Knitting in the Details : Charming Designs to Knit and Embellish
Learn from best-selling author and knitwear designer Louisa Harding unique and creative ways to bring big appeal to your knitting using only the tiniest of elements. The 24 projects in "Knitting in the Details" showcase small, quick-to-knit patterns 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 a tank top with applique hearts.Each of the four chapters in "Knitting in the Details" explores a different set of embellishment methods, offering clear technique instruction accompanied by illustrations. Add your own personality by customizing projects and find fresh inspiration to create a unique piece of knitwear with additional design tips and ideas. Filled with inspiring images and photographs from the coast of France, "Knitting in the Details" evokes fashionable femininity and enchantment and showcases projects transformed by creative and well-placed embellishment.
- Paperback | 136 pages
- 216 x 229 x 216mm | 466g
- 27 Jan 2011
- Interweave Press Inc
- United States
- 140 Illustrations, color
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 Index
"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"
About Louisa Harding
Louisa Harding has been designing knitwear professionally for more than seventeen years. In 2005, she launched a signature line of yarns and design collections in the United States and the United Kingdom, distributed by Knitting Fever. Her designs have appeared in "Rowan Knitting Magazine," "Vogue Knitting," and "Knitting Magazine." She has also worked as an in-house designer for Rowan Yarns and Jaeger Handknits. Harding's previous books include "Knitting Little Luxuries" and "Natural Knits for Babies and Moms."