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A Knitting Wrapsody Innovative Designs to Wrap Drape and Tie + DVD

Celebrate the knitted stitch in stylish garments with A Knitting Wrapsody . Designer Kristin Omdahl showcases her signature designs and experimental construction in 18 beautiful scarves, wraps, skirts, and shawls.
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Designer Kristin Omdahl is one of the most innovative designers working today, and in this collection, she showcases her signature motif designs and experimental construction in 18 original patterns—five scarves, six wraps, five shawls, and two skirts—that provide new ways to think about knitting pieces that wrap, drape, or tie.

Unlike other wrap books, this collection offers some ingenious ways for wrapping your knitting, whether around the neck, shoulders, or waist. The designs for these garments are just what knitters are hungry for—inspirational, creative patterns that advance skills, explore shape and silhouette, and are beautiful to wear year-round.

All of the garments incorporate interesting elements, from reversible stitch patterns and unique knitted edgings to interesting closures. Each project is knitted, but much of the aesthetic draws inspiration from the geometry, motifs, and techniques of crochet.

Some of the techniques are quite unusual and readers will benefit from watching the enclosed DVD to see some of them demonstrated before casting on for a project.

With her passionate attention to stitch detail and one-of-a-kind motif designs, Kristin offers a wide range of projects in A Knitting Wrapsody for a variety of skill levels and time commitments. Expand your wardrobe with bold, stylish shapes and add form-flattering pieces perfect for layering.


Table of Contents

Introduction
Scarves
  I Do Diamond Lace Scarf
  Nerina Ruched and Ruffled Scarf
  Lucky Clover Reversible Scarf with Four-Petal Cutouts
  Melange Crochet-Look Scarf
  Echo Reversible Drop-Stitch Mobius
Wraps

  Anouk Leather-Laced Raglan Cape
  Sand Dollar Belted Lace Cape
  Infinity Cardi-Wrap with Sleeves
  Tree of Life Embroidered Ruana
  Rings of Cables Oval Shrug
  Summit American Yak Wrap
Shawls

  Lelani Flower Motif Shawl
  Serpentine Reversible Shawlette
  Tama Bead-Trimmed Seashell Shawlette 
  Warrior Wings Cinched-Edge Shawl
  Tide Pool Spiral Lace Shawl
Skirts

  Flamenco Ruffled Drawstring Skirt
  Arcelia Gypsy Wrap Skirt
Glossary

Sources
Index

SKU: 10KN18

Author/Speaker/Editor: Kristin Omdahl

Format: Paperback + DVD

ISBN 13: 9781596683075

Number Of Pages: 136

Table of Contents

About the Author

Kristin Omdahl designs knit and crochet garments and patterns under her label KRISTIN and website Styledbykristin.com. She appears in every episode of Knitting Daily TV on public television as the show's Crochet Corner expert, conducts seminars around the country, and teaches knitting and crochet in her DVD workshops, including Innovative Crochet: Motifs. She is also the author of Wrapped In Crochet and Crochet So Fine. Kristin's work has appeared in many magazines and books. She enjoys knitting and crocheting in her orchid garden in sunny southwest Florida.

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Finalist in the About.com Reader's Choice Awards for Best Knitting Book of 2011.
 
“A Knitting Wrapsody is a lot of fun for knitters who are looking for something a little different in their garments.  Lots of knitting projects -- socks, hats and sweaters, to name just a few – are pretty much only good for one purpose; they can only be worn one way. But Kristin Omdahl thinks knitting should be more versatile than that, and she's come up with some designs that turn a cape into a coat, sweater pieces into a cape and a capelet into a scarf or collar, just to name a few.” – About.com Guide to Knitting
 
“One of the most exciting new knitting books that I’ve seen in several months…with scarves, wraps, shawls and skirts, it has something in it for just about everyone.” – Courier-News
 
“These fresh patterns feature some unusual design elements that make them outstanding…the handy DVD reference guide is the next best thing to having a private instructor at your side.  Whether your interest is lace, texture or construction details, this collection has a little something for everyone.” – Monsters and Critics
 
“Now, [Kristin Omdahl] brings her dramatic style to knitting with 18 drop-dead gorgeous projects unlike anything you’ll ever see in stores.  The wraps, skirts and shawls in A Knitting Wrapsody incorporate unusual elements and clever designs to make them really stand out.  Omdahl demonstrates her new and unusual techniques on the DVD that comes with this book.” – Crafter’s Choice
 
