Dive into a must-have for handknitting and interior design enthusiasts. Makes a perfect gift, too! Add personality and interest to any room with beautifully designed and handcrafted knitted pieces from Ruth Cross's Knits at Home. You'll enjoy exploring different handknit patterns--from throws to fitted covers, elegant wall hangings to floor rugs that have a beautiful, organic feel. Starting with the very basics of simple knitting and purling and progressing to add further texture and embellishment, Ruth guides you through a range of stitch patterns and techniques that can be adapted to different shapes and sizes. Ruth not only offers elegant and appealing home decor projects; she also gives you the techniques to design organic and freeform home items of your own. Taking an experimental approach, Ruth combines traditional stitches with new stitches she has devised herself, with unexpected and striking results. With help from Knits at Home, you'll create completely personal pieces that will light up any room.
Learn To Knit At Home: The Complete Step by Step Guide with Instructions to Master Knitting, Basic Stitches with Tips & Tricks to Knit and Craft Your Ideas
Author: Priscilla Woolsey
Knitting is one of the most popular handcrafts; it is easy and entertaining to practice and can be difficult without the right resource and guidance. However, it can be learned and mastered by learning and practicing; it is for this reason this book is crafted to help beginners to ultimately master the techniques, tips and tricks involved in knitting. Learn how to craft and design your knitwear, casting on threads and needle, how to loop the thread, and knit amazing and cozy wears and dresses. If you are a beginner, you do not need much to start, knitting needles and a ball of a beautiful color are more than enough to take your first steps. But to say that this is all would be to be too simplistic, and the idea is that you start off on the right foot and enjoy this art from the first moment. The right materials for your needs can be very significant at first, but that does not mean that we must spend a lot of money to get it. These simple guidelines will help you get off to a good start and keep going at a good pace. Today, knitting has become a social phenomenon from which we can obtain great benefits for our physical and mental health. In this guide, you're invited you to discover all that this traditional, original and magical profession of knitting can do for you. This book covers important aspects of knitting to help you become a pro and start knitting by yourself. This guide covers important topics, such as: History of knitting Tips for beginners Knitting accessories and finding the right knitting needle Knitting technique explained in details with the various stitches Instructions for knitting baby jacket, baby hat and poncho And much more!!! This book is a compilation of instructions, step by step guidelines for casting on, tensioning and looping your needle and thread to get the right result. Scroll up, click the Buy Now button and get your copy now
A leading knitwear and crochet designer presents fifteen elegant and timeless designs for every room in the home, including a lace throw, houndstooth cushions, yoga mat and slippers, plant pot covers, a soft-textured circular wool rug, and others. 15,000 first printing.
More and more people are choosing to earn a living at home. In Work, At Home explores the meaning and experience of this type of employment by covering a wide range of issues including: * social relationships * current research methodologies * statistical analyses of global labour markets * the emotional and psychological processes of self-management * home relations. Presenting statistical analyses of labour markets in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, In Work, At Home provides a valuable introduction to the issues and debates surrounding homeworking and will appeal to students across a range of disciplines, including sociology, business studies and women's studies.
A Heartwarming Collection of Stories, Patterns, and Recipes
Author: Michelle Edwards
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
“A cozy and charming collection of essays about the joys of knitting—complete with lovely patterns and yummy recipes” (Kate Jacobs, author of The Friday Night Knitting Club). A Knitter’s Home Companion is an illustrated collection of stories, patterns, and recipes from beloved knitter and essayist Michelle Edwards. This heartwarming title will appeal to knitters interested in not only stitches, yarn, and patterns, but also in the lives of other knitters, the lessons that can be learned from their craft, the ways knitting helps knitters cope during difficult times, and the role of knitting in family life. “Let [this book] keep you company when you need another knitter’s voice beside you,” Edwards writes in her introduction. Like a good friend, A Knitter’s Home Companion will inspire readers to laugh, cry, remember, be thoughtful, cook, and, of course, pick up their needles—sometimes to soothe, sometimes to celebrate, and sometimes to just pass the time. Divided into four chapters—Motherhood, Home, Community, and Legacy—stories range from “But She Doesn’t Have Any Underpants,” about the challenges of knitting for family to “Home Ec Workshop and the Mystery of the Indian Slipper,” about finding community at a local yarn shop. Projects range from mittens and socks to a baby blanket and afghan.
The Easiest and Most Effective Way to Learn to Knit!
