Knitting Everyday Finery: Practical Designs for Dressing Up in Little Ways

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The word "finery" is often associated with jewels, silk, and lace. Hip knitwear designer Mel Clark says it means something else to her, something infinitely more practical and more accessible: clothes or accessories that you can wear or use every day, even though they are packed with enough "wow factor" to grab the eyes of others—and inspire their envy! You'll feel and look fabulous when you don one of Mel's designs, just like you do when you "dress your best." Projects in this easy-to-follow, step-by-step ...
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Overview


The word "finery" is often associated with jewels, silk, and lace. Hip knitwear designer Mel Clark says it means something else to her, something infinitely more practical and more accessible: clothes or accessories that you can wear or use every day, even though they are packed with enough "wow factor" to grab the eyes of others—and inspire their envy! You'll feel and look fabulous when you don one of Mel's designs, just like you do when you "dress your best." Projects in this easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructional book include much of "what's hot" and even "what could be" in the seasons to come. There’s a little something for everyone—from the ever useful giant cowl to a "heroine hood" and "strawberry beret"; from cuffs and mitts to short-shorts and tangerine-colored tights; from purses and totes to shawls and slippers. With sections dedicated to going out, dressing up, and staying home, knitters are certain to find each of these projects a joy to make and immensely satisfying to keep or give.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"At last, a new book from the amazing Mel, a knitting goddess. She continues to inspire me with her stylish, sexy, and fashionable designs. I cannot wait to check my gauge and cast on." —Tracy Ullman

"I have been a fan of Mel Clark for years and her new book . . . doesn't disappoint. In [Knitting] Everyday Finery you will find thoughtfully designed garments and accessories that take 'finery' to a new level of beautiful and elegant practicality." —Susan B. Anderson, author, Itty Bitty Hats, Itty Bitty Toys, and Spud and Chloe at the Farm

"Mel has created a quietly passionate collection of knits which will pique the curiosity of any knitter, and crosses many skill levels. My fingers itched to knit up many of these lovely, utilitarian designs. I cannot wait to cast on the Lulu scarf!" —Annie Modesitt, knitting designer and author, 1,000 Fabulous Knit Hats

"Each easy-to-understand pattern is accompanied by full-page color photographs. . . . Knitters of all skill levels will find something stylish to cast on to make their everyday wear pop." —Knit 'n Style (October 2012)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570765278
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 788,739
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Mel Clark is a knitwear designer with her own label whose designs have been licensed to L.L. Bean, among others. She is a coauthor of "Knit 2 Together" and her designs have been published in "Interweave Knits," the "Knitter," the L.L. Bean catalog, "Vogue Knitting" magazine, "Yarn Magazine," and "Your Home and Garden" magazine. She has appeared on the "Martha Stewart Show" and is the author of the blog www.slipslipknit.com.
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  • Posted March 13, 2013

    One of the loveliest knitting books I've seen. I saw it in Water

    One of the loveliest knitting books I've seen. I saw it in Waterstone's in Edinburgh, Scotland and loved it but didn't have room in my suitcase for it. So glad it's available in the USA! The patterns are all fresh and current. Another excellent and unique book is "Colours of Shetland" by Kate Davies. Talented and gifted ladies!

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