A Knitting Wrapsody : Innovative Designs to Wrap, Drape, and Tie Paperback
Designer Kristin Omdahl is one of the most innovative designers working today, and in this collection, she showcases her signature motif designs and experimental construction in 18 original patterns-five scarves, six wraps, five shawls, and two skirts-that provide new ways to think about knitting pieces that wrap, drape, or tie. Unlike other wrap books, this collection offers some ingenious ways for wrapping your knitting, whether around the neck, shoulders, or waist.
The designs for these garments are just what knitters are hungry for-inspirational, creative patterns that advance skills, explore shape and silhouette, and are beautiful to wear year-round. All of the garments incorporate interesting elements, from reversible stitch patterns and unique knitted edgings to interesting closures.
Each project is knitted, but much of the aesthetic draws inspiration from the geometry, motifs, and techniques of crochet. Some of the techniques are quite unusual and readers will benefit from watching the enclosed DVD to see some of them demonstrated before casting on for a project. With her passionate attention to stitch detail and one-of-a-kind motif designs, Kristin offers a wide range of projects in A Knitting Wrapsody for a variety of skill levels and time commitments.
Expand your wardrobe with bold, stylish shapes and add form-flattering pieces perfect for layering.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 136 pages, 140 colour
- Publisher: Interweave Press Inc
- Publication Date: 19/03/2011
- Category: Knitting & crochet
- ISBN: 9781596683075
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Review by oregonobsessionz
Aside from the cutesy title, <i>A Knitting Wrapsody</i> offers 18 designs for knitted items designed to wrap on the body. The designs range from classic to innovative to outright weird. I found 3 patterns that I would make as written, and another 3 with interesting elements I would consider adapting for my own designs. The rest I could definitely live without. The book includes an instructional DVD with 60 minutes of tips and techniques.