Saturday, July 3, 2010
Knitters of all skill levels will find this volume an excellent source of inspiration as well as a guide that ranges from familiar Shetland and Fair Isle patterns to charming, lesser-known styles of Norway, Greece, Turkey, and other countries. Illustrated with photographs, diagrams, and charts, it also provides instructions for 13 traditional garments.
Refreshing and crisp, more than 20 knitting projects fill this volume, inspired by traditional Norwegian garments. Suited for an active lifestyle, these innovative patterns include a variety of options such as classy vests, beautiful jackets, warm mittens, and stylish hats. Included with each individual project are inspirational photographs, step-by-step instructions, design templates, and pattern charts.
Over the centuries, shawls have come to symbolize shelter, peace, and spiritual sustenance. Now, thousands of knitters of all faiths are creating handmade shawls for people in need. What started as a grass-roots movement has quickly grown into an international cause, with countless numbers of shawls being given to grateful recipients around the globe.
This thoughtful knit book features 15 prayer shawls in easy to advanced skill levels created by Leisure Arts' best-selling designers. Styles include lace, solid, rectangles, triangles, round, and square shawls. The spriral bound 5.5 x 8.5 hardcover is the ideal slip-it-in-the-project bag, take-along pattern book for every on-the-go knitter.
Socks a La Carte - 2 Toes Up!: Pick and Choose Patterns to Knit Socks Your Way by Jonelle Raffino, Katherine Cade
These socks will keep you on your toes!
Jonelle Raffino and Katherine Cade are back with more toe-tapping designs in this follow-up to the best selling Socks à la Carte. Create perfectly fitting pairs every time with toe-up construction and sizing tips from the experts. Become a master sock designer by combining interchangeable foot, leg and cuff patterns to create your own original designs. Perfect for sock mavens and beginners alike, Socks à la Carte 2 combines design savvy with easy-to-follow instructions to knit eye-catching socks every time.
Inside you’ll find:
- Innovative flip pages: Preview your designs before you knit them by matching the foot, leg and cuff of your choice. See what your socks will look like before you knit them.
- Easy tutorials: Clear, illustrated instructions guide you through the toe-up technique, specialized cast ons, sock sizing and more!
- Thousands of design possibilities: Totally unique and personalized socks are possible with over 50 pattern options. Create literally thousands of different pairs!
Toe-up socks are easy with Socks à la Carte 2. Knit your perfect pair today!
Perfect for gifts, play aids, or simple amusements for family and friends, this mouth-watering collection presents a variety of fast food-inspired knitting patterns. From hot dogs and cheeseburgers to sushi and breakfast dishes, this guide includes quick and simple projects as well as more complex and challenging concepts, all requiring only basic craft materials and tools. With 20 unique designs and variations based on the same methods, this handbook is ideal for crafty calorie counters.