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Knitting Nature

Author : Norah Gaughan
ISBN : 1584794844
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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An innovative designer showcases thirty-nine creative patterns that were inspired by diverse patterns found in nature, accompanied by information about the pattern as it is revealed in the natural world, along with step-by-step instructions on how to render that pattern in a variety of beautiful fashions or accessories.

Knitting By Nature

Author : Sheryl Thies
ISBN : 9781604681567
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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In this follow-up to her wildly popular books Ocean Breezes and Nature's Wrapture, Sheryl Thies has outdone herself with a stunning new collection of nature-inspired designs. Revel in knitting ideas gathered from a wide array of flowers, grasses, and vines. Choose from exquisite designs, including scarves, shawls, wraps, and shrugs Capture the beauty of plant forms with lace, cables, bobbles, and other knitting stitches Enjoy modern designs that require minimal or no finishing

Nature S Wrapture

Author : Sheryl Thies
ISBN : 9781604681031
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Adorn yourself with the exquisite textures, lacy patterns, and glorious colors of nature. Find 20 captivating wraps, shawls, and scarves in flattering styles ranging from casual accessories to elegant evening wear. The patterns display basic shapes and plenty of variety--ideal for confident beginners as well as experienced knitters. Requiring little or no finishing, projects such as Dragonfly, Snowdrift, Waterfall, Cocoon, and Supernova invite knitters to celebrate the mystery and magic that surrounds us. Knit yourself a natural wonder!

Slow Knitting

Author : Hannah Thiessen
ISBN : 9781683351580
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Like the “slow foodâ€? movement, Slow Knitting encourages knitters to step back, pare down, and celebrate the craftsmanship of their work. In five chapters centered around the tenets of slow knitting—sourcing carefully, making thoughtfully, thinking environmentally, experimenting fearlessly, and exploring openly—Hannah Thiessen challenges knitters of all skill levels to view their practice in a new way. Each chapter contains explorations of fiber types; profiles of well-known yarn types, makers, and yarn suppliers; and garment patterns inspired by the featured fibers. With contributions from knitting superstars Norah Gaughan, Bristol Ivy, and many others, Slow Knitting proposes an approach to knitting that is both minimalist and all-encompassing, and emphasizes what makes knitting a meditation, a passion, and a unique necessity.

Knitting 24 7

Author : Véronik Avery
ISBN : 9781453268254
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Women who love to knit are determined to find time to practice their craft, despite the many roles they fulfill throughout the day. They knit while traveling or commuting, while waiting for their kids, while socializing. Times like these call for projects that are easily transportable and have stitch patterns that are simple to memorize. Véronik Avery has created 30 such projects for Knitting 24/7, a collection of stylish clothing and accessories that make use of those “in-between” times when we’re busy, yet our hands are free. Ranging from sweaters, scarves, and shrugs to hats and mitts, the projects represent both what women want to wear and what they actually have time to knit. The book’s gorgeous color photographs capture women in a range of settings—a morning at work, a dinner with friends, a relaxing weekend afternoon—evoking the time of day when each wardrobe item might be worn. This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.

Knitting Wild

Author : Theressa Silver
ISBN : 1937513858
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Knitting, Nature, and the Resistance When the Trump administration put Ryan Zinke, an oil industry insider, in charge of the Dept. of the Interior, Theressa Silver responded by writing a book of knitting patterns that celebrate the diverse beauty of our national parks and wildlife refuges. Each pattern in this book is a love letter to America's wild places. Beautifully photographed in Reed College Canyon and Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, this collection will inspire knitters to preserve wildlife, not only in parks and refuges, but right in our own backyards and neighborhoods. Theressa will donate 5% of her profits from this book to the Sierra Club.

