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Kaffe Fassett Pattern Library [Hardcover]

Kaffe Fassett
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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Taunton Press Inc (1 Jun 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561586633
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561586639
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 29.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,110,621 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A colorful treasury of creative knitting patterns by a leading knitwear designer includes more than 190 superlative designs, along with detailed charts, step-by-step instructions, and 350 full-color photographs.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars recommended 12 Jan 2013
By Esther
Gives beautiful patterns. Good tips to use color your in knitting.
Helps you to improvise and create your own designs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Colorwork on steroids, a valuable reference for handknitters 18 Mar 2004
By Joanna Daneman - Published on
Kaffe Fassett is an artist using textiles (knits, quilts, needlepoint) and paint. His style is to use a sort of ornamentation-on-steroids, a wild profusion of color and pattern to create a wash of color with pattern that looks logical in its confusion. His work never fails to amaze me. If you liked his earlier knit books, this Pattern Library is a really valuable addition. Instead of sweater patterns, this book has detailed charts of the designs and hints on how to knit them (such as the popular round Persian Poppy pattern that you can knit using a "magic ball" or random strands of yarn tied into a giant raggedy ball that yields fascinating results.) For those who design their own vests, pullovers, jumpers and coats, this is a really valuable reference book. Personally, I'd just use it to knit pillows and not even worry about creating a garment with the patterns. Plenty of color photos, detailed shots and a nice printing job, too. Highly recommended for knitters who love colorwork.
34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible resource 30 Jun 2004
By Atheen M. Wilson - Published on
My mother got me started knitting when I was five years old. Admittedly my first scarves were trapezoidal marvels as I lost or split stitches, but I've enjoyed the hobby ever since. Kaffe Fassett's book of designs is an incredible resource. Not only are there useful designs for the knitter, but needlepoint, cross-stitch and other enthusiasts of handwork will also find wonderful ideas for their artwork. I used a pattern of flowers taken from the book to design a decorative band for the front of an otherwise very plain swing coat sweater, and I have yarn now for a similar sweater using another, broader floral pattern for the lower edge of another garment. Really, if you're tired of the routine, this book--an eye pleaser just as something to look at--will give you tons of ideas for your own designs.
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for creative reference 22 Nov 2006
By Tnafbrat - Published on
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The best thing about this book is it's so full of design patterns. Having the charts for colorful designwork is handy. So many books are full of the actual garment patterns, this one is full of the design patterns making it easy for the creative knitter to find a design and adapt it to whatever knitting project they choose. It's great for the experienced knitter, however, it may not be the best or most useful for a new knitter although, it's definately one for the new knitter to have in their library as inspiration and future use.
29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most cost-efficient resource for "do it all yourself" 15 Dec 2004
By Svetlana Piner - Published on
Excellent resource for color work. And I mean color work as in knitting, embroidery, tapestry, mosaic. Doubles as all of that! This was my first book by Kaffe. Now I own a half dozen of them. And love them all.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kaffe Fassett's Pattern Library 11 Jan 2009
By M. Brown - Published on
Nothing new here for Kaffe Fassett fans as it's a library of his patterns from the past. However, because the shapes in his older books are so large and oversized, this allows the knitter to take his patterns and adapt them to more modern shapes. Inspirational as usual.
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