Synopses & Reviews
and#160;Dive needles-first into the cozy, lush, reach-out-and-touch-me world of chunky knits! Created by Ashley Little and a talented pool of designers, these 31 projects use one, two, and three+ skeins of chic bulky and super-bulky yarn. Featuring sumptuous cowls, lacy scarves, a draped waffle-weave throw, a cable-knit pillowcase, classic cream-toned cable mittens and a matching hat, plus clutches, jewelry, and other scene-stealing pieces, this on-trend collection is perfect for new knitters, as well as those looking for fresh inspiration.
andldquo;Hereandrsquo;s the secret of bulky yarnsandmdash;they knit up quickly. This attractive book features more than 25 patterns that use bulky- or superbulky-weight yarn, and the great thing about them is that they are not the usual suspects. Yes, there are hats, mittens, and scarves and shawls, but there are also a delicate-looking lace capelet, a scalloped necklace, and even a lacy lampshade covering. Knitters looking for instant gratification will find it in smaller projects: braided wall art, jewelry, and round, cabled sachets. Each project gets a clearly explained set of instructions and one, and sometimes two, color photographs of the finished product. Everything about this, from the large print size to the full-bleed pictures, seems as solid as the yarn it celebrates.andrdquo; andmdash; Booklist
Knitters love to make hats--and One + One: Hats
, the second book in Iris Schreier's exciting new series, gives them a stunning array of fashionable, functional, and beautiful projects. Best of all, each one uses only two skeins of yarn! The hats come in a broad range of colors and textures, and Schreier explores a variety of knitting techniques, from knit and purl to lace; stranded colorwork and slip stitch; and double knit.
About the Author
Iris Schreier is the founder and designer of Artyarns (artyarns.com), a manufacturer of luxury hand-dyed yarns. In addition to designing yarns and patterns, she is the author of several bestselling Lark books, including Exquisite Little Knits
(with co-author Laurie Kimmelstiel, 2004), Modular Knits
(2005), Lacy Little Knits
(2007), and Iris Schreier's Reversible Knits
(2009). She is also the author of One + One: Scarves, Shawls & Shrugs
, the first title in the One + One
series. Iris's original techniques are used in knitting workshops around the world, and her patterns have been translated into various languages. She has appeared on the television programs Knitty Gritty
and Needle Arts Studio
, and has written articles and published patterns in leading needlearts magazines, including Vogue Knitting
. Iris blogs at irisknits.com. She lives in White Plains, NY.