The Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple Knits

The Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple Knits

by Julie Carles, Jordana Jacobs
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The Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple Knits by Julie Carles, Jordana Jacobs

In their bustling New York City yarn shop Julie Carles and Jordana Jacobs—a.k.a. the Yarn Girls—have helped thousands of new and lapsed knitters rediscover the pleasures of knitting. Forget frumpy worsted wools and tiny needles; here are the gorgeous, wearable styles you’ve been looking for, with patterns that knit up so fast even inexperienced knitters can start a project on Saturday and wear it to work Monday morning. Made on big needles (sizes 9 to 36) and with a wide range of the chunky, luxurious new yarns that are now available, they couldn’t be easier to create, or more fun to wear.

The Yarn Girls have selected thirty of their most popular basic-but-beautiful projects in a range of must-have styles, from trendy funnel-necks and classic cardigans to sexy tanks. Each project includes pointers to ensure that the finished project will fit properly and look like a million bucks. There are also patterns for creating accessories such as hats and scarves, as well as something for the guys and cozy throws for the home. Each pattern is designed to reinforce the fundamentals of knitting and help tentative knitters gain confidence. Clearly illustrated sections on techniques, plus a glossary and the Yarn Girls’ helpful tips throughout, practically guarantee a successful outcome the very first time.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307586414
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/20/2009
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Inveterate knitters since college, Julie Carles and Jordana Jacobs left their respective careers in the medical and legal worlds to assume ownership of the Yarn Company, New York City’s landmark knitting store, in 1997. The store has become a destination for celebrities and locals alike, who come for the quickly sold-out classes, unrivaled yarn selection, customized knitting patterns—and friendly conversation. The Yarn Company can be reached on the Web at www.theyarnco.com. Julie and Jordana live in New York City with their husbands. This is their first book.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Love and the patterns in this book. Can't wait to get started so I can make many hand made gifts for the holidays.
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