Even novice knitters can handle the garter stitch—one of the simplest to master. And these easy projects are so charming and versatile that they'll gratify beginners and satisfy experienced knitters alike. Choose from 50 items, including hats, pullovers, cowls, home goods, a layette, blankets, and more. Each pretty gift uses the popular and affordable Deluxe Worsted, made of 100% wool and with a palette of more than 200 colors, from Universal Yarn.
"Each baby garment, afghan, accessory, and toy in this collection is so cute, you'll knit them all from the heart. Cozy knits for cuddly babies begins with a complete course in knitting basics followed by 27 wonderful projects that will build your skills in seccession. Designs like a Victorian eyelet sundress, flower garden blanket, apple picker's basket-weave poncho, and purple crush top-down pullover will deligh the special little one in your life" -- back cover.
Author : Jane Bull
ISBN : 9781465400918
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 65.42 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
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In the exemplary Jane Bull style, Stitch-by-Stitch serves up a collection of exciting new projects and provides a great introduction to the traditional needlecrafts and useful sewing skills of yesteryear. The eBook covers all the essential subjects - from embroidery, needlepoint, and knitting, to crochet, appliqué, patchwork, and dressmaking - and brings them right up-to-date with lots of fresh new ideas. Children learn the basics, from threading a needle through to measuring fabric and sewing a seam. They create their sewing box before being introduced to all the core kit, tools, and equipment. Stitch-by-Stitch reveals what to use, when, and how, and introduces the idea of recycling (or "upcycling") old clothes and home furnishings. The essential stitches are clearly illustrated and all of the techniques are clearly and properly explained. The projects provide a fun way for children to build up their textile skills and produce some fantastic textile pieces, including patchwork quilts, pocket purses, shoulder bags, embroidered pictures, trinket boxes, and many more exciting items that make perfect presents or great things to keep. The section on trimmings and embellishments provides the perfect finish for the book, complete with plenty of creative ideas for things to do with ribbons, tassels, pom-poms, beads, and buttons.
What dog lover wouldn’t be delighted with a magnificent hand-knitted sweater for Fido--and what knitter wouldn’t be proud to create it? Dog sweaters can be made with leftovers from larger projects, and completed in the same time it takes to knit a hat, scarf, or mittens. There are eight basic patterns with variations, plus instructions for sizing up or down, three patterns for hard-to-fit breeds (Pugs, Chihuahuas, Dachshunds), four accessories (a snood, a hat, a kerchief, and a collar), and three home projects (a bed, a blanket, and a toy). Photos of pooches wearing the finished sweaters, plus start-to-finish instructions (including how to measure the dog) ensure a stylish look and a perfect fit.
Warm hearts this winter with handcrafted gifts designed by knitting’s favorite mother-daughter duo. With shawls to wrap up in, hats to pull over our ears, wool sweaters to keep us warm, and ornaments for the tree, autumn and winter lend themselves to knitting in a way like no other time of the year—and no one knows that better than knitting superstars Sally Melville and Caddy Melville Ledbetter. In Warm Knits, Cool Gifts, Sally and Caddy share 30 of their most inspired patterns for the seasons that are perfect for gifting. Filled with patterns from modern designs to heirloom pieces, Warm Knits, Cool Gifts offers gift inspiration for everyone on your list. The luminous photography and clear and thorough instructions make each project an irresistible must-knit, and the options for adding personal touches are endless. As you read delightful stories from Sally and Caddy’s own knitting experience and their expert gifting advice, you’ll feel as if they are knitting right beside you. Plus their signature Fit & Flatter tips and special Techniques callouts break down instructions step-by-step, making you a more informed, thoughtful, and intuitive knitter year-round. From the Trade Paperback edition.