Knitting Outside the Swatch: 40 Modern Motifs

Knitting Outside the Swatch: 40 Modern Motifs


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Knitting Outside the Swatch: 40 Modern Motifs by Kristin Omdahl, Omdahl Kristin

Explore a new approach to knitting! Knitting Outside the Swatch is an exploration of non-traditional construction techniques for creating and joining flowers, motifs, and various geometric shapes to create inventive and dimensional fabrics.

Kristin Omdahl presents a library of 40 original and innovative stitch motifs and shows how joining one or more motifs can create trims or whole fabrics. She demonstrates methods for center-out, top-down, and side-to-side construction.

Enjoy 10 project patterns including shawls, cowls, scarves, and sweaters. Kristin illustrates how to interchange various motifs in these patterns and encourages you to incorporate motifs into other designs. Learn how to integrate these motifs into the body of a garment and how to decorate or embellish other knitwear by using motifs as edgings, bands, cuffs, and more. Think outside the box with this must-have knitting book!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596687936
Publisher: Interweave Press
Publication date: 10/31/2013
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Kristin Omdahl is the author of The Finer Edge, A Knitting Wrapsody, Crochet So Fine, Seamless Crochet, and Wrapped in Crochet. She designs and distributes knit and crochet garments and patterns under her label KRISTIN.

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