Expectant Little Knits

Author: Suzanne J. E. Tourtillott
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781600591518
Format: PDF
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Presents a series of more than twenty beautiful knit projects, created by a variety of talented designers, that are perfect for the mother-to-be, including a cashmere car coat, a pleated v-neck tank top, a beaded black evening dress, and a cowl sweater with nursing panels, in a volume featuring full-color illustrations and detailed pattern instructions.

Cult Media Fandom and Textiles

Author: Brigid Cherry
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474215165
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is the first to explore handicrafting practiced by media fans, their online fan communities and the multiple meanings they create. Based on in-depth ethnographic research into fans on the online social network for knitters, crocheters and crafters, Ravelry, Brigid Cherry explores textile craft by fans as both an artistic practice and transformative fan work. Including case studies of projects inspired by Doctor Who, True Blood, Firefly, Harry Potter, Sherlock and steampunk, the book engages with many forms of fan production, including fan art, fan fiction and cosplay. Fans of popular films and TV shows are increasingly engaging with textile crafts as a way of reworking, reimagining and engaging with cult media texts. Proving a global phenomenon amongst fan cultures in the digital media sphere, traditional film and TV audiences are forging their fan identities and participating in wider fan communities in innovative ways through online craft forums and blogs that showcase their knitting, crochet, spinning and dyeing projects. Exploring key debates from textile and media theory, surrounding gender, domesticity, the culture industries, audiences and fan culture, this book is essential reading for students of textiles, media studies, fashion, cultural and gender studies.

Chic Knits for Stylish Babies

Author: Patricia Wagner
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
ISBN: 9780823099955
Format: PDF, Docs
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Turn any baby into a fashion plate with the cutest knitting patterns ever! Baby looking a little dowdy? Spruce up even the frumpiest babies with Chic Knits for Stylish Babies. With 65 adorable patterns for sweaters, pants, jumpers, overalls, vests, coats, jackets, scarves, booties, hats, and blankets, this book will soon make Junior the envy of the binky set. Three sections make it easy to choose a distinctive look for babies from birth to twelve months: Cross-Country Babies, with designs featuring the colors and motifs of British, Irish, and French folk traditions; Bright Babies, with patterns made up of bright, bold colors; and Very Wise Babies, with cool updates of classic baby wear. Get Baby out of those boring onesies and into something really chic (and fun to make!) with Chic Knits for Stylish Babies. • Ooh-la-la! Author is a French magazine editor • Perfect for new mothers—all three million of them every year in the U.S. • Stunning presentation and beautiful designs are great for the booming numbers of new knitters 25 to 34 (up 150 percent!) and 55 to 64 (up 74 percent!)

Warm Knits Cool Gifts

Author: Sally Melville
Publisher: Potter Craft
ISBN: 0307587371
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Warm hearts this winter with handcrafted gifts designed by knitting’s favorite mother-daughter duo. With shawls to wrap up in, hats to pull over our ears, wool sweaters to keep us warm, and ornaments for the tree, autumn and winter lend themselves to knitting in a way like no other time of the year—and no one knows that better than knitting superstars Sally Melville and Caddy Melville Ledbetter. In Warm Knits, Cool Gifts, Sally and Caddy share 30 of their most inspired patterns for the seasons that are perfect for gifting. Filled with patterns from modern designs to heirloom pieces, Warm Knits, Cool Gifts offers gift inspiration for everyone on your list. The luminous photography and clear and thorough instructions make each project an irresistible must-knit, and the options for adding personal touches are endless. As you read delightful stories from Sally and Caddy’s own knitting experience and their expert gifting advice, you’ll feel as if they are knitting right beside you. Plus their signature Fit & Flatter tips and special Techniques callouts break down instructions step-by-step, making you a more informed, thoughtful, and intuitive knitter year-round. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Braille Books

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Format: PDF
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Mini Knits for the 1 12 Scale Dolls House

Author: Linda Spratley
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781861083944
Format: PDF, ePub
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The perfect final touch for a truly charming dollhouse: hand-knit wardrobes for the whole family! All 40 original patterns feature fine-finish knitting threads just right for the 1/12 scale miniatures. Cuddly projects for babies include layette, lacy gown, cape, hooded jacket, leggings, vest, and slippers. For older children choose among styles of dresses, suits, and sweaters. Fashion your adult wardrobes from dresses and suits, sweaters and shawls, hats and ties. You can even knit home furnishings, including a tablecloth and place mat set, blanket and cradle set. Illustrations and instructions show how to adapt patterns to different eras and fashions.