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Knit So Fine: Designs with Skinny Yarn
     

Knit So Fine: Designs with Skinny Yarn

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by Lisa Myers
 

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Put down those chunky yarns and fat needles and discover the creative possibilities of thin yarns. Think thin yarns are slow and boring to knit with? Think again! This information-packed book features more than twenty stylish and contemporary projects knit with lightweight yarns. Thin is in!

Lightweight yarns have a bad reputation: slow to knit with,

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Put down those chunky yarns and fat needles and discover the creative possibilities of thin yarns. Think thin yarns are slow and boring to knit with? Think again! This information-packed book features more than twenty stylish and contemporary projects knit with lightweight yarns. Thin is in!

Lightweight yarns have a bad reputation: slow to knit with, unfashionable, limited to socks and lace, and fussy to deal with. Give those skinny yarns another look! Projects knit with thin yarns can range from quick, easy, and daring to bold, elaborate, refined, and sophisticated. Perfect for all skill levels, the projects in Knit So Fine show that garments knitted with thin yarns fit more precisely, are more flattering to the figure, feel better against the skin, are great for layering, and offer more versatility for fashion elements like ruching, ruffles, gauzy layers, and drape.

Knit So Fine educates knitters about fine yarns: what they are, the many advantages of knitting with fine yarns, plus tips and techniques to make the knitting process more enjoyable. Knitters will also find stylish and contemporary patterns, including a drapy silk top, a supple zippered cable hoodie, a bamboo skirt with stunning drape, a bohus-inspired pullover, a wrap dress, a ruffled scarf, and much more! Discover the versatility of knitting with fine yarns, from quick knits and small projects to long-term projects that are worth the wait, with Knit So Fine.

Editorial Reviews

Knitty.com
These women love knitting . . . it shows in their designs and their words about the craft. The designs are comfortable too-not intimidating-doable, wearable and lovely.
About.com Guide to Knitting
A beautiful book that is sure to inspire knitters of all skill levels to try something a little skinnier. . . . A lot of fun.
Blogcritics.com
Stylish, feminine designs.
KnittingScholar.com
The designs are good ones . . . . classic, but with a fresh feel, and well worth the knitting time.
Knit Together

A timely publication that offers figure-flattering projects with a modern twist. . . . A great summertime book.

Yarn Market News

A bonus point: According to a price analysis within, a sweater made of fine yarn will save customers money.

Knit 'N Style

If you feel that working with fine yarns take too long, are limited to lace and scarves, or are difficult to deal with, this book will free you of that notion.

KLIATT - Shirley Reis
Lightweight yarns have a bad reputation with knitters because they are slow to knit with and fussy to deal with, and in the past they have been limited to socks and lace. This book dispels myths about thin yarns and features more than 20 stylish designs using lightweight yarns. Thin yarn allows garments to fit more precisely, flatter the figure, and feel better against the skin. Garments made from thin yarn are great for layering and offer more versatility for fashion elements. An introductory section includes information about what exactly fine yarn is, some of the authors' favorite skinny yarns, comparison of length of stitch in skinny versus thick yarns, needles and other necessities. The authors have a great deal of experience with many varieties of yarn through owning yarn shops as well as publishing designs in stitching magazines and online. The projects are perfect for all skill levels. Each project includes a color photograph of the finished project, detailed instructions for completion, special notes about unique aspects of the project and a scaled pattern with size dimensions. This book will change previous perceptions about skinny yarn and inspire knitters with its delightful and flattering contemporary patterns. Reviewer: Shirley Reis
From the Publisher
"A beautiful book that is sure to inspire knitters of all skill levels to try something a little skinnier...A lot of fun." - About.com Guide to Knitting

"Stylish, feminine designs." - Blogcritics.com

"A timely publication that offers figure-flattering projects with a modern twist... A great summertime book." - Knit Together, the quarterly publication of the Canadian Guild of Knitters

"A bonus point: According to a price analysis within, a sweater made of fine yarn will save customers money." - Yarn Market News

"If you feel that...fine yarns take too long, are limited to lace and scarves, or are difficult to deal with, this book will free you of that notion." - Knit 'N Style

"The designs are good ones...classic, but with a fresh feel, and well worth the knitting time." - KnittingScholar.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620332788
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
04/05/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
File size:
10 MB

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Meet the Author

Lisa Myers is the owner of Rosie's Yarn Cellar, for which she designs successful knitting patterns. She is the author of The Joy of Knitting and The Joy of Knitting Companion.Laura Grutzeck has knitted for more than 20 years, and her patterns have appeared in Stitch 'N' Bitch Nation. They both live in Philadelphia.Carol Sulcoski has had designs published by Knitty.com, KnitNet.com, MenKnit.net, MagKnits.com, and Big Girl Knits. She is the author of the popular knitting blog "GoKnitInYourHat" and proprietress of Black Bunny Fibers. She lives in Villanova, Pennsylvania.

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Knit So Fine: Designs with Skinny Yarn 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Mawspin More than 1 year ago
If you are a dedicated Sock Yarn fan or a fan of any fine yarns this book is great!! Lots of ideas for beautiful garments using fine yarns.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago