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Colorful Knitwear Design: from Threads (Threads On) Paperback – July 15, 1994
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As a leading source for all things related to garment sewing, Threads magazine is committed to serving sewers of all skill levels and providing the right tools to create functional and fashionable clothing to last a lifetime. Must-have patterns, essential techniques, and expert advice are available at www.threads.com
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The book is arranged into short articles, and each provides its own brand of inpiration. Most of the authors seem genuinely in love with their subject, and there is a lot of valuable information on color choices, patterned knitting, 3-dimensional knitting...almost anything to do with yarn and color.
While almost none of the pieces demonstrated are anything I will ever knit, many of them have provided springboard ideas for my knitting, and occassionally some valuable techniques. Generally speaking though, if you're looking for instruction, look elsewhere - this is inspiration.
Included among the chapters are many various styles of sweaters, sweater coats, children sweaters, Norwegian Sweaters, and even cardigan borders in detail, or knitting without patterns at all, and even knitting your own color picture graph without any difficulty. Color blending so easy, you will find it hard to believe that you can do it as quickly as you do.
Also included, Embellished Children's Sweaters, an elephant, a ghost, a dinosaur and believe it or not, a "cute" snake.
Also included, a great section on Charting Lace, picturing Alice Starmore's design "Flying Birds", and how to accomplish the task of charting lace.
Terrific chapter by Nancy Marchant teaching the three basic techniques of Intarsia knitting, including wonderful photos and diagrams showing how to do perform this amazing art.
Ribbing that holds it shape, hems and pockets, and much,, much more.
This is a wonderful knitting book that should be in every knitter's library. This one is a keeper.
This particular volume has articles on techniques such as strip-knitting, which is back in vogue right now. You make a garment in a series of knitted-together strips that form the shape of the garment by varying their lengths. Each strip can be a different pattern or offset patterns and lends a very nice ethnic look (think mudcloth or other handcrafted textiles.)
There are articles about design techniques such as symmetry, texture stitches with colorwork, some lace and a few intarsia things that look a lot like Kaffe Fasset style knitting. Mostly this book is ABOUT the design and not about the patterns, so if you like to design this is for you. If you are looking for a book of models to knit from patterns, you might be disappointed.