What better way to show off your knitting skills than with a sampler project? This booklet contains full-color photos and written instructions for 20 different knitted sampler squares. Take your pick from the 4 easy projects and mix-and-match the squares to create a beautiful sampler. Decide on your own color scheme, your own favorite yarn, and your own individual style. This booklet will guide you through the steps of adding a crocheted border to your squares, as well as show you different ways to join your squares.
At long last, a knitting book thats certifiably hip. Aimed at the rapidly growing new generation of knitters, Knitting Pretty offers up 30 smart-looking projects presented in language ordinary human beings can understand. Perfect for the beginner, the user-friendly basics section features step-by-step illustrations and instructions for everything the knitter on the make needs to know. The unique patterns-from cozy caps, scarves, and mittens, to pillow covers, kooky sock puppets, and even a paperweight-come with easy-to-follow instructions, helpful diagrams, and beautiful full-color photographs of the finished projects. From quick and easy projects to somewhat grander endeavors for the more experienced, Knitting Pretty makes it a pleasure to whip up warm and woolly masterpieces.
Something needling you? Take up the relaxation technique that's sweeping the globe! Whether you're new to knitting or a wonder with wool, The Knitting Book is for you. Here the traditional, artistic, and practical craft has a modern makeover, in a sumptuous, fully-illustrated book that clearly explains the key tools and techniques you need to knit beautiful accessories for your home and wardrobe. With advice on contemporary styles and new materials, gone are the days of seventies-style jumpers for dad and back in vogue are knitted bags, cushion covers, drinks coasters, not to mention gorgeous and glamorous hats, scarves, and other fashion accessories. Packed with essential advice, inspiring ideas, and beautiful projects, The Knitting Book is the bible no knitter can be without. Hugely satisfying and easy on the pocket and the environment, knitting is the hobby for our times.
Twenty-Five Projects Made from Natural Yarns and Alternative Fibers
Author: Julie Armstrong Holetz
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Black leather granny squares are anything but square, and hot pink organic hemp gives crocheted vases a decidedly modern cachet. In Uncommon Crochet, designer Julie Armstrong Holetz applies new ideas and unconventional materials--like wire, raffia, jute, sisal, recycled belts, fabric strips, and felted beads--to twenty-five patterns for bins, baskets, totes, handbags, clutches, jewelry, and more. Step-by-step instructions, detailed how-to photographs, and essential advice about creativity, design, and experi-mentation encourage you to play with fiber, add funky embellishments, and use your creative spirit to customize any pattern--even the ones in this book! From practical containers like Red's Goodie Basket (a stylish home for your WIP--works in progress) and Vintage Satchel (a sturdy retro messenger bag) to just plain fun projects like Petite Fleur Vases (tiny bud vases that hold water) and Sushi (crocheted California rolls, anyone?), Uncommon Crochet offers fresh twists on old-school techniques that turn simple projects into gift-worthy creations.