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Cables & Arans

The Harmony Guides: Cables and Arans is a one-stop reference for inspiration, brimming with 250 texture-friendly designs for knitters of all skill levels.

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Along with color and silhouette, texture and dimension play a vital role in the interest of a design. The Harmony Guides: Cables and Arans is a one-stop reference for inspiration, brimming with 250 texture-friendly designs for knitters of all skill levels.

The Harmony Guides have been a longstanding reference for handcrafters for more than thirty years, offering clear, concise instructions and photographs for stitches. Designer Erika Knight, author of the Simple Knits series, lends her expertise in the series redesign, updating the Harmony Guides with new stitches and know-how.

Among hundreds of stitch patterns, Cables and Arans offers an OXO Ripple that makes a dapper design choice for a man's scarf and a Medallion Ripple that will enhance any basic pullover. Add a little texture to your home, a Honeycomb Pattern is an excellent choice for a sumptuous and cozy afghan. All swatches are worked in updated yarns, beautifully photographed and accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions. Extra design tips are offered throughout this handy-sized book - the perfect size for any knitter's travel tote - making it an excellent resource for both novice and skilled knitters alike. This all-in-one guide to creating textures and cables is the perfect knitting companion!

Reviews: "This is a real treasury of cable stitches."-Knitting News

Table of Contents

Inspiration: Cables and Arans are traditionally romantic, rugged and instantly recognizable; they create the most wonderful surface interest and scale to any knitted fabric. The Harmony Guides are at the heart of every knitter's craft, an essential Bible; reference book, resource manual, and companion! A fountain of knitting knowledge, they are an authoritative collection of creating knitted fabrics, from the simple to the intricate.

As a knitwear designer, The Harmony Guides have been my mentor, my support, and often my inspiration. Always to hand, they frequently solve the problem and always spark and idea! However, it's often frustrating having to flick through pages of ribs, cables, woven, or Aran stitches, when you are just looking for a pretty lace or eyelet pattern, hoping to find more. This has certainly been my experience, and so I was delighted to be given the opportunity to edit this wonderful library of stitches into an easily accessible collection of distinctive stitch titles - your one-stop shop! (Editor Erika Knight)

Tools & Equipment: To master any skill, it's imperative to have a solid foundation of the techniques. This section provides useful information that can come in handy while knitting.

About the Author

Erika Knight is a design consultant, with a special interest in knitwear, who brings her considerable expertise of the market to inform the choice of projects, fabrics, and textures in the Harmony Guides. She is the author or Simple Knits for Easy Living, Simple Knits for Cherished Babies, and Simple Knits for Little Cherubs. She lives in England.

SKU: 07KN16

Author/Speaker/Editor: Erika Knight

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781596680586

Number Of Pages: 272