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Offering charts and plans for making infant- through adult-sized
projects, this unique book provides knitters with a complete resource of
more than 350 patterns for caps, tams, scarves, vests, sweaters, mittens,
gloves, and socks that are written for multiple gauges to accommodate all
weights of yarn from bulky to fingering. Also included are the basics of
pattern design and alteration to allow for the addition of different types
of texture and color patterns or the modification of existing patterns to
accommodate more gauges. Patterns are also accompanied by an assortment of
ideas for edgings and finishes, further expanding design options.
The Knitter's Handy Guide to Yarn Requirements (2004)
This leaflet contains specific yardage requirements for eight of
the most popular knitted items, in sizes from baby to large adult, and in
multiple gauges from fine to bulky yarns.
The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes & Gauges (2004)
Created for knitters who want standard sweater patterns in a
variety of sizes and gauges, as well as those who want a template from
which to develop their own designs, this book provides easy-to-follow
charted instructions for 18 sweaters, three in each of the six most
popular sweaters constructions. Each style is then provided in 15 sizes
ranging from toddler to large adult, then further divided into six
possible gauges: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 stitches per inch combining for 90
options for each of the six styles, or 540 patterns in all. The cardigan
and neckline variations make for more than 1,000 patterns. Detailed
schematics for finished dimensions are included, along with a glossary of
techniques and a chapter on design considerations. This is a definitive
resource for the passionate sweater knitter.
Wrap Style: Innovative to Traditional, 24 Inspirational Shawls, Ponchos, and Capelets to
Knit and Crochet (2005) with
This contemporary collection of wraps showcases the work of 18 knitwear
designers that include Lily Chin, Nicky Epstein, and Jo Sharp. The designs
for these ponchos, capes, stoles, and capelets vary from simple to
challenging and explore shape and silhouette possibilities in a host of
techniques, including stitch patterns, color work, lace, beads, crochet,
and felt. A glossary is provided, containing all the information necessary
for even a novice knitter to successfully create one-of-a-kind fashions.
The book also includes an in-depth section on designing and embellishing,
making it a companion for future creativity. All knitters and crocheters,
from the most demanding to those just embarking upon larger projects, will
be inspired by these stylish designs that stretch the definition of a
The Crocheter's Handy Guide to Yarn Requirements (2006)
A pamphlet guide containing specific yardage requirements for
popular crocheted items. Yardages are given for various sizes and for five
standard yarn weights.
Favorite Socks: 25 Timeless Designs from Interweave (2007 release)
with Anne Merrow
Why do knitters love socks? Socks are portable, useful, fairly quick to
knit, and universally wearable. In Favorite Socks,
Interweaveoffers 25 beautiful and timeless sock patterns for every
occasion in a range of techniques, traditions, and designs. Many of these
patterns have become unavailable as original issues of Interweave
Knits went out-of-print–now they are handily bound together in this
inspired collection. The adventurous knitter will find a classic, varied
compilation of socks from renowned sock designers including Nancy Bush,
Evelyn Clark, Priscilla Gibson-Roberts, and more.
Patterns have comprehensive instructions for the various techniques used.
Highlights include a tutorial for knitting socks on two circular needles
and instructions for making resoleable socks. You’ll even find 6 brand-new
“classics” for those avid knitters who may have every issue of Knits
It’s all here: the traditional cuff-down,
toe-up, heel and instep knitted separately; ribs, cables, lace, color
patterns; delicate and elegant socks, sturdy and functional socks; socks
for men and women, every season, every foot—and any knitter.
Lace Style: Traditional to Innovative, 21 Inspired Designs to Knit (2007 release) with
Pam AllenFrom runways to department stores, lace is
everywhere and knitters are picking up their needles to chase the trend.
Lace Style takes a fresh approach to this classic theme by
combining solid techniques with 20+ contemporary projects.
Following the success of Scarf Style and Wrap Style—with
more than 100,000 copies sold— we’ve selected a stunning collection of
quick knits that take a modern twist on a traditional pattern.
Accomplished designers including Vëronik Avery, Norah Gaughan, Annie
Modesitt, Shirley Paden and Michele Rose Orne will inspire with patterns
ranging from scarves, shawls, hats, sweaters, dresses, and more.
Revel in ways to use lace as allover
patterns, trims and edgings, and inserts. Innovative designs include a
lace pattern typically used for baby wear boldly translated into a
striking woman’s scalloped jacket, a delicate lace edging used to accent a
featherlight lingerie dress, a chic skirt made lacy with intentionally
dropped stitches, a wide-brim garden hat with a decidedly vintage feel, a
sophisticated bracelet knitted from fine silver wire, and much more.
Each pattern has detailed step-by-step
instructions and lavish lifestyle photographs with plenty of detail shots
to keep readers inspired. A special design chapter demystifies the
elements of knitted lace, and details several ways to achieve lacy
effects. It also provides key pointers on how to incorporate lace motifs
into other patterns and tips to ensure success.
Whether you’re an experienced knitter
looking for inspiration or a beginner trying lace knitting for the first
time, Lace Style has everything you need to knit lace with
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