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Title:
Vogue knitting American collection
Author:
Malcolm, Trisha, 1960-
Publication Information:
New York : Butterick Pub. Co., [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Language:
English
Added Author:
Added Uniform Title:
Vogue knitting international.
ISBN:
9781573890205
Format :
Book

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Central Library TT819.U6 V64 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Summary

Summary

"Designs by today's most talented American designers."-- Publishers Weekly. "From ten of this country's best knitwear designers...four or five patterns [each]... along with an essay on their careers and how they entered the field of knitwear design...patterns have been reworked to include yarns available now. Good selection."-- Library Journal. "Fabulous collection."-- Vogue Knitting International.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Names that any long-term knitter recognizes versus newcomers in the industry, and tough, challenging projects versus simply ready-to-customize sweaters--all this adds up to crafters in the ever-growing field of knitting facing choices, whether they are beginners, economizers, experienced knitters, or professional ones. Her first knitted sweater having earned her a Brownie badge, Scottish-born Ham debuts with a charming book intended for novices as well as the jaded amateur. The emphasis here is on make-it-your-own, with basic shapes and variations explained in detail. The cardigans and jackets chapter, for instance, includes ideas for turning a short sweater into a coat or embellishing pockets by different placement of buttons, stitches, beads, and tassels. Each pattern features drawn schematics and a broad enough range of materials to allow customization. She winds up by focusing on adornment and showing a variety of ways to decorate a purchased knit or repair a much-loved sweater. Vogue Knitting editor-in-chief Trisha Malcolm selects patterns from the top 10 American designers featured in the magazine. There's a mother-and-daughter publishing team, a Maine native with no formal design background, a Yale grad who majored in fine arts and economics--and no one who would give up knitting as a hobby or as a career. Except for 2 patterns, all of the more than 50 of them are targeted to the intermediate or experienced knitter. Yet even rank beginners can imagine a multifloral tapestry shawl, gauntlet cabled gloves and hat, and a dragonfly pullover. Biographies of each woman artist help inspire reader, as do the full-color photographs. --Babara Jacobs


Library Journal Review

Retrospective pattern collections such as this one are of particular interest to libraries, because often they do not have easy access to the magazines in which the patterns were originally published and a hardcover pattern collection will stand up to wear better than a single issue of a magazine. This collection includes patterns from ten of this country's best knitwear designers: Meg Swansen, Elizabeth Zimmermann, Norah Gaughan, Lily Chin, Deborah Newton, Pam Allen, Nicky Epstein, Kristin Nicholas, Mari Lynn Patrick, and Michele Rose. The book features four or five patterns from each designer, along with an essay on their careers and how they entered the field of knitwear design. The more than 50 patterns range in date from the first Aran pattern commercially published in the United States (1958) to Chin's Reversible Rib Shawl published in the Winter 99/00 issue of Vogue Knitting. All patterns have been reworked to include yarns available now. Good selection for large public libraries and knitting collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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