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Textured Stitches Knitted Sweaters and Accessories with Smart Details

Beloved knitwear designer Connie Chang Chinchio debuts a brand-new collection of 20 knitwear designs showcasing texture.

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Beloved knitwear designer Connie Chang Chinchio debuts a brand-new collection of 20 knitwear designs showcasing texture.
Textured Stitches brings Connie's trademark combination of simple knitting with lovely patterned stitches to 20 brand-new flattering, wearable projects. A wide variety of knit garments are featured, including cardigans, gloves, pullovers, jackets, hats, scarves, and more. The patterns are fun to knit, mixing quick and easy stockinette stitch with more involved stitch patterns like lattice, knitted pleats, cables, twisted stitches, and ribbing. The textured stitches help create a tailored knitted fit, while classic stockinette lends drape and polished finish. Knitters of all skill levels will love the must-have, truly wearable appeal of these perfect-for-everyday garments.

You'll also learn how textured stitches affect gauge, how yarn choices influence the look of patterned stitches, how to approach shaping, and how to incorporate special cast-on and bind-off techniques. The result is a wardrobe full of stylish and smart knitted sweaters, tanks, tees, and accessories that you'll love to make and wear.

Table of Contents
  • Caitlin Cabled Scarf
  • Professoressa Cardigan
  • Lustro Cardigan
  • Treccia Wrap
  • Bianca Headband
  • Ornato Gloves
  • Miele Hat and Mittens
  • Starflower Hat
  • Gems Hoodie
  • Honeycomb Tunic
  • AnnaMaria Cardigan
  • Jennifer Shell
  • Tulip Henley
  • Raindrop Cardigan
  • Cecily Pullover
  • Intagliato Henley
  • Albero Cowl Jacket
  • Olivia Shawl
  • Gioiello Gloves

About the Author
Connie Chang Chinchio holds a Ph.D. in physics, works as a consultant during the days, and also designs wildly popular knitwear. Many of her patterns have appeared in Interweave Knits and Knitscene; she has also designed for Classic Elite, Reynolds, Twist Collective, Knit.1, and Knitter’s. She lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.
"Connie Chang Chinchio's designs always stand out in any magazine.  They are the designs that allow your eye and mind to take a bit of rest.  They are usually swaths of stockinette punctuated by texture for visual interest and shaping.  They are the sweaters that I think would look flattering on a variety of shapes and size and would be interesting to knit but not taxing.  This is a whole book of that kind of knitting goodness.  11 of the 19 designs in this book are garments which is becoming a rarity in the latest accessory heavy knitting books.  The styles are everyday wearable and subtly shaped for excellent fit.  They are knit using mostly DK or light worsted yarns giving wonderful drape and a lightness and flow to the details and sweaters.  Standouts for me are the Professoressa Cardigan, Anna Maria Cardigan and the Abero Cowl Jacket." -
”Popular knitwear designer Connie Chang Chinchio's careful attention to detail shines through in everything she creates, from her much-loved patterns featured in Interweave Knits and Knitscene magazines to the timeless fashions in her first book, Textured Stitches.” – Crafters Choice Book Club
“Connie is of Interweave Knits and Knitscene fame, and her book will go down a storm with fans.” – Knit Today

SKU: 11KN03

Author/Speaker/Editor: Connie Chang Chinchio

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781596683167

Number Of Pages: 144

Customer Reviews

Nice Designs Review by Carol

Have just received this book and like the look of all the patterns. Can't wait to try them out

(Posted on 5/24/14)

Lovely, lovely, lovely Review by Emily

This book is chock full of beautiful, classic designs incorporating texture. A worthy addition to a knitter's library!

(Posted on 5/24/14)

Interesting book Review by Mich

Lovely and a good variety of wearable patterns . Clear instructions
which for me is very important.

Thank you

(Posted on 5/24/14)

I liked what I read. Review by Phyllis

This is a lovely group of patterns. I hope to make several of them in the near future. They look very wearable.

(Posted on 5/23/14)

nice book Review by Linda

there are nice patterns an great information i will make some of the sweaters later when i finish my current project.

(Posted on 3/16/14)

very interesting patterns Review by Ruth

I have a lot of patterns, but these are unique. I also like the Vintage Best of that I purchased at the same time

(Posted on 2/6/14)

great book Review by Cathy

Very pretty, classic sweater and accessories to knit. I love how she gives instructions on how to alter the look of some of the knits, like the Starflower hat.

(Posted on 1/6/14)