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The Resource 100 Scandinavian motifs : the knitter's directory, Mary Jane Mucklestone

100 Scandinavian motifs : the knitter's directory, Mary Jane Mucklestone

Label
100 Scandinavian motifs : the knitter's directory
Title
100 Scandinavian motifs
Title remainder
the knitter's directory
Statement of responsibility
Mary Jane Mucklestone
Title variation
  • One hundred Scandinavian motifs
  • Hundred Scandinavian motifs
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For both experienced and beginning knitters, this is an inspirational collection of favorite motifs found in the traditional knitting of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, and the Faeroe Islands. Included are charming motifs of stars, hearts, flowers, leaping reindeer, and dancers, as well as delightful geometric patterns, and more. Each motif is shown as a hand-knitted swatch, illustrated with clear photographs and accompanied by easy-to-read color charts, and a reverse colorway suggestion. With clear details on reading color charts, and a full review of techniques for two-color knitting, this book also gives advice on incorporating the Scandinavian motifs into a variety of different projects, allowing you to create unique designs. Includes guidance on choosing yarns, use of color, and finishing techniques to help you hone your knitting skills and create stylish projects. 5 projects are at the end of the book"--
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Provided by publisher
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Mucklestone, Mary Jane
Dewey number
746.43/20410948
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
index present
LC call number
  • TT819.S26
  • TT819.S26
LC item number
  • M83 2013
  • M83 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Knitting
  • Fancy work
Label
100 Scandinavian motifs : the knitter's directory, Mary Jane Mucklestone
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction -- Chapter 1/how to use this book -- Introducing the book's structure; how to find your way around the swatch directory, how to read the charts, where to find specific information. -- Chapter 2/the basics -- Basic information and techniques are reviewed for beginning knitters and those who need a refresher. Includes the best way of holding the yarns in two-color knitting. -- Needles, markers, calculator, graph paper -- Yarn types and weights, traditional and non-traditional -- Gauge -- Essential knitting skills -- Two-color knitting technique -- Three examples of holding the yarn -- Techniques for even stranding -- How to weave long floats -- Reading charts: actual-size color charts with pattern stitches clearly defined against background stitches accompany each swatch. The chart for each motif is presented exactly as knit and also illustrated with an -- alternative colorway. Our charts have clear details which make them easy reading for beginners and experts alike. -- Finishing techniques: proper finishing of your garment is essential in two-color knitting. Most Scandinavian two-color knitting is done circularly, creating a tube of fabric; the special technique of "steeking" or cutting your knitting is used to create armholes, necklines, and openings for cardigans. A brief introduction of machine-sewn steeks and crocheted steeks is included. Also included is discussion of weaving in yarn ends and tricks for making the task less burdensome. The importance of blocking a finished garment is included. -- Chapter 3/use of color, use of motifs -- A discussion of the simple use of color in Scandinavian knitting, which is primarily two colors only in any single row. The effect of reversing a colorway will be illustrated with swatches. If a knitter would like to use more than two colors in a single garment, the addition of a new motif with a different colorway is often a clever solution. Many pleasing arrangements are possible, and examples shown. Contemporary use of color will be described and encouraged. -- Advice is given on ways to incorporate Scandinavian motifs into a variety of different projects, illustrated with knitted examples and illustrations. -- Chapter 4/swatch directory -- Hand knitted swatches organized by random beauty, sometimes collecting similar subjects such as a group of hearts or a group of stars. Each swatch is accompanied by: -- Actual-size photograph of the knitted sample. -- Easy-to-read color charts on facing page, including a reverse colorway. -- Black and white charts. -- Mix and match features throughout the directory suggest ways to combine the motifs into pleasing larger textiles. -- Chapter 5/Projects -- Four simple projects utilizing motifs from the book will be included, with a description of the designer's inspiration. -- Simple hat -- Simple mittens -- Simple bag -- Sweet, simple pin cushion -- Index and credits
Control code
sky255667763
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9781596688551
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013010976
Other physical details
col. ill., charts
Label
100 Scandinavian motifs : the knitter's directory, Mary Jane Mucklestone
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction -- Chapter 1/how to use this book -- Introducing the book's structure; how to find your way around the swatch directory, how to read the charts, where to find specific information. -- Chapter 2/the basics -- Basic information and techniques are reviewed for beginning knitters and those who need a refresher. Includes the best way of holding the yarns in two-color knitting. -- Needles, markers, calculator, graph paper -- Yarn types and weights, traditional and non-traditional -- Gauge -- Essential knitting skills -- Two-color knitting technique -- Three examples of holding the yarn -- Techniques for even stranding -- How to weave long floats -- Reading charts: actual-size color charts with pattern stitches clearly defined against background stitches accompany each swatch. The chart for each motif is presented exactly as knit and also illustrated with an -- alternative colorway. Our charts have clear details which make them easy reading for beginners and experts alike. -- Finishing techniques: proper finishing of your garment is essential in two-color knitting. Most Scandinavian two-color knitting is done circularly, creating a tube of fabric; the special technique of "steeking" or cutting your knitting is used to create armholes, necklines, and openings for cardigans. A brief introduction of machine-sewn steeks and crocheted steeks is included. Also included is discussion of weaving in yarn ends and tricks for making the task less burdensome. The importance of blocking a finished garment is included. -- Chapter 3/use of color, use of motifs -- A discussion of the simple use of color in Scandinavian knitting, which is primarily two colors only in any single row. The effect of reversing a colorway will be illustrated with swatches. If a knitter would like to use more than two colors in a single garment, the addition of a new motif with a different colorway is often a clever solution. Many pleasing arrangements are possible, and examples shown. Contemporary use of color will be described and encouraged. -- Advice is given on ways to incorporate Scandinavian motifs into a variety of different projects, illustrated with knitted examples and illustrations. -- Chapter 4/swatch directory -- Hand knitted swatches organized by random beauty, sometimes collecting similar subjects such as a group of hearts or a group of stars. Each swatch is accompanied by: -- Actual-size photograph of the knitted sample. -- Easy-to-read color charts on facing page, including a reverse colorway. -- Black and white charts. -- Mix and match features throughout the directory suggest ways to combine the motifs into pleasing larger textiles. -- Chapter 5/Projects -- Four simple projects utilizing motifs from the book will be included, with a description of the designer's inspiration. -- Simple hat -- Simple mittens -- Simple bag -- Sweet, simple pin cushion -- Index and credits
Control code
sky255667763
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9781596688551
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013010976
Other physical details
col. ill., charts

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