Knitter's Sketchbook - Design Inspiration for Twists and Cables
|INSIDE:||189 colour photographs and 141 line artworks|
Inspiration for twist and cable designs can be seen everywhere in the natural world and the urban environment, from the cracks in the pavement to building walls, posts and pillars. In A Knitter's Sketchbook: Design Inspiration for Twists and Cables, creative designer Emma Vining shares her experience of capturing pattern ideas in many diverse locations and settings, offering a design-led approach to creating unique knitting stitch patterns. This book can be used in many different ways: as a stitch library, a collection of knitting patterns or as a starting point to inspire designs for a personalized knitter's sketchbook.
This beautifully illustrated book:
- explores the history of knitted twists and cables
- demonstrates how using different yarns affect stitch patterns
- describes twist and cable techniques and terminology
- presents a wide-ranging stitch library with ideas to inspire further designs
- illustrates the techniques with ten creative accessory patterns
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" I have long been an admirer of Emma Vining's many textured-stitch knitting designs. The real meat of this book is the stitch patterns that Emma creates (you can adapt these for your own use), and the information that enables you to create your own interpretations of images in stitches. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Slipknot magazine of Knitting & Crochet Guild
" A refreshingly different and impressive first book from a well-respected designer/pattern-writer. It is an excellent introduction to designing for knit - clear, easily understandable and accessible, nothing superfluous or confusing. It will encourage knitters to be creative and make the jump to devising their own designs. Really well illustrated, with good examples of translating inspiration into knit stitches, then turning these into lovely knitted accessories. The content is well suited to both experienced and more novice knitters, as it maps out how to do your own thing but also has a great range of ready-to-knit accessory patterns. "
Review Type: Customer
Posted By: Loraine McClean