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200 Ripple Stitch Patterns: Exciting patterns to Knit and Crochet for Afghans, Blankets and Throws: Textured Blocks to Knit and Crochet for Afghans, Blankets and Throws [Paperback]

Jan Eaton
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1 Mar 2006
This easy-to-use book features 200 colourful ripple-stitch patterns to knit and crochet using a range of techniques, from traditional Shetland lace stitches to modern textured patterns. This book helps to create beautiful fabrics with variegated zigzags of colour and pretty ridged effects, perfect for afghans, throws, baby blankets, scarves, evening wraps and travel rugs. The main part of the book is a stitch directory containing 200 patterns, each featuring a detailed photograph, clear instructions, suggested colour variations and charts where needed. It includes guidance on planning your project, choosing yarns, making swatches, combining stitches and colours, and finishing off with borders and edgings.


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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Apple Press (1 Mar 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184543112X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845431129
  • Product Dimensions: 22.1 x 21.6 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 872,378 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

JAN EATON is known internationally for her specialty in needlecraft and textile designs. Since finishing her training at Goldsmiths College in London, Jan has worked as a freelance designer showcasing her embroidery, crochet, knitting, and textile painting designs in various UK and European magazines.

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About the Author

Jan Eaton is a professional needlecraft and textiles designer. Born and brought up in Yorkshire, she studied embroidery and textile printing at Goldsmiths' College School of Art, London, and has worked as a freelance designer since completing her training. Jan's embroidery, crochet, knitting and textile-painting designs have appeared in many magazines including Classic Stitches, Crafts Beautiful, Needlecraft Magic and Inspirations.

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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but room for improvement. 31 Dec 2007
Format:Paperback
Jan Eaton's crochet blocks taught me to crochet. Now this book is teaching me to knit lace. The instructions are clear and easy to follow - and, so far, error-free. However, it's not 200 patterns, since more than half are colour variations; on top of that some patterns are very similar - how many ripple stitch patterns do exist anyway? The book includes directions for a scarf, a shawl, pillows and an afghan, although is more about providing ideas than instructions. Even though this book is about stitches, not projects, some directions on the approximate amount of yarn required for the different patterns would have been very much welcome. All that being said, I do enjoy just flipping pages and wondering what to try next, just like with the crochet blocks! A sound addition to my craftsbook collection.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars something for everyone 1 Nov 2009
By Lindy
Format:Paperback
I borrowed this book from the library and renewed it several times before receiving a (requested) copy for my birthday. I've made at least half a dozen scarves and blankets since, trying different patterns. I don't knit but found plenty of crochet designs to stimulate my hook, and like seeing the alternative colour suggestions. Interesting for both beginners and experienced yarnaholics.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A nice mix of knit and crochet ripples.. But 22 Jun 2013
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A nice mix of knit and crochet ripples.. But seriously let down by the number of mistakes in the patterns and no downloadable errata (certainly I can't find one) so I've had to spend a lot of time deconstructing the faulty patterns to work them out myself.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Quality 2 Jan 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this Item sometime ago and many of the designs I find clearly comprehensive. However, there are some that I find a little confusing and led me into errors.

In the overall, I find it a good quality book!
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