Bag Style: 20 Inspirational Handbags, Totes, and Carry-Alls to Knit and Crochet

Bag Style: 20 Inspirational Handbags, Totes, and Carry-Alls to Knit and Crochet

by Pam Allen, Ann Budd
     
 

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Featuring 22 innovative patterns for all skill levels, this book includes projects from 20 top knitwear designers, including Veronik Avery, Norah Gaughan, Mags Kandis, and Kristin Nicholas. From a zenith carpet bag to a felted messenger bag to a delicate purse with handles made of bracelets, each project features gorgeous photographs and step-by-step instructions,

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Featuring 22 innovative patterns for all skill levels, this book includes projects from 20 top knitwear designers, including Veronik Avery, Norah Gaughan, Mags Kandis, and Kristin Nicholas. From a zenith carpet bag to a felted messenger bag to a delicate purse with handles made of bracelets, each project features gorgeous photographs and step-by-step instructions, and all techniques are explained in easy-to-understand detail. Whether an avid bag knitter or creating one for the first time, this book has all the inspiration, technique, and details crafters need.

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"[The patterns] are unique, functional, and, as all things from the world of Interweave, interesting to knit." - Knitty.com

"There are plenty of patterns here to satisfy a knitter looking for a break from the 'will it fit?' grind." - McClatchy-Tribune information services

"This book gives knitting and crochet even more of an artful edge. Projects are as fresh as they are functional." - Arizona Republic

"Fab designers." - The Oregonian

"There are lots of interesting purse designs in this book, more than in many other handbag books on the market." - Knitting News

"Some really innovative styles...some are knitted, some crocheted, some felted. I want to make them all." - The News & Observer

"If you love to knit bags, this book is a must-have." - About.com Guide to Knitting

"Innovative patterns for all skill levels." - KLIATT

Knitty.com
[The patterns] are unique, functional, and as all things from the world of Interweave interesting to knit.

McClatchy-Tribune
There are plenty of patterns here to satisfy a knitter looking for a break from the ‘will it fit?' grind.
Arizona Republic
This book gives knitting and crochet even more of an artful edge. Projects are as fresh as they are functional.
KLIATT - KLIATT Review
Custom handbags and handcrafted purses are hotter than ever and bags are a trendy way to show off personal style. This book of projects ranges from small to large and simple to not so simple. Featured are 20 innovative patterns for all skill levels from a variety of top knitwear designers. A glossary of terms and techniques provides illustrated information for all the specific techniques mentioned. Some of the projects are: Rugged Messenger Bag, Hemp Market Bag, Linen Tube Clutch, Fair Isle Book Bag, Yoga Mat Tote, and iPod Pocket. Allen and Budd are authors of previous books on knitting and crochet and have been also involved with Interweave Knits. Age Range: Ages 12 to adult. REVIEWER: Shirley Reis (Vol. 42, No. 1)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596680432
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
11/01/2007
Series:
Style series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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