Knitting Block by Block
150 Blocks for Sweaters, Scarves, Bags, Toys, Afghans, and More
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Create gorgeous sweaters, bags, afghans, and toys just by knitting the simplest of shapes—a square!
No one forgets the sweet victory of completing their first knitted block, but most of us quickly move on to more complex constructions, only making swatches for guage. In this comprehensive volume, celebrated designer and innovator Nicky Epstein reimagines the humble block with 150 new patterns and masterfully demonstrates how to mix, match, and easily combine them into stunning one-of-a-kind garments and accessories.
Inside you will find:
150 original block patterns, from simple textures to embossed pictorials, intricate lace to cables, colorwork, double knit, and more, all with Nicky’s signature wit, verve, and style. More than ten exclusive project designs that will make you say “I can’t believe that is made out of blocks!”Detailed guidance for creating exciting pieces out of block knitting, without using increases or decreases.Exclusive cut-and-paste project design pages. Simply cut out the printed blocks and arrange them to help create your own masterpieces.
Blocks are quick to knit, portable pieces perfect for group and charity projects, and now not limited to just afghans! Knitting Block by Block gives you the tools to unlock a world of creative possibilities and confidently build your own design “blockbusters,” one block at a time.
This book is amazing, it will definitely make you a everything Nicky fan. One you hear her live, her books come to life in your hand. You go away wondering how one woman can hold so much in her mind. She is one of the most creative knitters alive. Her very first knit, a complicated picture knit was just a sliver of what she is capable of. Don't miss this book and as many others that you can get your hands on. If you ever, ever have a chance to take any of her classes live, don't pass this up! Whatever the home work ahead of time, do extra! You won't be sorry. This book is my knitting room coffee table book, every time I pick it up I am immediately inspired to knit. I own only a fraction of her 30+ books, I consider them an investment in my craft. I am literally a more capable knitter because of them. You have to make the adorable one square animals, crazy wonderful.
Was disappointed at first ...
... but then I thought I could use leftover yarn to make blocks for a scarf & that it might not be a waste of money to buy this expensive book. Tried knitting a block, not successful but discovered I did not understand a stitch. Time will tell whether this book is any good for me.