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A Knitting Wrapsody: Innovative Designs to Wrap, Drape, and Tie

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Designer Kristin Omdahl is one of the most innovative designers working today, and in this collection, she showcases her signature motif designs and experimental construction in 18 original patterns--five scarves, six wraps, five shawls, and two skirts--that provide new ways to think about knitting pieces that wrap, drape, or tie.

Unlike other wrap books, this collection offers ingenious ways for wrapping your knitting, whether around the neck, shoulders, or waist. The designs ...

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Overview

Designer Kristin Omdahl is one of the most innovative designers working today, and in this collection, she showcases her signature motif designs and experimental construction in 18 original patterns--five scarves, six wraps, five shawls, and two skirts--that provide new ways to think about knitting pieces that wrap, drape, or tie.

Unlike other wrap books, this collection offers ingenious ways for wrapping your knitting, whether around the neck, shoulders, or waist. The designs for these garments are just what you've been waiting for--inspirational, creative patterns that advance your skills, explore shape and silhouette, and are beautiful to wear year-round.

All of the garments incorporate interesting elements, from reversible stitch patterns and unique knitted edgings to interesting closures. Each project is knitted, but much of the aesthetic draws inspiration from the geometry, motifs, and techniques of crochet.

Some of the techniques are quite unusual and the enclosed DVD will demonstrate them in-depth before you cast on for a project.

With her passionate attention to stitch detail and one-of-a-kind motif designs, Kristin offers a wide range of projects in A Knitting Wrapsody for a variety of skill levels and time commitments. Expand your wardrobe with bold, stylish shapes and add form-flattering pieces perfect for layering.

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Editorial Reviews

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Finalist in the About.com Reader's Choice Awards for Best Knitting Book of 2011.

"A Knitting Wrapsody is a lot of fun for knitters who are looking for something a little different in their garments. Lots of knitting projects - socks, hats and sweaters, to name just a few - are pretty much only good for one purpose; they can only be worn one way. But Kristin Omdahl thinks knitting should be more versatile than that, and she's come up with some designs that turn a cape into a coat, sweater pieces into a cape and a capelet into a scarf or collar, just to name a few." – About.com Guide to Knitting

"One of the most exciting new knitting books that I've seen in several months... With scarves, wraps, shawls and skirts, it has something in it for just about everyone." - Courier-News

"These fresh patterns feature some unusual design elements that make them outstanding...the handy DVD reference guide...is the next best thing to having a private instructor at your side... Whether your interest is lace, texture or construction details, this collection has a little something for everyone." - Monsters and Critics

"Now, [Kristin Omdahl] brings her dramatic style to knitting with 18 drop-dead gorgeous projects unlike anything you'll ever see in stores. The wraps, skirts and shawls in A Knitting Wrapsody incorporate unusual elements and clever designs to make them really stand out... Omdahl demonstrates her new and unusual techniques on the DVD that comes with this book." - Crafter's Choice

"A very nice book, complete with the awesome DVD." - CraftGossip.com

"Fresh ideas... The included DVD is a nice touch, too, though the written descriptions seem quite clear... If you do better with visual aids, you'll appreciate the DVD." - Knitting Scholar

"There are plenty of interesting stitch pattern and clever constructions to keep you interested and challenged." - The Yarn Lounge

"The experimental construction makes the designs elegant and eye-catching.... Many of the patterns incorporate quite complicated techniques, but thanks to the bonus DVD that demonstrates unusual stitches step-by-step, the designs are still manageable for newbie knitters." - Yarn Forward magazine

"Kristin takes some unusual approaches to her techniques and the accompanying DVD will guide you through. A perfect way to learn, and who better to learn from!" - Terry Kinche, CraftGossip.com Knitting Editor

"This is the first knitting book I've seen that has a how-to DVD included and I LOVE THAT!! For people like me who love knitting, but don't always feel confident in their skills, an instructional DVD is invaluable. I would say this is an advanced level book, most of the projects are quite intricate, like wearable works of art." - Laurie Perry, aka Crazy Aunt Purl, author of Drunk, Divorced & Covered in Cat Hair: The True-Life Misadventures of a 30-Something Who Learned to Knit After He Split

"Wrap yourself in the beauty and elegance of knitted art-to-wear with amazing ideas, inspiration and patterns from designer Kristin Omdahl's latest book, A Knitting Wrapsody. If your knitting skills are intermediate to advanced, this is a definite must-add to your collection of knitting books." - The Detroit News

"Kristin Omdahl is full of ideas and always coming up with very interesting techniques for which she is merging her very artistic and creative side with her mathematically-oriented mind. We see the result in her designs as fascinating shapes and interesting usage of known stitches." - Faina Goberstein, The Designer's Studio

"Overall, the book is well-produced: there are lots of clear photos of each piece; charts and schematics are sharp and usable; the design layout is visually pleasing. The patterns seem easy to follow." - Knit and Travel, Blog

"Kristin Omdahl's designs are not only striking and inno

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596683075
  • Publisher: Interweave Press
  • Publication date: 2/22/2011
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Best-selling author Kristin Omdahl designs knit and crochet garments and patterns under her label KRISTIN and website styledbykristin.com. She appears in every episode of Knitting Daily TV on public television as the show's Crochet Corner expert, conducts seminars around the country, and teaches knitting and crochet in her DVD workshops, including Innovative Crochet: Motifs. She is also the author of Wrapped in Crochet, Crochet So Fine, and A Knitting Wrapsody. Kristin's work has appeared in many magazines and books. She enjoys knitting and crocheting in her orchid garden in sunny southwest Florida.

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Table of Contents


Introduction
Scarves: Create unique reversible scarves that go beyond the ordinary and engage your knitting skills.
Lucky Clover: Reversible Scarf with Four-Petal Cut-Outs
Melange: Crochet-Look Scarf
Nerina: Ruched and Ruffled Scarf
I Do: Diamond Lace Motif Scarf
Shawls: From intricate lace to geometric motifs, create one-of-a-kind wraps featuring unique constructions.
Lelani: Flower Motif Shawl
Serpentine: Serpentine Edged Reversible Shawlette
Tama: Bead-Encrusted Seashell Shawlette
Warrior Wings: Lace Shawl with Scalloped Edging
Tide Pool: Spiral Lace Shawl
Wraps: Create wraps with strategically placed sleeves, interesting closures, and new knitting techniques.
Rings of Cables: Oval Shrug
Infinity: Cardigan-Wrap with Sleeves
Sand Dollar: Belted Lace Cape
Tree of Life: Ruana
Echo: Reversible Cable Drop-Stitch Mobius
Anouk: Leather Laced Raglan Cape
Summit: American Yak Wrap
Skirts: Explore stitch increasing in fun, simply shaped skirts.
Arcelia: Pleated Wrap Skirt with Medallion Lace Edging
Flamenco: Ruffled Skirt
Glossary of Terms
Sources for Supplies
Index
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