Exquisite Little Knits: Knitting with Luxurious Specialty Yarns

Exquisite Little Knits: Knitting with Luxurious Specialty Yarns

by Iris Schreier, Laurie Kimmelstiel
     
 
Cashmere, mohair, angora, sequin, eyelash fringe, and faux fur: these are the most luxurious and expensive yarns, often too costly to use for a knitting project of any great size. But these 35 breathtaking items are small enough that knitters can afford to indulge in the finest materials, and easy enough for beginners to complete with ease. Thumb through the

Overview

Cashmere, mohair, angora, sequin, eyelash fringe, and faux fur: these are the most luxurious and expensive yarns, often too costly to use for a knitting project of any great size. But these 35 breathtaking items are small enough that knitters can afford to indulge in the finest materials, and easy enough for beginners to complete with ease. Thumb through the exquisite photos of each specialty yarn, complete with descriptive introductions to its unique qualities and advice on how to work with and care for it. Follow the short and simple instructions to make a long scarf with bouclé trim, a snazzy flapper-style hat from a mohair-silk blend, and the ultimate pashmina shawl.Each item is dramatic and unique. Both authors live in White Plains, NY.

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Library Journal
Like Joelle Hoverson and Anna Williams's Last-Minute Knitted Gifts (reviewed on p. 110), this compendium of more than 40 designs for hand knitting includes many projects that would make well-received gifts. Here the authors take a different tack, however. Instead of classifying patterns by the time required to complete them, they divide them up by the types of yarns used. Small projects like hats, scarves, and purses not only knit up faster but require less yarn, so the reader is encouraged to work with luxury fibers like cashmere, quiviut, and silk as well as novelty fibers like eyelash, fur, suede, and ribbon yarns. Public libraries counting a good number of knitters among their patrons will certainly want to buy both this and Last-Minute Knitted Gifts. If you can afford only one, consider Exquisite Little Knits because it has some really smashing patterns for the new lattice, suede, and ribbon yarns and more "knit worthy" projects. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579905361
Publisher:
Lark Books NC
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.26(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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