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Series
Getting started.
Subjects
Published
Loveland, CO : Interweave Press c2006.
Language
English
Physical Description
128 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Bibliography
Includes index.
ISBN
1596680067
9781596680067
Main Author
Judith L. Swartz, 1953- (-)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

These two volumes are good teach-yourself manuals that cover the basics of crocheting and knitting without including more information than can be comfortably absorbed by a newbie. They feature color illustrations and clear, step-by-step instructions for a variety of projects. Crochet includes projects for small items such as scarves, pillows, and cell phone as well as more ambitious projects like a lacy shrug. Knitting features projects like the "Feed Bag alternative to the brown paper bag for carrying lunch and a half-square triangular lace shawl. Recommended for public libraries. [Page 83]. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A review of crochet standards, chart reading, and technique is combined in this guide with a course on sizing crocheted garments to fit like a glove—all in the interest of encouraging crocheters to try their hand at lace fashions that look as though they came straight off a ready-to-wear runway. Patterns include a metallic ribbon Chanel jacket, a lace shift dress with a mohair lace camisole, a cowl-neck trapeze tunic, and a chevron wedding dress with matching fingerless gloves. Those who want a gorgeous look in a smaller project will revel in the striking designs for hats, jewelry, and spangled evening bags. Explanations of accurate measuring, silhouettes, circular construction, shell and chevron stitches, and custom detailing demystify the more advanced designs, and beautiful photographs showcase all the finished pieces.