Designing your own sweaters using techniques from Denmark, The Netherlands, Norway, and The Andes.
Beginning with four simple, skill-building projects and eight master patterns for drop-shoulder pullover sweaters, learn how to:
* knit in the round
* understand charts
* center patterns
* manage repeats
* use texture patterns
* start with welts
* shape half-gussetsdesign with color patterns
* handle multiple colors
* stitch-and-cut armholes & necklines
* knit in the Andean style
* have fun with puntas
* tackle steeks
Ethnic Knitting Discovery & Exploration
Do you ever get tired of blindly following patterns? Ever wish you could design your own sweaters from scratch? Ever want to learn about knitting techniques from around the world? If you’ve answered “Yes!” to any of these questions, then Ethnic Knitting Discovery & Ethnic Knitting Exploration are for you.
Choose from three different styles of worksheets-quick notes, a visual plan, or detailed guidelines:
1) For adventurous and advanced knitters, I have a schematic where you can fill in your measurements and stitch counts as you go.
2) For those who want more details, I have a spreadsheet to help you do all of the calculations you’ll need for your project.
3) For those who have never designed a sweater, or who want a little more hand-holding, I have step-by-step instructions for working up each project (with your numbers).
A simple step-by-step introduction to knitting and designing lace, applicable to any yarn. Fifteen projects, for beginning to intermediate lace knitters. Information about the history and use of qiviut, possibly the world’s most exquisite fiber.
Kitty Knits is the first knitting book entirely devoted to the funny, furry felines in our lives. Discover creative ways to knit up practical projects for kitties to love and cat-themed designs for owners to enjoy. Just like cat batting at a ball of yarn, it’s a perfect match.
3 patterns in a Variety of Styles and Techniques from around the globe—including stylish traditional projects from Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, the British Isles, the Americas, and Asia. Pattern introductions provide a background of knitting techniques from that part of the world, including schematics and charts.
This book collects 25 fantastic patterns for socks inspired by knitting traditions from around the world. Patterns from top designers including Star Athena, Beth Brown-Reinsel, Candace Eisner Strick, Chrissy Gardiner, Janel Laidman and Anna Zilboorg are featured, along with an introduction from Nancy Bush, author of Folk Socks.
Kitty Knits Book Kit
Order the Kitty Knits book for $11.99 and you will receive a kit to make one of the projects in the book. Cat toy such as a felted mouse or a stringy ball.