Synopses & Reviews
One + One = Two skeins! That's all it takes to make any of these 25 breathtaking knitted accessories. Scarves, Shawls and Shrugs is the first in a new series by renowned designer Iris Schreier that showcases the many possibilities of working with just two skeins of yarn. Mixing yarn types, weights, and colors, she presents a dazzling array of stylish and sophisticated wraps. Schreier created about half the projects herself, while other prominent designers provided the rest.and#160;and#160;The projects range from easy to unique and offer new ideas for blending yarns and creating pieces with high appeal, beautiful drape, and practical functionality.and#160;
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
Thanks to its extraordinary hand-dyed colors and luxurious textures, even the simplest garments knit with Noro Yarns look gorgeous. These 30 striking lace designs, meant for intermediate-to-advanced knitters and all made with Noro, highlight the beauty of this cult favorite. The vivid, elegant projects include hats, cowls, shawlettes, blankets, and more. With this unrivaled yarn, satisfying results are practically guaranteed!
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.
With no more than three skeins of the most beautiful wool available, advanced beginners can knit 30 stunning projectsand#8212;hats, bags, cowls, shawlettes, shrugs, toys, and even a lacy cardigan and empire-waist top. Sumptuous, vivid Noro yarns are synonymous with unmatched color and luxury, and this collection by major knitwear designers features perennial favorites Kureyon, Silk Garden, and Taiyo, as well as the newly available Ayatori and Mossa.
About the Author
Iris Schreier is founder and designer of Artyarns, and the author of several best-selling 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). Her original techniques are used in knitting workshops around the world, Iris has appeared on the television programs Knitty Gritty and Needle Arts Studio, and her work has been featured in leading needlearts magazines, most recently in Vogue Knitting.