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Folk Style (Style series) by [Kandis, Mags]
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Length: 160 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
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Editorial Reviews

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"This global medley, influenced by a panoply of cultures and ethnicities, is a colorful entry in the Style series." - Yarn Market News

"An ideal book for both beginners and seasoned crafters alike. These bags are truly works of art!" - KLIATT

"Mags Kandis...I love her world-encompassing design sensibility." - Knitty.com

"These are all quite stylish designs." - Knitting News

"A ton of fabulous projects... This would be a rich addition to your fiber library." - The News & Observer

"This treasury of patterns is a must for fall knitting." - Anchorage Daily News

"For intermediate knitters and up, or an adventurous beginner wanting to stretch his or her skills." - Planet Purl

About the Author

Mags Kandis is the head designer and consultant for Mission Falls Yarns and the former creative director and co-owner of the company. She lives in Consecon, Ontario.


Product Details

  • File Size: 20891 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Interweave (April 15, 2013)
  • Publication Date: April 15, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DH40YVG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,057,260 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Cat Bordhi on September 7, 2007
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You know a knitting book is a winner when you keep picking it up for just one more journey through the sensory delight of its pages. This is one of those books.

Folk Style is a lavish collection of stunningly beautiful designs. Sometimes folk elements from more than one culture or era are married with beautiful results, such as in The Grand Tour Waistcoast by Di Gilpin, which weds Greek, French, and Spanish inspirations. I particularly love Gilpin's careful placement of asymmetrical intarsia motifs so that the imbalance appears to be a natural growth. I also love how she incorporated some texture and a cable into both the background of the front and into the central motif in the back - what a lovely and fresh juxtaposition of elements! Plus the back armhole shaping . . .

I'd love to make and use Gina Wilde's Appalachian Gathering Basket, with its unusual shape, nubbly texture, faded southwestern colors, and haunting Pima Native American motifs. It's hard to stop gazing at it and turn the page. And yes, it is the perfect shape for gathering something.

Annie Modesitt proves yet again what a magnificent designer she is with her Shanghai Surplice. I got to see the original at TNNA (the industry show) and admired it there. And yes, it's given in lots of sizes - bust circumference from 30.5 to 52.5" - yay! Just looking at it makes a knitter's heart sing, because the directionality of knitting is used so well. The upper left front, with its diagonal curve from neck to midriff , sends the knitting sideways with an upward tilt, drawing the eye in a gentle and arousing manner. I love the two different armhole treatments - and the colors.
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For the modern knitter, this book provides a wealth of folk-inspired design that goes beyond the actual folk-style garment. For example, there is a Tribal Baby Carrier that has a Kilim pattern but looks hippy-chic and would make a beautiful gift for a young mom. There are color block scarves that look like abstract paintings based on Log Cabin quilts and some colorful socks. There is a Morroccan cap, but with big bright retro flowers.

Each design seems to apply traditional techniques you may have seen before but in a totally new way, so this is not a ho-hum, another Scandinavian or sock or bag or sweater book. For that alone, I give this book huge props. The trendy knitter is sure to find a wealth of ideas here to apply to other projects as well as plenty to do right from these patterns. The ideas incorporate applique and embroidery as well as colorwork and texture.

I liked best the Indian "silk" pillow and a simple lace pattern paisley inspired shawl as well as the bright Algonquin socks. There is something in here for any knitter and plenty to learn from. This could be a very valuable source book for a creative person.
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This book is a creative inspiration! The color options are fresh and vibrant, and I can easily see making several of the small projects for my family without arousing that "Oh, no, where did Mom find this clunker?" response (I can see the Sunny Flowers Fez becoming an instant favorite with my granddaughter). Some of the body silhouettes are short trendy accent garments (patchwork jacket, Shanghai surplice) that would be easy to lengthen if coverage is an issue. The Algonquin socks and Bunad mukluks are adorable--just in time for winter!

I really like the suggested embellishments--embroidery touches, buttons, unexpected details--that add whimsy without overloading the designs. Mags Kandis has opened a window to fresh design and color choices.
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I love the designs in this book. I am currently knitting the Modern Quilt Wrap and love it. If you are intending to
make the designs in the book exactly as designed including types and colors of yarn it can be difficult to find the yarn as some colors have been discontinued, but this just allows a chance for more creativity.
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Just got this and oh the beautiful things to make..though many of them are knitted, I can see where I can purchase the
skirt and do the leaves and get almost the same effect.
In fact I loved this for the many ideas it gave me for embellishing articles of clothing...and it would give an added touch to
a purchased item. In fact I can see myself putting the leaves on a cape that I have already knitted.
Gem of a book.
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this is a fine book. i find that how i respond to these books have to do with the actual projects. this one has some nice projects, some may like more of the projects and some less. i happen to like fewer than expected. however, one can also translate techniques and ideas to other projects.
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