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Perfect for Him. Perfect for Her. Everyone wants the perfect cozy sweater. One they can dress up or down. It should be simple enough for him, yet stylish and flattering for her. Rediscover the boyfriend sweater, a versatile garment that both guys and girls will fall head over heels for. Knitwear designer Bruce Weinstein has reinvented the classic boyfriend sweater with 19 ultra-comfortable projects designed to work on both men and women. Knit up a luxurious cardigan perfect for any important occasion, a varsity pullover with his-and-her initials, or one of four soft and sophisticated texture-rich scarves for you or him. Throughout, you'll find tips to adapt each pattern, alter the proportions, and choose yarns to make the look more masculine or feminine. Plus, learn 19 knitting techniques you've always wanted to master, including brioche stitch, reversible cables, and Fair Isle, as well as seaming techniques to give your projects a professional finish. Whether you're knitting for yourself or for the man in your life, these gorgeous projects are sure to be classics you'll wear--or borrow--for years to come.
Mandalas to Crochet
Crocheted mandalas are having a moment! And it's no wonder the lovely mandala is in vogue: one evening is often enough to begin and finish something eye-catching. Many crocheters make mandalas as a meditative activity, while others love them simply for the wonderful opportunities they offer for mixing colors and stitch textures. A new take on traditional shapes, like granny squares or hexagons, these attractive crocheted circles are causing a real buzz in the crochet community.Included are complete written and charted directions for a variety of types of circular designs, plus a range of creative techniques and ideas to make yours stand out from the crowd. With full patterns and inspiring photos, a review of crochet techniques, a discussion of materials, colors, finishing techniques, and lots of project ideas including bags, shawls, blankets, and pillows, this book guarantees many hours of happy mandala-making.
Simple Color Knitting
Erika Knight's simple ethos and clean design sensibility continues to be popular amongst crafters of every level. Following the success of both Simple Knitting and Simple Crocheting, Knight shares her color expertise using the same workshop-based project format. As you work through the projects, you learn new techniques allowing you to build up an essential repertoire of color-knitting skills, like working motifs in intarsia or creating Fair Isle patterns. When completed, you will have a stunning collection of colorful projects including multicolor throws, colorblock cushions, Fair Isle mittens, and striped scarves and sweaters. You'll also learn the secrets to composing an enticing color palette, as Knight shares her knowledge of primary, secondary, and tertiary colors; tints, shades, contrasts, and tones in practical terms that anyone can understand. With inspiring photography by Yuki Sugiura that showcases each of the projects beautifully, and supported with clear colorwork charts and illustrations, Simple Color Knitting will take your knitting know-how to the next level.
The Complete Photo Guide to Needlework
Here is the ultimate reference for all styles of artistic hand stitching! No matter what design style you favor, this book gives you the tools to express yourself with needle and thread. Detailed technique instructions with clear charts and photos teach hundreds of stitches for embellishing clothes, gifts, accessories, or home decor. Simple projects let you try your hand at each method and inspire you to create your own designs. Needlework methods include: - Creative embroidery - Crewel - Silk ribbon embroidery - Bead embroidery - Cross-stitch - Needlepoint Learn one method or learn them all! With The Complete Photo Guide to Needlework, you will know how to choose the best needles, threads, and fabrics for any project. Get abundant stitches at your fingertips with this essential guide that you'll turn to again and again.
Never thought that YOU could knit? Well, with Learn How to Knit with 50 Squares, you will discover all the essential skills that you need, one stitch at a time. Learn a new stitch by knitting a square, following a clear step-by-step tutorial and chart. By the time you've finished the square, you've practiced the new stitch, and you're ready to move on to the next one - quick and easy!The squares are organized according to skill level, progressing from basic knit and purl stitches to more challenging techniques, such as cable and lace. And at the back of the book you'll find a handful of inspirational projects that show you how to combine your blocks for unique and stylish results.
