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    DescriptionCan't find just the right knitting pattern? Want to create your own designs but not sure how? This practical book has all you need to know to make original knitting patterns in 5 easy steps. Comprehensive information, expert advice and 48 pages of special knitters' graph paper make finding your inspiration, choosing the correct materials and getting your designs onto paper a breeze. And once you have completed the preparation, "Design Your Own Knits in 5 Easy Steps" shows you how to let your ideas flow through your needle with easy-to-understand references for all knitting techniques.

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    Design Your Own Knits in 5 Easy Steps
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Debbie Abrahams
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 280 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 685 g
    ISBN 13: 9780600616382
    ISBN 10: 060061638X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24210
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: 746.432
    LC classification: TT
    B&T General Subject: 250
    Ingram Subject Code: CR
    Libri: I-CR
    BISAC V2.8: CRA009000
    BIC subject category V2: WFBS
    B&T Approval Code: A97602742
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: CRA015000
    DC22: 746.43041
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: WFBS, WJF, WFB
    Illustrations note
    Over 180
    Octopus Publishing Group
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    Publication date
    01 April 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Debbie Abrahams graduated from Nottingham Trent University, UK, with a degree in Knitwear Design. After working as a buyer for a major retailer she joined Rowan Yarns, progressing to become their Design Consultant Manager. Debbie has worked as a freelance knitting designer since 2005, and this is her fifth book. Location: Nottingham, England
    Table of contents
    Introduction. Inspiration and materials. Where can you find inspiration?; Translating your inspiration to knitting; Making sketches; Seeing colours, patterns, motifs and shapes; Creating your palette; Making colours work together; What yarn do you use?; Ideas onto paper. Understanding scale; Simplifying the design; Working with stitches and rows; Creating repeat patterns; Making patterns fit; Converting stitches and rows into measurements; Sample swatches. Why knit a swatch?; How to knit a swatch; How to measure tension accurately; Recording the results; What if the design doesn't work?; Getting the tension right; Mapping out the design. The specification drawing; Where do I get the measurements?; Making all the maths work; Creating your own specification drawing; Drafting basic shapes; Get knitting. Yarn requirements; Calculating quantities; Writing your own pattern; Knitting know-how;