The Knitted Alphabet: How to Knit Letters from A to Z

The Knitted Alphabet: How to Knit Letters from A to Z


By (author) Kate Haxell, By (author) Sarah Hazell

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  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 191mm x 244mm x 25mm | 816g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2013
  • ISBN 10: 1438002955
  • ISBN 13: 9781438002958
  • Sales rank: 300,444

Product description

Give a personal decorative touch to knitted projects by adding an inspiring message, a special date, a beloved name or initials. This book shows readers how to hand knit every letter of the alphabet, plus numbers and punctuation marks, in 26 different fonts--from simple classic lettering to more ornate calligraphy and contemporary handwritten styles. "The Knitted Alphabet " includes: Patterns for 26 different alphabets, including numbers, punctuation, emoticons and dingbats Detailed illustrations and step-by-step instructions for each alphabet, including a knitted swatch and easy-to-follow chart for every letter Ten inspiring simple projects with full patterns Instructions for various knitting techniques including: intarsia, Swiss darning, textured stitching and more More than 1040 patterns. Approximately 1500 color photos, illustrations and diagrams throughout.

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"Knitters and sewers will welcome this extremely detailed, comprehensive and creative look at personalizing thread-based projects. The authors take painstaking care to ensure that the 26 alphabets are not only charted but with a paragraph or so explaining techniques and possible hiccups, especially for novices. At the end, the authors explain and illustrate more elaborate techniques, from beading to stranding, and conclude with a list of abbreviations and yarns. This inspired book is first class." -- "Booklist," starred review"