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Title:
Knit one, felt too : discover the magic of knitted felt with 25 easy patterns
Author:
Taylor, Kathleen, 1953-
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Publication Information:
North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
176 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781580174978
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Easy enough for beginners and exciting enough to inspire experts, felted knitting offers endless possibilities for creative crafting. The method is simple and magical -- knit the project large and loose, wash it in hot water, and see it transformed into a soft and cozy garment or accessory. Kathleen Taylor encourages you to explore the possibilities of felted knitting with 25 spectacular projects that include mittens, slippers, hats, bags, stuffed animals, and more. Embellish your life with unique and stylishly comfortable creations.


Author Notes

A prolific writer and crafter, Kathleen Taylor has written more than 500 articles and reviews for craft magazines


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

As Taylor notes, it's disconcerting to shrink a sweater in the washer, but if you knit a loose, oversize garment and then shrink it on purpose, you have turned a wool object into felt. But it's not quite as simple as that. Some yarns and some brands felt more quickly, some need a few minutes in the washer, and others require three full cycles. Taylor offers 25 projects, first showing how to knit the item, then how to get the desired look. The projects are quite inventive, from toddler slippers shaped like bunnies to wine bags decorated with grapes. Taylor's enthusiasm combined with the straightforward instructions and eye-catching color photos will entice knitters. --Ilene Cooper Copyright 2004 Booklist


Library Journal Review

Felted knitting involves knitting an object with a feltable yarn such as wool or mohair and then machine washing it to shrink it down to a lovely rich felt so compact that individual stitches are no longer visible. In this book, Taylor rightly emphasizes knitting and felting a swatch before starting a project. In addition to 25 eye-catching projects, she includes profiles of felting artists with photos of their work. Projects are printed in a reader-friendly, quick-reference chart form, and the clear instructions make this book the best choice for those new to the craft. Designs include a colorful carryall shaped like a lunch sack, children's bunny slippers, and gorgeous hats, mittens, and felted bags-there's even a wine sack and a glitzy evening bag. All the projects are suitable for beginning or intermediate knitters. This is a worthy companion to Beverly Galeskas's recent Felted Knits. Large public libraries will want to purchase both titles, but small public libraries will find Knit One, Felt Too has more bang for their bucks. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Adult/High School-Many of these 25 patterns will appeal to teens. The thorough instructions and colorful photographs will entice any knitter (and some would-be knitters) to pick up a pair of needles and get started. Teen-friendly projects include colorful hats, beautiful bags, snuggly slippers, and a teddy bear. The illustrated glossary of terms is a great resource for new knitters.-Christine Jones, Fairfax County Public Library, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

1 Honey, I Shrunk Your Sweaterp. 5
2 It's All in the Bag
An Evening Bag with Glitzp. 29
Lunch Bag Carryallp. 33
Soft-and-Thick Shoulder Bagp. 39
Scallops and Beadsp. 43
Secret Treasuresp. 47
3 At the Drop of a Hat
A Classic Clochep. 53
Stripes and Curlicuesp. 59
Peruvian-Style Hatp. 65
Fluffy Earmuff Coversp. 71
Slipstitch Headbandp. 75
Double-Cuff Mittensp. 79
Touch-of-Fur Scarfp. 85
4 Getting on Your Feet
Bunny Hoppersp. 91
Fuzzy Toddler Slippersp. 97
Checkerboard Slippersp. 103
Striped Slipper Socksp. 109
Slide-on Slippersp. 117
5 Felt Around the House
Striped Teddy Bearp. 127
Pillow Gridlockp. 135
Novelty Yarn Pillowsp. 139
Wine Sackp. 143
Draft Blockerp. 149
Tea Cozyp. 153
Tropical Stripes Oven Setp. 159
Furry Top Christmas Stockingp. 165
Knitting Terms Definedp. 171
Indexp. 175