Knitting with Peruvian Yarns: 25 Soft Sweaters and Accessories in Alpaca, Llama, Merino and Silk

Overview


Knitters of all skill levels can create luxurious garments using sumptuous yarns derived from the llama and alpaca herds of the Peruvian highlands with this project book. Included amongst the 25 unique patterns are options from head to toe: cardigans and jackets; sweaters and vests; tunics and dresses; plus hats, scarves, mittens, and socks. All are designed to fit an array of body types and are easily adaptable to both modern and traditional tastes. The naturally hued, environmentally friendly merino wool, baby...
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Overview


Knitters of all skill levels can create luxurious garments using sumptuous yarns derived from the llama and alpaca herds of the Peruvian highlands with this project book. Included amongst the 25 unique patterns are options from head to toe: cardigans and jackets; sweaters and vests; tunics and dresses; plus hats, scarves, mittens, and socks. All are designed to fit an array of body types and are easily adaptable to both modern and traditional tastes. The naturally hued, environmentally friendly merino wool, baby alpaca, and pima cotton called for in these patterns lend a palette of plums, blues, browns, ochers, and creams that instill an earthy sensuality to the attractive apparel. In addition, each pattern is accompanied by lush photography, clear instructions, and a chart indicating how the designer has modified the original pattern.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Ellison offers a collection of 25 tops and accessories meant to bring out the best in the eco-conscious fibers, each of which bears a Quechua name. Her aesthetic plays up long, lithe lines--stripes incorporate vertical ruching, lace columns dress up a hooded zip-up, ribbing alternates knit sections with openwork bands. It's good work for a good cause." —Yarn Market News

"Many of the twenty-five projects are large garments and ambitious feats for handspun; nonetheless, the patterns have just enough edge to keep the knitting interesting and give the items staying power in your wardrobe." —Spin-Off (September 2011)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570764769
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,258,201
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Jane Ellison is a British knitwear designer who began her career working for Debbie Bliss in London. She has designed for a number of yarn producers and distributors and is involved with the Mirasol Project in the village of Munani in the Andes Mountains of Peru.
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