Learn how to create bright and colourful knits using the intarsia method of colour knitting. This clear and simple book is ideal for anyone who wants to learn the art of knitting with different coloured yarns. It guides you effortlessly through the process of choosing colours, preparing yarn bobbins and working out yarn quantities through to the basic intarsia techniques such as joining in new colours and working from charts.
At the end of the book there is a mouth-watering collection of 11 gorgeous projects including a fox-themed cushion, an eye-catching chevron scarf and a show-stopping star blanket all designed with the beginner in mind.
Whether you prefer vibrant, multi-coloured knits or more muted tones, this easy-to-follow book will teach you all you need to know to create contemporary colourwork.
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Finishing School, the most trusted resource on finishing techniques for knitting, is now available in paperback.
Compiling her sage wisdom from more than 25 years of experience, Deborah Newton offers a welcoming and straightforward approach that empowers knitters to create professional-looking garments and accessories.
She patiently takes her student-readers through every essential finishing technique – blocking, seaming, buttonholes and bands, zippers, edgings, pockets and other embellishments – and carefully demystifies it with detailed photography, in-depth examples and helpful sidebars, tips and tutorials. As a bonus, 15 patterns for sweaters, jackets and scarves, many with variations, illustrate the newly learned techniques to further cement essential skills.
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From ballerina slippers to moon boots and basketball shoes to snow boots, Classic Kicks for Little Feet offers an adorable collection of 16 knitted shoes that mimic actual adult styles for babies from 0 to 9 months.
While every pattern is quick and easy, each project is further simplified by using the same sole construction. Each pair of booties uses a small quantity of yarn, and as each pattern provides multiple yarn options, this is the perfect resource for stashbusting or when in need of a quick baby gift. Includes a helpful instructional section and a sampling of fun embellishments like shoelaces, beads and zippers.
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Gradient yarns and colourful colour-shifting patterns are everywhere in knitting today! Knowing what and how to knit with colour-shifting yarns, and how to combine colours for successful colour-fade projects, can be a challenge. Let the Editors at Interweave be your guide to the colourful world of knitting gradients with Gradient Style. Inside this comprehensive guide to putting gradients yarns to work you'll find:
- Detailed information on selecting, combining and knitting coloured yarns into unique gradient effects
- Tips to help avoid common colour-shifting mistakes such as colour pooling and uneven striping when working with gradient skeins
- 20 beautiful gradient knitted patterns to explore gradient techniques in inspiring, wearable designs including both garments and accessories
This beautiful book presents the very best of contemporary Norwegian knitwear design, drawing on its traditional roots while planting it firmly in the twenty-first century.
It includes over thirty contemporary knitted garments by some of Norway’s foremost knitting designers, all using classic Norwegian-spun wool yarns and based on traditional Norwegian patterns. Each design is accompanied by stunning photographs of the items themselves as well as the countryside that inspired them, together with details of the materials used, pattern charts and clearly written instructions.
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Discover sock designs based on traditional Norwegian patterns and techniques from all across Norway and learn the fascinating stories behind them. The book includes a captivating collection of archive images that the author has lovingly collated from museums all over Norway, and the contemporary interpretation of each design is accompanied by a fascinating account of the story behind it.
There are over 40 projects to choose from, for men, women and children, and all include clear instructions, charts and stunning photography. In addition, there is advice on different sizes and yarns, along with six alternative ways to knit heels and toes.
Whether you choose to knit your way around Norway or make a single pair for yourself or for a special person, these socks are quick to knit, are wearable all year round and are stunning, heritage garments that will last you for many years to come.
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Knit and crochet 100 delightful flowers with fun ideas for embellishing clothing and accessories – step-by-step diagrams and directions show how.
Choose from simple roses, pretty poppies and elaborate layered blooms, arranged in an easy-to-use directory and cross-referenced to a section explaining all the most popular techniques, giving troubleshooting advice and more.
Ten projects (bags, baby's cardy, scarf).$39.99
This is Interweave's biggest pattern collection ever!
Page after page of knitting patterns are at your fingertips with 100 Knits, giving you a nearly endless supply of projects. In this ultimate knitting pattern collection you'll discover an expansive collection of Interweave's most coveted knitted sweater patterns together for the first time. From shawls, scarves and cowls, to socks and hats, you'll be covered head to toe in our trendiest accessory patterns.$76.99
The book is excellent value, containing 100 projects covering a wide variety of crafts from papercraft, sewing, knitting, crochet, sugarcraft, felt decorations, jewellery making, cross stitch, mosaic making, decoupage, polymer clay decorations and needlepoint.
