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Hand Knitting - New Directions

By Alison Ellen

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ISBN: 9781847972170
PUBLISHED: 13/08/2010
PAGES: 144
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 260x215 mm
INSIDE: 250 colour photographs, charts & diagrams

Hand Knitting - New Directions examines this traditional craft in a bold, refreshing way, to appeal to novices and experts alike. As well as explaining the basics of the techniques, the author explores knitting as a means of creating a textile rather than simply making a flat pattern, and encourages experimentation with unusual materials, as well as the more conventional knitting yarn.

Topics covered in this new paperback edition:

  • Basic stitches and techniques
  • How stitches work
  • Working with colours
  • Designing and working out your own garments

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Latest Reviews
" Alison tries to break down the conventional way of thinking and encourages both the experienced and newcomers to be 'freer' in their approach to knitting. She encourages the reader to explore and question the knitting they see and enable knitting to become a more interesting and fulfilling hobby. She leaves the reader capable of creating garments and other items that are unique. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

" You can rely on Crowood Press for good pics and authors who know their field. This timely book on knitting takes a new approach and deals with the subject by treating it as a textile technique rather than 'the beginning of a jumper'. It does a good job of covering technique, explaining how the stitches work as well as how to make them. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Workshop On The Web

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