Designer Kristin Omdahl is one of the most innovative designers working today, and in this collection, she showcases her signature motif designs and experimental construction in 18 original patternsfive scarves, six wraps, five shawls, and two skirtsthat provide new ways to think about knitting pieces that wrap, drape, or tie.Unlike other wrap books, this collection offers ingenious ways for wrapping knits, whether around the neck, shoulders, or waist. The designs for these garments are just what knitters are hungry forinspirational, creative patterns that advance skills, explore shape and silhouette, and are beautiful to wear year-round.All of the garments incorporate interesting elements, from reversible stitch patterns and unique knitted edgings to interesting closures. Each project is knitted, but much of the aesthetic draws inspiration from the geometry, motifs, and techniques of crochet.With her passionate attention to stitch detail and one-of-a-kind motif designs, Kristin offers a wide range of projects in A Knitting Wrapsody for a variety of skill levels and time commitments. Knitters will expand their wardrobe with bold, stylish shapes and add form-flattering pieces perfect for layering.
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About the Author
Best-selling author Kristin Omdahl designs knit and crochet garments and patterns under her label KRISTIN and website styledbykristin.com. She appears in every episode of Knitting Daily TV on public television as the show’s Crochet Corner expert, conducts seminars around the country, and teaches knitting and crochet in her DVD workshops, including Innovative Crochet: Motifs. She is also the author of Wrapped in Crochet, Crochet So Fine, and A Knitting Wrapsody. Kristin’s work has appeared in many magazines and books. She enjoys knitting and crocheting in her orchid garden in sunny southwest Florida.
Table of Contents
IntroductionScarves: Create unique reversible scarves that go beyond the ordinary and engage your knitting skills.Lucky Clover: Reversible Scarf with Four-Petal Cut-OutsMelange: Crochet-Look ScarfNerina: Ruched and Ruffled ScarfI Do: Diamond Lace Motif ScarfShawls: From intricate lace to geometric motifs, create one-of-a-kind wraps featuring unique constructions.Lelani: Flower Motif ShawlSerpentine: Serpentine Edged Reversible ShawletteTama: Bead-Encrusted Seashell ShawletteWarrior Wings: Lace Shawl with Scalloped EdgingTide Pool: Spiral Lace ShawlWraps: Create wraps with strategically placed sleeves, interesting closures, and new knitting techniques.Rings of Cables: Oval ShrugInfinity: Cardigan-Wrap with SleevesSand Dollar: Belted Lace CapeTree of Life: RuanaEcho: Reversible Cable Drop-Stitch MobiusAnouk: Leather Laced Raglan CapeSummit: American Yak WrapSkirts: Explore stitch increasing in fun, simply shaped skirts.Arcelia: Pleated Wrap Skirt with Medallion Lace EdgingFlamenco: Ruffled SkirtGlossary of TermsSources for SuppliesIndex