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Decorative Origami Boxes by Rick Beech
Fabulous Origami Boxes
Tomoko Fuse - 1998
This delightful book is entirely devoted to the creation of origami boxes-plain or fancy, playful or practical, and elaborate boxes topped with cranes, butterflies, lilies, stars, and more.FABULOUS ORIGAMI BOXES includes designs for nesting boxes, simple triangle and square boxes and more complex hexagonal and octagonal boxes. Detailed illustrations provide step-by-step instructions on the correct way to crease and fold origami paper. Many of the designs are made of one sheet of paper, but some combine individual units with intriguing results.Both practical and lovely, these boxes can be used for gift-giving, storing trinkets, or simply for display.
Harmony Guide: Cables & Arans: 250 Stitches to Knit (Harmony Guides)
Erika Knight - 2007
Featuring 250 texture-friendly designs for knitters of all skill levels, this handbook gives techniques for cable, ripple, knot, and twist stitches. The reference provides a multitude of new knitting patterns both for the home and to wear--such as a honeycomb afghan, medallion-rippled sweater, and twisted-arches scarf. Beautifully photographed swatches are displayed with the latest yarns and include easy-to-follow instructions and design tips. An all-in-one guide to creating textures and cables, this crafting resource is the perfect knitting companion.
Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Volume One: Knit & Purl: The Ultimate Stitch Dictionary from the Editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine
Trisha Malcolm - 2005
Some 300 stitches are detailed, and hundreds of charts, photographs, and illustrations make it easy to understand how to construct each stitch, as well as the ways they can be used in projects. The experts at Vogue® Knitting demonstrate rib stitches such as brioche, herringbone, chevron, and quilted patterns; traveling patterns like parquet, ripple, and diamond stitches; lace, including daisy and wave patterns; and such unusual stitches as eye of lynx, bobble block, peppercorn, and bamboo. The most complete book of its kind, this is the definitive stitch reference!
The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques
Margaret Radcliffe - 2008
Or a sophisticated cashmere wrap featuring rich jewel tones that set off a favorite black dress. Knitting teacher and author Margaret Radcliffe presents a world of color techniques in a single comprehensive reference that you'll consult every time two or more yarn colors are in play. Stitchers of every ability level will love the color-combining methods and professional secrets revealed in The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques.Multicolor knitting techniques are explained with step-by-step illustrations and photographs accompanied by instructive text. Complete chapters on stripes, stitch effects, knitting with multicolor yarns, stranded knitting, and intarsia cover the theory and how-to behind each method as well as offering creative solutions for handling tangled yarn, estimating yarn quantities of each color, tips on how to handle all those ends, and stunning finishing techniques. An additional chapter describes more unusual techniques, such as helix, shadow, mosaic, and modular knitting.
When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters: Revised, Expanded, and Updated Survival Guide for Every Knitting Emergency
Marion Edmonds - 2007
You're happily knitting a sweater or a blanket and just when you think it's smooth sailing to the finish line, you realize you totally dropped a stitch or...the neck hole is too small or...who knows what! Hey, you're human; mistakes like these happen. And the more proficient a knitter you are, the more elaborate the mistakes can be. When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters is your white "knit" in shining armor, here to rescue you...to gently guide you through exactly how to fix any knitting problem...and get your project back on track.A newly revised edition of the classic from the knitting fairy godmothers. This new, expanded, and updated edition offers you even more good advice, more tips, and more knitting solutions, particularly for more adventurous elements like color, lace, and cables. Authors Marion Edmonds and Ahza Moore, beloved by knitters all over the country, give you levelheaded advice on what to fix, how to fix it, and when you can just fudge it. With 119 years of knitting experience between them, they've seen it all and fixed it all.New for this edition...patterns!Learn how to make:Mosaic mitts Streamer scarf Lace sampler wrap Fair Isle pillow of many colors Updated cable beanie Deliberate drop-stitch scarf Did you know that 1 in 3 women either knit or crochet? Chances are, you're one of them! Now you can keep working at your craft, even take a few risks here and there with more in-depth projects. It's ok if you mess up--When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters is here to make the boo-boos all fade away.
