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New England Knits: Timeless Knitwear with a Modern Twist

New England Knits: Timeless Knitwear with a Modern Twist

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By (author) Cecily Glowik MacDonald, By (author) Melissa Labarre

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  • Publisher: Interweave Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 214mm x 226mm x 14mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 27 July 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Loveland, CO
  • ISBN 10: 1596681802
  • ISBN 13: 9781596681804
  • Illustrations note: 100 illustrations, colour
  • Sales rank: 29,595

Product description

Cherish the gorgeous and timeless appeal of America's northeast with this irresistible collection. Inspired by autumn, winter, and spring in new England (where the savvy knitter is never far from a sweater between September and March), New England Knits delivers 25 gorgeous patterns with classic wearability and contemporary style. Inspired by their daily surroundings, New England-based designers Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre created each piece to distinctly showcase the weather, colors, and culture of the region they so love. Projects by four guest designers from new England yarn companies round out the collection. Lushly photographed, New England Knits is divided into three classic themes: Around the Town, Fall on the Farm, and Along the Coast. Within each section you'll find beautiful multiseasonal clothes and accessories, such as cardigans for layering or scarves to warm your neck when the temperatures dip. You'll also fall in love with soft sweaters, durable bags, cozy mittens, and more! With New England Knits, you'll have everything you need for a perfect new England-inspired wardrobe.

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Author information

Cecily Glowik MacDonald has designed for Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Knit.1, Knit Simple, Vogue Knitting, Cast On, Knitter's and Creative Knitting. In addition, her designs have appeared in Classic Elite Yarns Collections, Interweave's Knitting Green, Knitted Gifts, Color Style, and Simple Style, as well as Vogue's Knitting on the Go series. She lived in Massachusetts while writing the book but recently moved to Portland, Maine. She blogs at http://cecilyam.wordpress.com Melissa LaBarre has published patterns in Knit.1 and Classic Elite Yarns webletters and design collections. She lives in western Massachusetts and blogs at knittingschooldropout.com.

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Here's a lovely book of timeless hand knitwear with a modern twist, which captures the spirit of New England. Inspired by the vivid seasons, where a sweater or cap is always at hand to chase off a breeze, this collection is by young North East designers. The book is filled with flattering, wearable sweaters and jackets plus hats, mittens, scarves, bags and shawls. Lushly photographed on the New England coastline, these up-and-coming designers present their fresh take on classic knitting. The size range is generous - typically up to 50 inch bust. Full blocking diagrams, measurements and charts are included for most of the designs, so the ideas can easily be transferred to charting devices for machine knitting.-Machine Knitting Monthly This collection of 25 designs has a decidedly feminine feel, with a focus on flattering shaping. Cables are designed to emphasise waists; pretty stitch patterns work to elongate the body; textured cuffs and hems add interest, while the shapes are classic and wearable. There's a great range of designs, from jumpers and cardigans to vests and accessories. Most are knitted in subtle colours, to showcase the shaping and stitch patterns, although colourwork fans will love the "Whale Watch Hat".-The Knitter A knitting book with a hint of travelogue, this is the work of first-time authors Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LeBarre. The subtitle 'Timeless Knitwear with a Modern Twist' tells you exactly what you're in for. Beautiful photos of the New England coastline set the tone, and the patterns by the authors plus four guest designers certainly do it justice. The patterns are divided into three evocative themes: Around the Town, Fall on the Farm, and Along the Coast, giveing you a sense of the inspiration behind the designs. We love the 'Greenfield Cardigan' by Melissa LeBarre, with its pretty leaf detailing, and the versatile 'Windsor Warmer' in softest cashmere by Cecily Glowik MacDonald.-Simply Knitting If you're looking for timeless, wearable knits, this book's got you covered - um, literally. The book is filled with 25 patterns for cardigans, pullovers, hoodies, and accessories prompted by blustery seasons and seaside walk. Each project comes with generous photography (think multiple angles) to give you a clear idea of the finished piece.-Knitting Today (US)

Table of contents

AROUND THE TOWN Auburn top Hampton cardigan Chelsea skirt Ashfield cardigan Groveland bag Northampton kerchief Greylock tunic Fairfield top Whale watch hat FALL ON THE FARM Portland mittens Greenfield cardigan Providence hoodie Augusta cardigan Melrose peacoat Mystic pullover Montpelier jacket Brattleboro hat ALONG THE COAST Salem jacket Derry raglan Old Port pullover Lewiston vest Middlefield pullover Wakefield scarf Cranston coat Montague vest Windsor warmer