WENLAN CHIA launched Twinkle in 2000 with a collection of handknit sweaters and accessories. Since 2002, the fashion line has been on the runway each season at New York’s Seventh on Sixth Fashion Week in Bryant Park. Wenlan has received major awards and nominations, including the Fashion Future Award and the Competition of Young Fashion Designers in Paris. She was also selected as one of “Spring’s Leading Ladies”–a group of five notable designers–by Vogue magazine. She is the author of Twinkle’s Big City Knits.
Twinkle's Weekend Knits: 20 Fast Designs for Fun Getawaysby Wenlan Chia
Following her first book, Twinkle’s Big City Knits, Wenlan Chia brings devotees and new fans more fabulous Twinkle designs to create at home (at a fraction of the price you’d pay for them in stores like Barneys, Saks, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdale’s). Known for transforming bold, chunky yarns into delicate, body-shaping pieces, Wenlan Chia again shares her signature style; this time in 20 inspired patterns that are perfect for weekend knitting and for wearing any time.
Start the weekend with Friday night out with friends as you Twinkle through the night. The Nightfall Cropped Top is knit with lush silk and cotton yarn, while the Wisteria Scarf creates drama with its cascading clusters of blossom stitches.
Saturday is the day for fun–hiking, shopping, or just going for a stroll. Capture this feeling with the lively, sporty fashions in the Fun Alfresco chapter, including the Oceania Sweater, a vintage-inspired pullover with a built-in iPod pocket, or the Snowdrop Hat & Peony Scarf, the perfect set for a day on the slopes.
Take a moment to recharge on Sunday, the last night away, with more relaxed, simple knits. From the Meridian Tunic Dress, perfect with jeans and sandals, to the Cloudburst Cardigan, a ruffled knit that easily slips on over a dress, the patterns in this chapter are casual and comfortable.
For those starting their very first sweater to experienced knitters looking for new tips and techniques to enhance designs they’ve already mastered, this beautifully illustrated book offers many weekends’ worth of knitting pleasure and fabulous, one-of-a-kind Twinkle wares.
- Crown Publishing Group
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- 7.86(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.67(d)
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