Synopses & Reviews
Honey, I shrunk your sweater? Accidentally machine washing an expensive sweater may not be grounds for divorce, but it can certainly boost one's stress level. And who could blame you? Once you had cashmere; now you have felt
In knitting circles, however, knitted felt is extremely desirable. Do a Google search for "felted knitting," and 3,000 sites show up! In response to this growing trend, Storey is proud to offer Knit One, Felt Too, the only book devoted exclusively to felted knitting.
Felted knitting is easy for beginners and is such an interesting technique that experienced knitters want to try it, too. The projects are quick, the techniques are easy, and the results are spectacular: colorful, thick, luxurious felt mittens, hats, socks, slippers, bags, toys, home accessories, and even Christmas stockings that make cool gifts or are great to keep yourself. An experienced knitter and all-around crafter who has written more than 500 articles for craft magazines, Kathleen Taylor teaches you everything you need to know about felted knitting techniques. No matter which project you decide to tackle, your success is guaranteed. Beginners appreciate the simple, quick-to-knit patterns on large needles. Experienced knitters are excited by the magic of the felting process and the beauty of the final productIn addition to featuring bright, fun colors and trendy designs, these projects include dozens of ideas for embellishment, using beads, embroidery, novelty yarns, felted balls, and needle felting.
"If you're hesitant to try the inexact art of felting, this uplifting primer and pattern book will give you confidence in no time flat." -Vogue Knitting
"Here's a levelheaded but modern look at that beguiling new fad among knitters-felting." -Interweave Knits
"In an engaging and encouraging voice, Kathleen Taylor covers all the basics of felting knitted projects..." -Interweave Knits
"Taylor's enthusiam combined with the straightforward instructions and eye-catching color photos will entice knitters." -Booklist
"Many of the projects are on-target for teens." -Booklist
"...25 eye-catching projects...printed in a reader-friendly, quick reference chart form, and the clear instructions make this book the best choice for those new to the craft...all the projects are suitable for beginning or intermediate knitters." -Library Journal
"The thorough instructions and colorful photographs will entice any knitter (and some would-be knitters) to pick up a pair of needles and get started...the illustrated glossary of terms is a great resource for new knitters. -School Library Journal
"With knitting so popular these days, this book by Kathleen Taylor will appeal to those looking for a new twist." -Buffalo News
"...this books has easy and fun projects." - Northwest Herald
"...simple directions..." - Northwest Herald
HANDLE In craft circles, felted knitting is a hot new trend. It's easy for beginners, and such an interesting technique that experienced knitters want to master it. Our projects are quick, the techniques are simple, and the results are spectacular: colorful, thick, luxurious felt mittens, hats, socks, slippers, bags, toys, home accessories, that make cool gifts, or are great to keep yourself.
Easy enough for beginners and exciting enough to inspire experts, felted knitting offers endless possibilities for creative crafting. The method is simple and magical knit the project large and loose, wash it in hot water, and see it transformed into a soft and cozy garment or accessory. Kathleen Taylor encourages you to explore the possibilities of felted knitting with 25 spectacular projects that include mittens, slippers, hats, bags, stuffed animals, and more. Embellish your life with unique and stylishly comfortable creations.
Felted knitting is a technique that is both suitable for beginners and engaging enough to hold the interest of experienced knitters. This title presents a wide range of quick and easy projects including felt mittens, hats, socks, slippers, bags, toys and home accessories.
In craft circles, felted knitting is a hot new trend. It's easy for beginners, and such an interesting technique that experienced knitters want to master it. This book is filled with easy-to-make projects, including luxurious felt mittens, hats, socks, slippers, bags, toys, and more. Full-color photos & illustrations throughout.
Knit One, Felt Too offers a variety of felted knitting projects that are easy enough for beginners and interesting enough for experienced knitters, too. And the results are spectacular! You'll love these thick, luxurious mittens, hats, socks, slippers, bags, toys, and home accessories. In addition to featuring bright, fun colors and contemporary designs, these projects include dozens of ideas for embellishment using beads, embroidery, novelty yarns, felted balls, and needle felting.
An experienced knitter and all-around crafter who has written more than 500 articles for craft magazines, Kathleen Taylor teaches you everything you need to know about felted knitting techniques. No matter which project you decide to tackle, success is guaranteed.
Knit It, Shrink It, Wear It!
With this nifty new knitting technique, you can create beautiful felted accessories. The process couldn't be simpler: wool yarn, simple stitches, and large needles guarantee quick success for knitters of all levels. Then throw the knitted piece in the washer and watch the magic begin. The results are spectacular -- thick, furry, irresistible felt!
Knit One, Felt Too provides 25 stylish patterns, from a chic Evening Bag with Glitz to adorable Fuzzy Toddler Slippers, a warm Classic Cloche to Novelty Yarn Pillows. The instructions are presented in quick-reference chart format, adding to the simplicity.
If you're looking for a fresh, fun twist on basic knitting, Knit One, Felt Too is sure to please you.
Table of Contents
1 Honey, I Shrunk Your Sweater
2 It's All in the Bag
An Evening Bag with Glitz
Lunch Bag Carryall
Soft-and-Thick Shoulder Bag
Scallops and Beads
3 At the Drop of a Hat
A Classic Cloche
Stripes and Curlicues
Fluffy Earmuff Covers
4 Getting on Your Feet
Fuzzy Toddler Slippers
Striped Slipper Socks
5 Felt Around the House
Striped Teddy Bear
Novelty Yarn Pillows
Tropical Stripes Oven Set
Furry Top Christmas Stocking
Knitting Terms Defined