From the Publisher
"This global medley, influenced by a panoply of cultures and ethnicities, is a colorful entry in the Style series." - Yarn Market News
"An ideal book for both beginners and seasoned crafters alike. These bags are truly works of art!" - KLIATT
"Mags Kandis...I love her world-encompassing design sensibility." - Knitty.com
"These are all quite stylish designs." - Knitting News
"A ton of fabulous projects... This would be a rich addition to your fiber library." - The News & Observer
"This treasury of patterns is a must for fall knitting." - Anchorage Daily News
"For intermediate knitters and up, or an adventurous beginner wanting to stretch his or her skills." - Planet Purl
Bag Styleand Folk Styleare the latest entries in Interweave's series of themed pattern collections by well-known knitwear designers. Bag Style features 22 detailed patterns for knitted bags in a variety of styles and constructions that make for a constantly engaging knitting experience. Designs range from a simple iPod pocket necklace, to a purse based on a circular lace doily knitted from the center out, to a knitting bag featuring large wooden knitting needles as closures. There are also felted bags, colorful intarsia creations, Fair Isle, and cabled designs-all with numerous photographs and step-by-step instructions.
Folk Stylefocuses on garments and accessories with an ethnic flair, many featuring the bright colors, appliqués, embroidery, and intricate stitching that give a one-of-a-kind look to many folk textiles. Projects include a beautiful mohair wrap reminiscent of the traditional log cabin quilt block and a colorful knitted skirt embroidered with felt appliqués. Each book features a "Design Notebook" with suggestions for knitters wishing to expand their skills to knitwear design. Most of these patterns require at least intermediate knitting skills. Highly recommended for large public libraries.