Simple Knits with a Twist: Unique Projects for Creative Knitters
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Simple Knits with a Twist: Unique Projects for Creative Knitters

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Millions of thoroughly modern knitters, including a growing number under the age of thirty-five, will applaud the fresh interpretations featured in Simple Knits with a Twist, Erika Knight's latest collection of creative designs. By matching classic stitches with other craft techniques and incorporating innovative materials like fine wire, beads, and recycled plastic with c...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published April 7th 2004 by Stewart, Tabori and Chang (first published April 1st 2004)
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It's rare that I simply don't like a knitting book at all, and even rarer when it's by an author whose past work has pleased me fairly often, but this is such a book.

Filled with very odd projects and patterns, pretty much all of which were, imo, totally unusuable or unsuitable for use by ordinary folks, purchasing this would be a waste of money for somebody like me who requires comfort and usefulness mixed with at least a modicum of beauty or "color pop!" in their crafting. It offers many diffe...more
I really liked the pictures and the way they were displayed. You could clearly see the knitted item and still get a good glimpse of the smaller details as well. The colors were bright and added a lot to the general feel of the book. I also thought it was ingenuis how they used other materials you might not think about knitting with, such as satin ribbon, plastic bags, and even metal wire. I only found one pattern that I want to knit someday, which was the Woven Woolen Rug, but I'd recommend this...more
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A beautiful-looking and inspiring book with projects well-suited for beginner knitters. Unfortately, there aren't any projects that I feel inspired to make! That said, the book will remain in my library.
I'm not a big fan of the knitting-things-out-of-unconvential-materials school, and there are some extremely absurd projects here, but also a couple nice ones.
I made the wire beaded napkin rings for a friends wedding a couple of years ago, and they're still being talked about.
Beautiful projects that use the sorts of yarn and materials I will never be able to afford. But I can dream.
Feb 04, 2008 Natalie added it
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Some cute and non-traditional knitting patterns. I'm currently making the recycled plastic bag tote.
Absolutely gorgeous ideas - particularly the ones of knitting with beaded wire... Beautiful book.
Didn't necessarily want to a make anything but was really amazed with the creativeness
Apr 22, 2013 lk added it
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as usual, great patterns
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Keep it simple, chic and contemporary! So says Erika, textile designer and fashion design consultant, whose trademark has been the traditional with a twist. Coming into knitting via fine art training, she is highly regarded in her field and works for many international companies designing ready-to-wear ranges. Author of Comforts of Home (Martingale), her latest book is Simple Knits for Cherished B...more
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