Top-selling author Sheryl Thies teaches how to create fascinating color patterns simply by slipping stitches. You'll love how this versatile technique makes quick work of colorwork. It's as easy as knitting stripes--one color at a time.
- 12 patterns for flattering accessories and impressive gifts at a great value
- Achieve dramatic results as you knit cowls, scarves, and shawls--including a couple scarf designs suitable for men
- Learn to slip stitch in just minutes--you'll be showing off the amazing results in no time
This is a nice, slim book (just 64-pages) of slip-stitch knitting patterns... which, I know, doesn't tell you anything you can't get from looking at the cover. The beauty of this book is that it gives you a dozen patterns that play with color and colorwork using slipped-stitches for knitting. You knit with just one color per row, but end up with creative, fun garments to wear. And by garments, I mostly mean things to wrap around your neck - scarves, cowls, and shawls. The book starts with some basic instructions and a how-to for reading slip-stitch charts, and then dives immediately into the patterns. There's a close-up of each stitch pattern to kick off the patterns and extra notes as needed for special techniques. Personally, I think the scarves are the winners here, with the cowls a close second. I'm not in love with any of the shawls, but I appreciate the stitch-work, nonetheless... a nice little book, with equally nice patterns.
Sheryl Thies retired from a career in health care to follow her artistic passion--combining fiber, texture, and color. In addition to designing and teaching both knitting and Tunisian crochet, she enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors. She can often be found on the bocce court, either playing or refereeing. She is the author of several Martingale books and lives near Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband.
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