the harmony guides
This collection of 150 knit edgings and trims takes its placein the new
and offers both the novice andmaster knitter a delicious selection of stitches to intrigueand inspire. As with all the
, this book isstitch-driven and concentrates on offering a diverse selectionof patterns, chosen by knitters for knitters. You’ll find patterns for ribs, lace, appliqués, braids,inserts, borders, fringes, ruffles, cords, and more, all justwaiting to be tried out. Search for something specific or dipin to look for ideas and there’s bound to be a pattern thatcatches your eye and makes your fingers itch to knit.Attention to detail is a hallmark of all great designers,whatever the end product is that they make. In knitweardesign it may be something as simple as a decorative rib thatlifts a basic sweater pattern to a different level. A pretty flower appliqué can turn a plain beanie hat into a fashionstatement, a delicate lace can lend extra glamour to a knittedsilk camisole top, or a beaded edge can give understatedstyle to a garter stitch scarf. It really can be a tiny, easy-to-achieve element that makes your knitting extra special.
From simple yet decorative ribs to intricate lace borders, there isan almost endless variety of edgings.They also offer a quick way of turning a plain knit garment into something supremely stylish.
Like me, many knitters have some favorite patterns thatfit and flatter and withstand the changing moods of fashion. We knit these patterns time and again, and sometimes eventhese favored friends grow a little stale. In these pages youwill find the solution—lovely edgings to give that greatstockinette stitch sweater, cozy scarf, or seed stitch cushiona gorgeous burst of new style.Often you will be able to simply add the edging to theexisting pattern, but if you want a little more help or need todo some math to make the new trim fit the old pattern, you’llfind helpful advice on page 19. It’s rarely hard to combine anexisting pattern with a fresh edging, so don’t be put off tryingany of the pieces in this book.As most edgings are worked over just a few stitches, it’s very quick, and doesn’t take much yarn, to knit up a fewinches to see how a pattern suits your project. So do take thetime to consider different options from the many choices,and then pick the perfect one.The small number of stitches makes lengthways edgingsparticularly attractive for novice knitters, who might turn
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