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Swing, Swagger, Drape: Knit the Colors of Australia

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A long-awaited collection of 30 designs by Australia’s leading knitwear designer is showcased in this instructional knitting handbook utilizing classic yarns, which features on-location photography of the Australian flora and fauna that inspired her work. Small projects with step-by-step instructions introduce the techniques used in the garments, such as intarsia, miters, and textured patterns. Designer notes explain the logic of the shapes and highlight opportunities for customizing the fit. Alternate colorways ...

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Overview

A long-awaited collection of 30 designs by Australia’s leading knitwear designer is showcased in this instructional knitting handbook utilizing classic yarns, which features on-location photography of the Australian flora and fauna that inspired her work. Small projects with step-by-step instructions introduce the techniques used in the garments, such as intarsia, miters, and textured patterns. Designer notes explain the logic of the shapes and highlight opportunities for customizing the fit. Alternate colorways are also shown for most garments along with distinctive shapes for jackets, coats, and simple wraps that flatter and fit.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933064178
  • Publisher: Xrx Books
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 605,957
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Slicer-Smith is a knitter, a teacher, and the author of Signature Handknits. Her work has been displayed in various knitting magazines, such as Interweave, Knitters, and Vogue Knitting. Alexis Xenakis is the publisher of Knitter's Magazine and XRX Books. His photography is featured in more than 32 books, including all three volumes of The Knitting Experience series. He lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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