Learning to create knit garments without needles is the focus of this stitch-pattern collection and instructional reference. By using long looms, crafters can simplify two-color work, master larger projects, and make double-knit fabrics with more options for surface texture. From simple scarves to detailed felted slippers, the designs in this resource will allure seasoned experts looking for new ways to knit, as well as beginner-level stitchers who are still trying to master using needles. Projects are accompanied by instructional photographs and include a baby blanket, an afghan, a tasseled scarf, a shawl, and a garden party table setting.
Includes how-to instructions for using knitting looms and ten projects.
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another... In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon—when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an "outlander"—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of our Lord...1743. Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire's destiny in soon inextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidden Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life ...and shatter her heart. For here, James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Make hats, scarves, sweaters, an afghan and more-- without knitting needles!--
Loom Knitting Socks
Author: Isela Phelps
Reveals everything you need to know to loom knit socks. There are 50 projects for no-needle knitting---from colorful baby booties to beaded sophisticated numbers. All the basics are covered in the comprehensive illustrated introductory chapter, so anyone, even a beginning loomer, is able to follow along.
Loom Knitting Primer
Author: Isela Phelps
"A beginner's guide to knitting on a loom, with over 30 fun projects"--Cover.
Knitting Board Basics
Author: Pat Novak, Kim Novak
Provides tips and patterns for knitting on a knitting board, and includes beginners' basics and informaiton on such finishing details as creating buttonholes and joining sleeves.
Uses nine simple circle loom projects to introduce cable knitting for socks, sweaters, purses, hats, scarves, mitts, shawls, backpacks, and throws.
Sock yarn isn’t just for socks anymore! Veteran knitter Judith Durant presents 101 original projects that can be created from just a single skein of sock yarn, including adorable baby clothes, warm hats, beautiful scarves, and even a dog sweater. A quick and creative way to use up leftovers, many of these projects knit up in less than three hours. Adapted from designs contributed by yarn shops and crafters from throughout North America, knitters of all types will delight in these fun and stylish creations.
Offers step-by-step instructions for knitting on a loom and includes patterns for fourteen projects for scarves, hats, afghans, shawls, and stockings.
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.
Playing with Books
Author: Jason Thompson
Publisher: Quarry Books
In these pages, Jason Thompson has curated an extensive and artistic range of both achievable upcycled crafts made from books and book pages and an amazing gallery that contains thought-provoking and beautiful works that transform books into art. The content encompasses a wide range of techniques and step-by-step projects that deconstruct and rebuild books and their parts into unique, upcycled objects. The book combines in equal measure bookbinding, woodworking, paper crafting, origami, and textile and decorative arts techniques, along with a healthy dose of experimentation and fun.The beautiful high-end presentation and stunning photography make this book a delightful, must-have volume for any book-loving artist or art-loving book collector.
This book presents not only a beautiful collection of patterns but also a fascinating biography of Dorothy Reade, arguably the mother of modern lace knitting. It's a must-have for any knitter who appreciates lace! Discover techniques and patterns developed by Reade in the 1960s as you create gorgeous projects featuring completely modern designs. Offers more than 20 exquisite patterns for everything from scarves and stoles to sweaters and socks to items for home decor Features a wide range of styles from top designers such as Annie Modesitt, Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer, and Evelyn A. Clark Presents a "now I get it" approach to using charts and knitting lace
With cameos on Fashion Week runways and in designer store windows, the starry-eyed Jess Brown rag doll has captured the hearts of many. In this book, Brown shares her sought-after doll pattern for the first time and shows how to sew, customize, and accessorize each doll for a true modern heirloom. More than a craft how-to book, The Making of a Rag Doll reveals the creative process behind these whimsical dolls, placing emphasis on quality sustainable materials and handwork made to last for generations. The book brims with gorgeous lifestyle photography, includes two patterns, and features instructions for nine accessories such as a little apron and cute-as- can-be knickers.