Swing Swagger Drape : Knit the Colours of Australia, Paperback

Swing Swagger Drape : Knit the Colours of Australia Paperback

5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


The central pieces in this collection - the swing coats, swagger jackets, and drapes - show what makes Jane Slicer-Smith designs unique: a masterful use of color, fabrics that move, shapes that flatter, and customized fit.

From choosing your palette, through checking the measurements, to seaming and blocking, Jane explains her practiced and pragmatic approach to knitting successful garments.

With clear instructions that highlight options in design, construction, and colour - "Swing, Swagger, Drape" empowers knitters.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208 pages, 200 illustrations, colour
  • Publisher: XRX Books,US
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Knitting & crochet
  • ISBN: 9781933064178



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This is the best knitting pattern book I have seen in a long time. The multiple color choices, the clear directions, the broad range of sizes (many up to 3X!) and the variations on the patterns add up to WOW! I always check out knitting books from my library first, so I can go through and decide if they're really worth buying for me. This one was an absolute, resounding "Yes". I wouldn't even wait to put it on my Christmas list - wanted it now!Thank you, Jane Slicer-Smith!

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I haven't knitted a project from this book but wow! The photography is wonderful (thank you Alexis) and the projects are amazing. I plan to tackle the cover sweater first.5 stars just for composition. :)