Simple Knits with a Twist: Unique Projects for Creative Knitters

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Stewart, Tabori and Chang, Apr 7, 2004 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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Millions of thoroughly modern knitters, including a growing number under the age of thirty-five, will applaud the fresh interpretations featured in Simple Knits with a Twist," Erika Knight's latest collection of creative designs. By matching classic stitches with other craft techniques and incorporating innovative materials like fine wire, beads, and recycled plastic with conventional yarns, Knight takes knitting beyond its traditional boundaries into new, inspired realms. Easy yet inventive, her projects bring a hip, artsy edge to items once deemed homespun. The twenty projects, which include wire napkin rings, an Aran armchair cover, a patchwork throw, and a beaded silk scarf, teach knitters how to add such creative skills as felting, patchwork, and beading to their repertoires. Each project is featured in a full-page color photo and in close-up how-to shots. For beginners with contemporary tastes and accomplished knitters interested in expanding their range, Simple Knits with a Twist" presents a world of possibilities.

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Simple Knits with a Twist: Unique Projects for Creative Knitters

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Ideal for those taking up knitting who have no desire to knit anything conventional, this book by Knight (Simple Crochet ) covers basics quickly, with clear photos of knit and purl stitches, casting ... Read full review

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Absolutely gorgeous ideas - particularly the ones of knitting with beaded wire... Beautiful book. Read full review

About the author (2004)

ERIKA KNIGHT is a highly-respected knitwear and crochet designer, as well as a consultant to the fashion and yarn industries. With her "simple" ethos, Erika has a unique interpretation of craft; her mission is to simplify and communicate her insight and passion for knitting and crochet with accessible yet enticing projects in order to inspire everyone to experiment and, above all, enjoy creating.

Erika has recently launched her own capsule collection of high-quality hand-knit yarns, which are all sheared, scoured, and spun in England. As you would expect from this talented designer, the texture and color are truly special. Erika is the author of numerous highly-acclaimed knitting and crochet books, including "Simple Knitting" and "Natural Nursery Knits".

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