The Art of Knitting

The Art of Knitting

Inspirational Stitches, Textures and Surfaces

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Baker & Taylor
A visual survey of knitted textile designs and patterns surveys hand-knitted and machine-made stitches and fabrics to identify hundreds of elaborate ways of working with yarn, from silk thread to Shetland wool, in a volume organized by fabric types that includes coverage of hand, domestic, and industrial knitting. Original.

Norton Pub
Francoise Tellier-Loumagne has taught textile and knit design in France for more than thirty years. Drawing on her experience as teacher and practitioner, she has assembled a creative and inventive overview of stitches and fabrics, both hand-knitted and machine-made, presenting hundreds of sumptuous ways of working with yarn, from silk thread to Shetland wool. Other books propose patterns to copy; this book uses basic patterns as points of departure, opening up endless possibilities for sophisticated knitting designs. The book is organized by fabric types: simple knits, jacquards, fine jersey knits, interlock, open-work, and many others. It covers hand knitting, domestic machine knitting, and industrial knitting, explaining the relevant techniques and notation for each.The author encourages the reader to be innovative and to experiment with the various techniques, drawing inspiration from the natural world and one's personal surroundings: pebbles on the sand, autumn leaves, snow sparkling in the sun, weeds and grasses bending in the wind. Every type of stitch that she describes is accompanied by enlarged photos of the textiles, detailed diagrams, and written instructions. The yarns used here are highly textural and attractive, which further encourages experimentation with yarn combinations and knitting techniques.The book will appeal to domestic knitters, professional knit designers, textile designers, and students, and will be a source of inspiration to anyone working with or interested in knitted textiles.
A unique, visually inspiring, all-color survey of knitted textile designs and patterns.

Publisher: London ; New York, N.Y. : Thames & Hudson, 2005
Edition: ed
ISBN: 9780500285572
0500285578
Characteristics: 318 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm

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ValleyViewLibrarians Jul 11, 2014

This is a great title for knitters seeking inspiration or merely to be awed by the technical skill and sheer creativity that can be found in knitting. There are no patterns here, just page after gorgeous page that shows what knitters can accomplish by thinking outside the box. This highly unusual book should be on every knitter's shelf.

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