The Knit Stitch Pattern Handbook: An Essential Collection of 300 Designer Stitches and Techniques
Melissa Leapman - 2013
Melissa Leapman, known for her knitting references, shares 300 of her favorite stitch patterns developed over her long career. With basic step-by-step knitting instruction, information on how to most effectively use a stitch dictionary, and a wealth of original stitch patterns, this book will appeal to all levels of knitters looking for a comprehensive, yet portable volume. The book includes stitch patterns in five categories from imaginative novelty stitch patterns to traditional knit designs. Each stitch pattern includes a gorgeous photograph as well as written and charted instructions.
Knitting Pattern Essentials: Adapting and Drafting Knitting Patterns for Great Knitwear
Sally Melville - 2013
Pattern drafting has never been easier to understand as Sally breaks down each skill, including how to • calculate your personal measurements, ease, and stitch patterns• create a pattern for an existing garment that you love• shape a variety of necklines, shoulders, sides, sleeves, and hemlines• combine garment elements for an endless array of design possibilities• rescue a project when it doesn’t turn out as expected• finish your projects with a professional look• knit 10 original projects that showcase the elements covered in the book With Sally’s knitting expertise at your fingertips, you have all the tools you need to adjust patterns to fit you better than ever and create patterns that finally make your dream designs a reality.
Knitalong: Celebrating the Tradition of Knitting Together
Larissa Brown - 2008
Yesterday’s wartime Red Cross sock drives have evolved into today’s meet-ups at locales as diverse as cafes, state fairs, and major league ballparks, as well as international online gatherings; in fact, at any given time tens of thousands of people worldwide are involved in knitalongs, organized around a particular yarn, a favorite social cause, an intriguing project, a special event, or myriad other themes.Authors Larissa Brown and Martin John Brown present an inspiring look at centuries of people knitting together, and why knitters find the interaction so meaningful and worthwhile. Along the way, they offer 20 projects especially suited for different types of knitalongs. The Barn Raising Quilt and the Traveling Scarf, for instance, call on individual knitters to collaborate on a single project; while the Pinwheel Blanket and the Meathead Hat encourage a community of knitters to improvise on the same pattern to come up with a variety of results. Also included is essential information about finding, joining, and starting knitalongs.Hundreds of knitters participated in the knitalongs hosted by the authors as part of their research, and this book will inspire thousands more to get involved in the knitalong movement. The only book that celebrates this tradition of community and purpose, Knitalong is sure to have a powerful impact.
One Day Crocheting Projects: Over 15 Fun & Quick Crochet Projects (crochet patterns, crochet beginners, crocheting, knitting, cross-stitching, one day crochet, one day afghan, afghan patterns)
Elizabeth Taylor - 2014
There is a certain joy in the basics of life and going back to simpler times. Today we live in a fast-paced world of machines and premade everything. Crocheting gives you a way of slowing down in this hectic life. From just a hook and a ball of yarn you can create items with more value than what you find in any store. Are you ready to start something different? This book will take you through the basics of how to crochet and give you twenty basic patterns to follow for crafts that range from whimsical to practical. From headbands to caterpillar’s this book has a little of everything. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to get started. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you can get started with some of the most basic patterns. Want to create something that’s one of a kind? Pick your favorite colors. Represent your team. Match your décor. You have the power to make the pattern your own just by simply changing the colors. This is a great craft for everyone, regardless of your age or gender. Studies have proven that crafts like crocheting can help reduce stress, improve motor function, and increase mental clarity and retention. It’s more than just a hobby! Complete with full directions, material lists, and color photos of each project, this book is a great how-to guide if you’re just getting started. There’s more advanced projects too! Download this book today and get started on one of the best little crafts out there! Comments From Other Readers “Being new to crocheting, I was looking for something that would be easy to follow and keep up with. I’ve been learning how to crochet with my daughter and I thought this was the perfect book! We were both able to follow along with the patterns and made some cute scarfs and matching mittens. We each picked our own colors but it was great getting to work on the project together!” - Tobi (Manitoba, Canada) “There’s so much that can be done with these books! I’m not a novice, I’ve been working with yarn for years and I even spin my own, but it’s nice to get back to the basics sometimes to keep my skills sharp. That’s why I love books like this that help me to keep steady with my skills. The instructions were clear and the patterns came out wonderful. This is a great book for beginners or even more advanced crafters!” - Erika (Los Angeles, US) Tags: crochet, crochet 101, beginners, easy patterns, novice crochet, crocheting, one day crochet, learn to crochet, crochet patterns, afghan projects, crochet stitch gallery, easy to crochet, knitting, crochet for beginners, cross-stitching, needlework, one day crochet afghan, crochet scarf, craft, crocheting for dummies, crochet craft, crochet book
Custom Socks: Knit to Fit Your Feet
Kate Atherley - 2015
She calls on her years of experience as Knitty's Managing Technical Editor, where she has edited hundreds of sock patterns, to share this information in a way that is easy to understand with patterns that inspire.So go ahead and treat yourself to these 15 original sock patterns that are easily customizable and work with any needle configuration. Your feet will thank you!
