Decorate your home with elegant, handmade accents, as designed by top knitting designer, Erika Knight. Starting with an introduction to basic knitting techniques, and using only natural yarns, bamboo needles and the easiest stitches, Simple Knits for Easy Living demonstrates photographically every element, from casting on to increasing and decreasing. Using the simplest techniques, Erika has created a range of practical yet extremely attractive quick-to-knit textiles for the home, including cushions, throws, rugs, runners, bags and wraps. Each project is within the grasp of a complete novice knitter and almost all of them could be completed in a weekend, if not in an evening. For anyone who wants to give their house a contemporary look, and can spare the small amount of time to create these exceedingly easy textiles, Simple Knits for Easy Living is a godsend. Also available from Collins & Brown: Simple Knits for Cherished Babies (9781843404781) and Simple Knits for Little Cherubs (9781843404774).
Author: Erika Knight
A workshop-based guide for novices features 20 projects that introduce a variety of specific skills and techniques from basic stitches and variations to shaping and finishing touches, explaining how to build on initial skills with broader design principles and color choices. Original. 30,000 first printing.
Author: Erika Knight, John Heseltine
Publisher: Potter Craft
An illustrated guide to the art of crochet offers detailed instruction in a variety of needlecraft techniques, along with step-by-step directions for twenty projects.
Simple Knits with a Twist
Author: Erica Knight
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
A new collection of creative knitting designs integrates classic stitches with other craft techniques and innovative materials including wire, beads, and recycled plastic to present twenty innovative projects including wire napkin rings, an Aran armschair cover, a patchwork throw, and a beaded silk scarf. Original.
KNITTING. The hallmark of Erika's designs are that they are not only true classics, that will become the hand-me-downs of the future, but that they are simple enough for a beginner to knit successfully. Attention to detail is another feature of Erika's patterns, along with beautifully soft natural yarns. Her clothes are all comfortable and extremely wearable - no scratchy necklines, tight sleeves or itchy collars. In addition to a classic range of clothing, from sweaters and cardigans to hats and socks, "Simple Knits for Little Cherubs" includes a range of knitted accessories just right for the pre-school child, from cuddly toys to a doll's blanket.
Comforts of Home
Author: Erika Knight
Knitters will love adding the rich, indulgent texture of knits to their bed, bath, or living-room decor with gorgeous accessories that complement any home style. From exquisite throws and pillows to a stylish table runner and child's blanket, these striking, sophisticated designs will add a touch of comforting luxury. -- Eighteen elegant, practical projects feature the easiest stitches and patterns -- ideal for first-time knitters -- Quick-to-knit designs follow the popular "natural look" trend, featuring soft, lavish yarns and muted color palettes -- Larger projects are conveniently divided into portable sections for knitting at the soccer game, the doctor's office, or away from home
Knitting is hot, and the 20 simple yet beautiful home projects created for this book were designed specifically with the beginning knitter in mind. Illustrations.
Immerse yourself in comfort and beauty with this varied assortment of fun-to-knit throws. Get a value-packed collection of 20 appealing knitted throw patterns Have your choice of styles ranging from cute baby afghans to elegant lace designs--perfect gifts for teens, tweens, women, and men Stitch stunning projects featuring fibers from Lion Brand Yarn, Cascade Yarns, Plymouth Yarn Company, Brown Sheep Company, and other popular brands
Author: Erika Knight, Yuki Sugiura
More people are discovering the pleasures of knitting, yet many of today's new knitters have not had the opportunity to learn the necessary techniques. With a series of workshop-style masterclasses which you work through as you create each project, this book guides you through all the necessary techniques and stitches.
Offering clear, concise knitting instructions, this series has served as a classic reference for handcrafters for more than thirty years. Featuring more than 250 classic and contemporary stitch patterns, this updated guide includes instructions for knitters of all levels. From the basic knit and purl stitch to the seed stitch to a fanciful ladder pattern, each of the featured stitches is detailed with a color photograph and handy how-to instructions. Both new and classic yarn varieties are covered, and insider tips designed to facilitate personalization are featured throughout. For projects ranging from the simple to the ornate, this extensive catalog is brimming with stitch inspiration.
Author: Debbie Bliss
Publisher: Random House
Knitting is enjoying an enormous boom, with everyone from Julia Roberts to Zoe Ball now known to be fans. Many of these new people coming to knitting want simple, quick designs that look great but which will not take them weeks to make. Easy Knits has over 25 irresistible designs that are straightforward and quick to knit - but which look fabulous. It includes plenty of ideas for new babies, from simple wraps to socks and scarves; sweaters, cardigans and jackets for toddlers and older children; and ideas for adults that range from a Guernsey-style sweater to an alpaca polo neck.
Author: Andrea Rangel
This is a collection of 21 functional, lovely, and interesting knitting patterns for men and women. Side-by-side with hearty wool sweaters and sock patterns are more unexpectedly delicate-looking pieces, such as a warm, resilient shawl with lace trim and a cozy cowl with gentle drape. Those who love cables will rejoice in the gorgeously-shaped turtleneck and bright, eye-catching mitts. Fans of colorwork will enjoy both stranded knitting and intarsia pieces, while those who want to keep it simple will delight in textured, knit-and-purl designs.--Amazon.com
Who knew you could actually knit without needles? Put down those complicated knitting projects that take forever to finish. Knitting Without Needles brings cool home, gifts, and clothing accessories--cowls, totes, rugs, poufs, scarves, and more--within arm's reach. An all-in-one resource for a new kind of craft, this book shows you how to loop yarn with your fingers or your forearms with thirty patterns that are simple to follow and produce stylish results. Best of all, many of them knit up fast--in less than an hour! Even if you've never picked up knitting needles, you can easily master the techniques to make fun knits with kids and for kids (a princess crown, baby booties) and even last-minute gifts (a statement necklace for your fashionista friend). With stunning photography, plenty of step-by-step photos, and a detailed resource section, Knitting Without Needles is your go-to for a new way to knit.
Author: Melanie Falick
Publisher: Open Road Media
When Weekend Knitting was first published in hardcover in 2003, a modern generation of knitters was just starting to discover this "hot new hobby." Since then, knitting has grown wildly popular and Melanie Falick’s book has gone on to become a knitting classic and a huge bestseller. Weekend Knitting brings together unique, innovative, and still-fresh projects for beginning and more-experienced knitters, many of which can be completed in a weekend or less. Every project is presented with clear instructions and in beautiful photographs that celebrate idyllic weekend settings. Quotes from diverse sources about knitting, creativity, and balanced living—along with favorite recipes, lists of books and movies with knitting scenes, and other extras—complete the weekend knitting experience.
Adorable Baby Knits
Author: Jody Long
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
Twenty-five lovely designs offer a modern take on classic infant knitwear. Patterns for intermediate to advanced knitters include sweaters, hats, a blanket, a dress, a vest, and more, rendered in cables, lace, and color work.