- Häftad (Paperback / softback)
- Antal sidor
- Search Press Ltd
- Illustrations, color
- 248 x 190 x 11 mm
- 454 g
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10 Lessons and Projects Using Ombre, Stranded Colourwork, Slip Stitch and Textures
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This book is a little delight.... The world of ombre (gradient colour) and knitting has always intrigued me...yet if I'm honest scared me as well! I am not the world's best knitter by a long mark but this book has introduced me to new, previously unknown cast on stitches, knitting techniques and most of all the delights of colours. Wool is available in a host of variants, you think about buying but don't because you're not sure what to do ... well, the book is simply perfect for that task. It gently guides you through, stitches, wools, patterns of course and the end products are modern and up to date, yet........... depending on your choice of colourways could be retro for that added twist. Personally, this book will be a great addition to any crafters bookcase....... Although I am not sure how much time it will spend there as will be in use more often than not when a knitting project is on the go... from refresher how-to reading, or simply a colour fix project, you will find it all in here. -- Vera Lily * Customer review * Received this book and was really excited to be inspired to use one of the gorgeous gradient sets in my stash. I like how the book is laid out with the instructions for the specific stitch and a bit of history prior to the pattern which then uses that stitch or technique. I think I may struggle with the lace pattern as it is written in chart format and is not clear when to change colour, I am hoping once I have cast on this will become more apparent, although I am still apprehensive. I would have liked to have seen more pictures or patterns that use same colour gradients or ombre effect to create the work. -- Ellen Jury * Customer review * This is a lovely book which would make a good addition to the library of any knitter who loves colour (as if we need an excuse!) The cover is eye-catching and the book is a great size to tuck into my knitting bag for projects 'on-the-go' After a short introduction and some useful information about colour theory, the projects start. Each lesson has a techniques section which could be practised before starting the actual project - maybe to try out before buying the yarn. The photos for each new technique are clear, as are the written instructions. Each project is a little more technically demanding than the previous one, enabling the knitter to develop skills and build confidence before tackling some of the trickier techniques. There's something to learn for everyone. Even as an experienced knitter I have never seen thrumming before - I'll be trying that out for some warm winter mittens. Chapter 3 on basic knitting techniques is useful for those who are newer to knitting and gives good photographic and written instructions. I would have liked to see a reference to the abbreviations page at the start of each of the patterns/lessons. It's tucked away at the back of the book - which is fine but I had to go searching for it as I didn't see it mentioned (editors, there's also a mistake in the alphabetical listing of the abbreviations, but that's just me being picky!) Also, I was a little disappointed that I could find few, if any, of the named yarns in the UK, meaning that I would have to work out substitutes for every project. Not such a problem, but might be off-putting to some who like to recreate exactly what they see. Maybe some more widely available yarn alternatives could have been added in to yarns used page. Overall, this is a beautiful book full of colour and with lots of good photographs and some interesting use of gradient yarns (some yarns are maybe more accurately described as yarn sets rather than gradients). I'll be casting on the 'Colour-study Cowl' and the 'Thrummed Mittens' very soon. -- Steph Saward * Customer review * Thank you to Search Press for sending me a review copy of Gradient Knits. I'd recommend this book to all knitters, whether you're a beginner or your skills are more advanced. There are ten lessons and projects using ombre, strande
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A graduate of RISD, Tanis Gray lives in Fairfax, VA with her green mechanical engineer husband and their son. Having worked at Martha Stewart, HBO, Focus Features, in the art department in the film and television industries, and a 4-year career as the Yarn Editor at Vogue Knitting and co-editor of Knit.1, she has been working in the creative field for many years. Tanis has over 450 published knitting designs, and her work has been featured in many major publications and books worldwide, including on 12 covers. She also edits and photographs other knitting books, plans and executes social media for numerous yarn companies and teaches advanced knitting often in and around DC. Tanis has her own regularly featured TV spot on PBS' Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell. You can find her blog at tanisknits.com.
Introduction Chapter 1: Choosing the right gradient Chapter 2: The Lessons Knits and purls Slip stitch colourwork Alternating gradient stripes Thrumming Cabling with gradients Stranded colourwork Intarsia polka dots Lace knitting Modular knitting German short rows Chapter 3: Basic knitting techniques Resources Index