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Swing, Swagger, Drape: Knit the Colors of Australia
A long-awaited collection of 30 designs by Australia’s leading knitwear designer is showcased in this instructional knitting handbook utilizing classic yarns, which features on-location photography of the Australian flora and fauna that inspired her work. Small projects with step-by-step instructions introduce the techniques used in the garments, such as intarsia, miters, ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by XRX Books
(first published 2009)
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this book starts with a serious mix and match and continues on the same trend with many of the pattern sets. I originally requested this because of the modular knitting ideas in it. most of it is not my style. I do like the Harlequin Coat a lot but I'm not sure I could pull it off. but I don't have an urge to do intarsia after reading, it still looks like more work than I'd want to do for the effect. some of the drop stitch stuff is cool, I'd been toting with a shawl idea that had some in it. Oh ...more
Stunning colors and motifs make this a gorgeous coffee-table book and will inspire even those who can't knit to pick up a set of needles. Slicer-Smith focuses on three techniques -- intarsia, miters and texture -- and provides for each three or four patterns with a number of increasingly complex variations.
May 15, 2011 Mary rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: knitters
Recommended to Mary by: found at market
Glorious glorious mitres! I love the book just for those patterns alone, but the dropped stitch patterns are also appealing. Gorgeous photography. As the blurb says, this book empowers knitters by providing a wealth of design explanation and encouragement to explore colour. A friendly book.