All projects (such as a knitted star, a pompom Santa Claus, a polymer clay bear, a felt winter owl, a crocheted Christmas tree heart and a Christmas Tree papercut) are simple enough for experienced beginners (and will also appeal to seasoned crafters. The tools and materials are inexpensive and widely available and these charming Christmas items make fabulous gifts for family and friends.
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This book represents amazing value, comprising 100 projects compiled from best-selling knitting authors. It covers a wide variety of themes from Christmas knits, baby bootees, phone covers, mug hugs, headbands and scarves, so there is something for everyone to enjoy.
The techniques used in this book are simple enough for experienced beginners to master, and easy for more seasoned knitters. Special stitches used are explained in detail, and yarns are described in generic terms, so that readers can use what is available to them, wherever they live. The projects are satisfying to make and can be made as gifts for special occasions and celebrations to family and friends.
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The days of having leftover yarn left languishing in a cupboard are over. This book is the perfect partner to your remnants. With 100 fun, fabulous and frivolous projects to choose from, these little masterpieces make the perfect gift.
Quick and fun to make, they'll appeal to all ages and abilities. Why not make them as party favours or use them to decorate a Christmas tree? You could sew brooch backs or keychains to them, or string several together to make fun bunting. There are lots of possibilities to explore, so dig out all those little bits of yarn and start knitting these super cute knick-knacks.
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With seven techniques and 101 patterns, this how-to book provides detailed, clear instructions for knitting and crocheting colourful and artful socks.
These projects cover a wide range of skill sets, from the beginner to the advanced knitter. You’ll learn, among other things, how to create sock heels in three different styles, knit with circular needles, knit from the toe up and create felted textiles using your washing machine. A how-to primer on sock making is included for beginners, and size tables help you create socks that fit perfectly for all ages.
Various sock styles include cable, stripe and rainbow patterns, socks with fringe, pompons and other embellishments, sport socks, slippers, socks with a “lodge” look and even a dolphin motif.$42.99
For both experienced and beginner knitters, this is an inspirational collection of favourite motifs found in the traditional knitting of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and the Faroe Islands.
Each motif, including stars, hearts, flowers, leaping reindeer and dancers, as well as delightful geometric patterns and more, is shown as a hand-knitted swatch, illustrated with clear, life-sized photographs and accompanied by easy-to-read colour charts, and a reverse colourway suggestion.
With clear details on reading colour charts, and a full review of techniques for two-colour knitting, this book also gives advice on incorporating the Scandinavian motifs into a variety of different projects, allowing you to create unique designs. Also includes guidance on choosing yarns, use of colour and finishing techniques to help you hone your knitting skills and create stylish projects.$39.99
Easy Knitted Tea Cosies contains 20 desirable, colourful and easy-to-knit tea cosies. There is a wide range of designs, from funky fruit and friendly owls to contemporary stripes, along with Autumn, Christmas and Valentine's Day designs.
These cute and quirky tea cosies are quick to make and great for brightening up your home or giving as gifts.
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No-one can resist knitting a pretty pair of baby bootees for a new baby – so here are 20 of them, all unique but all equally irresistible, in a range of colours and styles.
Each pair of bootees requires relatively small quantities of yarn and can be knitted quickly and easily using the clear, step-by-step instructions provided. Each project is accompanied by lists of the materials and equipment required and a stunning full-colour photograph.
Suitable for babies from newborn to 6 months.$13.99
Nothing is more adorable than a tiny pair of mittens for a new baby and now you can knit your own for family and friends with these irresistible designs. Inside are 20 patterns in a range of colours and styles for boys and girls, from traditional stripes and cables to whimsical rabbits, frogs and ladybirds.
Each design can be knitted in three different sizes suitable for 0–3, 3–6 and 6–12 month-old babies, with the option of including thumbs in the largest size. The patterns use small amounts of either baby- or fingering-weight yarn, and knit up quickly and easily using the clear, step-by-step instructions and full-colour charts provided. Each project comes with a list of the yarns and needles required and a stunning, full-colour photograph of the finished mittens, providing everything you need to create these gorgeous handmade gifts for babies.
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Knitted hats are never out of fashion, and in this collection of 20 hats to knit, Monica Russel brings you traditional, and modern, designs that you will want to wear all year round!
From the beanie to the beret, each design can be knitted as shown in the book, using the easy-to-follow instructions, or adapted in a colour scheme that best suits the wearer. Choose from bobble hats or Nordic ski hats complete with ear-flaps and tassels, plain weaves or Fair Isle knits: the 20 designs can be adapted into a multitude of colour and pattern combinations – there's a knitted hat to be made for every discerning head!
