Knitting comes out of the parlor in this edgy collection of modern designs for knitters who want their personalities to come through in their projects. More than 30 patterns, including a cozy hoodie, a key chain, and an easy-care cactus stretch a knitter's repertoire beyond simple scarves and hats. The themed sections take intrepid handcrafters from an qUrban Playgroundq to qHome Comfortsq while an introductory chapter covers knitting terms and techniques so novice knitters can skip the fuss and get right down to the knitty-gritty. A variety of yarns are used, fueling mix-and-match creativity, and there is even a market tote to knit from old plastic grocery bags. Always unpredictable and never square, the new projects in this book will spark creativity in hip knitters everywhere.abc abbreviations 22 Aran yarn 11 backstitch 35 badges, arty 64-5 bags: record 102-3 sporran 110-13 ball bands 11 ... charts 23 color work 30-2 cord, twisted 49 def decreases 25 DK (double-knitting) yarn 11 dog coat, houndstooth 86-9 dress, ... 19 gauge 21 gloves, fingerless 62-3 guitar case 98-101 hats: pixie 120-1 striped beanie 44-5 holding stitches 27 hooded ... materials 10-13 mattress stitch 34 needle gauge 14 needles (knitting) 14 holding 16 needles (sewing) 15 pqr patternsanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Interweave - 2006-03-01|