Thursday, 19 December 2013

Book Review Design It, Knit It

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Debbie's knit designs are truly blissful! With more than 20 knitting projects and patterns intended for children, women, men and the home, this collection is truly for everyone. Bestselling author Debbie Blisss designs are fun, easy to create and make perfect gifts. In addition to the delightful original designs, which include hats, gloves and home decor items, theres also an introduction that covers everything from selecting yarns and determining gauge to reading charts and patterns. This is a must-have guide for knitters of all skill levels who desire breathtaking designs and high-quality yarn!

Spiral-bound: 160 pages
Publisher: Sixth & Spring; (7 Aug 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1933027762
ISBN-13: 978-1933027760

Debbie Bliss is one of the foremost designers and authors of hand knitting patterns in both the UK and US and increasingly in Europe and Asia. Her bestselling books have earned her a dedicated army of fans who adore her stylish, easy-to-make designs. Her most recent books, Simply Baby, Essential Baby and Essential Kids, all demonstrate her flair for creating beautiful, practical and stylish garments for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. In 2008 she launched Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine - which was a sell out; and is now published each Spring and Autumn. She has designed knitwear for Baby Gap but now concentrates on developing her own range of yarns and designs highly wearable garments with universal appeal. Renowned for its quality, Debbie's yarn range is widely available throughout the UK, US and Canada.


Chapter One
Designing for the Body
Garter Stitch Coat
Ribbed Jacket
Trapeze Coat

Chapter Two
Designing with Colour
Colour Band Sweater
Fair Isle Cardigan
Tweed Jacket with Contrast Lining

Chapter Three
Designing with Texture
Herringbone & Cable Jacket
Multi Texture Throw
Bobble & Cable Sweater

Chapter Four
Designing for Kids
Smock Dress
Zipped Sweater
Garter Stitch Jacket with Vent

Chapter Five
Designing with Details
Button Detail Top
Cable Band Cardigan
Cardigan with Ribbed Sleeves

Chapter Six
Design Workbook
Patterns Silhouettes
Knitter's Graph Paper
Stitch Gauge

Abbreviations & Glossary
About the Yarns
Yarn Resource List
Design It, Knit it is available from Amazon

Disclosure: The lovely people at GMC Group sent me this book to review. I am not being paid for writing this review. All my reviews are honest and on things that I genuinely love and would recommend to my readers.

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