, and stockinette stitches, knitting in the round, and shaping.
Bright boxes of reds, greens and blues explain everything from button-sewing to tassel-tying. Photographs feature finished projects modeled by a delightful cast of young knitters. Instructions for all kinds of fun things - Bookmarks, backpacks, bracelets, even a set of customized knitting needles. A book for all ages The colorful socks in this collection are cute, cute, cute! For those who haven't knit socks before, the book includes a couple pages of info on yarn, gauge and special techniques such as turning the heel.
Includes a metric conversion chart. Drawing on her extremely popular workshops, designer Lily Chin presents: Projects include a vest, camisol, jacket, scarf, choker, necklace. Also included are techniques for adding beaded accents to pockets, collars, scarves, pillows, bags and socks, plus a section devoted to designing your own creations.
Buttonholes won't hold your fancy buttons? Lace charts and yarnovers have you stymied? With clear illustrations and instructions, Knit Fix teaches you to correct twisted stitches, figure out where those extra stitches came from, hide or repair color mistakes, close up holes, alter a finished piece for a perfect fit, revise a pattern, choose fibers, read yarn labels - and so much more. It's all here, from the basics of identifying a stitch to techniques for solving the toughest knitting problems. Hard cover with lay-flat spiral interior. Customize your choices with a variety of design options in eight different sizes, from child small to adult extra large.
Presented in line schematics and text intructions, with directions at the beginning of the book for how to use them. This isn't a book for the 'follow the recipe' knitter, but rather, a resource for those wishing to design garments from the yarn of their choice. Brown Sheep Company's range of yarns will knit the designs in this book beautifully. Color photos of each style; line drawings. The secrets of the exciting hot felting trend are revealed in an easy-to-follow format. Make spectacular felted wearables including hats, scarves, purses, slippers and mittens or home decor items like oven mitts, hot pads, coasters, wine bottle and teapot cozies.
A general information section at the back of the book provides quick reference to your questions. You will love the mystery, anticipation and final finished felted projects that you create! Add ultimate versatility to your knitting with a creative, step-by-step approach to personalizing all your your projects. The eighteen patterns in this book include sweaters, vests, scarves, socks, and purses. Discover the magic of knitted felt with 25 easy patterns. With this easy technique, you can create beautiful felted accessories. The process couldn't be simpler: Then throw the knitted piece in the washer and watch the magic begin!
The results are spectacular - thick, furry, irresistible felt! The stylish patterns in this brand new book include a chic evening bag with glitz, adorable fuzzy toddler slippers, a warm classic cloche, novelty yarn pillows. Colorful photos and clear instructions throughout. A winner of a book!! How-to for fringes, tassels, pom-poms, and ties. Cords, motifs, mock cables, frogs, and closures. Step-by-step instructions, line drawings, charts and color photos provided for these quirky, attractive and traditional adornments.
This collection of 20 functional, yet fashionable, accessories range from simple shapes that beginners will appreciate to stitch patterns and techniques that advanced knitters will love. Many of these designs work up fast enough to make "don't aways finish things" knitters happy, and are an inspiration to handspinners besides.
Classic patterns for blankets, mittens, socks and sweaters with step-by-step instructions. Alternative methods and helpful hints will instruct even the most experienced knitter. The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques. Nancie Wiseman Knitted one too many sweaters that left you unhappy or confused by how to finish it? Finishing techniques are the key to turning professional-looking projects.
This comprehesive reference gives you the know-how you need to get gorgeous, polished results every time. Hardcover with inside, lay-flat spiral binding. Charts and diagrams throughout. New updated edition is a hardcover with heavy spiral interior pages, complete with knitting and needle gauges. It's an indispensable addition to any knitter's bag of tricks. Easy to follow charted instructions for the most popular knitted items- socks, mittens, gloves, hats, tams, scarves, sweater, and vests - all sized from baby or toddler to large adult, all written for multiple gauges to work with every weight of yarn, from fine to bulky.
Both a pattern book and reference book, it's hard cover with lay-flat spiral inner binding makes it go along handily in your knitting bag. Includes a detailed glossary of techniques for beginning and advanced knitters. Author Ann Budd is the managing editor of Interweave Knits magazine.
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Knitting one-of-a-kind sweaters just got easier. Choose a style, a size, and a gauge, and you're on your way! The six most popular sweater constructions drop shoulder, modified drop shoulder, set-in sleeves, saddle shoulder, raglan, and seamless yoke are presented with easy-to-follow, charted instruction,. Each style comes in fifteen sizes 26" to 54" chest circumference and in five gauges.