Magical Shetland Lace Shawls to Knit
Shetland lace shawls have long been the epitome of knitted elegance. Impossibly light and delicate, they are surprisingly easy to knit. This follow-up to Elizabeth Lovick's The Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting features full and complete patterns for 15 shawls that range from mini-wraps for beginners right up to a light-as-air wedding stole. Clear instructions for all the techniques needed to knit the shawls means that even beginners can achieve delightful results. And more advanced knitters can learn how to use basic patterns to create their own designs.The core techniques section gives you the technical knowledge you need to knit the projects, including techniques specific to using thin yarns and dealing with filmy pieces. The design section will help you to understand how stitches go together, and give you confidence to change stitches should you wish to. The projects, the main part of the book, give a selection of stoles, capes, and shawls in the Shetland tradition, with suggestions for alternative stitches and uses for the pieces.
350+ Quilting Tips, Techniques, and Trade Secrets (Updated Edition)
Discover all the tips and techniques you need to make that special quilting project - plus the trade secrets that will make it stand out from the rest.Step-by-step diagrams and instructions guide you through every stage of quilt-making, whether you are new to the craft or wish to build on your existing patchworking and quilting skills.This book explains all the techniques you'll need to achieve a potentially prize-winning finish to your quilt, from rotary cutting with safety and accuracy, to using speed-piecing techniques, working a theme into your design, cutting "freehand" curves, big-stitch quilting, and even printing your own fabrics.Featuring over 20 inspirational new pictures, this revised edition will teach you everything you need to know to take your craft to the next level.
Knitting 101: Master Basic Skills and Techniques Easily Through Step-by-Step Instruction (DVD Included)
(Wire Coil/Wire Combination)
Written with the absolute beginner in mind, this book teaches all the basics for learning to knit with step-by-step instructions and photographs. Knitting skills are learned by working on projects, beginning with something very easy and getting progressively more difficult as the reader works through the book. New skills are explored in depth as they are introduced. The introductory section covers all the basics of knitting—selecting yarn, needle types and sizes, other tools and accessories, knitting gauge, casting on, forming stitches, reading patterns—making this the most comprehensive beginner's book available. The accompanying DVD includes a how-to video illustrating all the knitting techniques used to knit the projects.
The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting (2nd Editioh)
This stitch guide is the ultimate knitting reference! A comprehensive how-to book about all aspects of knitting, you'll be making scarves, hats, socks, mittens, sweaters, and other projects in no time! Inside this ultimate knitting guide you will find expanded basics for all knitting techniques, from cast-on to bind-off and every step in between. Learn to knit row by row and in the round; understand knitting jargon and how to follow a pattern; learn all the methods for increasing and decreasing stitches, seaming, and adding details like pockets and zippers. With twenty new stitch patterns, this section expands to 220 in all, arranged in style categories for easy reference. Projects at the end of each section give you opportunities to try some of the new techniques you've learned while making knitted items you can use or gift to others. Margaret Hubert will guide you through special knitting topics like cables, intarsia, entrelac, Fair Isle knitting, and lace knitting.
Natural Splendor (Embroidery Designs)
Becker & Mayer
This isn't your grandma's embroidery! Embroidery Designs: Natural Splendor is a modern take on a classic craft—no stuffy, old-fashioned flowers here. The 64-page, fully illustrated guide book has everything you need to start embellishing anything and everything with modern, chic embroidery. Among the designs you can add to your wardrobe and accessories with this book are a hummingbird, dragonfly, ladybug, and bumblebee.Even if you're completely new to needlework and embroidery, Embroidery Designs: Natural Splendor is a great starting point, because it opens with a how-to on basic embroidery stitches. From there, the step-by-step projects will show you how to add designs from nature to purses, pillows, skirts, backpacks, and just about anything you can get a needle through!The kit includes a bamboo embroidery hoop, two pieces of cotton embroidery fabric, two pattern transfer sheets, ten skeins of colorful embroidery floss, and two embroidery needles.
