Synopses & Reviews
Handknitting and crochet are taken to a whole new level with the fashion-savvy designs provided in this book. Stitch techniques for knitting and crochet include prestrung and hoisted-atop stitches, single- and double-crochet, and half-double crochet. Each technique is then demonstrated with an exciting range of masterful designs that feature a sparkling array of beads strategically nestled among the stitches. Beaded projects are accompanied by easy, step-by-step instructions and illustrations and include Fair Isle and cabled tunic sweaters, a short-sleeve pullover and vest, felted slippers with a beaded-star pattern, and dazzling jewelry. Also shown are ways to mix techniques and add beaded accents to pockets, collars, scarves, socks, vests, and even pillows. Knitters and crocheters of all skill levels will find inspiring projects and a feast of possibilities for one-of-a-kind garments and accessories.
About the Author
Lily M. Chin
has designed knitwear for magazines and yarn companies, has worked with the Gap and Isaac Mizrahi, and is the author of The Urban Knitter
and Mosaic Magic, Afghans Made Easy
. She writes the “On Designing” column for Knitter’s Magazine
and the annual “Focus on Fibers” report for Knit ‘n Style
. She lives in New York City.