- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (September 18, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312363257
- ISBN-13: 978-0312363253
- Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 8.8 x 221.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 21 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #851,296 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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150 Knitted Trims: Designs for Beautiful Decorative Edgings, from Beaded Braids to Cables, Bobbles, and Fringes Paperback – September 18, 2007
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About the Author
Lesley Stanfield is the author of several books on knitting and crochet, including our bestselling 100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet, 75 Birds, Butterflies & Little Beasts to Knit & Crochet, and 150 Knitted Trims. She is a long-time hand knitting designer and has been the knitting editor of several women's magazines including Woman and Family Circle. She is based in England.
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Top customer reviews
I overlooked this book for some time, in favor of offerings by 'bigger names.' You can't judge a book by its cover! The lavish photographic landscapes of one author's books add little information or inspiration, especially after pages and pages of ribbing panels. This lovely book is beautifully instructive, with clear photographs and thoughtful design. A few trim samples are knitted in fuzzy homespun-type yarn, which makes it a little harder to see the stitches, but plainly illustrates heirloom edgings in heirloom yarn, and how beautifully they work together.
This lovely book will be referenced often, filed near Barbara Walker's treasuries, and Harmony's stitch guides, and next to Stanfield's lovely books on flowers and butterflies (which are brimming with fun).
I am so sorry if I have offended anyone who likes charts only. My problems are that it takes me forever to read charts and I end up translating the charts into instructions of row by row knitting. This is time consuming for me because I go back over them a second time to make sure I haven't made any mistakes (and I have made a few in my short time of knitting). I am going to order this book this morning and hope that it works out.
I am branching out to creating my own patterns and wanted to get some ideas for edging at necklines, sleeves and bottoms of sweaters. Good luck to all of you who have chosen to take the jump and buy this book. Happy knitting for yourself and your loved ones -- Which we all know is for ourselves too because there are two great feelings after the knitting is done: 1. Knitting for loved ones - You knit a piece for someone you love and they think it is beautiful and want to put it on to wear even though it may not be in season. 2. Knitting for ourselves - You wear your knitted piece and someone says how much they like it.
Ahh, life can be so sweet.
UPDATE: September 20, 2011
I bought and received the book. It is a beautiful book with fantastic photographs for working the patterns by. There aren't exactly 150. There are 129 knitted trims and the rest of the 21 trims (which I don't consider to be trims) are leaves, flowers, hearts, balls, butterflys and a small Christmas stocking. But the 129 edgings are fantastic and the directions (yes there are no charts) are easy to follow. I recommend this book to have in your library. For me it will be a welcome addition so that I can spiff up the sometimes boring edge of a knitted project.
If your thinking about getting this book I highly recomend it!
A must have for knitters that love to embellish their projests!