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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

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From simple to sculptural, the original cable patterns explored in this must-have resource create a foundation of techniques for designing signature knitwear. Basic twisted stitches, complex interpretations of cables, reversible cables, adding texture and color, turning stitches around, constructing cables with I-cord, and wrapping stitches to create the illusion of cables are some of the integrated techniques detailed in this guide. Contained within are more than 15 original cable patterns for pullovers, jackets, bags, socks, and accessories. Also included is information on a new charting system for predicting cable behavior as well as tips on cabling without a cable needle, choosing the best yarns for specific cable effects, and designing original cable patterns.

Back by popular demand, this is the must-have guidebook for anyone who wants to stitch knits that fit and flatter! You'll find the techniques and templates from the original edition along with even more tips and tricks, plus the answers to FAQs from readers.

* Choose from nine gauges and 30 sizes as you customize your designs

* Indulge your creativity with styling details such as body length, neckline shaping, and armhole type

* Discover more freedom in your knitting with these versatile templates

The Weaver's Studio: Doubleweave begins with a brief history of doubleweave and how it has evolved into the contemporary weaving pieces seen today. Next, you will learn all the basics of doubleweave techniques, as well as tips and tricks of setting up the warp, and a variety of doubleweave specialty techniques all shown through detailed process photography and a wealth of swatches demonstrating different effects. Specialty techniques are shown for 4-shaft and 8-shaft looms. The weaving effects covered include lace, tubular weave, pick-up, color mixing, and more. And since doubleweave showcases color and pattern in unique ways, you will learn how to use these to great effect in your cloth designs. Throughout the book, you will find a wealth of inspiration with many examples of finished cloth and projects, from wall hangings and table runners to scarves and pillows.

Woolbur is not like the other sheep in the herd. He runs with the dogs, instead of standing still with the sheep. He won’t shear his wool in the springtime, as the other sheep do. Woolbur does many things that make him different from the other sheep. His Maa and Paa are very worried about Woolbur. But Grandpaa doesn’t worry at all. When Woolbur’s Maa and Paa insist he be like the other sheep, Woolbur has his own creative way to make that happen!

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