Presents top knitwear designers from the United States, Canada, Belgium, and Australia sharing their unique Christmas, Hanukah, and winter solstice gift-giving, decorating, dress-up projects, and a few favorite holiday traditions. This book provides a collection of a range of super-quick projects for the last-minute holiday rush.
A fantastic selection of knitting patterns from established designer and best-selling author Claire Crompton, author of The Knitter's Bible and Knitter's Bible project books. Featuring strong designs across a range of styles for the new-to-knitting market, all the projects included are either Beginner, Easy or Intermediate skill level, and the majority are Easy. As well as patterns and project instructions, you will also find an explanation of the abbreviations used, a knitting needle conversion chart, a skill level key, a standard yarn weight chart, knitting techniques and making-up techniques.
Knitting is no longer just a grandmother's pastime This extraordinary guide for the newer or younger knitter introduces classic and contemporary patterns that can be completed in a reasonable time, with clear, precise instructions. The creative, hip, and diverse designs include a boyfriend's sweater, chunky scarf, halter top, color block tote bag, cute mittens, mismatched striped socks, and much more. Each project is rounded out with a mini-lesson that covers such practical skills as fringing and striping, circular knitting, working with double pointed needles, and creating decorative edges and decreases. This collection is the beginner's single source for getting started and having fun with chic designs that will never go out of style.
Fill your family album with knitted creations that will become treasured memories. A lovingly made garment knit just for you can evoke warm thoughts of the person who made it or of the events that happened while wearing it.Items knit to decorate a home can transform it into a uniquely comforting backdrop for living, loving and taking photos to record it all.We've chosen projects with family members and events in mind.
From coast to coast, all knitters have one thing in common: leftover yarn
"Odd Ball Knitting" solves the conundrum of what to make with your yarn stash by offering more than thirty beautiful projects that don't look as if they were made with odds and ends. From stylish accessories to decorations for your home, there's something fun and unexpected to knit from every strand you've been saving. Patterns are organized within chapters by the amount and type of yarn required to complete each project, so knitters with lots of extra yarn will rejoice in the Felted Patchwork Rug or the funky I-80 Poncho, while those with a more modest collection can stitch Curlilocks Finger Puppets, Mini Christmas Stockings, and other quick projects. For the scarf lover in all of us, a special section featuring reversible scarf patterns provides clever new ideas for everyone's favorite first project.
Transforming your collection of mismatched yarn into stylish, practical accessories has never been easier. Author Barbara Albright offers strategies for using color, determining yardage, and combining yarn in unique ways. "Odd Ball Knitting "provides fresh new designs to change your hodgepodge of scraps into ingenious, fashionable, one-of-a-kind creations.
Knit the Perfect Gift for Every Occasion
Closely Knit is filled with thoughtful knitted gifts to fit all the people you love: special handknits for mothers, daughters, sisters, the men in your life, precious wee ones and treasured friends. From luxurious scarves and totally wearable sweaters to cozy socks and even a quick-to-knit heart pin, there really is something for everyone on your list in this book. And there's a great range of big and small projects, each rated with a handy time guide so you can choose what to knit based on how much time you have. If you're really pressed for time, look for the quick-fix options throughout the book that give you shortcuts for making handmade gifts in no time flat.
Inside, you'll find:
- Over 30 patterns for adults and children rated by how much time they'll take to knit
- Quick-fix options requiring minimal knitting
- Alternate ideas to help you personalize your knitted gifts
- Comprehensive glossary and reference section with all the information you need to knit every project in the book
Don't all your loved ones deserve special handmade gifts? Pick up this book today and knit the perfect present.
This work contains over 200 stitches for creative knitters to discover, learn and use. Every stitch is shown as a clear swatch to demonstrate the effect and texture, and the pattern is given both in writing and as an easy-to-follow diagram.
What dog lover wouldn't be delighted with a magnificent hand-knitted sweater for Fido--and what knitter wouldn't be proud to create it? Dog sweaters can be made with leftovers from larger projects, and completed in the same time it takes to knit a hat, scarf, or mittens. There are eight basic patterns with variations, plus instructions for sizing up or down, three patterns for hard-to-fit breeds (Pugs, Chihuahuas, Dachshunds), four accessories (a snood, a hat, a kerchief, and a collar), and three home projects (a bed, a blanket, and a toy). Photos of pooches wearing the finished sweaters, plus start-to-finish instructions (including how to measure the dog) ensure a stylish look and a perfect fit.
Enjoy the practical advice, real-life knitting instruction, and irreverent humor of Yankee Kay Gardiner and Tennessean Ann Shayne, the duo behind the renowned knitting web log masondixonknitting.com. The ladies of Mason-Dixon Knitting will take you on a thrilling adventure through Knitopia, a place where knitting and creativity unite through the zaniest knitted items imaginable. Kay and Ann reveal that a pattern is a starting line, a launching pad, the front doors of Saks the day after Thanksgiving: oh, the potential
Mason-Dixon Knitting is a collection of unbelievable patterns, a how-to manual, and a crazy quilt of hilarious narrative, all in one. In this book, Kay and Ann chitchat their way through a series of more than thirty incredible patterns. Drawing creative inspiration from their surroundings, they present colorful blankets, sassy nightgowns, a delicate curtain, and much more to reveal that knitting can weave its way into just about every aspect of life. Most of these projects are the epitome of ease, but you can make them as simple or complicated as you prefer.
Kay and Ann invite you to use your creative vision to interpret each pattern and give it your own personal touch. Full-color photography of these delightful home- and family-inspired knits accompanies each project. Along the way, Kay and Ann will introduce you to incredible knitting personalities, share their own knitting experiences, and present eye-popping knitting phenomena. Mason-Dixon Knitting explores the humor, fun, and outrageous possibilities of a realm in which knitting is much more than a craft it s a lifestyle.
Inspiration, Guidance, and 30 Projects to Knit
Featuring: Technical hints; Great (knitted) things you will do; How to cope with disaster; Must-knit tv; Mistakes you will definitely make; Knitting for the common good; Knitting something that looks like something else"