With its simple, clear illustrations, beautiful color photography, and energetic style, Klutz's Knitting book is still the easiest how-to-knot kit for one of today's hottest activities. And our simple step-by-step instructions use plain language, with no confusing abbreviations, codes or diagrams. We start with how to hold the needles and yarn, and finish with instructions for a long skinny scarf, a cozy hat, a sunglasses case, a cellphone holder, and more. It?s simultaneously trendy and traditional, fresh and old-fashioned, ultra-cool and completely classic . . . and it's a far cry from your grandmother's afghan.
96 page book, 3 skeins of variegated purple yarn, knitting needles, crochet hook, sewing needles, 2 buttons
Patchwork for beginners is traditionally square -- square as in right angles and square as in dull. The tricky thing is that triangles, which make exciting patterns, are tough for beginners to sew, while squares are easy to sew but boring. The solution? Square pieces that are printed to look like two triangles in contrasting fabrics. Cut simple squares... sew simple squares, design with terrific triangles! Quilting comes with a huge piece of cotton fabric printed with triangle squares and border strips in a palette of custom-designed patterns that work marvelously together. Just cut along the dotted lines to get perfectly sized fabric pieces.
To help visualize how you want to put them together, a special deck of 48 design cards makes it addictively easy to arrange colorful triangle squares in countless pleasing patterns. The book's patchwork projects include toss pillows, sachets, floor pillows, a wall hanging, table mats and a cool shoulder bag. And, speaking of cool, we've also included a pressing tool that flattens seams nicely without a hot iron. At last, quilting for beginners made delightfully simple and simply delightful.