Knitting Nature: 39 Designs Inspired by Patterns in NatureHardback
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- Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc
- Format: Hardback | 176 pages
- Dimensions: 238mm x 256mm x 24mm | 1,161g
- Publication date: 1 June 2006
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 1584794844
- ISBN 13: 9781584794844
- Illustrations note: cl/bw/tt illustrations, cl75/bw10/tt85 photographs
- Sales rank: 44,914
"Knitting Nature" is "geek chic" at its most fascinating and beautiful. Imagine a woman's pullover born of a fascination with logometric spirals (the spirals you see in rams' horns, seashells); a shawl inspired by the atomic structure of quasicrystals; and a man's pullover whose central motif resembles the patterns formed by chemical waves. In "Knitting Nature", Gaughan draws knitters into her creative process by explaining - in friendly, layman's terms - how she uses patterning in physics as inspiration and challenge, then hooks them with her sophisticated, classic designs, ready for them to reproduce following her step-by-step instructions.
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Norah Gaughan is the design director for Berroco Yarns, and has been working as a full-time professional knitwear for the past 18 years. She was named one of Vogue Knitting's Master Knitters of the 90s, and she was also among the top designers featured in Vogue Knitting.