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Ebook_knitting - Hip Knits - c. Tough_isbn 1-84091-423-8_super Cool__97 Pg_english

Ebook_knitting - Hip Knits - c. Tough_isbn 1-84091-423-8_super Cool__97 Pg_english

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TheauthorwouldliketothankeveryoneatRowanfortheirassistanceinthepreparationofthisbook.Alsoabigthankyoutomyfamilyforalltheirhelpandsupport.Introduction6
GETTINGSTARTEDBSTOCKINGSTITCH22
FingerlessMitts24CubeFootstool26CosyAranBedsocks30
GARTERSTITCH34
Hotwater-BottleCover36LuxuryLavenderPillow40StripedChunkyThrow42
RIBBEDKNITS46
Wide-RibTableRunner48RibbedLegwarmers52Garter-StripeTeaandEggCosy54
STRIPEDKNITS58
Silk-and-MohairLampshade60BeanieHat64Granny'sShopper66
EMBELLISHEDKNITS70
Spider's-WebEveningScarf72PompomScarf74PlaitedBelt78
TEXTUREOKNITS
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PanelledBabyBlanket82Open-StitchFringedPoncho86Wool-SlubCushion90Addresses94Index95
 
Whenaskedtoproducesomeideasforabookentitled
HipKnits,
IhavetoadmitIfeltamomentofalarm.Forastart,untilveryrecentlyknittingand'hipness'hadnotbeenclosecompanionssinceasfarbackasthemid-1980s.Iseemtorememberthattheneveryoneseemedtobeknittingbatwingpicturejumpersandthememoryofmyaunt'sattemptstokeepherniecestrendystiIIgivemenightmares!Hipnessisusuallyanintangible:ifyoudescribesomethingas'hip',thenthecachet,therightnessofit,issomehowimmediatelylost.Itlingersaroundforawhile,ofcourse,sothatsomeonemakesmoneyfromtheitem,theimage,thefollowers,butoncethedeclarationhasbeenmade,thosewhoseekhipnesshavealreadystartedtomoveon.Thisisratherdepressingforthoseofuswhospendourdaysdesigningobjectsinanefforttoproduceinterestingandoriginalitems,soIdecidedtothinkalittlemore.Perhapshipnessisreallyareflectionofaseriesofsmallchangesthatcumulativelybringaboutamuchbiggerchangeinattitude.Gooddesignisalways'hip'becauseitdoesnotdependonthewhimsoffashiontomakeusappreciateit.ThinkofanEameschairoraperfectlycutChanelsuit.Withthisinmind,Isetouttoproduceasetofsimple,tastefuldesignsthattakeamodernapproachtohandknittingandusecolourandyarntexturetomakethemcovetable'objectsofdesire'.Thepatternsaredesignedtobeeasytofollow,whetherornotyou'veknittedbefore,andtogiveatasteoftheamazingnumberofpossibilitiesthatcanbeachievedwithverysimpleequipment.Ihopetheyencourageyoutodevelopyourownideasandbecomeanexperimentalknitter.Intermsofquality,today'sknittersprobablyhaveaccesstosomeofthefinestyarnsthathaveeverbeenavailabletothegeneralpublic.Overthepast20years,however,thecbolceofyarnshasbecomealotmorelimited,mainlybecausewearenolongerknittingourowneverydaygarments.Thissometimesmeansthatweneedtobeinventiveandmakeupourownyarnsforprojects.Forexample,youmightchoosetoworktwostrandsofdouble-knittingyarntogetherinacolouryoureallyliketoobtaintheeffectofachunkyyarn,oraddaveryfinestrandofamohairorcottonyarntoathickerplainoneinordertogetmorevariety.Mixingyourownyarnsmightappearadauntingprospect,butonceyou'vefoundamixyoulikeandhavedecidedonaneedlesizethatgivestherighttensionandtexture,youarewellonthewaytodesiqnlnqyourownexperimental,'hip'pieces.Anumberoftheprojectsinthisbookusemixturesofyarnandwillhopefullyinspireyoutotrythismethod.Havefun!

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