Knitting Off the Axis: Projects and Techniques for Sideways Knitting

Knitting Off the Axis: Projects and Techniques for Sideways Knitting

by Mathew Gnagy

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A new angle on knitting.Emerging knitwear designer Mathew Gnagy presents a fresh collection of fifteen projects for women and men with Knitting Off the Axis. The projects are both classic and stylish, incorporating clever combinations of textured stitches and design details.Each of the fifteen patterns is designed in a one-of-a-kind way, focusing on knitting sideways or in an untraditional direction rather than the usual top-down or bottom-up construction. Knitting at different angles gives the projects unique shaping and fashion-forward silhouettes.Learn new techniques for knitting sideways and every-which-way and make fifteen contemporary, wearable patterns with Knitting Off the Axis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620331453
Publisher: Interweave Press
Publication date: 11/15/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 915,624
File size: 38 MB
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About the Author

Mathew Gagny is an accomplished costume designer and pattern maker. His knitwear designs have been published in Knitscene and by Lion Brand Yarns. He has also made knitwear samples for a variety of fashion designers for runway shows. Mathew resides in New York City with his partner and their two cats.

Table of Contents

Note: this is being amended in productionIntroductionChapter 1 : Truly SidewaysCecile textured pulloverMerideth swing jacketLynette cropped cardigan with bell sleevesMerielle short cabled cardigan with shawl collarTalia heavily textured dolmanDeille cardigan with bell sleeves and wide collarChapter 2: Mostly SidewaysDominique lace short-sleeved jacketFrancesca short-sleeved top with embossed diamond patternDani V-neck shell with braided cable at shouldersGemma cape with cabled edgesFelix man’s Al pine jacket with zipperBecca asymmetrical cardigan with wide bell sleevesChapter 3: Every which wayJose man’s cabled cardigan with deep yoke and shawl collarErik man’s textured cardigan with stand-up collar and diagonal pocketsJacqui bolero-type vest with cable edgingChapter 4: Glossary of TechniquesSources for SuppliesIndex

Customer Reviews

Knitting Off the Axis 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
expandingvision More than 1 year ago
I love the new way of thinking and the different approach. I'll definitely be knitting several sweaters from this book. The ideas are so refreshing.
JolindaR More than 1 year ago
I like anything that increases my understanding of knitting and fashion tailoring. I Love This Book. It is especially informative when viewed with the DVD class presented by Nagy himself. This book also includes two of the best men's sweater designs I've seen, anywhere. Good work, Mathew
Cran-knitter More than 1 year ago
I was intrigued by this book when I looked at it and saw the cable vest that uses Berocco Blackstone Tweed, a yarn I have in my stash. I plan on adding sleeves from one of the other patterns, with the necessary modifications to make the base pattern work. I also like several of the other patterns, a necessary pre-requisite for buying a book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would love to write a review. But haven't received the book because it is October 28, 2011 and if you check the pub. date it is November 15, 2011. Your email is a month early.