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.
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.
All across the world, people are knitting for peace. They call the work they do charity knitting. This work tells the stories of 28 knitting-for-peace endeavours, with smaller, more anecdotal stories shared in corresponding sidebars. It also offers practicial, hands-on information, including 15 patterns for easy-to-knit charity projects.
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.
This title celebrates this traditional craft with a bold approach to the opportunities that the knitted fabric presents. This book explores the qualities of knitting in a clear way to interest new and old knitters alike.
It's an indisputable fact: Everything is cuter in miniature. And while it's true that knitted toys are cute to begin with, they're even more adorable when they're tiny.In Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi, designer Anna Hrachovec presents more than 40 patterns for her quirkiest and most endearing knitted Tinys -- three-dimensional animals, objects, toys, and people. Tinys make cool gifts for any occasion, and are some of the fastest, easiest projects you'll ever knit. They can be turned into pins, magnets, Christmas ornaments--anything that could use some scale-model silliness. So pick up your sock yarn and size 1 needles and get started--you're certain to make even a grouch giggle like a schoolgirl