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New American Knits

A collection of beautiful, wearable projects with an emphasis on practical pieces for daily life.

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New American Knits represents what knitters what to knit, and what they want to wear. Author Amy Christoffer's garments are casual but polished, equally appropriate whether running errands, at the office, or socializing with friends.

Amy takes her inspiration from the clean lines and elegant functionality of American sportswear, and creates projects that have a nostalgic feel even as they are perfectly suited for modern life today. In designing her fashionable modern uniform, Amy focuses on beautiful everyday sweaters and useful knitted accessories.

Amy applies her same clean aesthetic to the process of knitting her garments as well. Much of the knitting is simple stockinette and garter, with seamless and semi-seamless construction when possible. At the same time she adds sections of texture and lace and pops of colorwork to add visual and knitterly interest. Projects have detailed finishing including slipped stitch and I-cord faux seams, short row collars and hems, and other ways of making even the simplest garments look chic and elegant. Her goal is to create projects that are engaging to knit but not complicated, emphasizing the use of traditional motifs, techniques and skills to produce pieces that are satisfying in form and function. Amy's patterns are perfect for knitters who love both the knitting process and the finished product.

Smoothly plied yarns in muted tones lend themselves to tailored cardigans and tops while heathers, tweeds, and occasionally slubby textures give a rustic or ‘country house’ touch to outerwear and accessories. New American Knits is visually elegant with a streak of casual bohemian style, much like the projects themselves

SKU: 14KN01-EP6140-GROUPED

Author/Speaker/Editor: Amy Christoffers

File Type: PDF

ISBN 13: 9781620330999

Number Of Pages: 128

SKU: 14KN01-EP6140-GROUPED

Author/Speaker/Editor: Amy Christoffers

File Type: PDF

ISBN 13: 9781620330999

Number Of Pages: 128

Customer Reviews

Outstanding.....Love it! Review by Mary Anne
Rating

I must admit that I'm a big fan of Amy Christoffers' work, so I expected this first book to be very good. New American Knits, however, far exceeds those expectations. The designs are wonderful, and each is beautifully presented. Classics for today is a very good description. I already have a sweater and hat on the needles, and am quite sure I'll knit all of the featured designs. You can find something for yourself, for gifts, and for a variety of body types, ages, and tastes within the pages of this book. I consider this the best book I've purchased in quite a few years and can't recommend it highly enough. The author's love of her craft and desire to create beautiful things that we'll want to make and wear shines through on every page.

(Posted on 7/22/2014)

(Posted on 7/22/2014)