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Folk Style (Style series) Paperback – August, 2007
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"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.
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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.
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.
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. This is one design that is so perfect that I'd want to knit in the original yarn and colors, and fortunately Annie chose something easily available and reasonably priced, Brown Sheep Cotton Fine.
Lisa B. Evans' Tribal Baby Carrier would be an amazing baby gift - once again, you cannot bear to turn the page.
Mags Kandis's softly felted Shibori-Esque Neck Wrap made me pause a long time to wonder if I might widen my own fashion sense to include this. It's just a little more "modern" than I usually wear, with elegant lines that are simple and graceful. If nothing else, it makes me think about doing something similar, combining Shibori and felting and weaving an end through a slit.
And it is just this kind of wondering that the editorial staff of Interweave encourages. Like the rest of books in their Knitting Style series, they include a Design Notebook in the back to inspire and guide knitters who'd like to venture down their own path of creating Folk Style garments. Twelve pages of guidance suggest how to find inspiration and develop it into working design, and show that this publisher recognizes the intelligence, eagerness to learn, and growing independence that characterizes today's knitters.
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make the designs in the book exactly as designed...Read more