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Knitted Letters: Make Personalized Gifts and Accents with Creative Typography-Based Projects
     

Knitted Letters: Make Personalized Gifts and Accents with Creative Typography-Based Projects

by Catherine Hirst
 

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The über–popular craft of knitting meets the typography trend for the first time! Knitted Letters presents intarsia charts for 10 key font families—including roman, sans serif, italic, and poster—and outlines how to incorporate the letters into 30 stylish, infinitely customizable projects. Knitters will learn how to stitch personalized

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The über–popular craft of knitting meets the typography trend for the first time! Knitted Letters presents intarsia charts for 10 key font families—including roman, sans serif, italic, and poster—and outlines how to incorporate the letters into 30 stylish, infinitely customizable projects. Knitters will learn how to stitch personalized messages and monograms into pillows, scarves, throws, and more, and to create bold three-dimensional letters to display or give. With step-by-step instructions for upper- and lowercases, helpful charts and illustrations, and photos of all the gorgeous projects, knitters and typography enthusiasts alike will love crafting endless personalized lettered creations.

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Library Journal
Typography and hand-knitting collide in this collection of knitting patterns featuring a variety of fonts, from clean, Helvetica-style sans serif to romantic script. The projects include a variety of home decor and accessory items, along with a few garments for adults and children. The type is worked into the knitted item using stranded knitting, intarsia, or duplicate stitch, and instructions are provided for each technique. In addition to the projects (all of which are customizable), the authors offer charts for each of the typefaces included in the book so that knitters can personalize th and children. The type is worked into the knitted item using stranded knitting, intarsia, or duplicate stitch, and instructions are provided for each technique. In addition to the projects (all of which are customizable), the authors offer charts for each of the typefaces included in the book so that knitters can personalize their knits or design something entirely their own.

Verdict This clever title presents a unique array of projects, and fans of colorwork or typography will be drawn to these fun, quirky designs.—Nanette Donohue, Champaign, P.L., IL
(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452139548
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
04/15/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,228,618
File size:
24 MB
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Meet the Author

Catherine Hirst is a knitting expert and teaches at craft studios and colleges across London, where she resides.
Erssie Major is a designer and knitting tutor living in London.

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