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Fashion Knitwear

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Knitwear is one of the most exciting areas in fashion today, where craft and digital processes collide to create desirable, innovative clothing. Fashion Knitwear showcases 40 designers around the world, including Missoni, Sibling, and Sonia Rykiel, who use hand and machine knitting, crochet, and macramé, as well as knit fabrics such as jersey, to produce fashion garments.

Each profile delves into the designer's practice, inspiration and career path and includes inspiring images of their work. Interviews explore approaches to knitwear and how different knit stitches, techniques, and yarns are used to create color, pattern, and texture.

This book will appeal to anyone interested in knitwear, from hobby knitters looking for inspiration to students and fashion designers wanting a current overview of the scene.

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Knitting Yarns

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"The impressive collection of writers here have contributed essays that celebrate knitting and knitters. They share their knitting triumphs and disasters as well as their life triumphs and disasters...These essays will break your heart. They will have you laughing out loud." --Ann Hood, from the introduction

Why does knitting occupy a place in the hearts of so many writers? What's so magical and transformative about yarn and needles? How does knitting help us get through life-changing events and inspire joy? In Knitting Yarns, twenty-seven writers tell stories about how knitting healed, challenged, or helped them to grow. Barbara Kingsolver describes sheering a sheep for yarn. Elizabeth Berg writes about her frustration at failing to knit. Ann Patchett traces her life through her knitting, writing about the scarf that knits together the women she's loved and lost. Knitting a Christmas gift for his blind aunt helped Andre Dubus III knit an understanding with his girlfriend. Kaylie Jones finds the woman who used knitting to help raise her in France and heals old wounds. Sue Grafton writes about her passion for knitting. Also included are five original knitting patterns created by Helen Bingham.

Poignant, funny, and moving, Knitting Yarns is sure to delight knitting enthusiasts and lovers of literature alike.

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Vintage Modern Crochet: Classic Crochet Lace Techniques for Contemporary Style (USED)

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Vintage crochet lace techniques, on-trend garments and accessories!

Lace is one of the hottest trends in crochet, but it is by no means a new technique. In Vintage Modern Crochet, best-selling author Robyn Chachula feeds the craze for lace by exploring five classic crochet lace techniques, reinventing them in beautiful, compelling ways.

Crocheters will fall in love with the featured tunics, cowls, shawls, pullovers, and even a crochet dress-all thoroughly wearable and on-trend, yet timeless. Each technique-themed chapter features a fascinating introduction: learn about pineapple lace, Bruges lace, filet lace, Irish crochet, and Tunisian crochet. Each design also features a "Technique Tidbit" that will give you valuable insight into working the pattern.

Robyn Chachula's vintage-inspired creations are all you need for a trendy one-of-a-kind wardrobe!

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Vogue Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book

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"An essential addition to the knitter's bookshelf." --Library Journal (starred review)

The ultimate knitting reference, from the world's most recognized knitting magazine, gets a thorough update--including 1,600 color images and brand-new sections with techniques and designs!

First published in 1989, Vogue Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book instantly became a beloved resource for knitters. The second edition, released in 2002, further cemented its place as the most trusted knitting resource. The past 15 years have seen many exciting advances in knitting, and this update encompasses them all. It features an expanded library of cast-ons, increases, decreases, and bind-offs; in-depth sections on newly favorite techniques such as brioche, entrelac, double knitting, and mosaic knitting; and design and construction chapters that go beyond just sweaters to encompass dozens of options for hats, mittens, socks, gloves, and more than 25 shawl shapes. Comprehensive chapters cover lace and cabling, and provide even more Information than before on knitters' tools, correcting errors, finishing, embellishing, and garment care to give you a masterly understanding of every stage of knitting.

With updated, revised, and fresh material throughout, 65 additional pages, and more than 1,600 photos and hand-drawn step-by-step illustrations, Vogue Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book is surprisingly easy to navigate with thorough indexing and footnote cross-referencing. From beginners needing to learn the very basics to seasoned knitters wanting a refresher on a complex technique, every knitter will cherish this guide for years to come.