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Dive into a must-have for handknitting and interior design enthusiasts. Makes a perfect gift, too! Add personality and interest to any room with beautifully designed and handcrafted knitted pieces from Ruth Cross’s Knits at Home. You’ll enjoy exploring different handknit patterns—from throws to fitted covers, elegant wall hangings to floor rugs that have a beautiful, organDive into a must-have for handknitting and interior design enthusiasts. Makes a perfect gift, too! Add personality and interest to any room with beautifully designed and handcrafted knitted pieces from Ruth Cross’s Knits at Home. You’ll enjoy exploring different handknit patterns—from throws to fitted covers, elegant wall hangings to floor rugs that have a beautiful, organic feel. Starting with the very basics of simple knitting and purling and progressing to add further texture and embellishment, Ruth guides you through a range of stitch patterns and techniques that can be adapted to different shapes and sizes. Ruth not only offers elegant and appealing home décor projects; she also gives you the techniques to design organic and freeform home items of your own. Taking an experimental approach, Ruth combines traditional stitches with new stitches she has devised herself, with unexpected and striking results. With help from Knits at Home, you’ll create completely personal pieces that will light up any room....

Title : Knits at Home: Rustic Designs for the Modern Nest
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ISBN : 9781596687943
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 144 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Knits at Home: Rustic Designs for the Modern Nest Reviews

  • Bettie☯
    2018-10-07 02:30

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  • minervasowl
    2018-09-26 02:36

    I ordered this book sight unseen because I couldn't find on online sample, and none of the local retailers had a copy. Although I have purchased books for a single pattern in the past, I generally prefer to not do so. I also stay away from books with projects which are simply impractical in my world. (The Jane Austen knitting patterns are pretty, for example, but not something that I would ever make or wear.)This book was a pleasant surprise because there are many patterns I would like to try, whether as part of the projects included in the book or applied to other endeavors.While there is plenty of advice and instruction so that even beginning knitters can get started, what this book really is is a jumping off point, a license for creativity and exploration. Play with yarn, textures, patterns, colors, needle sizes. Be fearless, and you can create something wonderful and practical at the same time (which is pretty much the core of which a lot of people love knitting). It's fun.One serious drawback for me, since I am nerdy about such things as grammar, spelling and punctuation, is that this book is in serious need of a copy editor and/or proofreader. Some of the instructions or recommendations are confusing because they are awkwardly worded. There are some typos in the patterns which could cause problems, so read carefully.Otherwise, a wonderful book about knitting and interior design.

  • Mary Lynn
    2018-10-02 02:58

    This book makes me wish I could knit. Great interior design ideas as well. Highly recommended for knitters who are looking for something new.

  • Karen
    2018-10-10 23:51

    Great-looking items for the home, but the book is poorly edited and the patterns have problems. So far I've mostly studied the 'round pouffe' pattern, and the instructions leave a LOT to be desired. It says you need circular needles but it doesn't say whether you'll be knitting circularly, or back and forth. Are we starting at the top or the bottom? It doesn't say. There's not even a diagram for the construction, so we're supposed to just sail into this large project with very little info. I design my own patterns and will probably use this one as a jumping-off point, but not everyone is comfortable doing that.Also, the round section at center top appears to be very open and see-through, which to me looks very tacky on a warm chunky cabled pouf. That's the part I'm going to see most? Why not use decreases as for the crown of a hat? I recommend that you use this as an idea book and find your detailed patterns elsewhere.

  • Helen
    2018-10-14 04:28

    This is a beautiful book to look at, but even more, I liked her philosophy/attitude about knitting. It's an innovative way to look at knitting projects.While I wouldn't probably make any of her patterns/designs, I liked that she discussed various techniques that will make knitting more interesting when designing for the home: simple stripes using combos of knit/purl, creating texture by using knit/purl in the same row, making cables, lace and basket stitches, combining patterns, using intarsia, and decreases/increases to create texture. She also talks about writing your own patterns, ways to combine different stitch patterns and converting shaped drawings to knit instructions. She also briefly discusses some finishing techniques.The books is well photographed and designed.

  • Jessica
    2018-09-26 00:44

    Great ideas for home accessories to knit. I have 2 quibbles...there are no charts for cable stitches and a patchwork afghan is pieced together at the end. I'd prefer picking up sections as I knit. Beautiful photos.

  • Christina
    2018-10-10 23:33

    I'm looking forward to trying these ideas out in my own projects, but there are a lot of misspellings and grammar problems. Spellcheck should have caught many of the errors, so I'm not sure how they could have slipped through.

  • Beth
    2018-10-18 01:33

    There are some interesting patterns, but not many I would actually do.

  • Chrissy
    2018-10-13 01:58

    The book itself is beautiful but I found it odd that her knit stitches are actually ktbls.

  • Kate
    2018-09-23 04:35

    Five stars for inspiration, as I didn't test any of the instructions in this beautiful book. It has me aching to try out some ideas to snazz up my space, however, and I can't wait to get started!

  • Sara
    2018-10-11 04:30

    Two interesting patterns favorited. Nicely done book.