Knitting in the Details

Knitting in the Details : Charming Designs to Knit and Embellish

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Each of the four chapters explores a different set of embellishment methods, offering clear illustrations and step-by-step instruction. Each technique is then showcased in Louisa's romantic, feminine and cherished signature style, from a beret with ribbon embroidery or a beaded scarf to a simple knitted vest with eyelets or tank top with applique hearts. Many patterns also include variations using a different yarn, edging, or embellishment to demonstrate the range of looks possible. Louisa's appraoch highlights the boutique feel of each design, encouraging knitters to add their own personality by customizing projects. The additional design tips and ideas offered throughout provide fresh inspiration to create a unique piece of knitwear. Filled with inspiring project photography from the coast of France, this book evokes romantic femininity and showcases how a project can be totally transformed by creative and well-placed embellishment.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 214 x 226 x 12mm | 458.13g
  • Interweave Press Inc
  • Loveland, CO, United States
  • English
  • 140 colour illustrations
  • 1596682566
  • 9781596682566
  • 136,445

Review quote

"24 appealing small patterns (which is nice - maybe you'll finish them before the warm weather!)and instructions on how to embellish each piece. Whether you add beads or buttons, create a knitted flower, or add personality with embroidery, there are all sorts of bewitching ideas in this book." - CanadianLiving.com "A little bit extra often makes something you knit truly an expression of yourself. In her latest book, Lousia Harding talks and teaches about just those little extras...use her advice to create knitwear with timeless romance and femininity." Knitty.com "There are 24 projects in all, and every one is a winner!" - Knit 'n Style, June 2011 "I was pleased to see that the designer incorporated beads into some of the projects. I'm always happy to see the cross-over between my most beloved hobby with knitting, sewing, crocheting, scrapbooking, etc. The photos are marvelous." - Sara Hardin, Soft Flex Company "show more

About Louisa Harding

Louisa Harding has been a major Rowan designer for 12 years, creating ready-to-wear collections for Europe, the USA and the Far East. In 1997 she became brand coordinator and designer for Jaeger Handknits, but is best known for her adorable Miss Bea range of books. Louisa also writes and designs for Vintage Style, Vogue Knitting, Knitting Magazine and Modern Classics.show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Yarn Information Chapter 1: Embroidery Amber Hat Erin Beret Opal Purse Ruby Purse Coral Cardigan Flora Pullover Chapter 2: Beading Verity Purse Tallulah Bolero Constance Beret Clarissa Scarf Prudence Fingerless Mitts Bettine Shrug Chapter 3: Additions Matilda Purse Earne Pullover Ella Scarf Gracie Vest Tabatha Cape Amelia Cardigan Chapter 4: In the Details Poppy Beanie Madelaine Wrap Nina Scarf Ivy Purse April Bolero Marigold Purse Abbreviations Glossary of Terms & Techniques Yarn Suppliers Indexshow more
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