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Knitting Nature: 39 Designs Inspired by Patterns in Nature Hardcover – June 1, 2006


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang (June 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584794844
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584794844
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 9.5 x 10.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #887,273 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Named one of Vogue Knitting's Master Knitters of the 1990s, Norah Gaughan is the design director for Berroco Yarns. She has been working in the handknitting industry for more than 20 years and her designs have been featured in all of the major knitting periodicals as well as in many books, including Handknit Hoilidays and Weekend Knitting from STC. She divides her time between Peterborough, New Hampshire, and Providence, Rhode Island.

Thayer Allyson Gowdy is a photographer based in Northern California whose work has appeared in the magazines Real Simple, Health, and Country Living, and in the books NEST: Home for Two, Spiritual Bathing, and Healthy Homes, among others.

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Beautiful photos, innovative designs, and clear instructions.
Suzanne Witthoft
For those of you who are looking for more than just another simple pattern book - who want to be inspired; this is the book to buy.
nanapama
The projects really are beautiful and it makes a great coffee table book.
Aimee M. Abernathy

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120 of 122 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 20, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This is a stunning book. Beautiful designs inspired by nature. Thank you to Norah Gaughan for bringing us such a great pattern book. Similar to Teva Durham's "Loop-d-loop," this book pushes the boundaries of design to the next level. However, unlike Ms. Durham's designs, which are more cutting edge and sometimes over the top, Ms. Gaughan has contained her beautiful designs within garments and pieces that are classical in shape and styling and ultimately wearable by people of various shapes and sizes. Some of the garments mimic natural objects, such as the cowl sweater that has a beautiful fluted sleeve mimicking the shape of a snail's shell. Other designs are basically simple sweaters decorated with beautiful and innovative design elements.

I was afraid this book may be a shill for Berroco Yarns (Ms. Gaughan is the design director for the company). However, the designs incorporate yarns from different companies to stunning results. The techniques may be too difficult for a novice knitter; however, the instructions are so clear that anybody, including a novice, can knit projects from this book. Ms. Gaughan used a lot of textured knit stitches, such as cables, in her designs; thus, her designs remind me a lot of Elisabeth Lavold's or Cornelia Tuttle-Hamilton's.

Get this book; the photography is beautiful and the stylings are minimalist but eye-catching. I can't wait to start knitting the mind-boggling star fish shawl. Thank you again to Ms. Gaughan for bringing us knitters this wonderful book.
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72 of 73 people found the following review helpful By dam on October 11, 2006
Format: Hardcover
The garments are beautiful. I am eager to start on several. However, a close friend knit one garment and found tons of errors. Since then errors in this book are described all over the web, but no way to get corrections from publisher. Consider this before purchasing.
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67 of 69 people found the following review helpful By R. Day on August 10, 2006
Format: Hardcover
My initial read of the book wowed me. I've long combined my own love of math with a passion for knitting so I felt instantly at home with Norah's approach. The book has inspired me to incorporate some of the concepts into my own designs. However, I don't recommend attempting to knit directly from the patterns. They contain so many errors that it's clear no one tested the patterns before publication. This is very disappointing for such an expensive and beautifully designed book.
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Stringy on September 25, 2006
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I'm a bit of a science geek and a hippy, so this book is well suited to my tastes. It has lots of unique designs based on nature's patterns, with interesting construction methods. Fans of textured knits will be happy, but there's very few colourwork patterns.

Drawbacks are a) the lists of errata I've seen online, so check your patterns carefully before you start on them, and b) the photography. The photos themselves are truly beautiful, with stunning scenery, but many don't show the garments' necklines or sides, and it's difficult to tell how they were constructed. It often looked as though the models were too small for the clothes! Given the size of models these days, I'm not really surprised, but it doesn't really show how flattering they are. A quick search online shows pictures of what people have made from the book, and they often look more attractive when shown on a 'real' person.

Because of this, I wouldn't recommend the book to beginner knitters who aren't sure of how to choose a good size. However, intermediate or adventurous knitters looking for something different from the usual sweaters and shawls should definitely check this out.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By cinportland on June 17, 2009
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A beautiful, but very frustrating book due to an abundance of errors. Buy it only if you have tons of time and money to burn from these errors. By the way, if I, an average knitter can easily discover these errors, how come the professional knitters and editors can't fix them prior to putting out their defective product? Not for a beginning knitter unless you want to turn them into an ex-knitter.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Loan Nguyen on July 12, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This book compels me to write my first review because it is so good. While I'm pleased with the fact that knitting has lately becoming a hobby with mass appeal, however, the more recent knitting books has been focusing on easy-to-do projects that requires little time, skills, or reflection from the knitters. It has been a while since I've seen a knitting book with originality and beauty.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Knits a lot on April 29, 2006
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I rarely buy pattern books as I prefer to knit my own designs most of the time, but this book is so unusual and intelligently thought out that there are 7 designs in there I want to make. Everything is not only unique and unexpected but also WEARABLE, which we all know are two things that don't offen mesh well in knitwear design. I was really inspired by the designs and pleasantly surprised by how approachable they are.

This is a wonderful book, I don't know any knitter who wouldn't find something to make from it!
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Suzanne Witthoft on April 30, 2006
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I'll be short and sweet, this is one of the best knitting books I have purchased in a long time, and I own a lot of knitting books. I plan to actually knit some of these designs, not just use them as inspiration, but to learn. All the designs are beautiful, and wearable. Some I will have to fiddle with for tummy cover but a lace panel insertion should work.

If you are a fan of Loop de Loop ( I am ) by Teva Durham, this book is a must.

Beautiful photos, innovative designs, and clear instructions.
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