Classic Knits

Classic Knits : Marianne Isager Collection

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Featuring 25 traditional projects derived from basic knit and purl patterns, this timeless collection of knitwear designs offers new and innovative ideas on a variety of subjects, such as stitch patterns, yarn combinations, and yarn construction techniques that add modern finishes to classic designs. Focusing on technique, crafters will learn a variety of basic knits, from entrelac, color stranding, and double knitting to slip-stitch, and herringbone. These knits can in turn be correctly gauged and identically sized to match the measurements in each tutorial and applied to finished garments. Without requiring extensive knitting experience, crafters only need to know how to cast on, knit, and bind off to successfully complete any project.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 216 x 228 x 15.24mm | 635.03g
  • United States
  • English
  • 120 Illustrations, color
  • 1596681152
  • 9781596681156
  • 376,385

Table of contents

Foreword Corsage Technique Adjusting Sizes Cossack Sugar Technique Measuring Gauge Fisherman Technique Knitting in the Round Monk Technique Intarsia Knitting Elf Short Jacket Knit & Purl Technique Short-Row Shaping Beach Flowers Pearls March Zigzag Top Zigzag Jacket Technique Knitting Cables Mie's Jacket Waves Honey Dashes Technique Garment Care Newsprint Pullover Technique Stranded Two Color Knitting Newsprint Top Black and White Technique Horizontal Chain Stitch Relief Abbreviations Glossary Sources for Yarn Index
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Review quote

"5 out of 5 stars. This is an excellent book with lots of great patterns, all written in great detail, many taking up to 10 pages for the instructions." -- "Knitting News"

"Classy and classic. The sweaters in this book look like they're easily wearable...there are detailed swatches photographed for each pattern, so you can see the stitch patterns clearly. When have you ever seen a book give that much detail?" -- "KnittingScholar.com"

"Garments that are as timeless and functional as they are beautiful. Isager designs garments that have minimal finishing--a plus for a busy knitter." -- "KnitPurlGurl.com"

"The book is a great choice for people who like their lines and their designs simple, but who don't think that simple has to mean boring." -- "About.com Guide to Knitting"

"Treats gauge swatches with much respect: each design includes a clear photo of a tension swatch accompanied for full instructions...A refreshing sight to see in a knitting book!" -- "Knit Together"
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About Marianne Isager

Marianne Isager earned her degree in textile design from Copenhagen's School of Design and Handicrafts. She is the author of "Knitting Out of Africa."
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