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Glorious Knitting: Over 30 Exclusive Patterns [Paperback]

Kaffe Fassett
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Book Description

6 May 1999
Kaffe Fassett's knitted garments sell for upwards of $1000 each. This book includes over 300 patterns for jackets, coats, waistcoats, dresses, shawls, and slipovers for men, women and children, plus lots of variations for the more adventurous knitter.

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Press; New edition edition (6 May 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091869161
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091869168
  • Product Dimensions: 30.8 x 23 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,400,298 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vintage Kaffe - a real gem 2 May 2009
What makes Kaffe Fassett's books so inspiring is his use of colour, his 'go for it!' attitude and his passion for knitting. Although this is a little dated from the style point of view - lots of 80s shapes - it is still a worthy addition to any knitter's library.

The patterns are easy to follow - he doesn't go in for complicated intarsia, virtually all designs are only two colours a row although they may look way more difficult, and there is a lot of 'nuts and bolts' information for inexperienced knitters. As long as you can cast on, do stocking stitch, and cast off then you'll be able to complete these patterns. The charts are excellent - good for using in other (more modern!) shaped designs and this is why I think his book is still relevant today. His designs, whether delicious poppies in twenty colours, or zig zag stripes, or huge damask flowers, have not dated - buy this book along with Ann Budd's 'A Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns' (or use your own favourite basic shape patterns) and create something unique and wonderful!
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5.0 out of 5 stars mouthwatering 28 Feb 2010
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I've drooled over Kaffe Fassett's work since I first came across it years ago, so I finally treated myself to a copy of this book. His use of colour is mouthwatering, and whilst I may never knit anything out of it, it inspires me to be more adventurous with my own knitting.
Well worth the small outlay.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Kaffe inspired 19 April 2008
I am not a huge fan of Kaffe Fassett knitting patterns but all his books are so beautiful to look at and inspiring that they are more than worth their cost. Even though I am not a big fan of Kaffe I still generally like at least one pattern from each of his books.

THis has the most amzing photography one expects from Kaffe and was the book that kicked off his career so is a must have for any Kaffe fan and anyone looking to design their own knitwear or any clothing. Fans of colourwork should buy this inspirational book
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4.0 out of 5 stars KF Glorious knitting 6 April 2014
By Yea
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Bought this to get more of KF's knitting patterns because I like the uniquness of them and the encouragement to try your own colourways with his patterns , Exciting to knit and reveal each row !
have recomended it and others of KFs works
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5.0 out of 5 stars Never a dull moment 7 Mar 2014
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I bought this book because it was cheap and I was curious. It has been a knitting revelation. Although some of the designs are 1980s inspired there is plenty of room to deviate from the patterns and concoct something extremely original and personal. Using Intarsia and Fairisle techniques it encourages the knitter to get creative with palette and style. I was previously quite a safe knitter but now I have the confidence to go off piste and create art that feels good to wear and everyone comments positively on my creations. Hard work but well worth it, especially with the todays multi tone yarns of today.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous. 4 Mar 2014
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It's retro knitting, it's glorious design, ikt's magnificent colour, it's Kaffe. He's always a bit light on actual patterns so not for inexperienced knitters unless you have a lot of confidence.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Golden Oldie 7 Feb 2014
This was my first Kaffe Fassett book, which I got in 1985, and which I still treasure. I have others of his, both knitting and other crafts, but this is still my favourite. I lived in the country then, and I knitted all my 4 children a star sweater, some of which are still in existence and being worn by grandchildren. The first of many for myself was a toothed stripe waistcoat, (now gifted to a daughter-in-law) and I'm now enjoying doing one for my grown-up daughter, who wasn't even born then. When considering my return to knitting, I looked no further than the original. This glorious book will always be a memory of that time in our lives when we were dependent on home-made warm clothes. Wealth in poverty indeed.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great retro book
Lovely retro book - I bought this as a kind of magazine just to read but might even attempt some of the patterns
Published 3 months ago by Soll Sister
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Book arrived on due date and in good order. Looking forward to working with all the colours that inspire the writer
Published 4 months ago by Margaret Cox
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Product
Item came Ion time and product was as advertised.No problems with product.I recommend this advertiser and would use again.
Published 5 months ago by Mr.D.I.Bird
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Good buy, very good service and great product. Received it very quickly, extremely well packed. Cannot fault it in anyway.
Published 12 months ago by Mr. Terence Collins
4.0 out of 5 stars Zany Knitting Patterns
Love the colour and styles of Kaffe Fassett, and couldn't find this book anywhere else. Delighted as the patterns are easy to follow, but look complex.
Published 13 months ago by Mrs. M. R. Forsythe
5.0 out of 5 stars Kaffe Fassett
The book I ordered was not new, and some percent of the price was donated to charity. Yet the price was very low so I was very surprised to receive a very beautiful book that was... Read more
Published on 20 July 2011 by Mylady
4.0 out of 5 stars Glorious knitting makes glorious reading!
This is a wonderfully inspiring book! Yes the style of the clothes themselves are very 80's, but the use of colour is amazing. Read more
Published on 18 Jun 2011 by Biscuit Muncher
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