Andean Inspired Knits: Designs in Luxurious Alpaca

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Lush fiber and dazzling design are the focus of this collection of patterns inspired by pre-Columbian textiles from the culturally rich Andes in South America. Adapted for modern knitters, the ambitious designs offer eye-catching patterns, unique silhouettes, and a palette of techniques ranging from intarsia and Fair Isle to embroidery and beading. Skilled knitters will find plenty of contemporary flair in projects such as a boldly striped geometric scarf, a showy lace cardigan with ruffled trim, and a crocheted ...

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2006 Paperback New 1931499934. Brand new book. No marks. Presents a collection of patterns to create dazzling knitwear designs, inspired by pre-Columbian textiles from the ... culturally-rich Andes in South America. This book draws inspiration from historic fabrics and motifs to create a modern collection of wearables in soft alpaca-a fiber that boasts unique luster, warmth, and durability. For women: cardigan, jacket, cap, poncho, shawl, beret, handbag.; 0.5 x 11 x 8.7 Inches. Read more Show Less

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Overview

Lush fiber and dazzling design are the focus of this collection of patterns inspired by pre-Columbian textiles from the culturally rich Andes in South America. Adapted for modern knitters, the ambitious designs offer eye-catching patterns, unique silhouettes, and a palette of techniques ranging from intarsia and Fair Isle to embroidery and beading. Skilled knitters will find plenty of contemporary flair in projects such as a boldly striped geometric scarf, a showy lace cardigan with ruffled trim, and a crocheted poncho embellished with beads. Photographs of the stunning Peruvian landscape and stories about the tradition of Andean craft and the vital alpaca enrich this tour of beautiful art from a beautiful country.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Stunning pieces that will grace your knitted collection forever." - Vogue Knitting

"Readers will be enchanted...Enthusiastically recommended for large public libraries and academic textile collections." - Library Journal

"An inspiring look at some very interesting construction techniques for knitwear." - Spindlicity.com

"This book is full of knitting patterns that have interesting shapes and constructions with difficulty to match." - Knitty.com

"Many of the patterns...incorporate distinctive stitch, color, or embellishment highlights that say, 'This is special.'" - MonstersandCritics.com

"This book is not just a knitting book, it is also a travelogue plus a history of alpacas. The book is wonderful reading." - Knitting News

"In knitting the designs you'll come to love the alpaca fiber itself. Knitters of all levels will draw inspiration and joy from the stunning designs and unusual construction. Beautifully photographed and illustrated." - Creative Knitting

From The Critics

"Stunning pieces that will grace your knitted collection forever." — Vogue Knitting

"Readers will be enchanted...Enthusiastically recommended for large public libraries and academic textile collections." — Library Journal

"An inspiring look at some very interesting construction techniques for knitwear." — Spindlicity.com

"This book is full of knitting patterns that have interesting shapes and constructions with difficulty to match." — Knitty.com

"Many of the patterns...incorporate distinctive stitch, color, or embellishment highlights that say, 'This is special.'" — MonstersandCritics.com

"This book is not just a knitting book, it is also a travelogue plus a history of alpacas. The book is wonderful reading." — Knitting News

"In knitting the designs you'll come to love the alpaca fiber itself. Knitters of all levels will draw inspiration and joy from the stunning designs and unusual construction. Beautifully photographed and illustrated." — Creative Knitting

Vogue Knitting
"Stunning pieces that will grace your knitted collection forever.
Knitty.com
This book is full of knitting patterns that have interesting shapes and constructions with difficulty to match.
Knitting News
This book is not just a knitting book, it is also a travelogue plus a history of alpacas. The book is wonderful reading.
Creative Knitting
In knitting the designs you'll come to love the alpaca fiber itself. Knitters of all levels will draw inspiration and joy from the stunning designs and unusual construction. Beautifully photographed and illustrated.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931499934
  • Publisher: Interweave Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Helen Hamann is a knitwear designer whose designs have been featured in fashion magazines, in mail-order catalogs, on television, and in Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale's. A native of Peru, she is also a founding member of the International Alpaca Association. She lives in Decatur, Tennessee.

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