The New Stranded Colorwork: Techniques and Patterns for Vibrant Knitwear

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Classic Norwegian knitting techniques are reinvigorated with a modern twist in this clear and concise handbook to stranded colorwork. Featuring 20 innovative and fun projects--such as the Lotus Blossom Vest, the Go for Baroque Tote, the Counting Crows Pullover, and the Wedding Belle Cardigan--this guide accompanies each with detailed instructional outlines in the tutorial section and is perfect for a variety of skill levels. Going beyond the usual snowflake and reindeer motifs of traditional Norwegian patterns, ...
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The New Stranded Colorwork: Techniques and Patterns for Vibrant Knitwear

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Overview


Classic Norwegian knitting techniques are reinvigorated with a modern twist in this clear and concise handbook to stranded colorwork. Featuring 20 innovative and fun projects--such as the Lotus Blossom Vest, the Go for Baroque Tote, the Counting Crows Pullover, and the Wedding Belle Cardigan--this guide accompanies each with detailed instructional outlines in the tutorial section and is perfect for a variety of skill levels. Going beyond the usual snowflake and reindeer motifs of traditional Norwegian patterns, this modern resource addresses a niche few other knitting guides have explored and offers a technique section that is enjoyable thanks to its conversational tone. Advanced techniques are also highlighted, such as managing two balls of yarn, adding steeks, and finishing cut edges.
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"Let Mary Scott Huff lead you to color knitting glory with this book stuffed with techniques and tips to make color knitting stress free. She'll set you straight on standing, tension, hems, sleeves and steeks. The patterns in this book are wholly original, the motifs, and the colors." - Knitty.com

"A nice variety of yarns are specified in the patterns and there's a range of objects from a quite-cute child's hat to a tour de force Wedding Belle jacket." - KnitNet

"This book is a good choice for people with some experience with stranded knitting or for the adventurous knitter who's ready to jump into the technique head-first." - About.com Guide to Knitting

"5 out of 5 stars. The detailed instruction in the back of the book is absolutely wonderful and very detailed. An excellent book!" - Knitting News

About.com Guide to Knitting
This book is a good choice for people with some experience with stranded knitting or for the adventurous knitter who's ready to jump into the technique head-first.
Knitting News
5 out of 5 stars. The detailed instruction in the back of the book is absolutely wonderful and very detailed. An excellent book!
KnitNet
A nice variety of yarns are specified in the patterns and there's a range of objects from a quitecute child's hat to a tour de force Wedding Belle jacket
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596681118
  • Publisher: Interweave Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2009
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.48 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author


Mary Scott Huff is a lifetime knitter who teaches knitting classes using her elegant, whimsical designs. She lives in Fairview, Oregon.
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