The Knitted Alphabet: How to Knit Letters from A to Z

The Knitted Alphabet: How to Knit Letters from A to Z

by Kate Haxell, Sarah Hazell
     
 

Give a personal decorative touch to knitted projects by adding an inspiring message, a special date, a beloved name or initials. This book shows readers how to hand knit every letter of the alphabet, plus numbers and punctuation marks, in 26 different fonts--from simple classic lettering to more ornate calligraphy and contemporary handwritten styles. The

Overview


Give a personal decorative touch to knitted projects by adding an inspiring message, a special date, a beloved name or initials. This book shows readers how to hand knit every letter of the alphabet, plus numbers and punctuation marks, in 26 different fonts--from simple classic lettering to more ornate calligraphy and contemporary handwritten styles. The Knitted Alphabet includes:

  • Patterns for 26 different alphabets, including numbers, punctuation, emoticons and dingbats
  • Detailed illustrations and step-by-step instructions for each alphabet, including a knitted swatch and easy-to-follow chart for every letter
  • Ten inspiring simple projects with full patterns
  • Instructions for various knitting techniques including: intarsia, Swiss darning, textured stitching and more

    More than 1040 patterns. Approximately 1500 color photos, illustrations and diagrams throughout.

  • Editorial Reviews

    From the Publisher

    "Knitters and sewers will welcome this extremely detailed, comprehensive and creative look at personalizing thread-based projects. The authors take painstaking care to ensure that the 26 alphabets are not only chartedâ?¦but with a paragraph or so explaining techniques and possible hiccups, especially for novices. At the end, the authors explain and illustrate more elaborate techniques, from beading to stranding, and conclude with a list of abbreviations and yarns. This inspired book is first class." -- Booklist, starred review

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781438002958
    Publisher:
    Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
    Publication date:
    11/01/2013
    Pages:
    256
    Sales rank:
    1,279,178
    Product dimensions:
    7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

    Meet the Author


    Kate Haxell learned sewing from her grandmother at a young age. After obtaining her art degree, she went to work for Country Living, then moved into book publishing and editing.

    Sarah Hazell is passionate about knitting and has written previous books on the subject. Her previous title Exploring Color in Knitting is also available from Barron's.

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