The Knitter S Book Of Yarn

Author : Clara Parkes
ISBN : 9780307586988
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Not all yarns are alike. Some make our hearts and hands sing, some get the job done without much fanfare, and some cause nothing but frustration and disappointment. The gorgeous pair of socks that emerged from their first bath twice as long as when they went in. The delicate baby sweater that started pilling before it even came off the needles. The stunning colorwork scarf that you can’t wear because the yarn feels like sandpaper against your neck. If only there were a way to read a skein and know how it would behave and what it wanted to become before you invested your time, energy, and money in it. Now there is! With The Knitter’s Book of Yarn, you’ll learn how to unleash your inner yarn whisperer. In these pages, Clara Parkes provides in-depth insight into a vast selection of yarns, giving you the inside stories behind the most common fiber types, preparations, spins, and ply combinations used by large-scale manufacturers and importers, medium-sized companies, boutique dye shops, community spinneries, and old-fashioned sheep farms. And, because we learn best by doing, Parkes went to some of the most creative and inquisitive design minds of the knitting world to provide a wide assortment of patterns created to highlight the qualities (and minimize the drawbacks) of specific types of yarns. The Knitter’s Book of Yarn will teach you everything you need to know about yarn: How it’s made, who makes it, how it gets to you, and what it longs to become. The next time you pick up a skein, you won’t have to wonder what to do with it. You’ll just know–the way any yarn whisperer would. From the Hardcover edition.

Knitting Green

Author : Ann Budd
ISBN : 9781620331774
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Detailing a wide range of perspectives and approaches to environmental issues, this unique crafting manual offers ideas for knitting conscientiously. Leading figures of the industry, from designers to yarn company executives, share their methods for integrating green principles into their work and lives - selecting organic products, facilitating an alternative to chemical detergent, recycling old projects, reducing disposable plastic bags, and creating pieces that provide warmth and save on energy. Inventive and timely, this practical guidebook explains answers to important questions such as What makes a yarn organic? and Are natural dyes safer than chemical dyes? Providing 20 clever designs for earth-friendly garments, accessories, gifts, and home furnishings, craft enthusiasts of all skill levels will enjoy projects that balance the altruism of saving the planet with the joyful benefits of their favorite hobby.

Piers Plowman And The Books Of Nature

Author : Rebecca Davis
ISBN : 9780191084287
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Piers Plowman and the Books of Nature explores the relationship of divine creativity, poetry, and ethics in William Langland's fourteenth-century dream vision. These concerns converge in the poem's rich vocabulary of kynde, the familiar Middle English word for nature, broadly construed. But in a remarkable coinage, Langland also uses kynde to name nature's creator, who appears as a character in Piers Plowman. The stakes of this representation could not be greater: by depicting God as Kynde, that is, under the guise of creation itself, Langland explores the capacity of nature and of language to bear the plenitude of the divine. In doing so, he advances a daring claim for the spiritual value of literary art, including his own searching form of theological poetry. This claim challenges recent critical attention to the poem's discourses of disability and failure and reveals the poem's place in a long and diverse tradition of medieval humanism that originates in the twelfth century and, indeed, points forward to celebrations of nature and natural capacity in later periods. By contextualizing Langland's poetics of kynde within contemporary literary, philosophical, legal, and theological discourses, Rebecca Davis offers a new literary history for Piers Plowman that opens up many of the poem's most perplexing interpretative problems.

Norah Gaughan S Knitted Cable Sourcebook

Author : Norah Gaughan
ISBN : 9781613122914
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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This guide for the modern knitter presents more than 150 new and innovative cable stitch patterns ranging from basic to complex and offers enlightening insight into how cables are engineered, how knitters can design their own, and how knitters can mix and match cables in a knitting pattern. Teacher, author, and master knitter Norah Gaughan shares her design principles and offers clear cable-making instruction throughout, always in a conversational, easy-to-understand voice that proceeds naturally, as one cable idea leads to the next. Master the art of cable knitting, then test your newfound skills with the 15 garment patterns for wraps, sweaters, and accessories. Also available from Norah Gaughan: Knitting Nature,Comfort Knitting and Crochet: Afghans and Comfort Knitting, and Crochet: Babies and Toddlers.

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