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A Beginner's Guide to Intarsia Knitting by Quail Studio

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 March 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782213185
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  • Size: 190x235 mm
  • Illustrations: 575
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP Price: £9.99
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Description

Learn how to create bright and colourful knits using the intarsia method of colour knitting.

This clear and simple book is ideal for anyone who wants to learn the art of knitting with different coloured yarns. It guides you effortlessly through the process of choosing colours, preparing yarn bobbins and working out yarn quantities through to the basic intarsia techniques such as joining in new colours and working from charts. There’s even guidance on making your own charts so you can create personal and unique colourful designs.

At the end of the book there is a mouth-watering collection of 11 gorgeous projects including a fox-themed cushion, an eye-catching chevron scarf and a show-stopping star blanket all designed with the beginner in mind.

Whether you prefer vibrant, multi-coloured knits or more muted tones, this easy-to-follow book will teach you all you need to know to create contemporary colourwork.


Table of Contents

Basic equipment

- Yarn

- Choosing colours

- Fibres



Things you need to know

- What is intarsia

- Preparing yarn bobbins

- Calculating yarn quantities



Intarsia basics

- Joining in a new colour

- Changing colours

- Finishing off



Next steps

- Working from charts

- Making your own charts

- Eliminating ends

- Swiss darning



Projects

- Fox cushion

- Draught excluder

- Tea cosy

- Chevron scarf

- Flamingo jumper

- Child's hat & mittens

- Star blanket

- Door stop

- Circle cushion

- Child's jumper


About Quail Studio

Quail Studio is a group of knitting, crochet and sewing designers, well known for their contemporary style and eye for trends. It is a family-owned company, and their shared love of handmade fashion and interior design coupled with their keen knowledge of the industry has resulted in a design team skilled in creating beautiful items for people who are passionate about crafting the world over.

The Studio’s reputation for sleek, up-to-the-minute style has led to frequent collaborations with major craft publishers and big knitting names, such as Vogue and Rowan, to produce stunning, modern patterns that capture their devotion to wearable, fashion-forward designs.

For more information about Quail Studio, please visit their website: www.quailstudio.co.uk | Instagram: @quail_studio | Facebook: @quailstudiodesigns



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