Modular Knits: New Techniques for Today's Knitters

Modular Knits: New Techniques for Today's Knitters

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by Iris Schreier
     
 

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A traditional knitting technique gets a new and easier spin, so that even beginners can master the process. Just dip into this comprehensive course, with themed tutorials--each with handy practice exercises--as well as simple instructions, charts, and 29 fabulous projects. Modular knitting is a bit like a game: you create designs in the same way you'd work a

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A traditional knitting technique gets a new and easier spin, so that even beginners can master the process. Just dip into this comprehensive course, with themed tutorials--each with handy practice exercises--as well as simple instructions, charts, and 29 fabulous projects. Modular knitting is a bit like a game: you create designs in the same way you'd work a jigsaw puzzle--piece by piece. Start by completing one square, cube, or diamond, and then build on that by knitting additional basic figures and forms. Although the finished product looks complex, with its variety of shape and color changes, it's actually not hard at all. Start with a very easy patchwork square pillow, and move onto the rounded market bag, triangle hat, and zigzag scarf.

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Vogue Knitting
It's not often that a pattern book truly breaks new ground, but that's what Schreier's collection does for the age-old technique of modular knitting....The result: stunning scarves, shawls, hats, purses, pillows and afghans that look far more difficult than they actually are. That's what we call innovative.
Creative Knitting
Modular Knits is a cross between a pattern book and a reference book. If you are a fan of modular knitting, you'll be excited by the opportunities afforded by this new technique. If you aren't yet a fan, try it; you may become hooked!
Library Journal
Modular knitting normally involves creating individual motifs such as squares, triangles, and diamonds and then either joining them to create the finished piece or binding off one motif, cutting the yarn, joining a new yarn, picking up stitches on that piece, and starting another motif from there. Designer Schreier has come up with a variation using short-row techniques to create modules all in one piece. Each is illustrated with practice swatches and is followed by 24 projects that include scarves, shawls, hats, a poncho, and even a sweater, which-had it been done the traditional way-would have required 300 separate squares! For all knitting collections. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579906498
Publisher:
Lark Books NC
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.61(d)

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Modular Knits: New Techniques for Today's Knitters 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
catbmkw More than 1 year ago
Lots of patterns to guide you through the learning process and hints to make it easier and better. Love the clear photos and diagrams.