Simple Knits with a Twist: Unique Projects for Creative Knitters

Simple Knits with a Twist: Unique Projects for Creative Knitters

by Erica Knight, Graham Atkins Hughes
     
 
Millions of thoroughly modern knitters, including a growing number under the age of thirty-five, will applaud the fresh interpretations featured in Simple Knits with a Twist, Erika Knight's latest collection of creative designs. By matching classic stitches with other craft techniques and incorporating innovative materials like fine wire, beads, and recycled

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Millions of thoroughly modern knitters, including a growing number under the age of thirty-five, will applaud the fresh interpretations featured in Simple Knits with a Twist, Erika Knight's latest collection of creative designs. By matching classic stitches with other craft techniques and incorporating innovative materials like fine wire, beads, and recycled plastic with conventional yarns, Knight takes knitting beyond its traditional boundaries into new, inspired realms. Easy yet inventive, her projects bring a hip, artsy edge to items once deemed homespun. The twenty projects-which include wire napkin rings, an Aran armchair cover, a patchwork throw, and a beaded silk scarf-teach knitters how to add such creative skills as felting, patchwork, and beading to their repertoires. Each project is featured in a full-page color photo and in close-up how-to shots. For beginners with contemporary tastes and accomplished knitters interested in expanding their range, Simple Knits with a Twist presents a world of possibilities.

Author Bio: ERIKA KNIGHT is the author of Simple Crochet, Simple Knits for Little Cherubs, Simple Knits for Cherished Babies, and Comforts of Home. In addition to writing books, she works as a fashion and design consultant. She lives in Brighton, England.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
Ideal for those taking up knitting who have no desire to knit anything conventional, this book by Knight (Simple Crochet) covers basics quickly, with clear photos of knit and purl stitches, casting on, and increasing. Then come ideas for inventive knitting, e.g., creating random-effect yarns by combining strands of different yarns, mixing knitting with woven fabric, and seeking out alternative sources for yarn like unraveling thrift-store knitwear. The mix of patterns is pretty strange on the whole: a handsome, patchwork throw combining knitted and woven fabric and a challenging molded bowl knitted with 24-gauge wire. The most ambitious project an Aran armchair cover with patterns reminiscent of a traditional fisherman's sweater will cost almost $300 in bulky Rowan yarn, probably out of reach for starving artists. Not an essential purchase, but consider for large public libraries. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584793618
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.37(d)

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