Loop-D-Loop: More than 40 Novel Designs for Knitters

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Teva Durham began knitting as a hobby. It wasn't long, though, before she became mesmerized by the craft. Now, as an extraordinarily innovative designer, Durham is at the forefront of the widely heralded new era of knitting. In Loop-d-Loop, she presents more than 40 fresh, modern designs for adults, children, and the home, a mix of simple projects with high-fashion impact sure to inspire beginners and more complex projects for those who want to...
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Overview

Teva Durham began knitting as a hobby. It wasn't long, though, before she became mesmerized by the craft. Now, as an extraordinarily innovative designer, Durham is at the forefront of the widely heralded new era of knitting. In Loop-d-Loop, she presents more than 40 fresh, modern designs for adults, children, and the home, a mix of simple projects with high-fashion impact sure to inspire beginners and more complex projects for those who want to test and expand their virtuosity.

Focusing on a wide range of clever technical applications, the patterns include a spiral scarf, a cardigan with a "dreamcatcher" web carved out of the back, a buckled tartan kilt, and a slipcover that transforms a folding chair into a throne. With more than 70 lush color photos and a thought-provoking text that brings together eclectic references to philosophy, art, and popular culture, the book creates a contemplative, enchanted realm that resonates with beauty and meaning. For knitters who enter the Loop-d-Loop world, the way they knit-and think about knitting-will never be the same.

Author Bio: Teva Durham founded loop-d-loop-an innovative line of handknits-in 2000. She is a former editor at Vogue Knitting International, and her writing and designs are featured in major knitting magazines as well as the books Weekend Knitting (STC), Scarf Style, Knitting Lessons, For the Love of Knitting, and several Vogue Knitting On the Go titles. Durham has taught knitting at yarn shops as well as at the Open Center in New York. Visit her website at www.loop-d-loop.com. Adrian Buckmaster is a portrait, fashion, and landscape photographer who lives in Manhattan. He has worked extensively in New York and London for various magazines and is a member of the Art Workers Guild, founded by William Morris.

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Loop-d-loop-the term refers to the knitting process-is a collection of 40 fashion-forward designs that will intrigue the adventurous knitter and inspire the novice. They rotate around three themes: cycles (circular knitting, tubes, spirals, round shapes), planes (texture, stitch patterns, directional construction), and waves (experiments in color, pattern, and composition). Adding to the designs are Durham's very personal pattern annotations, which take the reader into the mind of the designer as she created each garment. In general, the garments-e.g., a yarn-over steek vest with a neckline open to the waist-are sized small and seem to be aimed more at the model figure than the average woman. Throughout, novel ideas abound-including a color-block yoke sweater that is literally held together with six zippers and a Fair Isle short-row pullover that takes traditional stranded knitting in new directions. Recommended for large public library and sophisticated knitting collections. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584794141
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2005
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.87 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2005

    Perfect book

    I have been fascinated with Teve Durham's techniques for awhile. This book breaks it down and takes the fear of trying away. Fabulous ideas to get the creativity going.

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