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Classic Knits: Marianne Isager Collection
     

Classic Knits: Marianne Isager Collection

by Marianne Isager
 

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This timeless collection of knitwear designs from Danish designer Marianne Isager is a stitch technique guide and a gallery of design inspiration in one book. Classic Knits features 25 traditional, appealing projects worked in basic knit and purl stitch patterns, each with a distinctive design element typical of Marianne’s style, be it an interesting

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This timeless collection of knitwear designs from Danish designer Marianne Isager is a stitch technique guide and a gallery of design inspiration in one book. Classic Knits features 25 traditional, appealing projects worked in basic knit and purl stitch patterns, each with a distinctive design element typical of Marianne’s style, be it an interesting combination of yarns, a clever use of stitch pattern, or an unusual form of construction.

Choose the knitting technique you’d like to learn – entrelac, color stranding, double knitting, slip stitch, herringbone, and more – and apply them to your design by first practicing with a gauge swatch. When the swatch is knitted to the correct gauge and the same size as shown in the book, the garment will match the measurements listed in the pattern.

Many of the garments in this book are based on simple knit-purl pattern stitches. None require extensive knitting experience. You only need to know how to cast on, knit, and bind off to successfully complete any project in this book. All other information is provided in sidebars and the Glossary. Plus, if you have trouble with the finishing process, don’t worry, the garments have been designed to require as little finishing as possible. Several of the garments are worked from the top down, so it’s easy to add or remove rows to customize the lengths.

If you’re looking for innovative knitwear designs that include a variety of knitting techniques, Classic Knits will appeal to you!

Editorial Reviews

Knitting News
5 out of 5 stars. This is an excellent book with lots of great patterns, all written in great detail, many taking up to 10 pages for the instructions.
KnitPurlGurl.com
Garments that are as timeless and functional as they are beautiful. Isager designs garments that have minimal finishing—a plus for a busy knitter.
Library Journal
Danish designer Isager (Japanese Inspired Knits) features appealing projects incorporating challenging techniques (e.g., double knitting, color work) into relaxed garments. The focus is on classic Scandinavian modern-inspired styling rather than trendy looks, and many of the garments are constructed to avoid seaming or other finishing. For experienced knitters.

"5 out of 5 stars. This is an excellent book with lots of great patterns, all written in great detail, many taking up to 10 pages for the instructions." — Knitting News

"Classy and classic. The sweaters in this book look like they’re easily wearable...there are detailed swatches photographed for each pattern, so you can see the stitch patterns clearly. When have you ever seen a book give that much detail?" — KnittingScholar.com

"Garments that are as timeless and functional as they are beautiful. Isager designs garments that have minimal finishing—a plus for a busy knitter." — KnitPurlGurl.com

"The book is a great choice for people who like their lines and their designs simple, but who don't think that simple has to mean boring." — About.com Guide to Knitting

"Treats gauge swatches with much respect: each design includes a clear photo of a tension swatch accompanied for full instructions...A refreshing sight to see in a knitting book!" — Knit Together

Knit Together
Treats gauge swatches with much respect: each design includes a clear photo of a tension swatch accompanied for full instructions... A refreshing sight to see in a knitting book!
About.com Guide to Knitting
The book is a great choice for people who like their lines and their designs simple, but who don't think that simple has to mean boring.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620332849
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
02/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
184
File size:
9 MB

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Meet the Author

Marianne Isager earned her degree in textile design from Copenhagen's School of Design and Handicrafts. She is the author of Knitting Out of Africa.

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