Literary Knits: 30 Patterns Inspired by Favorite Books
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30 projects inspired by classic literature
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Literary Knits features 30 knitting patterns inspired by beloved characters from classic books; from Pride and Prejudice to Moby Dick, The Catcher in the Rye to The Chronicles of Narnia--and many more in between.
Inspired by some of the most beloved characters from favorite books, the projects in this unique collection will inspire knitters and book lovers alike.
- Each knitting pattern includes precise instruction and robust information on yarn selection and substitution
- Beautiful photography throughout offers ideas and inspiration for all ages and skill levels, including supporting photos for tricky or less commonly-known techniques
- Diagrams, assembly instructions, and schematic illustrations ease completion of each project
- A generous mix of knitting patterns for women, men, and kids
If you're a book lover who knits, or a knitter with an appreciation for vintage patterns, Literary Knits is a timeless collection of one-of-a-kind knitting projects.
are very often avid readers, and I’m no exception. So when Lindsay Edgecombe (fellow knitter and literary agent) approached me about creating knitting patterns inspired by favorite literary characters, I think I actually clapped my hands and squealed with glee. I’m not sure whether I was more thrilled to knit the designs or to re-read all my old favorites, many of which I hadn’t touched since childhood. (And with the simpler patterns or with audio books, you can do both at once!) Of course, it
includes my favorite iPhone and iPad apps. You can find additional techniques, references, and resources in the Epilogue. Substitutions When substituting yarn from your stash, it’s important not only to consider the gauge but also the unique qualities of the fiber and yarn construction. To that end, each pattern includes a photo of the yarn and a brief description of its construction or quality. Because a small swatch often won’t showcase the nature of a given yarn over a much larger piece
front, k1, k1 from cn. C2B: Sl 1 st to cn and hold in back, k1, k1 from cn. C3B: Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in back, k1, k2 from cn. C3F: Sl 1 st to cn and hold in front, k2, k1 from cn. Instructions NOTES: [Brackets] mark off the back gusset, which has a little eyelet at the top, followed by a stockinette section, then flame lace. Eventually this section flares out and encloses the whole bottom border. Flame lace is worked with lace pattern rows on both right and wrong sides of the shawl (it
of work (particularly shawls or full-sized garments), for comparable knitted results, try to use similar fibers and yarn construction as well as similar gauge. Alternatively, select a different fiber or blend to produce different results. Swap a solid for a hand-dye for crisper stitches; a fuzzy for a gentle halo or worn look; or a multicolored handspun for a commercial solid to add color interest and visual texture to a plain pattern. Just keep in mind the traits you need to preserve for fit
row, leaving a long tail on one strand to sew on the pocket. Repeat for other pocket. Weave in all ends except sewing strand. NOTE: Twirl your needle every several stitches so the yarn’s structure remains intact. This yarn has a tendency to untwist as you sew, leaving you with a wispy roving that will just fall apart. Lay coat out flat and sew pocket so bottom and inside edges run parallel to bottom and center front edges, with top edge falling slightly below waist and top outside corner