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Knitting: Colour, Structure and Design

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An in-depth look at the technique of hand knitting and atwhat effects can be created from different stitches and by knitting in different directionsTakinga fresh approach to knitting and examining it from scratch, thisbook explores not just the look of a knitted pattern, but how the knitted fabric can be altered with different stitches to change its stretch, drape, and thi ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Crowood Press
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Marie Segares
Jun 16, 2012 Marie Segares rated it it was amazing
(Full disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from Trafalgar Square Publishing.)

This book is an exploration of knitting design, with an emphasis on construction, fabric structure, and colorwork.

Alison has been a teaching knitting design workshops for 30 years, and the book is written as though you had an inside tour into her classes. The book would be of interest to anyone working with freeform knitting.

The Introduction explores different ways of approaching knitting construction. Alis
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Lauragais
Nov 21, 2012 Lauragais rated it it was amazing
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Alison Allen - truly an expert in textile crafts, particularly in knitting. This exceptionally interesting book dips deep into her knowledge and expertise, be it "colour, structure and design", i.e. yarns, patters, materials and their effective use. The book has 7 chapters: Knitting from pre-history to present; 2 Stitches and how they work; 3 Techniques; 4 Color; 5 Materials; 6 Joining, finishing, edges and extras; 7 Knitting patterns. There is a good Glossary, a Bibliography, Further ...more
Lil' Grogan
Jan 01, 2015 Lil' Grogan rated it it was ok
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Interesting in that she talks about structure given by stitches. Was surprised by bulk of book being patterns, pretty much all modular. Nothing really new here, but interesting to see some of swatches to compare "normal" fabric in different stitches. Not sure it would be worth looking at a second time. Might have been more interesting if this was first book I came upon with this info. She does give a nice short history of knitting and mentions Mary Thomas, who I think gives more info than she ...more
Elizabeth
Jun 15, 2014 Elizabeth rated it liked it
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[3½ stars] This isn't a knitting how-to book, but an exploration of how elements such as the structure of stitches, the fiber, the twist of the yarn, color, and so on affect the finished knitted fabric. It's a good introduction to all of these topics, but to really get into them, you may want to look for other books out there that go into more depth on just one or two of them. The last half of the book is a collection of knitting patterns, most of them modular jackets for women, although there ...more
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