Knitting : Colour, Structure and Design, Hardback Book

Knitting : Colour, Structure and Design Hardback

3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Alison Ellen takes a fresh approach to knitting, examining not just the look of a knitted pattern, but how the knitted fabric can be altered with different stitches to change its stretch, drape and thickness.

Once understood, the design and application potential of this textile technique is thrilling and endless.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192 pages, 247 colour photographs and diagrams
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
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  • Category: Knitting & crochet
  • ISBN: 9781847972842

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This isn't a knitting how-to book, but an exploration of how elements such as the structure of stitches, the fiber, the twist of the yarn, color, and so on affect the finished knitted fabric. It's a good introduction to all of these topics, but to really get into them, you may want to look for other books out there that go into more depth on just one or two of them. The last half of the book is a collection of knitting patterns, most of them modular jackets for women, although there are a few patterns for baby and children's clothes.

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