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Knit So Fine: Designs with Skinny Yarn

Knit So Fine: Designs with Skinny Yarn

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By (author) Lisa R. Myers, By (author) Laura Grutzeck, By (author) Carol Sulcoski

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  • Publisher: Interweave Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 212mm x 226mm x 12mm | 481g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Loveland, CO
  • ISBN 10: 1596680520
  • ISBN 13: 9781596680524
  • Illustrations note: 100 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 74,507

Product description

Put down those chunky yarns and fat needles and discover the creative possibilities of thin yarns. Think thin yarns are slow and boring to knit with? Think again! This information-packed book features more than twenty stylish and contemporary projects knit with lightweight yarns. Thin is in! Lightweight yarns have a bad reputation: slow to knit with, unfashionable, limited to socks and lace, and fussy to deal with. Give those skinny yarns another look! Projects knit with thin yarns can range from quick, easy, and daring to bold, elaborate, refined, and sophisticated. Perfect for all skill levels, the projects in Knit So Fine show that garments knitted with thin yarns fit more precisely, are more flattering to the figure, feel better against the skin, are great for layering, and offer more versatility for fashion elements like ruching, ruffles, gauzy layers, and drape. Knit So Fine educates knitters about fine yarns: what they are, the many advantages of knitting with fine yarns, plus tips and techniques to make the knitting process more enjoyable. Knitters will also find stylish and contemporary patterns, including a drapy silk top, a supple zippered cable hoodie, a bamboo skirt with stunning drape, a bohus-inspired pullover, a wrap dress, a ruffled scarf, and much more! Discover the versatility of knitting with fine yarns, from quick knits and small projects to long-term projects that are worth the wait, with Knit So Fine.

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Author information

Lisa R. Myers is the author of The Joy of Knitting and The Joy of Knitting Companion. Her designs have been published by Interweave Knits and Classic Elite, and Lisa designed patterns for Getting Started Knitting (Interweave Press, 2006). She is the owner of Fairmount Fibers, wholesale distributor of Manos del Uruguay yarns, a kettle dyed yarn handcrafted by a cooperative organization committed to developing work for women in Uruguay. Myers is also the owner of Rosie's Yarn Cellar, a retail yarn shop in Philadelphia and has over ten years' experience in the knitting shop industry. Lisa regularly designs patterns for her shop, including for the very successful RoseKnits line (marketed to yarn shops across the country; see them at www.rosiesyarncellar.com/products/rkpatterns.htm). Laura Grutzcek, who has knit for over twenty years, received a BFA from Tyler School of Art, and a MS from Drexel University. Her patterns have appeared in Stitch N Bitch Nation and are frequently featured as part of the RosieKnits line. Laura has taught many classes in knitting and knitting design. Carol J. Sulcoski is a knitting designer who has had designs published by Knitty.com; KnitNet.com; MenKnit.net; MagKnits.com and Big Girl Knits. She is a staff member of Rosie's Yarn Cellar and regularly designs for the RosieKnits pattern line. She is also the author of the popular knitting blog GoKnitInYourHat and proprietress of Black Bunny Fibers, creating hand-dyed yarns and spinning fiber.

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"A beautiful book that is sure to inspire knitters of all skill levels to try something a little skinnier...A lot of fun." - About.com Guide to Knitting"Stylish, feminine designs." - Blogcritics.com"A timely publication that offers figure-flattering projects with a modern twist... A great summertime book." - "Knit Together," the quarterly publication of the Canadian Guild of Knitters"A bonus point: According to a price analysis within, a sweater made of fine yarn will save customers money." - "Yarn Market News""If you feel that...fine yarns take too long, are limited to lace and scarves, or are difficult to deal with, this book will free you of that notion." - "Knit 'N Style""The designs are good ones...classic, but with a fresh feel, and well worth the knitting time." - KnittingScholar.com