Lara Neel - 2014
This thorough, imaginative collection of sock shapes and patterns gives you the tools to construct an astounding variety of custom socks.All heels and toes are carefully explained and clearly photographed, and you can plug in your own numbers to work at the exact size and gauge you want. If you'd rather just pick up the needles and start knitting, Sock Architecture also includes 17 fully designed patterns. Most span five sizes, from women's extra small through men's large. And most of the patterns offer guidelines for an adjustable size so you can choose your own gauge, size, or both. Make socks that are as unique as you are!Lara demystifies popular sock-knitting techniques and gives you tips and tricks that could only have come from the mind behind the Math4Knitters blog and podcast. Terrified of grafting? Love afterthought heels but hate retrieving those tiny left-on-hold stitches? Adore the look and fit of your usual top down heel, but hate picking up gusset stitches and dealing with that weird little hole at the top of the heel flap? Lara gives you all the tools and methods you need to address these issues and build your own great socks.
Advanced Origami: An Artist's Guide to Performances in Paper
Michael G. LaFosse - 2005
Lafosse's complex and beautiful origami projects are well known around the world. Focusing on models from nature, Advanced Origami provides unparalleled instruction on how to create master-class level 3D origami paper folding projects. The origami designs are challenging—they require some folding experience—but the results are more origami art than craft. Paper folders will create projects that can be displayed or given as gifts.Sophisticated origami or paper crafts fans will appreciate the unique origami designs along with complete detailed instructions and easy-to-follow color photos and diagrams. Advanced Origami also features information on paper selection and preparation, advance techniques such as "wet folding," and making your own paper.This origami book contains:136 page, full-color book15 original and challenging projectsStep-by-step instructionsColorful diagrams and photographsAdvanced techniques and tipsIn recent years origami has evolved beyond simple folding and creasing into a true art form akin to sculpture. For those seeking to learn origami at such a level, Advanced Origami provides all the essential information and techniques. Soon you will be able to design and fold your own origami sculptures!Origami projects include:North American CardinalKoi FishOrigamido ButterflyPond FrogAnd many more…
The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting
Sarah Veblen - 2012
No matter what size or shape you are, wearing garments that fit perfectly makes you look and feel better. Rather than making commonly accepted changes to a commercial pattern, the method presented in this guide focuses on the way a test garment fits the body. The fabric is manipulated to improve the fit, and then those specific changes are made to the pattern. The result: patterns that fit perfectly!With The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting, you'll learn:The importance of a fitting axis and how to use it during a fittingHow to recognize fitting issues, such as drag lines and foldsHow to manipulate fabric to solve common and unusual fitting problemsHow to transfer the fitting changes to your pattern easilyBasic pattern-making skills to ensure accurate alterationsSee the fitting process from start to finish on basic garments, fitted on real people. Then follow fitting solutions on different body types. Hundreds of large color photos illustrate the techniques and concepts in simple step-by-step instructions. With these lessons, you will get the perfect fit for any body.