Author: Susan B. Anderson
Publisher: Artisan Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Beloved knitting instructor Susan B. Anderson presents her first book targeted at a young audience. This accessible introduction to knitting in the round includes easy-to-follow illustrated tutorials on techniques from casting on and binding off to joining colors to make stripes, and 17 progressively challenging knitting projects—beginning with simple infinity scarves and hats and building to supersweet toys and decor. Step-by-step text and photographs that kids can read and follow on their own mean they will be knitting independently in no time! Also included is a chapter on stocking your toolbox and sourcing yarn; plus advice on starting a knitting group, connecting with local knitting communities, charity knitting, and more.
Every knitter takes a different approach, and this revolutionary guide fosters experimentation and self-expression. Author Anna Zilboorg defies the notion of a one-size-fits-all teaching method, assuring readers that the techniques most comfortable and intuitive for individual knitters are always correct. Her explorations of the construction of knitted fabrics are founded upon the understanding that there are many different ways to produce the same satisfying result. Offering advice rather than rules, Knitting for Anarchists promises to broaden the horizons of active knitters and to encourage beginners. Patterns for sweaters, pullovers, and cardigans include helpful photos, charts, and directions that serve not only as guidelines but also as springboards for unlimited variations.
This classic guide to the styles of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, and the Faeroe Islands includes patterns for jerseys, gloves and mittens, stockings, and caps. 191 black-and-white and 20 color illustrations.
Purl and stitch: Empowering, healing, and reconnecting us to each other and ourselves In a fractured world plagued by anxiety and loneliness, knitting is coming to the rescue of people from all walks of life. Economist and lifelong knitter Loretta Napoleoni unveils the hidden power of the purl and stitch mantra: an essential tool for the survival of our species, a means for women to influence history, a soothing activity to calm us, and a powerful metaphor of life. This book is a voyage through our history following the yarn of social, economic and political changes - from ancient Egypt and Peru to modern Mongolia, from the spinning bees of the American Revolution to the knitting spies of World War II, and from the hippies' rejection of consumerism to yarnbombing protests against climate change. For the author it is also a personal journey of discovery and salvation, drawing on the wisdom her grandmother passed along as they knit together. Revealing recent discoveries in neuroscience, The Power of Knitting offers proof of the healing powers of knitting on our bodies and minds. Breaking through societal barriers, even nursing broken hearts, and helping to advance cutting-edge science, knitting is still a valuable instrument for navigating our daily lives. As a bonus, the book includes patterns for ten simple yet iconic projects that reflect the creative, empowering spirit of knitting, with complete instructions.
Internationally renowned knitting designer Stephen West presents his latest design collection with Quince & Co. yarns. Ten new garments including sweaters, shorts, pants, hats, and a circular blanket showcase Stephen’s playful flair for color and clever construction. All the designs were photographed in the Westknits home studio, sharing a glimpse inside Stephen’s creative woolly world.
Over 25 knitting patterns to decorate your home at Christmas
Author: Sarah Simi
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Over 25 Christmas-themed knitting patterns based on the hit Nudinits animation. Have yourself a very merry Christmas with the bare-bottomed inhabitants of Woolly Bush! It’s festive time in this fairytale village: the twinkling Christmas lights are on, the bird is in the oven, the figgy puddings are steaming away – time to sit down and have a quick stiff one with a copy of the Radio Twines – only with no clothes on! Sarah Simi, the knitter extraordinaire behind the acclaimed Nudinits: Tickled Pink stop-motion animation, presents the second instalment of cheeky humour to get your yuletide yarn around. Included are over 25 exclusive knitting patterns from the world of Nudinits so you can recreate your own Woolly Bush at home. Bursting with eccentricity, double entendres and something your grandma will raise an eyebrow to, this book appeals to humour-lovers and knitting fans alike. So slip this big package of knitting patterns to someone special this Christmas. Patterns include decorations like balloons, a wreath for your door, a glorious paperchain, three types of bauble, a large fairy for the top of your Christmas tree, a small sugar plum fairy, fairy lights, an excited elf, candy canes; food and drinks including a cheeseboard, 5 types of drinks, a cocktail shaker and cocktail glass, a retro cheese and pineapple hedgehog, a pineapple, gherkins, a lavish roast turkey platter, a cheeky gingerbread man and woman, hot chocolate, and presents including aftershave and a perfume bottle.