The popularity of hand frame knitting is underestimated and there are many passionate and creative knitters who have taken machine knitting into their heads, hearts and hands. Overflowing with colour and stitch ideas, inspirational photos and customizable patterns, this book will inject vitality into your knitting practice. Explore how colours can be juxtaposed for best effect or where Slip, Tuck and Fair Isle stitches will add new textures and make intricate fabrics. Seventy-five knitting patterns, ranging from coats and scarves to bags and sculptures, offer enticing new project ideas as well as suggested variations and additions you can make to expand your design skills. Topics covered include: a history of hand frame knitting; techniques and stitches; the design process; stripes, circles and colour; Fair Isle; lace and sculptural vessels and, finally, how to develop your hobby into a business. Written for both experienced knitters and anyone using a knitting machine, this book will act as a catalyst for hand frame knitters to add stitch and colour variety to their work.
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. Alison has written several books on hand knitting, including Hand Knits for the Home and Garden, but this is the first on frame knitting, which has always been her first love.
Machine Knitting: Designing with Colour will influence your machine-knitting life as nothing like it has ever done before.
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