Shawls are practical, versatile, and an ever-popular project among knitters. Noted designer Melissa Leapman has developed an innovative technique that promises hundreds of beautiful shawl design options in Knitting Modular Shawls, Wraps, and Stoles!
Beginning with a simple triangular wedge, Leapman shows how multiple knit triangles can be joined together to create square, rectangular, trapezoidal, and semicircular shapes. Her easy and customizable technique offers knitters of all levels endless flexibility in design and yarn choices. Charted patterns for 185 different stitches allow readers to select their favorite embellishment for the main fabric of their shawl. Colorful photographs of 20 of Leapman’s original designs illustrate the creative potential of this technique.
- Price: $32
- Other formats: Ebook
- Size: 8.5 x 10.88
- Pages: 288
- Format: Hardback
- ISBN: 9781612129969
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Melissa Leapman combines the plug-and-play ease she brought to sweater design with an endlessly creative stitch selection to create the perfect book for every shawl knitter. With her simple wedge system, any knitter can cast on for a shawl in a myriad of shapes. Add the insets, borders, and edgings to the mix and it’s like getting a million shawls (okay, I didn’t really count) in one book!
Finally, a complete collection of plug-and-play modular shawl designs! Melissa’s clever approach to design and construction presents hundreds of possible mix-and-match combinations to make each shawl, wrap, or stole truly your own. With pattern “recipes” to help get those creative juices flowing, you’ll be endlessly inspired to create your very own modular knitting masterpiece.
Knitting Modular Shawls, Wraps, and Stoles is the perfect resource for the knitter who wants to branch out and build skills. It’s a “choose your own adventure” of shawl design. Melissa gives knitters the tools they need to build custom shawls of all complexities, and the patterns section of the book makes it easy to select motifs that go well together, taking the guesswork out of combining stitches. Use the recipes as your guide to the process or dive right in and design your own — the choice is up to you. Whether you’re new to knitting shawls or an experienced knitter looking to make something custom, this book is a great resource.
This book is getting added to my bookshelf, pronto! I wish I’d had it when I was learning the fundamentals of design. Melissa breaks down the geometry of shawl-shaping and goes in depth to show how to plug stitch patterns into basic shapes. Whether you are an experienced designer or not, your understanding of modular shawl design is about to expand by leaps and bounds!
Melissa Leapman proves once again that she is the pre-eminent and most passionate authority on understanding the structure of knitting and making it your very own.
I highly encourage using your knitting skills and your brain to create your own pieces. And this book offers everything you need to have that perfect moment — when you’ve envisioned and created your own shawl, and can say, “I did it all myself!”
Knitting Modular Shawls, Wraps, and Stoles
by Melissa Leapman
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