Simple Knitting

Simple Knitting

A Complete How-to-knit Workshop With 20 Projects

Book - 2011
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Simple Knitting is a unique workshop-based, how-to-knit book that will teach you the key techniques while creating an enviable collection of knitted items. Each of the 20 projects in the book teaches a new skill, as well as building upon and consolidating those knitting techniques already learned through preceding projects. With a series of workshop-style masterclasses Erika Knight explains all the essential information--from achieving a perfect tension and substituting yarns or stitch textures, to more advanced cables and shaping--alongside broader design principles, such as building a color palette.
Providing a unique opportunity to learn the design secrets of one of the world's most highly-respected knitwear designers, Erika shares her special tricks of the trade within this book. Erika's signature style, for which she has become renowned worldwide, is her sophisticated simplicity. Simple Knitting is the embodiment of that elegant reductivism. Her designs prove that you can make wonderful, original items for your home and yourself at the same time as mastering a repertoire of skills. Likewise, her preference for a refined natural palette of earthy shades with the odd highlight hue is perfectly in tune with the current mood for relaxed, homely interiors.
With inspiring photography by Yuki Sugiura that showcases each of the beautiful designs, supported with clear charts and artwork, Simple Knitting is the ultimate learn-to-knit book.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2011.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9780312668334
Characteristics: 144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm


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Nov 21, 2015

As a beginning knitter, I love Erika Knight's books because so many of her patterns involve basic stitches but produce elegant results. The first half of the book is educational, with discussions of yarns, diagrams of techniques, and a visual stitch dictionary.

List of projects:

Fold-over pillow
Stripe pillow
Stripe throw
Pull-on hats
Rag bag
Round pillow
Two-needle socks
Four-needle socks
Cable scarf
Cable hot-water bottle cover
Color-block throw
Fair isle pincushion
Rose teapot cozy
Woman's V-neck sweater
Woman's pocket cardigan

jpainter Oct 03, 2013

This book teaches you technique by working simple and attractive projects and adding "masterclass" instructions for some aspect of each project. The projects can be switched up by using fancier stitch variations from the stitch library section. Recommended for the novice knitter and for creative knitters who want to make their own variations with more challenging stitches.

coffy Jan 07, 2013

I knitted the touque shown on the front cover and it turned out beautifully. Great patterns, would recommend this knitting book for any beginner/novice.

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