Cover image for Kaffe Fassett's pattern library : over 190 creative knitwear designs.
Kaffe Fassett's pattern library : over 190 creative knitwear designs.
Fassett, Kaffe.
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Publication Information:
Newtown, Conn. : Taunton Press, [2003]

Physical Description:
160 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
Fist published in the United Kingdom in 2003 by Ebury Press, Random House, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 2SA.

Includes index.
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TT820 .F346 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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This treasury of knitting patterns by internationally recognized knitwear designer Kaffe Fassett is the first of its kind. Known for his brilliant color combinations and innovative designs, Fassett has selected some of his most exquisite pieces for inclusion here. Detailed charts guide readers who want to duplicate the patterns, and a chapter on designing you own patterns is included.- Best-selling author and designer Kaffe Fassett has been producing knitwear designs for more than 30 years.- 350 color photos, including close-up color swatches, illustrate the patterns.- A visual feast for Fassett's followers--and anyone who loves beautiful knitting.

Author Notes

Kaffe Fasset is one of today's leading fiber artists and designers. He is internationally known for his dazzling needlepoint and knitted works, lines of upholstery fabrics and wallpapers and most recently his quilt and fabric designs. Kaffe resides in London, England.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Geometric Patternsp. 10
Figurative Patternsp. 56
Knitting Chartsp. 80
Following the chartsp. 82
Stripesp. 82
Squaresp. 91
Crossesp. 98
Patchesp. 100
Trianglesp. 104
Diamondsp. 108
Starsp. 111
Circlesp. 115
Housesp. 119
Creaturesp. 122
Potsp. 126
Fruit and Foliagep. 128
Flowersp. 132
Using the Chartsp. 146
Approaching designp. 148
Working with chart patternsp. 149
What to make with the chartsp. 150
Choosing colour palettesp. 152
Working with texturesp. 154
Mixing patternsp. 154
Colour knitting techniquesp. 156
Chart sourcesp. 158
Acknowledgmentsp. 158
Indexp. 159