Knitting Little Luxuries: Beautiful Accessories to Knit

Knitting Little Luxuries: Beautiful Accessories to Knit

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by Louisa Harding
     
 

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Learn to pamper friends and loved ones with lavish and fun knitted gifts. Projects are broken down into four different categories by style and include hats, mittens, purses, wraps, tops, sweaters, and socks—all of which are simple to make and require minimal yarn. Tips are provided for embellishing each project with different fabrics, edgings, and stitching

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Learn to pamper friends and loved ones with lavish and fun knitted gifts. Projects are broken down into four different categories by style and include hats, mittens, purses, wraps, tops, sweaters, and socks—all of which are simple to make and require minimal yarn. Tips are provided for embellishing each project with different fabrics, edgings, and stitching patterns, making personalization easy, even for novices. Beautiful photographs and color illustrations detailing how to create each piece, as well as contemporary designs and small, quick projects make this guide a must-have for the gift-giving knitter.

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"All very feminine, subtle palettes, each pattern feels neither very far from the classics nor out of touch with the times." - The Oregonian

"Elegantly simple or simply elegant, either way these little projects would make lovely gifts." - Monsters and Critics.com

"It is great to have a book of patterns that make quick-to-knit, but luxurious gifts." - Knitting News

"Full of feminine (and some very girly) projects that are both classic in style and modern in interpretation." - About.com Guide to Knitting

"Don't be surprised if you find yourself humming 'I Enjoy Being a Girl' as you flip through Harding's latest collection." - Yarn Market News

"Perfect for people looking for gorgeous gifts to knit." - Knitting

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AGERANGE: Ages 15 to adult.

Knitting has become a hobby for young stylish people and this book will appeal to the fashion conscious of any age who love to knit. It is beautifully photographed and filled with small projects, most of which are for intermediate to experienced knitters. The chapters are titled “Eclectic and Quirky,” “Textured and Modern,” “Pretty and Feminine,” and “Traditional and Folk”; and all require a certain flair to wear and skill to knit as even the simplest designs have fancy edgings or employ embroidery or other embellishment techniques. Some of the projects, such as the Tabard, are very advanced. Other designs, like the Wrap, which buttons over the tops of the arms, will appeal to a limited few who want a “modern, almost futuristic feel.” The project directions seem clear and easy to follow. The introduction, yarn information, abbreviations, techniques and glossary are well written and will be useful to a less-than-expert knitter, and all are written in a personal style that makes the reader feel like part of an exclusive club of fashionable knitters. Although the recommended yarn is all from the line sold by the author, she also indicates the generic size, type and fiber content so other yarns can be substituted. Reviewer: Nola Theiss
March 2008 (Vol. 42, No.2)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596680548
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
11/01/2007
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
968,415
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Louisa Harding is the author of Hats, Gloves, Scarves; Modern Classics; and Natural Knits for Babies and Moms. Her designs have appeared in Knitting Magazine, Rowan Knitting Magazine, and Vogue Knitting.

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Knitting Little Luxuries: Beautiful Accessories to Knit 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really wanted to love this book, but found it very difficult to use. I'm a beginner and felt very intimidated by the patterns. I really loved them, but because the level of difficulty, the book sits on the shelt. This is definately for an advanced knitter. The reason I gave it a 4 star was because it really is a beautiful book, but not the right book for someone like me. Maybe one day though.
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