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Luxe Knits: Couture Designs to Knit & Crochet
     

Luxe Knits: Couture Designs to Knit & Crochet

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by Laura Zukaite, Cathrine Westergaard (Photographer)
 
Award-winning knitwear designer Laura Zukaite has created a knockout collection of 26 stylish projects for the experienced knitter: chic, fashion-forward garments and accessories that showcase imaginative stitch patterns and luxurious yarns.

Zukaite provides an unprecedented glimpse of her creative process, from initial inspiration and interpretation to

Overview

Award-winning knitwear designer Laura Zukaite has created a knockout collection of 26 stylish projects for the experienced knitter: chic, fashion-forward garments and accessories that showcase imaginative stitch patterns and luxurious yarns.

Zukaite provides an unprecedented glimpse of her creative process, from initial inspiration and interpretation to technique development and the actual construction of the item, allowing readers to understand how her smart solutions enhance the design. She brings new dimension to the traditional stockinette stitch, adds lace inserts to a simple cable, and enhances smocking with new textures and color work based on African textiles.

After knitters experience Laura’s unique approach to design, they’ll look at everything they create with fresh and insightful new eyes.

PROJECTS INCLUDE:

- Long Gloves - Shawl Sweater - Cowl Tank - Lacy Halter - Tonal Skirt - Gathered Cardigan - Beaded Clutch - Tube Scarf - Cashmere Muffler - Bobble Hat - Half Moon Stole - Fitted Blouse

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600592836
Publisher:
Lark Books NC
Publication date:
08/04/2009
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

LAURA ZUKAITE moved to the United States from Lithuania when she was 18 years old. A recent graduate of Parsons School of Design, she has published designs in major knitting magazines and collective designer books. Luxe Knits is Laura’s first solo book and represents her design philosophy and creative process. She currently works as a professional designer in New York City.

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Luxe Knits: Couture Designs to Knit & Crochet 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
AlexLovesToRead More than 1 year ago
I bought this as a gift for my Mom, who is a lifelong knitter. She has tackled anything and everything with a pair of needles (sometimes more than 2 at a time!). She has made basic scarves, argyle socks (almost impossible) and COATS! Yes, COATS! However, even she admitted that this book is not exactly filled with practical projects. There are lovely shrugs that would look great on a size 2, dainty purses that require a metal frame, and EARRINGS! When is the last time you whipped up a pair of earrings for your big Saturday night out? Despite this level of impracticality, she did not want me to return it. She added it to her collection, telling me that even if she never makes any of the projects in this book, she will look at it for inspiration and ideas. So, as a gift for the hardcore it might make sense. If you are looking for something to do on a Sunday afternoon, maybe not so much...
knitterCA More than 1 year ago
The patterns in this book are an upgrade to most knit magazines. The beauty and the sophistication are both exquisite. Buy it now and start making garments like you have never made before.
Hootie31 More than 1 year ago
I purchased the book because I wanted to make the shrug on the cover for work. Ultimately the book has lovely items that I may also make. I haven't used the patterns yet so I can't speak to the accuracy or ease of pattern design and directions. I fell in love with the sweater with the cape shoulder and that is surely on my list for this winter when I complete all my Christmas gifts and get around to making something for myself. The only negative is that I wish all pattern books were spiral bound.
sue_nyc More than 1 year ago
Beautiful looking book, almost didnt recognize it as a knitting book. Great looking models and designs, unfortunately most are intermediate and advanced. Scary for an advanced beginner like me. But I will keep the book for inspiration and an "easy" pattern for earrings using beaded wire, right up my alley!
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