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Heirloom Knitting Skills: A Stitch in Time

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Knitting expert Rita Taylor gives you clear, easy-to-follow instructions for making 150 easy-to-follow heirloom stitch patterns that today's dedicated knitters are rediscovering and including in their repertories. Many of these classic stitches date back more than a century, but because of their beauty and usefulness, they remain favorites among knitting enthusiasts.

This book presents an extended gallery of heirloom patterns, showing swatches in color illustrations accompanied...

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Overview


Knitting expert Rita Taylor gives you clear, easy-to-follow instructions for making 150 easy-to-follow heirloom stitch patterns that today's dedicated knitters are rediscovering and including in their repertories. Many of these classic stitches date back more than a century, but because of their beauty and usefulness, they remain favorites among knitting enthusiasts.

This book presents an extended gallery of heirloom patterns, showing swatches in color illustrations accompanied by directions for knitting them. You'll find textured stitch patterns, twist stitch patterns, raised stitch patterns, cable stitch patterns, lace stitch patterns, and colorwork patterns. Within each heirloom stitch pattern category, Rita Taylor gives you complete directions for completing several rewarding projects. Among them are:

  • A basket-weave blanket
  • A lace-ladder-and-twist scarf
  • Herringbone socks
  • A cozy cable sweater
  • Norwegian-style mittens . . . and many more

Heirloom Knitting Skills:A Stitch in Time takes many of the best and most popular traditional knitting projects and gives them a distinctly modern touch. The text is enhanced with more than 350 brilliant color photos, illustrations, and diagrams in color and black and white.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438001951
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2013
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 931,794
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author


Rita Taylor is a knitwear designer and writer who specializes in traditional heirloom-style knitting. She is the author of Knitting: 200 Q&A, also available in North America from Barron's.
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