Knits at Home: Rustic Designs for the Modern Nest

Knits at Home: Rustic Designs for the Modern Nest

by Ruth Cross
     
 

Dive into a must-have for handknitting and interior design enthusiasts. Makes a perfect gift, too!
 
Add personality and interest to any room with beautifully designed and handcrafted knitted pieces from Ruth Cross’s Knits at Home. You’ll enjoy exploring different handknit patterns—from throws to fitted covers, elegant wall

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Dive into a must-have for handknitting and interior design enthusiasts. Makes a perfect gift, too!
 
Add personality and interest to any room with beautifully designed and handcrafted knitted pieces from Ruth Cross’s Knits at Home. You’ll enjoy exploring different handknit patterns—from throws to fitted covers, elegant wall hangings to floor rugs that have a beautiful, organic feel. Starting with the very basics of simple knitting and purling and progressing to add further texture and embellishment, Ruth guides you through a range of stitch patterns and techniques that can be adapted to different shapes and sizes.
 
Ruth not only offers elegant and appealing home décor projects; she also gives you the techniques to design organic and freeform home items of your own. Taking an experimental approach, Ruth combines traditional stitches with new stitches she has devised herself, with unexpected and striking results. With help from Knits at Home, you’ll create completely personal pieces that will light up any room.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
One of the trademarks of Ruth Cross, the knitting design company British knitting designer Ruth Bridgeman founded in 2004, is the use of traditional stitches - garter, stockinette, seed and cables - to create texture on items not normally covered with wool, such as vases or furniture. But the traditional nature of Ruth Cross designs is also one of the book's weaknesses. While the book includes 22 projects, ranging from sachets to rugs, it offers nothing the enterprising knitter could not achieve on his or her own with existing stitch dictionaries. Another weakness is the narrow palette of grey, cream, and black used in almost every project. Such limits are a barrier to inspiration from the otherwise excellent photographs. Still, for the knitter who wants to incorporate his or her craft into her home decor, this book offers a one-stop shop for is pretty patterns for pillows, throws and wall hangings. And the real value of the book lies in the author's organic approach to knitting, building one stitch on top of another to achieve texture, while her mantra that knitting should always be fun will serve knitters of all levels well.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596687943
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
02/19/2013
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
739,487
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Ruth Bridgeman started her handknits company, Ruth Cross, in 2004, which quickly became known for its innovative design. The Ruth Cross audience has never been wider, but the goal has always remained the same: to develop knitting as a fresh and exciting contemporary craft. Catch up with Ruth Cross at ruthcross.com.

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