Knitted Jackets: 20 Designs from Classic to Contemporary

Knitted Jackets: 20 Designs from Classic to Contemporary

by Cheryl Oberle
     
 

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These 20 patterns, ranging in difficulty from beginner to advanced, take knitters on a world tour of buttoned, clasped, and tied coats, jackets, and wraps. Inspired by open-front garments and textiles from around the globe--including Austria, England, Japan, Peru, and Norway--these figure-flattering designs bring a contemporary edge to a variety of knitting

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These 20 patterns, ranging in difficulty from beginner to advanced, take knitters on a world tour of buttoned, clasped, and tied coats, jackets, and wraps. Inspired by open-front garments and textiles from around the globe--including Austria, England, Japan, Peru, and Norway--these figure-flattering designs bring a contemporary edge to a variety of knitting traditions. Step-by-step instructions and copious photographs illustrate how to use standard stockinette, garter, and cable stitches to create chic projects such as shepherd's frocks, tweed coats, Peruvian gauntlet wraps, and Faroese-patterned jackets. More advanced techniques for fanciful lace and colorwork and the history behind beach pattern is also included.

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"Simplicity of design and construction, intelligent instructions, and end products that are attractive, wearable, and timeless rather than trendy...recommend this book for all collections." - Library Journal

"These figure-flattering designs bring a contemporary edge to a variety of knitting traditions. Simple, classic lines provide a nice backdrop for a variety of techniques." - monstersandcritics.com

"A really nice collection of patterns. Cheryl Oberle obviously worked hard to cover a wide variety of bases, so that there's something in here for almost everyone." - KnittingScholar.com

"There are some very interesting jackets... Jackets from short to long and both close and loose-fitting, something for everyone." - Knitting News

"The designs are imaginative and interesting." - Bangor Daily News

monstersandcritics.com
These figure-flattering designs bring a contemporary edge to a variety of knitting traditions. Simple, classic lines provide a nice backdrop for a variety of techniques.
KnittingScholar.com
A really nice collection of patterns. Cheryl Oberle obviously worked hard to cover a wide variety of bases, so that there's something in here for almost everyone.
Detroit News
A wonderful collection of jacket patterns ranging from casual to dressy casual . . . Whether you call them knitted jackets or heavy sweaters, they're sure to keep you warm in chilly temperatures.
Library Journal

Oberle (Folk Shawls) presents another diverse array of knitted garments influenced by international folk traditions. While most of the patterns require intermediate knowledge of shaping and construction, ambitious beginner knitters will find Oberle's directions instructive and easy to follow. Simplicity of design and construction, intelligent instructions, and end products that are attractive, wearable, and timeless rather than trendy recommend this book for all collections.


—Nanette Donahue

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596680265
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Cheryl Oberle is a regular contributor to Interweave Knits and the author of Folk Shawls and Folk Vests. She is the owner of Cheryl Oberle Designs, a knitting studio. She lives in Denver.

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