Patchwork Knitting

Fiona Morris
Whether you want to combine yarns of different colours and textures in one piece or simply use up some of your stash, patchwork knitting provides a great way to play with assorted elements. This accessible book guides you through the essential techniques of creating individual units of knitting and joining-as-you-go so that there is minimal sewing up to do once the work is completed. This latest addition to the Knitting Techniques series covers the individual unit shapes of squares (including half, single, double, triple and quadruple squares), shells and strips and goes on to explore myriad ways of working within these units, including combining different stitch patterns such as lace, slip stitch, bias and short row knitting. It explores how the use of colour within an individual unit can change the way it is seen within a larger piece. There are four full knitting patterns and forty-five individual unit stitch patterns, with accompanying images, give plenty of opportunity for practice and inspiration.
Patchwork Knitting by Fiona Morris

About the author

Fiona Morris is an experienced knitting teacher and designer. She has been knitting all her life and has been teaching a wide range of knitting techniques, both hand and machine knitting since the mid-1990s, in the UK, Europe and Australia. She has had her work exhibited internationally, and has demonstrated knitting techniques at the V&A Museum and at a number of textile exhibitions including The Knitting and Stitching Show and Unravel. Her designs and technical articles have been published in a number of UK magazines including Knitting, The Knitter, Simply Knitting, Let’s Knit and Yarn Forward/Yarnwise. She has also written Knitter with Beads (Crowood, 2018).

Press Reviews

Knitting squares for patchwork blankets can be a meditative, joyful occupation, and a convenient way to use up left-over yarn but stitching the squares together is a chore! Fiona Morris, and experienced knitter and international teacher since the mid 1990's , shares her knowledge and techniques so that knitters can produce completed items, joining each unit along the way.

- Sally Firth, Journal of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers