This hardcover compendium from genius art/craft zine KnitKnit celebrates the new wave of knitting! With profiles & projects from 30 international supertalents, you’ll discover techniques by everyone from the Paris-based men's knitwear designer from Louis Vuitton to the 70-year old Canadian who creates knit teacups.
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Amazon: Editorial Reviews "The knitted Mohawk hat is officially the coolest woolen creation I have ever seen and I am the hugest fan of Jaqui and Alyce's madly skilled yarn crafting talents." Michele Romero, Entertainment We... Amazon: Editorial Reviews "The knitted Mohawk hat is officially the coolest woolen creation I have ever seen and I am the hugest fan of Jaqui and Alyce's madly skilled yarn crafting talents." Michele Romero, Entertainment Weekly Product Description Another boring scarf? More mittens? We're not gonna take it! And neither should you! Pretty in Punk salutes counterculture fashion with 25 entirely original designs inspired by fashion icons Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano, and punk legends. Indulge your girly side with the Ready Steady Go mini skirt, rebel with Feel the Pain wrist cuffs, or channel your inner rock star with the very same Mohawk hat Depeche Mode's Martin Gore wears on stage. Whether you're new to knitting or a veteran desperately seeking patterns with an edge, you'll find projects here for every mood and every genre. With step-by-step instructions, helpful technical illustrations and intarsia graphs, plus high-fashion photos of all the finished projects, Pretty in Punk is the only authority on anti-authority knitting.
from Amazon: Sit and Knit a Spell You'll soon be knitting enchanting things you didn't know were within your powers. Charmed Knits offers dozens of patterns for items that evoke the mystique of Harry Potter - a Wizard Robe, ... from Amazon: Sit and Knit a Spell You'll soon be knitting enchanting things you didn't know were within your powers. Charmed Knits offers dozens of patterns for items that evoke the mystique of Harry Potter - a Wizard Robe, an Invisibility Shawl, a Quidditch Sweater, Ron's Ragg Raglan, a Clock Blanket, Harry Christmas Ornaments, and more. Easy-to-follow patterns, color photos of the finished projects, and illustrations of special stitch patterns and design elements make it easy for all knitters - from beginners to those at Mrs. Weasley's level - to work knitting magic. Charmed Knits whisks you away on a wonderful journey. Along the way, you can pick patterns inspired by the Weasleys, stock up at Diagon Alley, show your house colors, conjure up gifts, or create pieces to help you feel at home in the magical world of Harry Potter.
from Amazon: Editorial Reviews From Booklist *Starred Review* Mastering knitting skills requires discipline, attitude, and wit to transform a ho-hum stitcher into a badass knitter--a domiknitrix. Stafford uses the dominatrix ... from Amazon: Editorial Reviews From Booklist *Starred Review* Mastering knitting skills requires discipline, attitude, and wit to transform a ho-hum stitcher into a badass knitter--a domiknitrix. Stafford uses the dominatrix language well and with humor in this entertaining, beautifully designed, and instructive book. A stern but encouraging teacher, she approaches knitting and designing knitwear in a way best described as punishing, but she does not expect her readers to do the same. She does expect them to take her advice and discipline their knitting. If you do, she promises results. Rip if you must. Knit a gauge or two or three until you get it right. Her advice is universally good, and she shares many useful tips. Obviously a serious knitwear designer, Stafford favors structured pieces and has included funky, form-fitting projects with broad appeal. She is a strong advocate of continental style, and some of her techniques are different from the standard instructions. This may be a difficult book to learn to knit from, since some steps are glossed over, such as how to make a slip knot; and some techniques, such as provisional cast on, could use an extra step or two for clarification. Knitters with the basics (cast on, knit, and purl) will find this a fun and highly instructional book to take them from scarf to structured clothing. Stafford's unique voice and style are the heart of the book. Unlike with many instruction books that might be flipped through, knitters will find themselves reading Stafford's entertaining prose cover to vinyl cover. Jennifer Palmer Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved Product Description With a fun package, bound in "leather", this sexy and campy design is sure to be talked about by hip cutting-edge crafters. Not your mother's knitting book, "DomiKNITrix" is all about bringing discipline to knitting and then using that discipline to create funky and hip projects that knitters want to wear, use, and give away with pride. Based on the popular Web site of the same name, this book will show hip crafters fun ways to tweak designs and give them a unique edge. More than just a collection of projects, this book gives you all the information you need to become an accomplished knitter in terms of tips, techniques, things to avoid, all in a fun and useful package.