Knitting off the Axis: Projects & Techniques for Sideways Knitting

Knitting off the Axis: Projects & Techniques for Sideways Knitting

By: Mathew Gnagy (author), Allan Mathew (author)Paperback

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Explore a new angle on knitting. Emerging designer Mathew Gnagy has created a fresh collection of 15 sweaters for men and women that explore the possibilities of knitting off the axis in new angles other than traditional top-down or bottom-up constructions in Knitting Off the Axis. Each of the patterns is designed in a one-of-a-kind way, focusing on knitting sideways or in an untraditional direction. Knitting at different angles gives these knit projects unique shaping, visual interest, and fashion-forward silhouettes. You'll love the new techniques and challenge of knitting sideways. Most sideways knits tend to be simplified, less dynamic versions of more traditionally constructed patterns, but Mathew has brought you uniquely textured stitch patterns. The result is knitting projects that are classic, stylish, and lively. The book is divided into three easy-to-follow sideways knitting categories: Truly Sideways, Mostly Sideways, and Every-Which-Way with additional instruction on short rows, internal shaping, and more. Knitting Off the Axis offers everything you need to incorporated clever knit combinations and maximize your design possibilities with sideways knitting.

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About Author

Mathew Gagny is an accomplished costume designer and pattern maker. His knitwear designs have been published in Knitscene and leading yarn companies. He has also made knitwear samples for a variety of fashion designers for runway shows. Mathew resides in New York City with his partner and their two cats.


Introduction Chapter 1: Truly Sideways Cecilia textured pullover Becca asymmetrical cardigan with wide bell sleeves Deille cardigan with bell sleeves and wide collar Francesca short-sleeved top with embossed diamond pattern Talia heavily textured dolman Dani V-neck shell with braided cable at shoulders Lynette cropped cardigan with bell sleeves Chapter 2: Mostly Sideways Dominique lace short-sleeved jacket Merielle short cabled cardigan with shawl collar Gemma cape with cabled edges Erik man's textured cardigan with stand-up collar and diagonal pockets Chapter 3: Every which way Merideth swing jacket Felix man's Al pine jacket with zipper Jacqui cable patterned vest Jose man's cabled cardigan with deep yoke and shawl collar Glossary Yarn Sources Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/10/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781596683112
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9781596683112
  • weight: 522
  • ISBN10: 1596683112

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