150 Scandinavian Knitting Designs

Authentic Designs with Actual Size Swatches, Charts and Alternative Colourways

100 authentic designs with actual size swatches, charts and patterns.

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Mary Jane Mucklestone is a hand knitting designer who loves folk and ethnic knitting. Her book 200 Fair Isle Designs provied to be an instant classic. She is a popular teacher specialising in lively, fun and informative classes, giving her students the courage to try something new. Mary Jane has a varied background in art and textiles, earning a BFA in Printmaking from Pratt Institute, studying fashion at Parsons School for Design, and Textiles and Historic Costume at the University of Washington. She was photostylist for Interweave Knits Magazine, has taught handwork to the early grades in a Waldorf School, as well as working for years int he fashion industry in New York City, and the related fields of advertising and interior design. Mary Jane lives and works in rural Maine, where she needs to wear a sweater year-round! Follow her adventures on her website MaryJaneMucklestone.com

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The Scandinavian vibe continues to be a huge trend heading into summer, as it still reels from its winter success. This book certainly taps into the fashion with 100 authentic designs found in the traditional knitting of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. Suitable for both beginner and advanced knitters, it is a collection of inspirational patterns and charming motifs, including flowers, hearts and stars. Each motif is shown as a hand-knitted swatch, illustrated with clear, life-sized photographs and accompanied by easy to read colour charts and a reverse colourway suggestion. With clear details on reading colour charts and a full review of techniques for two-colour knitting, the book also gives advice on incorporating the Scandinavian motifs into a variety of different projects, allowing readers to create their own designs. The techniques and information are basic enough to appeal to knitters and those needing a refresher too.-Craft Business Following on from 200 Fair-Isle Designs, Mary is back with colourful Scandinavian knitting. Some of the designs will strike you as more obviously Scandinavian than others. Actual size swatches are shown together with charts and alternative colourways for the designs. The charts are easy to use. For all levels of knitters used to working with more than one colour of yarn, this is a useful book. Essential techniques are given for those unfamiliar with colour knitting. It includes symbols and motifs, animals, flowers and traditional geometric patterns. You can combine the designs to make your own unique patterns. There are also four projects included for you to make - a cowl, hat, mittens and pincushion. Great for those who like to design their own knitwear.-Yarnsandfabrics.co.uk/crafts
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 160
Erscheinungsdatum 08.07.2013
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-84448-934-3
Verlag Search Press Ltd
Maße (L/B/H) 223/224/12 mm
Gewicht 536
Abbildungen 500 colour illustrations
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