Synopses & Reviews
World-renowned brioche knitting expert Nancy Marchant takes this versatile European stitchand#8212;which creates a luxurious, reversible ribbed fabricand#8212;to a new level! In her groundbreaking collection, Marchant works brioche in two colors, forming graceful, undulating textures with increases and decreases. She explains everything from how to hold the yarn and cast on (offering multiple options) to creating the basic fabric and reading two-color charts. The stitch library presents 75 all-new patterns, and there are an additional 12 in luscious shawl and scarf projects.
andldquo;Entrelacandmdash;a knitting technique in which the fabric is formed by knitting textured blocksandmdash;can be addictive. In the sequel to her popular primer, Entrelac, Drysdale takes the technique a step further, incorporating lace, cables, and colorwork into the blocks. She begins with an overview of the basics, followed by a series of entrelac stitches that go well beyond these fundamentals. An extensive exploration of shape using the technique follows, featuring a variety of star shapes as well as zigzags and braids. The final section of the book is a collection of patterns featuring entrelac, including both garments and accessories in bold styles. . . . entrelac enthusiasts will discover plenty here to take their knitting to the next level.andrdquo; andmdash;Library Journal
andquot;Throughout the book, Marchant does a wonderful job of breaking two-color brioche into its component parts, reducing its complexity and making it accessible. . . . Marchant is widely recognized as the expert on brioche stitch, and her continued explorations of such knitting will appeal to experienced knitters looking for the next big trend.andquot; andmdash;Library Journal
One of today's hottest knitting trends is entrelac, a modular technique that results in striking basketwork designs of rows within rows and interlocking diamond patterns. Using only simple knit and purl stitches, knitters can create eye-catching pieces with incredible texture. Entrelac introduces both the history and how-to of this fun style, along with 20 patterns for a variety of garments, home décor items, and baby accessories. Comprehensive instructions and a wide array of swatches provide endless possibilities in lace, colorwork, and much more.
Dedicated knitters will find a fresh, fun challenge in this follow-up to Rosemary Drysdale's bestselling Entrelac. Filled with 85 all-new stitch patterns for creating texture in fabric, Drysdale's innovative collection takes this hot new needlework craze to the next level. Advanced beginners and intermediates can try their hand at everything from cables, lace, and relief stitches to circles, triangles, and never-before-seen interpretations, along with 25 patterns for beautiful garments, fashion accessories, baby gifts, and home dand#233;cor projects.
About the Author
Born in Indiana, Nancy Marchant first encountered brioche when she moved to the Netherlands in 1976. She has written articles about and designed knitwear featuring brioche stitch for Vogue Knitting and many other knitting magazines, and is also the author of the bestselling Knitting Brioche (North Light). She maintains a website at briocheknitting.com and teaches the technique at consumer and trade shows across the US as well as in an online class on craftsy.com called and#8220;Explorations in Brioche Knitting.and#8221; Nancy lives in Amsterdam.