Knitting in No Time : 50 Easyknit Bags, Shawls, Jackets and More for Fast Fun Style Paperback
Knitting In No Time is a modern collection of 50 projects that offers new and established knitters the know-how they need to create a quick-to-knit range of garments and accessories using simple stitches, with the completion time for most projects estimated at just a week. Created by knits designer Melody Griffiths, the projects include both traditional and new knitted garments, from bright skinny scarves to fingerless mittens and deliciously enveloping shrugs, shawls and ponchos.
As well as more substantial outerwear such as cozy jumpers, wraps, and sporty gilets, the matching accessories range offers modern shapes for bags, and purses, while embellishments include fringeing, beading, sequins and a range of contemporary trims. Projects can be extremely fast to knit; for instance, choose a triple-twist wool and even a beginner can create a roomy knitted tote in just half a day, while a soft pull-on hat can be made in three hours.
Extra large knitting needles and super thick yarns produce great results in no time, and there are also tips on knitting in the round and other techniques that will speed up the knitting process. Each project comes complete with an estimated making time and its own series of tips, including how best to handle the yarn, the right type of cast-on, and speed-knitting hints.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages, 200 colour illustrations
- Publisher: Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/02/2006
- Category: Knitting & crochet
- ISBN: 9781904991229
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Review by newsfromnowhere1
This is a fun book. I've only just got it, so I've not had time to try any of the patterns yet.... But I love the choice of yarns.
Review by MarthaJeanne
A knitting book that doesn't bother giving any dimensions is not very useful. Many of the patterns would be interesting if there were a diagram of the finished piece(s). Even with the same yarn, people don't knit to exactly the same gauge. (Not to mention that I have no intention at all of counting a few hundred rows.) I would reserve to myself the right to buy a similar yarn and not the exact one she uses even if I could get the brands she mentions. As it is, I won't waste my time with it.