Monday, 16 June 2014

Book Review Knitting Reimagined

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Rethink traditional knitting with this groundbreaking collection of 25 sophisticated patterns for beautiful sweaters, jackets, and accessories from one of the most influential voices in knitwear design. Award-winning author Nicky Epstein offers knitters of all skill levels adventurous, wearable projects that showcase innovative and clever construction and garment details. From a tunic created by weaving sections of knitting to a jumper featuring braided sleeve details, these patterns all offer interesting new twists on classic handknit designs. The stitches are easy, but the eye-opening results will challenge the way knitters think about this age-old craft. Each chapter focuses on one type of treatment, including innovative shaping, weaving, and braiding, directional knitting, or cutting-edge ways to use edgings and colourwork. Distilling her more than 25 years of knit design know-how, Nicky shares all the tricks of her trade in this gorgeous volume.

Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Potter Craft (7 May 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0385346255
ISBN-13: 978-0385346252

About the Author
Nicky Epstein, one of today's hottest knitwear designers, has gained international recognition for her innovative work, whimsical sense of style, and informative workshops. She has authored numerous books, including Knitting in Circles, Knitting Block by Block, Nicky Epstein's Knitted Flowers, Knitting On the Edge, Knitting Over the Edge, Knitting Beyond the Edge, and Knits for Barbie® Doll, among others. Her designs have also been featured in Vogue Knitting and many other knitting publications, as well as on television and at art exhibitions.

How to Use this Book

Chapter One
Reckoning Rectangles Shawl
Renaissance Castle Tunic
On the Block Topper
Je Ne Sais Quoi Cape
The Deep End Shawl
Royal Lace Coat with Hood
Welted Button Tuck Cardi

Chapter Two
Cool Construction
Weekend Warrior Wraparound
Nouveau Wrap Cardigan
On the Edge Dress
Glory Rising Circle Cardigan
Directional Vest
Shape Shifter Vest

Chapter Three
Woven Weaves
Crisscross Weave Tank
Braided Vitality Pullover
Etiquette Unchained Pullover
Pixilated Weave Drapelette
Chaos Couture Pullover

Chapter Four
Stitch Impact
Spring Forward Dress or Tunic
Buttons and Bows Manteau
Dressage Pony Poncholette
Spirits Fly Pullover
Victory Fair Isle Pullover
Quintessential Cable Pullover
Edging Epilogue Dress

Knitting Techniques


Knitting Reimagined is a book full of chic, wearable but very unique atypical garments that will appeal to knitters of all skill levels.  In this book the stitches used are easy as well as the techniques used to make the designs with the results of the knitted garments structures and shapes are unconventional and unexpected.  This book has 25 original designs using a variety of forward looking techniques that really will transform your yarn into sophisticated and adaptable knitting garments.  The designs are varied from tailored to bohemian, structured to unstructured.  They are also made with a variety of yarns including handspun, hand dyed, novelty and cashmere.  The book is well written with detailed instructions and diagrams, stitches, shapes, angles, openings, lengths, button closures, tucks, twists layering and much more!  Thee are also skill levels and approximate time frames to complete each project.  this book is for anyone that is looking for that something different to knit.

Knitting Reimagined is available from Amazon

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