Fine Art (Cross Stitch Creations)
Decorate your walls with the masters' most iconic works or embellish clothing, linens, or a throw pillow! Cross Stitch Creations: Fine Art includes the patterns to craft twelve projects - from van Gogh to Cezanne to Kandinsky - along with the materials to make two finished products. The instruction book offers clear step-by-step instructions and full-color photographs suitable for beginners and experienced stitchers alike.Kit includes:• 64-page step-by-step instruction book with color photographs• 2 pieces of cross stitch fabric• 12 skeins of embroidery thread• an embroidery needle• a 6-inch embroidery hoop
Baby Knits From Around the World
Cornell, Kari (Edt)
Knitting expert Kari Cornell teaches you how to make your own baby knits in all of the world's authentic traditions. Baby Knits from Around the World showcases 20 designs by well-known artisans hailing from classic knitting traditions in Scandinavia, Ireland, Scotland, England, the Baltics, Europe, South America, and North America. This book includes detailed instructions for ever-popular baby hats, blankets, sweaters, booties, pants, dresses, toys, and mitts; while introductions to each pattern detail the history of the technique that the design employs. With over 100 gorgeous photos and diagrams throughout, knitters of all proficiency levels are sure to enjoy Kari Cornell's hand-picked collection of baby knitting projects.
Embellish, Stitch, Felt
Take everyday clothing, shoes, and hats to a new level with Sheila Smith's fabulous, mess-free felting techniques. Smith opens up a range of felt ideas for textile artists, from recycling fabrics using hand-held needlepoint to building up layers of color with an embellisher machine. The projects include a “glazed chintz” bag, colorful patchwork pillows, and much more. There's instruction on coloring and dyeing fabrics, creating and using texture, working in three dimensions, and even creating your own cloth.
Embroidered Dolls Collection
Embroiderers will love every one of these 13 charmingly styled half-doll pincushions, displayed in eye-catching color photos that show the elegant stitching. They're all so prettily dressed in stitched silk skirts, and there even a doll in a wonderful bridal gown, adorned with ribbon and stranded threads. The instructions for making them are so easy-to-follow, and there are extra notes on special techniques for those who want to take their designs a step further-as well as simple projects perfect for beginners.
Sometimes the simplest accessories are the most stylish. That's true of the 30 delightful items in Crochet Boutique. Crocheters will love this fashion-forward collection, with such projects as hats, scarves, shawls, trendy bags, a laptop cover, a granny-square pillow, and a lovely shell afghan. With a short basics section, irresistible photography, and an informative stitch guide, Crochet Boutique is simply indispensable!
The Michaels Book of Needlecrafts
Start stitching! Whether you knit, crochet, or embroider - or want to learn how - these fresh, contemporary projects and gorgeous pictures will entice you to pick up the needles and yarn. On these large and colorful pages, crafters will find the guidance they need to plunge into every possible type of stitchery. Each technique has a thorough how-to section, with detailed instructions and line drawings to give even a beginner confidence. The materials include the most interesting cotton and wool fibers on the market, as well as silk ribbon, novelty yarns and loads of fantastic beading. And every stylish item - from the poncho to the pillows, from the sweet tank tops to the embroidered jeans for teens - is just made to appeal to the new, younger generation of needleworkers.
Inspired by Olympic super-skiers and snowboarders, and the snowy slopes these athletes have conquered, Stitch Mountain showcases a beautiful collection of cozy, cold-weather knitwear. Thirty warm and stylish designs include hats, headbands, cowls, mittens, scarves, and sweaters, and stunning photography captures dazzling Tahoe and Squaw Valley winter landscapes. Even non-athletes and weekend warriors will want to wear these!
Knit Blankets (Timeless Noro)
Nothing beats a large project for showing off the beauty of Noro's trademark color-changing yarns, and Knit Blankets helps aficionados go big with this magnificent collection of 25 blankets. Inside, knitters will discover the most popular patterns from Noro magazines and books, along with brand-new and exclusive designs; the diverse techniques range from mitered squares to intarsia and entrelac. Spanning all skill levels, and complete with step-by-step tutorials for the more complex blankets, this volume will welcome, encourage, and inspire every knitter.
Crochet!: Techniques - Stitches - Patterns
This indispensable guide shows you all the techniques you'll need to learn to crochet, or for those of you who have already embraced the craft, to take your current skills to new and challenging heights. Basic techniques explained step by step and illustrated with more than 250 color photographs. 80 crochet stitches, from the simplest to the most elaborate. 20 original designs - including a tote, slippers, sweaters, home decor, toys and more. Illustrated indexes of stitches, techniques and patterns for quick reference.
