Thursday, March 3, 2011
A Knitting Wrapsody
Designer Kristin Omdahl is one of the most innovative designers working today, and in this collection, she showcases her signature motif designs and experimental construction in 18 original patterns—five scarves, six wraps, five shawls, and two skirts—that provide new ways to think about knitting pieces that wrap, drape, or tie.
Unlike other wrap books, this collection offers ingenious ways for wrapping your knitting, whether around the neck, shoulders, or waist. The designs for these garments are just what you've been waiting for—inspirational, creative patterns that advance your skills, explore shape and silhouette, and are beautiful to wear year-round.
All of the garments incorporate interesting elements, from reversible stitch patterns and unique knitted edgings to interesting closures. Each project is knitted, but much of the aesthetic draws inspiration from the geometry, motifs, and techniques of crochet.
Some of the techniques are quite unusual and the enclosed DVD will demonstrate them in-depth before you cast on for a project.
With her passionate attention to stitch detail and one-of-a-kind motif designs, Kristin offers a wide range of projects in A Knitting Wrapsody for a variety of skill levels and time commitments. Expand your wardrobe with bold, stylish shapes and add form-flattering pieces perfect for layering. (Goodreads)
I recieved this book in the mail from the publisher this week. When I opened it and started looking at the projects, I just squealed! Oh wow. They are inventive and gorgous. They make me want to pick up my needles right this second and start one. I have to finish my current project first.
Will keep you all posted with updates when I do get started on one. But until then, check it out! If your local bookstore doesn't have it in stock yet, order it. It will be worth the wait.