Beautiful Knitting: Techniques & Patterns for Creating Elegant Designs

Beautiful Knitting: Techniques & Patterns for Creating Elegant Designs

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by Luce Smits, Place des Place des Editeurs, Jean-Charles Vaillan
     
 

Four hundred color photos, the basic techniques shown step by step, plenty of detailed diagrams and grids, advice from a top stylist, and exquisite projects: this is the knitter’s ultimate guide. All the different yarns, from cotton and silk to mohair and merino, appear in lustrous close-up, with information about each one. Find out how to do single and

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Four hundred color photos, the basic techniques shown step by step, plenty of detailed diagrams and grids, advice from a top stylist, and exquisite projects: this is the knitter’s ultimate guide. All the different yarns, from cotton and silk to mohair and merino, appear in lustrous close-up, with information about each one. Find out how to do single and double purl, overcasting, openwork, knitting in the round, borders, pockets, ornaments, and styles ranging from jacquard to intarsia. Stitch a rich coral tunic, creamy pullover with decorative edgings, cozy baby slippers, and a scarf with a jaunty matching cap. The coup de grâce: an illustrated, alphabetized index of all the techniques and projects, so it’s incredibly simple to locate what you need.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402726316
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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Beautiful Knitting: Techniques & Patterns for Creating Elegant Designs 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very cute patterns, and a nice instructional section, but each garment is given in only 1 size (without any kind of size chart printed in the book) There is an adult sweater only given as a Medium (with only the numerical directions in the pattern for that 1 size) and no information on what a Medium is to this designer (sizing is very different between designers, a 1 at the gap could be a 4 at jcrew for instance) Great book for technique,but unless you want to make a baby sweater in just a size 2 - 3, you are better off with a beginner book by Debbie Bliss.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book truly teaches and inspires one to create beautiful knitting.