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Knit and Purl

Knit and Purl showcases a jam-packed collection of 250 classic and contemporary stitch patterns to elevate your knitted projects to new heights.

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The Harmony Guides have been longstanding references for handcrafters for more than thirty years, a series offering clear, concise instructions for stitches - perfect for the beginning knitter but an excellent refresher for those skilled in the craft. 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.

Knit and Purl showcases a jam-packed collection of 250 classic and contemporary stitch patterns to elevate your knitted projects to new heights. Walk through the basic knit and purl stitch, then launch right into a variety of stitch patterns certain to inspire. From a basic seed stitch to a fanciful ladder pattern, each of the stitches features a full-color photograph in updated yarns and clear and concise instructions for creating each design. A Diamond Web makes a handsome pattern for a rugged scarf while a Space Invaders stitch lends a decorative detail to a sweater. Insider design tips are featured throughout Knit and Purl for extra instruction. Whether you're looking to transform a basic cardigan or a pillow into a dramatic eye-catching design, you'll find all the stitch inspiration you need to create something special.

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Inspiration: Knit and Purl, stitched in combination, can be configured into patterns and constructed into all kinds of fabrics. Texture is the inspiration for this edition. For more than thirty years, The Harmony Guides have been a fountain of knitting knowledge and an authority on stitches. I've found them indispensable over the years, often turning to them to solve technical problems and to generate new ideas.

When I was asked to be involved with the makeover of The Harmony Guides just last year, I jumped at the chance to work with one of knitting's leading brands. After all, it was an opportunity to contribute as a designer, to add a few new stitches, and to edit the books through and through. The editors, designers, and I were thrilled to inject some new life to a beloved treasure. The Harmony Guides would be in the spotlight once again.

The new Harmony Guides is a stitch-driven series. Each volume brims with 250 stitches to continually inspire and constantly challenge the knitter. I like to keep things simple, so this new collection is your quintessential guide to browse through or dip in and out of, and always there for you when you need it! I also couldn't resist scooping up old favorites - tried, tested, and trusted stitches - as well as adding a few new ones to keep you inspired. After all, inspiration is the key to great design. (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: 07KN14

Author/Speaker/Editor: Erika Knight

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781596680562

Number Of Pages: 272