- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Interweave (5 Oct. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1596683112
- ISBN-13: 978-1596683112
- Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 21.6 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 216,473 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Knitting Off The Axis: Projects and Techniques for Sideways Knitting Paperback – 5 Oct 2011
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Named one of the Best Craft Books of 2011 by Amazon. "Fall always bring a surprising book or two and this is the one for me, it's a book of directional knitting, with the direction being mostly sideways, but not always. The garments in this book are more sculptural than most knitted garments both in the silhouette side to side knitting takes on, and in the surface texture that knitting in multiple directions gives. The book starts with a short introduction to directional knitting, tips that Matthew Gnagy has learned through experience - row gauge, blocking, increasing and decreasing and assembling your garment. The sweaters are striking in their unusual look and shape, modern with clean slim-fitting lines. They are knit mostly from worsted weight yarn, giving an added visual weight and structure. My favorites are in the last two chapters, where the knitting is in multiple directions, and any of the sweaters with cables. Cables going in multiple directions, with the added swoop. You may never have encountered it before, but directional knitting is big news. This book starts with a short introduction and then its on to the 15 exciting projects for men and women, which are divided into three sections: Truly Sideways, Mostly Sideways and Every-Which-Way! Directional knitting is almost always simplified and, while there are some relatively easy sideways patterns in here, it's the trickier ones with cables going in multiple directions that will really catch your eye.-Knit Today
About the Author
Mathew Gagny is an accomplished costume designer and pattern maker. His knitwear designs have been published in Knitscene and leading yarn companies. He has also made knitwear samples for a variety of fashion designers for runway shows. Mathew resides in New York City with his partner and their two cats.
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Especially after receiving this book, lots of lovely ideas and an unusual way to knit, have done one and am looking for my next project.Published on 31 Jan. 2013 by Mrs B