“A very nice book, complete with the awesome DVD.” – CraftGossip.com
 
“Fresh ideas…the included DVD is a nice touch too, though the written descriptions seem quite clear.  If you do better with visual aids, you’ll appreciate the DVD.” – Knitting Scholar
 
“There are plenty of interesting stitch pattern and clever constructions to keep you interested and challenged.” – The Yarn Lounge
 
“The experimental construction makes the designs elegant and eye-catching.  Many of the patterns incorporate quite complicated techniques, but thanks to the bonus DVD that demonstrates unusual stitches step-by-step, the designs are still manageable for newbie knitters.” – Yarn Forward Magazine
 
“Kristin takes some unusual approaches to her techniques and the accompanying DVD will guide you through.  A perfect way to learn, and who better to learn from!” – Terry Kinche, CraftGossip.com Knitting Editor
 
“This is the first knitting book I've seen that has a how-to DVD included and I LOVE THAT!!  For people like me who love knitting, but don't always feel confident in their skills, an instructional DVD is invaluable.  I would say this is an advanced level book, most of the projects are quite intricate, like wearable works of art.” – Laurie Perry, aka Crazy Aunt Purl, author of Drunk, Divorced & Covered in Cat Hair: The True-Life Misadventures of a 30-Something Who Learned to Knit After He Split
 
“Wrap yourself in the beauty and elegance of knitted art-to-wear with amazing ideas, inspiration and patterns from designer Kristin Omdahl's latest book, “A Knitting Wrapsody”. If your knitting skills are intermediate to advanced, this is a definite must-add to your collection of knitting books." – The Detroit News
 
“Kristin Omdahl is full of ideas and always coming up with very interesting techniques for which she is merging her very artistic and creative side with her mathematically-oriented mind.  We see the result in her designs as fascinating shapes and interesting usage of known stitches.” – Faina Goberstein, The Designer’s Studio
 
"Overall, the book is well-produced: there are lots of clear photos of each piece; charts and schematics are sharp and usable; the design layout is visually pleasing. The patterns seem easy to follow.” – Knit and Travel, Blog
 
“Kristin Omdahl’s designs are not only striking and innovative, they’re strong reminders that knitting and crochet are joined at the hip.  Each craft has much to offer on its own, but as you’ll see when you take a look at Kristin’s latest book, “A Knitting Wrapsody”, bringing the two techniques together opens up a whole new territory.“ - Knitcircus
 
“This is a wonderful and welcome addition to a book with so many exciting and beautiful patterns.” – Knitty.com
 
“Each of her knit designs exudes her same signature style: drapey, soft, feminine, intricate, mathematical, simple.” - lindamade
 
“This is a lovely book, showing many different ways to wrap yourself in lovely and cozy hand knits from top to bottom. There is elegant, warm, summery, fun and funky to be found.” – Monika Steinbauer, Smoking Hot Needles
 
“If you’re interested in unique shapes and a build-as-you-go construction style, this would be a good book to pick up.” – Stefanie Japel, author of Glam Knits
 
“What a fun and inventive book!  Lots of interesting patterns! There are plenty of interesting stitch pattern and clever constructions to keep you interested and challenged." - The Yarn Lounge
 
"For her first knitting book, Omdahl returns to territory she so successfully explored with a hook in Wrapped in Crochet." – Yarn Market News
 

SKU: 10KN18

Author/Speaker/Editor: Kristin Omdahl

Format: Paperback + DVD

ISBN 13: 9781596683075

Number Of Pages: 136

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Customer Reviews

Waste of Money Review by Suzanne
Rating

Had I been able to see pictures of the projects in this book I would never have purchased it--there is nothing in here that I would make or wear and I think most of the designs are a little too far out. Since I bought this book on sale, it would have cost more in postage than the book cost to send it back, so I gave it away. Don't waste your money.

(Posted on 7/12/2014)

(Posted on 7/12/2014)

Wrapped Review by Patricia Morris

A Knitting Wrapsody has me hooked. There are so many beautiful things to make, and new things to learn. I made the Tama Bead-Trimmed Seashell Shawlette for my step-mother for her birthday, and she loved it. This was my first beading project, but the directions for the beading and the knitting were very easy to follow. The dvd was very helpful at one point in the process too. I have plans for almost every project in the book. Well worth the money spent.

(Posted on 3/11/2012)

(Posted on 3/11/2012)

A knitting wrapsody Review by Turid Henriksen

I love the designs and the photos in this book. I have learned new techniques watching the dvd. Even though I have not yet knitted any of the wraps from the book, I have used several of the edgings described and explained.

(Posted on 10/5/2011)

(Posted on 10/5/2011)