Knitting Counterpanes

Author: Mary Walker Phillips
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486473082
Size: 41.88 MB
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Mary Walker Phillips nearly single-handedly brought 19th-century American counterpanes — bed coverings — to the attention of modern knitters. Expanded with dozens of brand-new charts, this revised edition features 46 counterpane patterns as well as 32 lace edgings and borders that Phillips discovered in museums, private collections, and magazines. "A terrific book." — Knitter's Magazine. Revised and expanded reprint of the Taunton Press, Newtown, Connecticut, 1989 edition.

Knitting Counterpanes

Author: Mary Walker Phillips
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486273164
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Expanded with dozens of brand-new charts, this revised edition features 46 counterpane patterns as well as 32 lace edgings and borders that Phillips discovered in museums, private collections, and magazines. "A terrific book." — Knitter's Magazine.

Creative Knitting

Author: Mary Walker Phillips
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486499154
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Illustrates the way in which to use traditional stitches to create unusual effects and textures.

Knitting Block By Block

Author: Nicky Epstein
Publisher: Potter Craft
ISBN: 0307587363
Size: 17.89 MB
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Create gorgeous sweaters, bags, afghans, and toys just by knitting the simplest of shapes—a square! No one forgets the sweet victory of completing their first knitted block, but most of us quickly move on to more complex constructions, only making swatches for guage. In this comprehensive volume, celebrated designer and innovator Nicky Epstein reimagines the humble block with 150 new patterns and masterfully demonstrates how to mix, match, and easily combine them into stunning one-of-a-kind garments and accessories. Inside you will find: 150 original block patterns, from simple textures to embossed pictorials, intricate lace to cables, colorwork, double knit, and more, all with Nicky’s signature wit, verve, and style. More than ten exclusive project designs that will make you say “I can’t believe that is made out of blocks!” Detailed guidance for creating exciting pieces out of block knitting, without using increases or decreases. Exclusive cut-and-paste project design pages. Simply cut out the printed blocks and arrange them to help create your own masterpieces. Blocks are quick to knit, portable pieces perfect for group and charity projects, and now not limited to just afghans! Knitting Block by Block gives you the tools to unlock a world of creative possibilities and confidently build your own design “blockbusters,” one block at a time.

The Loving Stitch

Author: Heather Nicholson
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 1775581934
Size: 19.12 MB
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The Loving Stitch is an engaging history of a subject never before explored but familiar to many New Zealanders. Heather Nicholson's knowledge of knitting and spinning is formidable but she also knows how to tell a good story and has a keen sense of humor. The Loving Stitch presents a chronological account of antipodean knitting, which is also a history of the domestic lives of women, of their resourcefulness, their talent and sociability. She follows the growth of pattern books, the role of knitting for troops in the two world wars, knitting in the Depression and the recent interest in art knitting. She also explores the different items produced by the skilled knitter, from jerseys and guernseys to counterpanes, socks and stockings, and a scarf that stretched right round Parliament Buildings. The book also includes material on spinning and on local wool mills, as well as general good advice drawn from the personal experience of hundreds of knitters and spinners. The Loving Stitch is impeccably researched, it is full of characters, memories and advice, and it is superbly illustrated.

Successful Lace Knitting

Author: Donna Druchunas
Publisher: Martingale
ISBN: 1604681128
Size: 70.34 MB
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This book presents not only a beautiful collection of patterns but also a fascinating biography of Dorothy Reade, arguably the mother of modern lace knitting. It's a must-have for any knitter who appreciates lace! Discover techniques and patterns developed by Reade in the 1960s as you create gorgeous projects featuring completely modern designs. Offers more than 20 exquisite patterns for everything from scarves and stoles to sweaters and socks to items for home decor Features a wide range of styles from top designers such as Annie Modesitt, Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer, and Evelyn A. Clark Presents a "now I get it" approach to using charts and knitting lace