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For knitters of all abilities, Sachiyo Ishii offers 20 lovely projects including a baby penguin, a koala bear, a guinea pig and a squirrel. All the projects are accompanied by clear, easy-to-follow patterns and photography. There is a useful page of basic techniques at the start of the book, including making up, stuffing and simple, decorative surface stitching.
These lovely mini knits are all bursting with character and feel extra soft and snuggly. All the projects are exquisitely designed and very easy to make. They make perfect gifts and will delight young and old alike.
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This gorgeous little book by the ever-popular Sachiyo Ishii contains irresistibly cute knitted Christmas toys for knitters of all abilities. All the projects are accompanied by a clear, easy-to-follow pattern and fun photography. There is a useful page of basic techniques at the start of the book, including making up, stuffing and simple, decorative surface stitching.
These lovely mini knits range from a polar bear, angel, penguin and robin to a Christmas pudding, bauble, snowman and Santa with his sack and many more cute and quirky Christmas ideas, all bursting with character. All the projects are beautifully made and exquisitely designed, and very easy to make. They make perfect gifts and will delight young and old alike.
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Stylish and practical scarves are at your fingertips with this book, which contains knitting patterns for 20 beautiful scarves in a variety of styles.
There is a scarf for every season, as this book includes patterns for delicate simple lace drapes, comforting cable-knitted scarves and rugged, chunky wraps for serious warmth.
Ribbons, bobbles and tassels decorate the scarves, and they range from practical classics to those with exciting modern twists.$13.99
Susie Johns shows you how to knit beanies using simple patterns that are also fun, fresh and inspiring to appeal to a wide range of knitters. From traditional to contemporary, fun and funky and knitted in bright, vibrant yarns to muted pastels, there is something for everyone.
Susie has designed patterns suitable for men, women, children and babies; for a relaxed look, go for the oversized Slouch Beanie, a little girl would love the cute Charm Beanie, choose the soft, cream Baby Beanie for a new arrival and the Beastie Beanie for a fun-loving lad! Knitted beanies also make fantastic gifts for special friends and relatives.
- 20 fantastic designs and 20 colourful alternatives
- Easy-to-follow knitting patterns
Knit 20 little bears, each 20cm (8") high, and all dressed in a wonderful range of knitted outfits that will delight adults and children alike.
Easy-to-follow directions, colour photos ad close-ups for the basic bear and clothes patterns, then meet the bears: Baby, Peter Pumpkin, Fred Football, Toby Toddler, Billy Bridegroom, Grace Bride, Pippy Dolly, Holly Christmas, Abi Ballet, Barney College, Sweet Bumble Bee...
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Give your favourite boots a fresh twist with a great new fashion: boot toppers. Stylish and practical, this book contains patterns for 20 great pairs of cuffs, covers and hugs in a variety of styles for your boots.
Contains variations, and all the information you need on materials and terminology. It's a great way to make gifts for your friends, and they're so simple, even knitting newcomers can have a go!$13.99
Susie Johns has created twenty beautiful flowers that knitters and flower lovers will love to create. Simple, easy-to-follow instructions are provided for each flower, and Susie's inspired choice of wools and novelty yarns make these wonderful projects for anyone interested in contemporary knitting design.
- 20 great designs
- Ideal for decorating bags, clothes, shoes and more
- Clear step-by-step knitting instructions
- Easy and fun to make
Monica Russel uses her fantastic design skills to create a wide range of gorgeous headbands.
The huge variety in this book means that there is something that will appeal to everyone: some headbands are in a single colour, others in a multitude of colours, some are narrow while others are wide; some have bow embellishments, while other have buttons or flowers – and some use just one stitch, while others use a range of stitches to create beautiful designs. There are chunky designs to keep you warm in winter, and lighter headbands ideal for wearing in spring.
These are quick and easy projects for all knitting abilities, which do not use huge amounts of yarn, and will make gifts for family and friends that are both practical and attractive.
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A stunning range of knitted snoods for all seasons for in beautiful, contemporary designs
Also known as an infinity scarf, neck warmer, cowl and tube scarf, a snood is a knitted loop that you wrap around your neck like a scarf, or wear over your head to keep warm. They are easy to knit, and totally on trend.
This book includes 20 unique designs in a range of colours and styles and using a variety of knitting stitches and yarns. Some of the snoods are knitted in lighter, lacy yarns for spring and summer, while others are made in medium and heavier yarns for autumn and winter.$13.99