Crafts & Hobbies

The Knitter's Book of Knowledge

Author: Debbie Bliss

Publisher: Lark Books (NC)

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 320

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Debbie Bliss is one of the world's most respected knitwear designers, authors, and teachers--and The Knitter's Book of Knowledge is the distillation of her decades of experience into a single, indispensable reference. With information on everything from needles and yarns to tensioning and casting on, from basic stitches to buttonholes and beading, from cabling and entrelac to finishing embellishments, it's the ultimate guide for beginners and experienced knitters alike.
Knitting

The Knitter's Knowledge

Author: Debbie Bliss

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Category: Knitting

Page: 320

View: 659

This ultimate guide to essential knitting techniques from world-renowned knitter Debbie Bliss is set to become the staple how-to book for new and experienced knitters alike. Starting with the most basic but essential information on knitting equipment, holding the needles, and how to cast on, Debbie shares her lifetime of core techniques and time-saving tips, including shaping by changing needle size and how to avoid a jog when knitting in the round. With chapters on shaping, texture, including cables and entrelac, colour knitting, including intarsia and fair isle, embellishing, finishing, correcting and mending, The Knitter's Knowledge is the only knitting reference book you will ever need.

First Knits

Author: Debbie Bliss

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Page: 160

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First Knits is a charming collection of 20 practical, yet beautiful hand-knit garments, toys and nursery accessories for novice and experienced knitters, alike. Established author and children's knitwear designer, Debbie Bliss returns to what she knows best with this stylish new book. Catering for all your baby's knitwear needs, First Knits includes everything from snuggly baby blankets, irresistible tops, cosy sweaters, a cute romper, little bootees and more. Each project is knitted in classic yarns that are not only soft and gentle against young skin, but are also practical and easy to wash and care for. To help even the most inexperienced knitters, each project includes key information on how to knit up the key stitches that are featured throughout the designs. Debbie will hold your hand as she takes you through the knitting basics and works up to the trickier double moss, feather and fan and rib stitches. First Knits is the prefect project book for anyone looking to build on their knitting skills and create a wardrobe of contemporary knitwear for their baby or toddler. Put your new crafting skills into practice or simply refresh your repertoire with this charming book.
Crafts & Hobbies

The Knitting Book

Author: Vikki Haffenden

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 364

View: 146

Crafts & Hobbies

The Knitting Answer Book, 2nd Edition

Author: Margaret Radcliffe

Publisher: Storey Publishing

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 440

View: 595

With expert answers to scores of new knitting questions, Margaret Radcliffe’s classic guide is better than ever. You’ll find a wide assortment of cast ons and bind offs, techniques for beading and knitting backwards, tips for knitting in the round, and strategies for measuring tricky fabrics. Whether you’re a beginner venturing out into the wide world of yarn crafts or a more experienced knitter struggling through complex needlework challenges, The Knitting Answer Book has a solution for every knitting problem you’ll encounter.
Crafts & Hobbies

Special Knits

Author: Debbie Bliss

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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The birth of a baby is a celebration, and Special Knits is based on our need to create lovingly-made items for new little people, in soft yarns that are gentle against delicate skin. Each stitch is invested with affection and care by the knitter. Some of the designs in this book are simple to make - their special quality lies in the softness of the fabric, usually a cashmere mix. There are other projects where the uniqueness of the design comes from a scattering of beads, a velvet bow, or an organza ribbon that frames the gentle curve of a baby’s cheek. Most of the designs require little knowledge of complicated techniques; a simple garter-stitch blanket is perfect for a beginner and is given a touch of luxury with an edging of satin. Easy knits are embellished with a ribbon or a scattering of beads, while for those knitters who prefer more of a challenge, there is a sampler blanket or a cross-stitch embroidered gingham cardigan. What better gift for a new-born than to create a special hand-knitted and unique garment. In an age of the throwaway, these are garments that will become the modern classic, knits to cherish and hand down through generations.
Design

Stitching the Self

Author: Johanna Amos

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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Category: Design

Page: 248

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The needle arts are traditionally associated with the decorative, domestic, and feminine. Stitching the Self sets out to expand this narrow view, demonstrating how needlework has emerged as an art form through which both objects and identities – social, political, and often non-conformist – are crafted. Bringing together the work of ten art and craft historians, this illustrated collection focuses on the interplay between craft and artistry, amateurism and professionalism, and re-evaluates ideas of gendered production between 1850 and the present. From quilting in settler Canada to the embroidery of suffragist banners and the needlework of the Bloomsbury Group, it reveals how needlework is a transformative process – one which is used to express political ideas, forge professional relationships, and document shifting identities. With a range of methodological approaches, including object-based, feminist, and historical analyses, Stitching the Self examines individual and communal involvement in a range of textile practices. Exploring how stitching shapes both self and world, the book recognizes the needle as a powerful tool in the fight for self-expression.
Crafts & Hobbies

Vintage Baby Knits

Author: Kristen Rengren

Publisher: Open Road Media

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 744

While working as a vintage clothing dealer, combing through estate sales and eBay listings, longtime knitter Kristen Rengren amassed hundreds of knitting pattern booklets from 1920 through 1960. Now a knitwear designer, Rengren brings us the result of her combined passions in Vintage Baby Knits, a charming collection of more than 40 contemporary updates of timeless baby patterns. Projects range from small, quick-to-knit items like hats, booties, and shrugs to larger, more challenging designs for sweaters, onesies, and dresses, including a lace christening gown. Beautiful photographs capture a bevy of adorable babies and toddlers wearing these knitted treasures. Also included are sidebars on baby fashion and knitting culture in this bygone era, and a complete reference section. Destined to be a classic itself, Vintage Baby Knits promises family heirlooms for 21st-century babies. This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.

The Queen's Winter Knitting Book, by Mrs. Mee & Miss Austin. of the 'knitter's Companion'; Series 3

Author: Cornelia Mee

Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press

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Page: 38

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