Knit Your Own Dog: Easy-to-Follow Patterns for 25 Pedigree Pooches
The knitted dog is indeed the ideal companion: There's no feeding, barking, shedding, or vet's bills, and he'll live forever! Knit Your Own Dog is the irresistible guide to knitting the perfect pup. With patterns for 25 different pedigree pooches, Knit Your Own Dog lets you choose the dog you want, whether it's a pretty Poodle or a loyal Labrador. Or knit them all for a pack of canine fun! The patterns are easy-to-follow for both new and veteran knitters. It should take only a few evenings to create a covetable companion for life. And yet each pattern is extremely detailed and includes all of the distinguishing features of each breed, from the startling blue eyes of the Siberian Husky and the long, woolly curls of the Old English Sheepdog to the lolling tongue of the German Shepherd. Accompanying the patterns are a brief description of each breed, as well as expert tips on choosing yarns, stuffing and sewing the dogs, and adding personality to your creation. Beautiful color photographs of the finished dogs, as well as detail shots, both inspire and instruct. Knit Your Own Dog is the perfect book for knitters and devoted dog lovers.
Knit Your Own Zoo: Easy-to-Follow Patterns for 24 Animals
From the authors of the beloved and best-selling Knit Your Own Dog, Knit Your Own Cat, and Knit Your Own Dog: The Second Litter comes Knit Your Own Zoo! With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for 24 animals, it's an irresistible guide to knitting a single exotic pet or an entire stuffed menagerie. What could be better than a cuddly koala or a long-necked giraffe to call your own? Knit Your Own Zoo includes patterns for both, as well as a tiger, crocodile, penguin, meerkat, elephant, armadillo, panda, a kangaroo and her joey, and 14 other delightful creatures. The animals are surprisingly easy to make; with a few evenings of work, you can have a covetable companion for life. Given a week, you could be charging admission to your own nature park! Along with the knitting patterns, Sally and Joanna also include brief descriptions of the various species and offer tips and advice on sewing up and embellishing the animals. And, of course, these knitted animals are much easier to look after than the real things--they don't eat, won't make a mess, and are legal to keep in your home.
Create Your Own Embroidery
Learning to embroider is a perfect activity for those wishing to learn a meditative pastime and create gorgeous artworks to display in their home. But not only can you create art, embroidery makes for a wonderful way to shape what is old into something new again. Learning a variety of embroidery stitches and designs will enable you to add personal touches to old or plain items, such as to shirt collars, hats, bags, shoes, tote bags, cuffs and more.Join expert embroiderer Amanda Bryde as she guides you step by step through the process of making five lovely embroidered pieces from a tote bag to an adorable bird brooch. This starter kit also comes with all you need to make a gorgeous floral art piece in an embroidery hoop ready to hang on your wall. With Create Your Own Embroidery you will be able to embroider anything your heart desires in no time.Includes:• 15-cm hoop• cream and black fabric• 2 needles• embroidery floss in a variety of colours• 24-page book
Slow Knitting: A Journey from Sheep to Skein to Stitch
Like the “slow food” movement, Slow Knitting encourages knitters to step back, pare down, and celebrate the craftsmanship of their work. In five chapters centered around the tenets of slow knitting—sourcing carefully, making thoughtfully, thinking environmentally, experimenting fearlessly, and exploring openly—Hannah Thiessen challenges knitters of all skill levels to view their practice in a new way. Each chapter contains explorations of fiber types; profiles of well-known yarn types, makers, and yarn suppliers; and garment patterns inspired by the featured fibers. With contributions from knitting superstars Norah Gaughan, Bristol Ivy, and many others, Slow Knitting proposes an approach to knitting that is both minimalist and all-encompassing, and emphasizes what makes knitting a meditation, a passion, and a unique necessity.
Crochet Therapy: The Soothing Art of Savoring Each Stitch
Crochet Therapy will inspire you to pick up a hook and take some time out of your hectic day to dive into colorful whorls of yarn. Focus, relax, and become more mindful by making more than 20 simple and colorful projects comprised of crocheted mandalas, soothing circles, and other beautiful motifs. Each repetitive pattern helps you engage with your materials, increase your well-being, and unlock your creativity. Mindfulness exercises accompany the patterns and complement the therapeutic effect of crocheting for achieving calm, stress relief, and becoming “effortlessly present” in your craft. Clear instructions and a host of finishing techniques round out the pretty projects and crocheted bounty.
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