BEAUTIFUL KNITTING by Luce Smits
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If we were to design the ideal knitting book, this photo-filled book would be it. It’s the perfect balance of instruction and projects.There are over 50 pages describing basic techniques, plus step-by-step how-tos for over 90 “specialty” skills, including the tree-of-life stitch, making stripes, open work, and intarsia. As for the projects, there are nearly 30 of them for the entire family.
From a men’s cabled pullover to a women’s mohair sweater featuring sleeves knit in the unique cat’s tooth stitch, these are classic, never-go-out-of-style designs knit in appealing neutral-colored cotton, silk, and merino yarns. Stitch cozy baby slippers, jacquard knee socks, an angora throw, a fancy ribbed scarf, and more. They’re all designed to help you build up your skills. With each one, you’ll find a box listing the stitches used, along with directions for any special skills you’ll need—like adding pockets. As if that wasn’t enough—an illustrated, alphabetized index lists every technique and project so you can find just what you need. How’s that for perfect? Hardcover, 224 pages, 8½" x 10", color photos
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