Creative Machine Knitting

Alison Dupernex
Creative Machine Knitting is simply a treasure trove for machine knitters; overflowing with design ideas and stitch patterns to inspire you to explore different styles and to make wonderful new projects. Knit with an open mind and be prepared to have a go, make changes and look to improvise – push yourself out of your comfort zone. Topics covered include; how to design – from where to source inspiration, consideration of materials and adoption of sustainable practices; painting with yarn – the process of translating a pattern or colour scheme into a knitted fabric; designing with panels and borders, and adding embellishments; Fairisle – advice on colour selection and pattern placement, including a ‘sketchbook’ of over fifty stitch patterns to try and finally, there is an inspiring stitch pattern directory of even more examples, illustrating the endless possibilities available to the machine knitter. The book features over 100 patterns, all of which can be adapted and form the basis of new designs, covering: jackets, cardigans and kimonos; sweaters; Fairisle designs; waistcoats; children’s knitwear; accessories and homewares.
Creative Machine Knitting by Alison Dupernex

About the author

Alison Dupernex has supplied specialist luxury goods to galleries and shops in the UK, USA and Japan for a number of years. Her commissions include items for Liberty of London and, more recently, the V&A Museum, London. Her patterns have also been widely published by magazines, such as Vogue Knitting. 



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