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Author: Andrea Rangel
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 164 Pages
Read Reviews (3):
5.000000 out of 5 stars

AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary

$16.19 40% off
Retail: $26.99

An unexpected look at stranded colorwork with 200 new motifs. These non-traditional colorwork charts are perfect for the creative knitter looking to break away from the ordinary. Derived from graphic design elements, these fresh motifs include everything from geometric mountains, waves, and spirals to modern bikes, skulls, and sheep.

Dive into stranded colorwork with confidence with a section on reading charts, working floats, and choosing colors. Learn how stranded colorwork can be used in design with five accompanying projects including mitts, cowls, and sweaters. Plus, use your imagination to modify, deconstruct, and combine the unique motifs to create your own designs.

Covering everything from leaves and floral designs to prancing ponies and rocket ships this is truly one-of-a-kind collection of new colorwork motifs you have never seen before. Be inspired to break the rules and use charts in creative ways with the AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary.
Item No. 33404

  • Customer Picks

5 out of 5 stars

A librarian savant put this book out on display on a stand and I stopped, mesmerized by the really modern-looking 2-color stitch patterns. For the first time ever in my life, I brought the book home, starting flipping through it, started jabbing at these AMAZING modern, eccentric, witty, timeless, punk/meta/innovative patterns and showing them to my partner, and before I'd even gotten a quarter of the way through, said to myself, "I'm buying this book ASAP. I will love it forever." This collection is genius from start to finish. There's all sorts of technical learning at the beginning, and a delightful introduction which reveals how dually-created these stitch motifs are. And the patterns! I'll spare you a slew of any more adjectives and just say that these are clever and infinitely applicable.

5 out of 5 stars

This is my new go-to book. I have been using these patterns for hat after hat after hat! It's a great way to experiment with color and pattern. There is an astonishing variety of motifs to work with from pooping pigs to sophisticated brocades.

5 out of 5 stars

I previously checked this book out at the library so I already knew I would love it. I’m so glad it was on sale! Great designs, new and fresh, nice clear photos. I highly recommend this book, especially while it is on sale.