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Crochet Master Class: Lessons and Projects from Today's Top Crocheters
Crochet Master Class
Lessons and Projects from Today's Top Crocheters
Paperback      ISBN: 0307586537
Crochet Master Class presents 18 crochet techniques taught by some of the world's best crochet designers and instructors. Each chapter focuses on a different technique, inviting you to dip in, experiment, and then apply your newfound skills to create a custom piece designed by these crochet luminaries. You'll learn Hairpin Lace from Stitch Diva Jennifer Hansen, discover the intricate color work of tapestry crochet from Carol Ventura, and explore free-form crochet with renowned fiber artist Prudence Mapstone. Filled with expert instruction, inspiring stories, and projects created exclusively for this book, Crochet Master Class is your guide to the incredible range of crochet possibilities.

Techniques include:
Filet Crochet - Hairpin Lace - Tapestry Crochet - Aran Crochet - Entrelac Crochet - Fashion Crochet - Tunisian Crochet - Woven Crochet - Double-Ended Crochet - Tassels - Bullion Stitch - Overlay Crochet - Bead Crochet - Bruges Crochet - Painted Crochet - Free-Form Crochet - Irish Crochet - Wire Crochet
HatHeads: 1 Man + 2 Knitting Needles = 50 Fun Hat Designs
HatHeads
1 Man + 2 Knitting Needles = 50 Fun Hat Designs
Paperback      ISBN: 0823092364

After teaching himself to knit, author Trond Anfinnsen found that pull-on hats--aka beanies or skullies--were the perfect-size project. As his pile of hats grew, so did his knitting skills, and soon he began personalizing the hats for family, friends, and friends of friends. Each person received a unique hat designed to suit his or her coloring, personality, and style--all for free. Trond eventually teamed with photographer Klaus Skrudland to document what had become an interactive art project, taking portraits of each recipient in his or her hat. Together, the two created, gave away, and photographed more than 200 hats.

HatHeads shares 50 of these hats, all the same beanie shape but with a wide range of designs, offering something for everyone. Each hat is modeled by its recipient, with a full pattern and a funny, affectionate description of how that person inspired the design. Readers then learn how to pick up where Trond left off and create unique, personalized hats for their own friends and loved ones.

Designed in a fresh, graphic style, HatHeads is as unique as its hats, a heartwarming celebration of people, knitting, and the joys of giving.
Color
Color
Paperback      ISBN: 1933064021

Including over 40 bright and colourful projects suitable for all skill levels, this book puts colour into practice, showing how some simple and classic patterns can be enlivened by creative and original designs.

Folk Socks: The History & Techniques of Handknitted Footwear
Folk Socks
The History & Techniques of Handknitted Footwear
Paperback      ISBN: 0934026971

Handknitted socks are a luxury everyone should experience. Here are 18 sock patterns inspired by a host of folk knitting traditions.

Mittens and Hats for Yarn Lovers: Detailed Techniques for Knitting in the Round
Mittens and Hats for Yarn Lovers
Detailed Techniques for Knitting in the Round
Hardcover      ISBN: 1589235754

This book goes beyond a collection of projects to teach the reader useful information about the yarns and stitch patterns. Every project in Mittens and Hats for Yarn Lovers teaches the knitter something unique about the yarns/fibers that are used. Lessons are learned by knitting mittens and hats for kids and adults. Styles include quirky, perky, classic, and luxe--something for everyone Containing about 30 projects, this book shows you project variations knitted in different fibers, color combos, and stitch patterns.

Knitting for Dummies
Knitting for Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 0470287470

Whether you're just picking up knitting needles for the first time or you've been knitting for years, Knitting For Dummies, 2nd Edition, will be your pattern for knitting success. Have you always wanted to knit, but are just not sure how or where to start? Have you been knitting for years and want to perfect your stitches? As a beginner you will learn...

  • the tools of the trade
  • the basics
  • how to read a pattern
  • the fundamentals
  • basic stitches
  • techniques no knitter should be without
  • what to do when you make a common mistake
  • tips for knitting in the round
  • how to knit some easy projects

More advanced? Try your needles at stripes, cables, twists, lace, Fair Isle, intarsia, and full garments. Knitting For Dummies, 2nd Edition, will not only enhance the skills you already have, it'll teach you new ones, from expert knitters who will guide you every step of the way. You'll be on your way to knitting a new wardrobe in no time

Custom Knits: Unleash Your Inner Designer with Top-Down and Improvisational Techniques
Custom Knits
Unleash Your Inner Designer with Top-Down and Improvisational Techniques
Hardcover      ISBN: 1584797134

Along with being pleasurable and satisfying, knitting can sometimes be frustrating: the turtleneck that looked so fabulous on the model is too bulky for your body, or the cardigan you spent countless hours on just doesn't fit right. Herein lies the beauty of Custom Knits, which teaches knitters how to use improvisational techniques to achieve spectacular results--and to unleash their inner designers.

Wendy Bernard, creator of the popular blog Knit and Tonic, provides 25 original designs for sweaters of nearly every type, plus variations, most knitted in one piece starting at the top, a method that allows you to try on as you go, alter as desired, and essentially design on the fly. "Make It Your Own" prompts in each pattern suggest easy alterations to suit your style and body type. And an in-depth reference section teaches how to alter key sweater elements, for example, change a crewneck to a V-neck, add sleeves to a vest, and much more. For the truly adventurous, the book concludes with guidelines for knitting sweaters with no pattern at all. Bernard's friendly writing style and photographer Kimball Hall's lively images create an inviting book of beautiful designs and key techniques that a knitter can use to customize nearly every garment she knits from now on.
Knitting Knee-Highs: Sock Styles from Classic to Contemporary
Knitting Knee-Highs
Sock Styles from Classic to Contemporary
Paperback      ISBN: 1440213690

Take your sock knitting to new heights

If you love knee-high socks, you know there are never enough knee-high patterns to keep your needles going. Inside this book, you'll find resources to fulfill your every knee-high need. From casting on at the knee to grafting the toe stitches, Barb Brown will lead you step-by-step through creating a fabulous pair (or pairs ) of knee-high socks.

Inside "Knitting Knee-Highs" you'll find patterns for:

  • Intricate colorwork inspired by ancient tapestries and modern-day indie dyers
  • Twisting and twining cables from knee to toe
  • Lovely lacework that looks delicate but can stand up to the wear and tear knee-highs take
  • Beautifully textured stitches inspired by beloved knitting traditions
  • Warm and cozy pairs created from sport and DK weight yarns
And if that's not enough to satisfy your knee-high knitting needs, Barb shares her formula for custom-knit knee-highs, as well as instructions for converting sock patterns to make knee-highs Plus, she'll show you how to make your knee-highs fit perfectly and stay up all day long. There are even bonus instructions for each project so you can try a knee-high pattern as socks, anklets or even leg warmers.

Once you dip your toe into "Knitting Knee-Highs," your sock knitting will never be the same

Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book
Vogue Knitting
The Ultimate Knitting Book
Hardcover      ISBN: 039457186x

Briefly traces the history of knitting, discusses yarns, tools, and basic techniques, and tells how to design, make, finish, and care for knitware

Knitted Toys: 25 Fresh & Fabulous Designs
Knitted Toys
25 Fresh & Fabulous Designs
Paperback      ISBN: 158180900x