Synopses & Reviews
"[The patterns] are unique, functional, and, as all things from the world of Interweave, interesting to knit." Knitty.com
"There are plenty of patterns here to satisfy a knitter looking for a break from the 'will it fit?' grind." McClatchy-Tribune information services
"This book gives knitting and crochet even more of an artful edge. Projects are as fresh as they are functional." Arizona Republic
"Fab designers." The Oregonian
"There are lots of interesting purse designs in this book, more than in many other handbag books on the market." Knitting News
"Some really innovative styles...some are knitted, some crocheted, some felted. I want to make them all." The News and Observer
"If you love to knit bags, this book is a must-have." About.com Guide to Knitting
"Innovative patterns for all skill levels." KLIATT
Featuring 22 innovative patterns for all skill levels, this book includes projects from 20 top knitwear designers, including Veronik Avery, Norah Gaughan, Mags Kandis, and Kristin Nicholas. From a zenith carpet bag to a felted messenger bag to a delicate purse with handles made of bracelets, each project features gorgeous photographs and step-by-step instructions, and all techniques are explained in easy-to-understand detail. Whether an avid bag knitter or creating one for the first time, this book has all the inspiration, technique, and details crafters need.
About the Author
Pam Allen is the former editor-in-chief of Interweave Knits
and the author of Knitting for Dummies
, Lace Style
, Scarf Style
, and Wrap Style
. Her designs have been published in many magazines and were featured in Knitting in America
. She lives in Portland, Maine.
Ann Budd is the best-selling author of The Knitters Handy Book of Patterns and The Knitters Handy Book of Sweater Patterns. She is also the author of Getting Started Knitting Socks, Interweave Presents Knitted Gifts, Knitting Green, and Simple Style, and coauthor of Bag Style, Color Style, Lace Style, and Wrap Style. She is a book editor and the former senior editor of Interweave Knits magazine. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.