Knit in New Di­rec­tions

Creative Knitting - - BOOK REVIEWS -

by Myra Wood (XRX, 128 pages, $24.95)

If you have been afraid to step into de­sign­ing your own sweater be­cause you feel you are not cre­ative enough, take heart. De­signer Myra Wood’s mantra is “ev­ery­one is cre­ative.” In Knit in New Di­rec­tions, she takes knit­ters on a jour­ney of cre­ativ­ity. Rather than of­fer­ing a rote ap­proach to knit­ting a sweater, she in­tro­duces us to the idea that the cre­ative process can be lib­er­at­ing and fun, and as a bonus, it can re­sult in a beau­ti­ful sweater.

By cre­at­ing a life-size tem­plate of your gar­ment, choos­ing your fa­vorite yarns and colors, and us­ing the most ba­sic knit­ting stitches, you can cre­ate a unique and well-fit­ting sweater. The pat­terns for 16 beau­ti­fully pho­tographed sweaters and six bags present plenty of ex­pla­na­tion and in­spi­ra­tion for the timid. More ad­ven­tur­ous knit­ters will be em­pow­ered by the con­struc­tion and cre­ative de­tails in­clud­ing cre­ative short rows, crazy-quilt knit­ting and free-form. Let Knit in New Di­rec­tions be your guide to cre­ativ­ity in knit­ting.

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