- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: UNKNOWN (April 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1844481409
- ISBN-13: 978-1844481408
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.7 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,076,131 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Knitting with Ribbon Yarn Paperback – Import, April, 2006
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ribbon recommended or with substitutes. Lots of advice on how to
use ribbon--I have used it aready. Knitting that I felt might be
difficult or knotty was not with the tips and hints inside.
Author assumes that her reader does not know how to knit; at least a quarter of the pages in the book are how-tos that apply to any kind of yarn.
The book is useful to both experienced and inexperience knitter. Below is a summary of content with my annotations. Hope you will find it useful.
The basics section:
1. How best to work with ribbon yarn to avoid tangling
2. How to clean garments with ribbon yarn
3. How to substitute one type of ribbon for another when needed
4. Samples showing correct, too loose and too tight weave
The basics chapters below have detailed step by step instructions, with each one having an image. They are very clear!
5. Casting and knit/purl basics
6. Binding off and connecting two sections
7. Shaping: increasing and decreasing garment width
8. Adding liners and zippers
9. Crochet embellishments
10. Crochet bind off
11. Finishing off - does and don'ts
12. Sewing seams
13. Reading patterns, including common abbreviations
Clothing Collection section:
1. Sleeveless top with scalloped bottom. Great project, simple yet pretty I made this one. I loved the large scalloped bottom design. My modification was to add sleeves, as I don't like sleeveless shirts.
2. Halter-neck camisole
3. Shawl, decorated with tassels
3. Raglan sleeves top
4. Halter-neck top with back-wrap
5. Designer wrap, very elegant
6. Classic round-neck cardigan
7. Sleeveless polo-neck pullover. I really like how the color rolls on this design.
8. Super casual single-button vest. Simple design and this pattern really shows off the ribbon texture
9. Long-sleeved wrap-front sweater with pretty scalloped edge
10. Camisole top. I did not particularly like the design, but has a description of an interesting technique for twisted cords.
11. Summer poncho
1. Cozy socks. Very cute! I plan to make them as a gift.
2. Hop belt.
3. Peruvian Hat
4. Hat and scarf. Useful technique for the scarves to make it two sections to make sure that designs on both ends match perfectly. I also liked the edging around the scraf.
1. Beaded tote
3. Argyle bag
4. Clutch bag
5. Long handled shopping bag (waaay too pretty for a shopping bag!)
6. Duffel bag
7. Dual-identity bag
8. Flower bag
Home decor section:
3. Floor cushion
4. Wall hanging
I really liked this section as I can see combining these ideas with some of my other project for a unique touch
1. Variety of knit ribbon flowers.
2. Variety of tassels
I already made one project out of the book, and have plan to use several more. I learned several new techniques and got a bunch of ideas for how to use the embellishments from this book in my projects. Can't ask for more to get out of a book!
Ali Julia review