Knitting in the Details: Charming Designs to Knit and Embellish

Author(s): Louisa Harding

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Learn how to bring big appeal to your knitting using only the tiniest of elements from best-selling author and knitwear designer Louisa Harding. Knitting in the Details explores different sets of embellishment methods through 24 small, quick-to-knit projects, from a beret with ribbon embroidery or a beaded scarf to a simple knitted vest with eyelets or a tank top with applique hearts. Additional variations and design tips highlight the boutique feel of each design, encouraging knitters to add their own personality to create a unique piece of knitwear. Filled with inspiring project photography from the coast of France, Knitting in the Details evokes romantic femininity, and showcases how a project can be totally transformed by creative and well-placed embellishments.

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"24 appealing small patterns (which is nice - maybe you'll finish them before the warm weather!)and instructions on how to embellish each piece. Whether you add beads or buttons, create a knitted flower, or add personality with embroidery, there are all sorts of bewitching ideas in this book." - CanadianLiving.com"A little bit extra often makes something you knit truly an expression of yourself. In her latest book, Lousia Harding talks and teaches about just those little extras...use her advice to create knitwear with timeless romance and femininity." Knitty.com"There are 24 projects in all, and every one is a winner!" - "Knit 'n Style", June 2011"I was pleased to see that the designer incorporated beads into some of the projects. I'm always happy to see the cross-over between my most beloved hobby with knitting, sewing, crocheting, scrapbooking, etc. The photos are marvelous." - Sara Hardin, Soft Flex Company"

Louisa Harding has been designing knitwear professionally for more than seventeen years. In 2005 she launched a signature line of yarns and design collections in the United States and the United Kingdom, distributed by Knitting Fever. Her designs have appeared in Rowan Knitting Magazine, Vogue Knitting, and Knitting Magazine. She has also worked as an in-house designer for Rowan Yarns and Jaeger Handknits. Louisa's previous books include Knitting Little Luxuries and Natural Knits for Babies and Mums.

Acknowledgments Introduction Yarn Information Chapter 1: Embroidery Amber Hat Erin Beret Opal Purse Ruby Purse Coral Cardigan Flora Pullover Chapter 2: Beading Verity Purse Tallulah Bolero Constance Beret Clarissa Scarf Prudence Fingerless Mitts Bettine Shrug Chapter 3: Additions Matilda Purse Earne Pullover Ella Scarf Gracie Vest Tabatha Cape Amelia Cardigan Chapter 4: In the Details Poppy Beanie Madelaine Wrap Nina Scarf Ivy Purse April Bolero Marigold Purse Abbreviations Glossary of Terms & Techniques Yarn Suppliers Index

General Fields

  • : 9781596682566
  • : Interweave Press Inc
  • : Interweave Press Inc
  • : 0.458
  • : December 2010
  • : 229mm X 216mm X 10mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Louisa Harding
  • : Paperback
  • : 746.432043
  • : 136
  • : 140 colour illustrations