Synopses & Reviews
Single-skein projects are all the rage -- portable, fun, quick to finish, and the perfect solution for that stash of orphan yarns. Already, Judith Durant's One-Skein Wonders series has delighted knitters everywhere with fabulous single-skein patterns contributed by some of North America's favorite yarn shops and noted knitwear designers.
Now, Luxury Yarn One-Skein Wonders, the third book in this popular series, brings indulgence to the one-skein concept. These one-skein patterns are decadent and delicious, featuring the most sumptuous yarns on the market, from snuggle-worthy cashmere to exquisite qiviut, and from lustrous alpaca to ecofriendly soy, corn, and bamboo yarns. Pattern contributors include designers, yarn manufacturers, and well-known knitting and crocheting teachers, and projects include baby items, personal accessories, toys, and garments -- everything from an adorable baby sweater knit from merino and bamboo to beaded cashmere socks. Not only are these projects fun and fast, they give you a great excuse to pick up a skein of to-die-for yarn.
With Luxury Yarn One-Skein Wonders, knitters who crave something special can create fabulous, heirloom-worthy projects without breaking the bank.
A little luxury goes a long way Discover the treasures you can knit from single skeins of the expensive yarns you dream about. More than 100 patterns include elegant wraps and scarves, cuddly baby blankets, evening bags, and dozens of other projects destined to become cherished heirlooms. Indulge yourself with a small sampling of creamy cashmere, lustrous alpaca, seductive silk, exotic soy, or organic linen. The softest fibers make the greatest treasures, even in small doses.
The third book in the popular series brings indulgence to the one-skein concept. This collection features two-color illustrations throughout, as well as a full-color photo gallery of projects.
Sometimes a Little Luxury Is All You Need
About the Author
Judith Durant is the editor of the best-selling One-Skein Wonders series, which currently includes seven volumes; author of Increase, Decrease and Knit One, Bead Too; and co-author, with Dorothy T. Ratigan, of Knitting Know-How. Durant has been knitting for more than 50 years and has been writing and editing for 30 years. She lives in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Table of Contents
An Invitation to Indulge
Joel Bison Lace Scarf * Sweet Violet Silk-Cashmere Scarf * Bison Shawlette * Nancy Pygora-Merino Lace Scarf * Cashmere Bangles * Vicuna Scarf
Wool and Camel-Down Ripple Scarf * Top-down Alpaca Mitts * Alpaca-and-Silk Baby Cap * Silk-Merino Twisted Gloves * Baby's Bamboo Singlet *