20 Delicate Projects in Soft, Luxurious Mohair-silk YarnsBook - 2011
Presents projects consisting of instructions, patterns, and photographs for clothing and home accessories made with knitted lace, along with instructions for knitting the yarn.
You'll find step-by-step instructions for both traditional and modern lace patterns—something to suit every knitting palate: from simple lace ribbing, to bold circular lace designs; from lace with beads, sequins, and embroidery, to ideas for fabric backing and color-blending. One-of-a-kind projects include delicate scarves, cozy mittens, shimmering shrugs, glittering bags, and pillows with lattice and floral motifs. Designs vary from easy to more difficult, but all are extremely accessible, regardless of your level of expertise, and were chosen to be quick-to-knit with modern, busy lifestyles in mind. With a special introduction to the ins-and-outs of working with mohair (including the tricks to casting on, matching gauge and tension, finishing, and binding off) and full color photos and illustrations, beginning knitters will have just as much fun creating these projects as the more advanced crafters who may have worked with lace and mohair-silk before. Most importantly, Crowther-Smith's patterns yield the most rewarding results you can imagine: knitwear brimming with delicacy, style, and timeless charm.
Independent Publishing Group
Beginning knitters and accomplished crafters alike will have fun creating projects from this fantastic collection of wearable accessories and decorative accents for the home. Beginning with a special introduction to the ins-and-outs of working with this fluffy yarn?the trick to casting on, matching gauge and tension, finishing, and binding off?this guide provides step-by-step instructions and invaluable tips for success with every design. Knitters will find a wide array of projects to fit their respective styles and skill levels ranging from simple lace ribbing, bold circular lace designs, and lace with beads, sequins, and embroidery to ideas for fabric backing and color blending.