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Download and read online Knit Noro in PDF and EPUB Knitters love stylish accessories, quick projects, and stunning colors; this collection of Noro knits, which follows up on one of the series top-selling titles, has them all! It offers 30 designs for knitters of every level that incorporate fun techniques such as cabling, mitered squares, and corrugated ribbing. All the projects, from gloves to ponchos, make the most of the yarns vibrant hues and self-striping patterns."
Download and read online Knit Scarves Three Ways in PDF and EPUB Best-selling designer Jen Lucas puts her special spin on a unique collection of knitwear. Discover seven eye-catching stitch patterns, each used to create three distinctive accessories, such as a sensational scarf, a cozy cowl, and a spectacular shawl. You'll be amazed by how the stitch patterns add that special something to each project--knit all 21 designs Close-up photos of all seven stitch patterns are included This all-new collection includes projects for a range of skill levels
Download and read online The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques in PDF and EPUB Imagine a softly striped crib blanket knit in the comforting colors of the nursery. Or a sophisticated cashmere wrap featuring rich jewel tones that set off a favorite black dress. Knitting teacher and author Margaret Radcliffe presents a world of color techniques in a single comprehensive reference that you’ll consult every time two or more yarn colors are in play. Stitchers of every ability level will love the color-combining methods and professional secrets revealed in The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques. Multicolor knitting techniques are explained with step-by-step illustrations and photographs accompanied by instructive text. Complete chapters on stripes, stitch effects, succeeding with multicolor yarns, stranded knitting, and intarsia cover the theory and how-to behind each method and offer creative solutions for handling tangled yarn, estimating yarn quantities of each color, holding on to all those ends, and employing stunning finishing techniques. A final chapter describes more unusual techniques, such as helix, shadow, mosaic, and modular knitting.
Download and read online Color Knitting the Easy Way in PDF and EPUB A widely published knitwear designer who has been a featured guest on numerous craft television series counsels experienced knitters on the complexities of knit colorwork, offering insight into color fundamentals and techniques through 10 customizable projects. Original.
Download and read online Framework in PDF and EPUB Inspired by the Sparrow and Kestrel linen yarns made by Quince & Company, this collection uses geometric shapes and unusual construction to provide adventurous knitters with 10 new designs that are perfect for wearing in the warmer months. True to form, the author makes use of her masterful understanding of the knitted stitch and characteristics unique to plant fiber types like linen to create unconventional designs. The book includes patterns for three tees, two short-sleeved open cardigans, a shrug, a poncho, a tank top, a scarflet, and a shawlet. The pieces feature eyelets, dropped stitches, cables, and mesh to be used alone or in combination. These projects are far from basic, garden-variety pieces--each one a bold statement of modern style.
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Download and read online 200 Fun Things to Knit in PDF and EPUB If you ever find yourself wondering what to knit next, just open this book, and you’re guaranteed to find the answer. 200 Fun Things to Knit is an irresistible collection of cute little knitting projects for all levels of ability. Containing a mix of beautiful projects inspired by nature—knitted flowers, birds, bugs, leaves, and even sea creatures—as well as a collection of charming floral squares, you’ll want to pick up your hook, sort through your yarn stash, and get started right away. The 200 projects are quick to make, use hardly any yarn, and are perfect as stylish embellishments, to give away as a gift or to keep for yourself!
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