Boutique Knits: 20+ Must-Have Accessories by Laura Irwin

By Laura Irwin

With Boutique Knits, you may make your own knockout add-ons. in the event you love exhibiting your individual sort with the "it" purse, funky shawl, or the hat that makes heads flip, then this booklet is for you.

Author Laura Irwin designs knitted components for the trendsetting indie fashion designer type boutique Seaplane in Portland, Oregon, and is especially identified for her felted hats and fashionable luggage. In Boutique Knits, Laura offers designs for knitted add-ons that stick out from the crowd.

Boutique Knits includes:

styles that conceal numerous knitting ideas in various levels, together with felting, intarsia, reasonable Isle, lacework, and cables
recommendation on incorporating non-knitting instruments and methods to remodel your knitting to accomplish that exclusive boutique consider: pliers, hammers, a stitching desktop, use of millinery innovations, and handsewing techniques.
specific adornment concept, comparable to buckles and bolts borrowed from leatherwork shut an intricately cabled belt, a series deal with finishes a felted bag with circle wallet, leather-based lacing clothes up a knitted bag, and grommets end a half-felted handbag.
suggestion from classic lace, beads, ribbon, and fabric-covered buttons!
Knitting and felting options to create results like ruffles, shibori-style pleats, and smart shaping.
And extra!

This selection of glossy, fashionable styles will encourage starting and intermediate knitters with its unusual recommendations and fabrics. remodel your knitting with Boutique Knits!

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GAUGE 17 stitches and 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on size 8 (5 mm) needles before felting; 19 stitches and 28 rows = 4" (10 cm) after felting. Make it bigger or smaller. How about using different buttons? Note: Felting is not an exact science. As you’ll see on page 15, many variables can affect the degree of felting and shrinkage. STITCH GUIDE Garter Stitch Knit all rows. BLANKET STITCH is one of the simplest and most versatile embroidery stitches. It can be used to decorate an edge or, if the stitches are placed close together, it becomes a buttonhole stitch which also covers, protects, and stabilizes an edge.

Work 1 round even. Repeat these 2 rounds until 5 stitches remain on both first and third needles and 10 stitches remain on second needle. With third needle, knit across stitches from first needle so that there are 10 stitches each on 2 needles and yarn is at end of 1 needle. Cut yarn, leaving an 18" (46 cm) tail. Work kitchener stitch (see page 34) to join toe stitches together invisibly. Weave in loose ends. STRIPE SEQUENCES FOR VARIATION I Heel flap for both socks is worked alternating 2 rows each color C and A starting with color C for a total of 20 rows.

On next right-side row knit 2 stitches together across row—11 stitches remain. Purl one row. Cut yarn, leaving a tail about 18" (46 cm) long. Using a tapestry needle, thread tail through remaining stitches and pull tight (see page 30). 8 cm) to allow for roll. Weave in loose ends. STRIPED HAT With orange, cast on as for solid hat. Work even for 4" (10 cm) unrolled or desired length from beginning. Alternate 4 rows purple and 4 rows orange until piece measures 7" (18 cm) from cast-on edge, unrolled.

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