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Inspired To Knit eBook: Creating Exquisite Handknits

The Inspired to Knit eBook features four mini workshops with 21 patterns to help knitters find inspiration in their surroundings and shape it into garment design.

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Get inside the artistic mind of talented knitwear designer Michele Rose Orne and discover her secrets to creating beautiful handknits for any season of the year. The Inspired to Knit eBook features four mini workshops, twenty-one patterns, and spectacular photography conceptualized to help knitters think creatively, find inspiration in their surroundings, and shape those elements into garment design. Along the way knitters will pick up invaluable tips and tricks of the trade plus a wealth of inspiration.

Stunning patterns are arranged by season, reflecting the colors and beauty of nature that inspires Michele's feminine designs. From an amber beaded cardigan that captures the feeling of hay fields drying in the sun to a long, belted coat with a spray of feminine coral roses inspired by flowers in her local market to an intarsia jacket that evokes memories of a fall hike in a forest, each pattern is rich with color, detailing, and romantic knitting style.

Design workshops throughout the book guide and challenge readers to find inspiration in their surroundings, build color palettes, swatch creatively through knitting and sketching, and finesse their style and fit. Think more creatively about knitting and unleash your inner designer with the easy-to-download Inspired to Knit eBook!

SKU: EP5435

Author/Speaker/Editor: Michele Rose Orne

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781620330487

Table of Contents

Indian Summer Cardigan
Amber Beaded Cardigan
Design Workshop 1: Finding Inspiration
Walk in the Woods Jacket
Coral Rose Jacket
Fair Isle Capelet and Gauntlets

Shimmer Lace Shrug
Snowdrift Cardigan
Winter Wonderland Coat
Design Workshop 2: Building a Color Palette
Evergreen Sleeve Tunic
Whisper Cuff Cardigan
Frost Flower Cuff Pullover

Lily of the Valley Shrug
Seed-Stitch Poet Jacket
Victorian Lace Blouse
Design Workshop 3: Swatching and Sketching
Vintage Lingerie Top

Tiny Twists Camisole
Design Workshop 4: Styling and Fitting
Ribbed Halter
Papillon Cardigan
Wedding Ensemble

Glossary of Terms and Techniques
Sources for Supplies
About the Author

Michele Rose Orne has been designing for more than 20 years in the garment and handknitting industry. She has designed for Westminster Fibers, Classic Elite, Tahki, and was a design director for a large sweater importer. She has designed for many publications including Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting, and Handknit Holidays. She lives in Camden, Maine.

A lovely book that should inspire designers and want-to-be designers alike. Guide to Knitting

If you've ever wondered how a designer comes up with his or her ideas, and how you might yourself go from a general idea about a color or a theme and come up with your own knitwear designs, this is a great book to check out. It may just get you to build your own vision boards and get you started looking at how patterns come together in a new way. Guide to Knitting

If you are looking for knitting inspiration... look no farther than Inspired to Knit. -Bangor Daily News

If you are an advanced knitter looking for sophisticated and feminine designs that could have stepped out of an Anthropologie catalogue... Inspired to Knit is the knitting book for you., Alyse Wax,

Stunning. This is some of the loveliest, most innovative work I've seen in a quite a while. It's a rare book that contains multiple patterns that I love enough to knit. Rarer still that one arrives in which I want to knit everything. -Brenda Dayne, host, Cast On: a podcast for knitters

This book is wonderfully presented, beautifully photographed, and well written. This book will certainly become a core to a knitter's design library. -Knit 'N Style

5 out of 5 possible stars. This is a fantastic book. -Knitting News

These sweater patterns–and they are primarily all sweaters, blouses, halter tops, or something like that–are just beautiful to look at, lush and finely detailed. The details are exquisite.

There is so much and such deep information in this book you really need to read it to get the full impact. Of course you could just lose yourself in patterns. They are challenging and intriguing. I found myself reading patterns just to figure out how she did that.

The mini-workshops along with thoughtful pattern design just beg knitting groups to dive in with their own interpretations.

Stunning from start to finish. This is one book for which the "Inspired" in the title is no overstatement. Orne's a true master of details.... Intricate, uncommon, beautiful. -Yarn Market News

Exquisite -YarnMarketNews Blog

SKU: EP5435

Author/Speaker/Editor: Michele Rose Orne

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781620330487

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Customer Reviews

Inspiring Review by Trisha

This book really does inspire. As you look at all the beautiful patterns you want to get your needles out and start straight away!
There are some patterns in this book I don't want to knit, but that means there is something for everybody here as we all have different tastes.

(Posted on 10/4/2014)

(Posted on 10/4/2014)

Beautiful Review by Elizabeth

The book has beautiful and inspiring patterns to knit. They are so different from everything I have seen in magazines and websites - It is totally worth it! Loved it!

(Posted on 12/26/2013)

(Posted on 12/26/2013)