Knit and Crochet with Beads

Knit and Crochet with Beads

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by Lily Chin
     
 

Handknitting and crochet are taken to a whole new level with the fashion-savvy designs provided in this book. Stitch techniques for knitting and crochet include prestrung and hoisted-atop stitches, single- and double-crochet, and half-double crochet. Each technique is then demonstrated with an exciting range of masterful designs that feature a sparkling array of

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Handknitting and crochet are taken to a whole new level with the fashion-savvy designs provided in this book. Stitch techniques for knitting and crochet include prestrung and hoisted-atop stitches, single- and double-crochet, and half-double crochet. Each technique is then demonstrated with an exciting range of masterful designs that feature a sparkling array of beads strategically nestled among the stitches. Beaded projects are accompanied by easy, step-by-step instructions and illustrations and include Fair Isle and cabled tunic sweaters, a short-sleeve pullover and vest, felted slippers with a beaded-star pattern, and dazzling jewelry. Also shown are ways to mix techniques and add beaded accents to pockets, collars, scarves, socks, vests, and even pillows. Knitters and crocheters of all skill levels will find inspiring projects and a feast of possibilities for one-of-a-kind garments and accessories.

Editorial Reviews

INKnitters magazine
This will be a great addition for your knitting library.
Knitting News
This book is fantastic and worth the price...The details and illustrations are superb. [It] should be an all-time best-seller.
Bead & Button
For beaders interested in fibers, Lily Chin's new book is an irresistible find.
BellaOnline.com
If you like beads and crochet then this is a must have for your crochet library.
Upper Midwest Bead Society
If you already have the basics and can follow a pattern, this is the book for you.
Crochet Fantasy
It's a magical combination [yarn and beads], great projects, and instructions you can follow.
Library Journal
Well-known knitwear designer and popular teacher Chin (The Urban Knitter) here covers the many ways to knit and crochet with beads: pre-stringing the beads and placing them between stitches, using a separate strand of yarn with beads on it and weaving it through or running it along with the main strand, or sewing or embroidering beads onto the crocheted or knitted fabric. Chin explains true bead knitting, in which a fabric of beads is held together by thread that does not show on the front of the piece. A wide variety of projects illustrates each technique, including a striking Bogus Bohus cardigan, a textured beaded bag, and a filmy mohair stole adorned with 1300 glass seed beads. This book will appeal to intermediate and expert knitters and crocheters, who will find the chapter on designing your own beaded pieces especially useful. By far the best book available on the subject, this is recommended for all but the smallest knitting and crochet collections. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931499446
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.42(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.50(d)

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