Norah Gaughan s Twisted Stitch Sourcebook

Norah Gaughan s Twisted Stitch Sourcebook

The essential guide to using simple twisted stitches to add interest and beauty to handknits Master the simple and addictive art of the twisted stitch.

Author: Norah Gaughan

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781647000127

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 272

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The essential guide to using simple twisted stitches to add interest and beauty to handknits Master the simple and addictive art of the twisted stitch. The basics are easy to learn, and the design possibilities (and twist combinations that come to light once you begin) are almost endless. The book starts with a treasure trove of twisted stitch variations, starting with patterns made from diagonals and building from there—adding horizontal and vertical elements, combining twisted stitches with lace or polygon knitting, and pushing boundaries with patterns that twist stitches in every row for more advanced textures. The book offers 125-plus stitch patterns, along with guidance on how the twists are engineered and how knitters can create designs of their own. Norah’s always-clear instructions are presented in a conversational, easy-to-understand voice that proceeds naturally as one twisted stitch leads to the next. Readers can test their newfound skills with the 15 garment patterns included—irresistible designs for hats, wraps, sweaters, and more.
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Norah Gaughan s Knitted Cable Sourcebook

Norah Gaughan s Knitted Cable Sourcebook

A Breakthrough Guide to Knitting with Cables and Designing Your Own Norah Gaughan. There is no “official” terminology for cable knitting, ... CABLE OR CABLE STITCH A combination of stitches crossing one another to form a pattern.

Author: Norah Gaughan

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781613122914

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 240

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This guide for the modern knitter presents more than 150 new and innovative cable stitch patterns ranging from basic to complex and offers enlightening insight into how cables are engineered, how knitters can design their own, and how knitters can mix and match cables in a knitting pattern. Teacher, author, and master knitter Norah Gaughan shares her design principles and offers clear cable-making instruction throughout, always in a conversational, easy-to-understand voice that proceeds naturally, as one cable idea leads to the next. Master the art of cable knitting, then test your newfound skills with the 15 garment patterns for wraps, sweaters, and accessories. Also available from Norah Gaughan: Knitting Nature,Comfort Knitting and Crochet: Afghans and Comfort Knitting, and Crochet: Babies and Toddlers.
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Knit Fold Pleat Repeat

Knit Fold Pleat Repeat

Simple Knits, Gorgeous Garments Norah Gaughan ... favorite stitch references and guides , including Norah Gaughan's Twisted Stitch Sourcebook and Norah Gaughan's Knitted Cable Sourcebook ... A ABRAMS The Art of Books abramsbooks.com.

Author: Norah Gaughan

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781647000462

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

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Knitting guru Norah Gaughan shows you how to make rectangles, squares, and simple shapes—then fold, twist, and pleat them to create unique, fashionable clothes and accessories Simple shapes are ideal for the novice knitter, but the clever folds and fastenings of Knit, Fold, Pleat, Repeat will intrigue the experienced crowd too. These techniques are easy to learn, and the design possibilities—and new combinations that come to light once you begin—are nearly endless. Each design starts with a simple rectangle, square, or triangle and builds from there: to fold, drape, or twist the shape into a garment or accessory, and to introduce pleats, welts, and slices along the way. Every pattern has a gorgeous high-fashion style, and the projects are so addictive to knit—you may find yourself making the same garment in new colors and yarns so you'll have one for each season. The book includes thirty-six patterns in all, each with variations.
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