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Knitting: Colour, Structure and Design
     

Knitting: Colour, Structure and Design

by Alison Ellen
 

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An in-depth look at the technique of hand knitting and at what effects can be created from different stitches and by knitting in different directions
 
Taking a fresh approach to knitting and examining it from scratch, this book explores not just the look of a knitted pattern, but how the knitted fabric can be altered with different

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An in-depth look at the technique of hand knitting and at what effects can be created from different stitches and by knitting in different directions
 
Taking a fresh approach to knitting and examining it from scratch, this book explores not just the look of a knitted pattern, but how the knitted fabric can be altered with different stitches to change its stretch, drape, and thickness. Once understood, the design and application potential of this textile technique is thrilling and endless, and it encourages and inspires both beginners and experienced knitters to experiment and develop their own designs. This guide covers basic stitches, including many different ways of casting on and off; new approaches to construct fabric in any direction in order to make any shape without sewn seams; an in-depth section on color; advice on dyeing yarns; and knitting patterns to suit a range of body shapes, with directions for personalizing the size.

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"I would give this book 5 out of 5 stars for a confident knitter who learns well from written descriptions and who likes to create small projects or swatches."  —Underground Crafter.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847972842
Publisher:
Crowood Press, Limited, The
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
956,696
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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"I would give this book 5 out of 5 stars for a confident knitter who learns well from written descriptions and who likes to create small projects or swatches."  —Underground Crafter.com

Meet the Author

Alison Ellen originally trained in textile design, specializing in weaving and printed textiles, then started designing and making hand-knitted garments in the 1980s. She is the author of Hand Knitting.

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