Counting the neckline variations, edgings, waist shapings, and color and stitch patterns, you've got more than design options! First you'll notice the variety of patterns, from small accessories like socks, hats, tea cozy, felted fish to major garments. Some are chic and trendy, others comfy and rural. Some patterns are easy enough for the brand new knitter, others provide fun and challenge for the most experienced. Then come the tips and ideas, gathered from yarn shops across the country.
Add in the personal stories from America's yarn shops, the directory of yarn shops, and the inspiration you'll receive. This book belongs on the shelf of every knitter! Hardcover, full-color, pgs. Paperback edition is now available by special order: Covers socks, sweaters, dickeys, hats, mittens, jackets and shawls. Color gallery of projects and lovely watercolors by the author. Autobiographical sketches throughout the text make this a very special book. Instead, knit two socks at the same time on two circular needles!
With this creative approach, you can skip a sock on each foot as soon as you bind off. Get off to a great start with one basic sock pattern; then experiment with seven more designs. The easy-to-advanced designs showcase lace, cables, ruffles, and more. Discover how easy it is to convert any sock pattern for double-pointed needles to this ingenious method. Full color, 80 pgs. This book is the ultimate guidebook, filled with easy-to-follow instructions and clear, step-by-step illustrations that will insure your success. Patterns are included for 38 fabulous projects, including gorgeous sweaters, hats, scarves, blankets, children's clothing, and more.
Each pattern is rated for difficulty level, allowing beginners to start with the simplest projects and move to the next skill level as they are ready. Hardcover with spiral inside lay-flat binding, pgs. Growing up in Cape Breton, on Canada's Atlantic coast, knitwear designer Robin Melanson learned early on the importance of gloves and mittens in a harsh winter climate.
Now this self-described "mitten and glove aficionado" shares her enthusiasm for these ordinary items by presenting 28 extraordinary ways to make them for year-round style. Featuring gloves, mittens, arm warmers, mitts, and fingerless gloves, this is the second book in a new SCT Craft series that introduces innovative approaches to creating popular knitted items. Knitting New Mittens and Gloves combines traditional and untraditional techniques-as well as influences as far-flung as Gothic architecture, Estonian lace, and Wagnerian opera-in a winning collection of patterns for adults and children.
From wool mittens filled with unspun fleece and arm warmers with leather laces, to cotton-mesh fingerless gloves and silk-beaded mitts to be worn as adornments, each design has an unexpected twist.
Because they are small, quick to make, and don't require a lot of yarn, mittens and gloves are perfect projects for knitting throughout the year, and they also offer an ideal opportunity for beginning and more seasoned knitters to experiment with new techniques, yarns, and styles.
With its fresh, original sensibility, Knitting New Mittens and Gloves will captivate knitters of every level. With her signature style, the bestselling and beloved needlework author Nicky Epstein offers this creative and clear guide to knitted felting. Using ten chic garments and more than stunning sample swatches as examples, she covers the top techniques for turning wool yarn into vibrant and dense textures. Before and after shots show how different fabrics react to the process, and there are patterns, stitches, and techniques for lace, mosaics, cables, plaids, checks, and quilting.
Epstein also presents her unique ideas for transforming old clothes and accessories, using one sweater to demonstrate many design possibilities. Most of the contents of this volume consists of selected segments as originally published by Weldon's during the latter part of the 19th centruy. From the basic instructions, the many projects illustrate not only the pracical side of this craft, such as the making of stockings, underwear, etc, but includes many projects for amusement and novelty. A Storey Publishing Bulletin.
Knit everything from the top: Complete a miniature sample gansey, learning all about gansey construction as you go. Then knit one of the author's six full-sized garments or create one of your own original designs. Info on sizing, graphing and techniques. Designed to be useful to every skil level. It does all this and more. Knitters, their garments, and their animals are elegantly photographed against American geography in this oversize coffeetable volume.
This book is an explosion of color and design, including patterns with charts and schematics. There are 38 profiles of American's foremost designers, yarn sources, and a total of 40 patterns for socks, hats, sweaters, jackets, mittens, vests and shawls. This is one you'll pick up again and again for inspiration and to feel connected. Through it all, you see knitting as a lifeline. If you can have only one knitting book, this should be it. Here is a book that offers more than 35 projects to quickly gratify your creative talents, whatever your skill level.