Clear, step-by-step photographs and instructions guide you through all the skills you will need to make beautiful blankets and throws, from choosing yarns and basic knitting and crochet stitches to Fair Isle and intarsia techniques, making and piecing blocks and strips, and creating delicate openwork fabrics.
Learn how to read patterns and adapt cross-stitch graphs, or chart your own unique designs; use multiple stitch techniques to create bobbles, popcorns, and cables; create stunning effects by combining colour, pattern and texture; add finishing touches with fringes, borders, tassels, beads and embroidery.
Includes and inspirational gallery of designs and motifs with complete stitching instructions, cross-referenced to the techniques within the book.
Luise Roberts worked as a book designer before taking up her laptop and writing on a broad range of craft subjects. Luise was taught to crochet, knit and sew at an early age by her mother and exhibited as an embroiderer before turning her attention back to crochet and knit. Luise lives in London.
Prelims Introduction The Basics Designing with Colour Designing with Texture Designing with Blank Space Designing with Modular Elements Embellishment and Ornamentation Stitch Directory Projects Glossary Index Credits