Author : Melissa Leapman
ISBN : 9780307586841
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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There’s no such thing as too much yarn. As renowned knitwear designer Melissa Leapman knows all too well, every knitter has a stash of yarn that they just can’t bear to part with: the one or two extra balls of yarn bought “just in case,” or the bits and pieces leftover from completed projects. Stashbuster Knits gives you the absolute best way to use—and enjoy—your treasured yarn collection guilt free. Leapman offers valuable step-by-step guidance on organizing and shopping your stash to inspire creative new knitting ideas and color combinations. Then she gives you 21 ingenious projects for men, women, children, and home that are designed so no one will ever guess they were made from odds and ends. Included are projects both large and small, from a glorious Fair Isle sweater for your favorite guy to a chic little scarf made with a Magic Ball. Each yarn weight has its own chapter, from super fine to super bulky, ensuring that knitters will find a way to use every piece of stored-up yarn. Filled with tips and hints on customizing projects and ideas to use even the tiniest bits of yarn, Leapman’s Stashbuster Knits will help transform your beloved stash into projects you’ll love even more. So dive into your closets, dig into your bins, rifle through your drawers, and bring your precious yarn out of hiding. Let’s begin putting that stash to good use! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Knit a cozy kitchen--knit your own dishcloths! Easy Knit Dishcloths offers 13 designs that are a great way to learn to knit, try a new yarn, or use some of your stash, and create a beautiful supply of colourful, environmentally friendly, reusable cloths for cleaning, display, and gifting. To help beginners get started and to refresh more experienced knitters, the Knitting School teaches the featured stitches step-by-step. With designs ranging from very simple to more challenging, knitters at all skill levels will find designs they'll love to make.
For knitters who want to know how to make use of their stash and avoid waste, this collection of patterns has the answer. Every knitter knows that sometimes you have yarn left over after finishing a make – maybe a whole ball, often slightly less than a ball, but either way too much to just throw it away and not enough to return it to the seller. Then there's the yarn you buy without a particular make in mind, just because it's a beautiful colour, or you love the feel of it, or it was in a flash sale. But what can you do with all these lovely bits and pieces? Knitting Stashbusters has the answer: 25 lovely projects specially chosen to use up your yarn. Some can be made with one ball, others use up smaller amounts of several different shades, but all of them are chosen to save you from wasting what you already have in store. You can make a cute garland of hearts to brighten up a room, or knit a penguin toy for a new baby. Perhaps you'd like to make all sorts of cosies, or knit storage pots and a pencil case. Or you could choose to make a cute cottage doorstop using colours that match your own house. And once you've reduced the size of your stash, what better excuse could you have to go out and buy more yarn!
Beloved knitwear designer Melissa Leapman offers a comprehensive stitch dictionary and guide with more than 300 original knitting patterns, including slip stitches, cables, and lace. Knitters love their stitch dictionaries. Melissa Leapman, known for her knitting references, shares 300 of her favorite stitch patterns developed over her long career. With basic step-by-step knitting instruction, information on how to most effectively use a stitch dictionary, and a wealth of original stitch patterns, this book will appeal to all levels of knitters looking for a comprehensive, yet portable volume. The book includes stitch patterns in five categories from imaginative novelty stitch patterns to traditional knit designs. Each stitch pattern includes a gorgeous photograph as well as written and charted instructions.
Anyone who loves to crochet needs to have this book on their bookshelf! Crochet diva Melissa Leapman divulges 200 of her favorite crochet stitch patterns in this book--enough designs to keep you busy stitching for years! Many of the patterns included are original designs, and others are garnered from Leapman's years of experience in the industry. The book is geared toward crocheters of all skill levels and is formatted in a way that encourages readers to learn and grow as they sample from the patterns. The beginning of "Melissa Leapman Stitch Collection" fearures a pattern library with a full explanation of stitch multiples and how they work. Suggestions are offered about how to design basic projects, including afghans, pillows, hats, and more. The book's second section offers stitch patterns arranged by type--from lace to cables to colorwork and beyond. Each stitch pattern is accompanied by easy-to-read instructions, stitch diagrams using international symbols, and a clear photo. If the reverse side of the fabric is interesting for a given pattern, both sides will be presented. A unique icon is used to mark these special patterns, making them easy to seek out for versatile scarves and blankets, which must look attractive on both sides. Readers will want to make hats, scarves, shawls, and more for themselves and friends. The patterns just beg to be stitched. No one can deny it--this book is off the hook.
The five baby sweater projects in Sweaters to Knit for Baby range from heavily texured Aran and colorful Fair Isle, so no matter which technique or style of knitting you prefer, there is sure to be one you will love to knit and the little recipient will love to wear! There are two pullovers and three cardigans; instructions with each sweater cover a range of three or four sizes to fit babies into their toddler time. Materials lists, gauge information, color charts (when necessary), and schematics are complete to make sure you don't get stuck. Beautiful color photography shows the sweaters in great detail. Many knitters pick up the needles for the first time when a baby is on the way. Sweaters to Knit for Baby reminds you how much fun that can be, and is perfect for everyone from an adventurous beginner to a truly expert knitter.
Accessorize your wardrobe with one-of-a-kind crocheted pieces, following these new patterns from knit designer Melissa Leapman! Sometimes, all it takes is the right accessory to pull off a great look. And if that accessory happens to be handmade by you? All the better! In this book, popular author/designer/teacher Melissa Leapman shows you how to make more than 25 fresh and beautiful crocheted accessories for women. From winter warmers like cozy hats and scarves that make a statement to all-season wardrobe builders such as one-of-a-kind jewelry, colorful handbags, and stunning shawls, Melissa Leapman's Designer Crochet Accessories has it all. The projects include something for crocheters of all levels, from beginners to intermediate and advanced knitters. Crafters of all skill levels will find a a project to keep their fingers busy. Each project offers easy-to-follow instructions, stitch diagrams using international symbols, and a clear photo to illustrate the finished piece. The back of the book also includes helpful resources such as general crochet and finishing techniques. Crocheters, just think of all those lovely handmade accessories to keep or give as gifts! Unleash your inner accessory-crocheter, and let this book guide you along.
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For every crafter who has ever wondered how to use the odd ball of yarn left over from a previous project, the answer is here. Now that more and more of us are buying online, there's always a temptation to add one more ball of wool to your basket than the pattern recommends, just in case you can't get the same dye-lot at a later date. Or maybe you are one of the lucky ones who always seems to use slightly less yarn than you expected. And then there are the flash sales online, wool shop events, or craft fairs, where piles of yarn at knockdown prices tempt you to buy without a particular project in mind, just because it's there, it's gorgeous, and it's cheap. Whatever the reason for the size of your yarn stash, one thing is certain, you won't want to waste any of it (or worse still, throw it away). This collection of patterns from Nicki Trench is the answer to your prayers: 25 makes, small and not so small, which can either be made with one ball of yarn or less, or which use up small amounts of different colours in stripes, squares or flowers. Many of the makes are ideal as gifts, including baby hats and bootees, toys, cosies, and bunting. There are also projects for the home, such as a stripy cushion cover, egg cosies and mug warmers. There are also useful tips on choosing substitute yarns and checking your tension. Now you can stop feeling guilty about your stash, and put it to use instead.