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The book is okay1 Nov 2014
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Montse Stanley "Knitting Plus" is a simple, stunning techniques for embroidering knitting book that entails how knitting is a perfect background for embroidery; its flexible, grid-like surface provides an ideal canvas for embroidery threads or complementary knitting yarns. Whether you want to add vivid splashes of color, intricate seam details or subtle pattern emphasis, the author shows how to stitch onto your knits. Full instructions on how to integrate simple embroidery with patterned knitting are given, with considerations of textures, yarns, tension and practical applications. 48 samples illustrate the wealth of different ideas which can be carried out by anyone with a very basic grasp of embroidery. If you are a hand or machine knitter looking for special but easy finishes or just keen to liven up a garment, this will provide you with an array of solutions. Embroidery stitches include: running, satin, chain, stem, cross, chevron, cable, hemstitch, honeycomb and vandyke. Knitting stitches include: moss, stocking, stripes, welting, garter, a wide variety of knit-and-purl combinations, eyelets, slip-stitch patterns, ribs, cables and seam arrangements.