From the Back Cover
This is knitting with attitude—your attitude. We hit the basics, bypass the boring stuff, forego the granny cardigans of old, and show you how to knit cool creations that will be the envy of all. Choose one of nearly thirty designs, follow the simple directions, and knit fun, trendy items to dress yourself, your friends, your apartment, a baby, or even a pet or two. If following directions isn′t in your nature, use the hints provided to make the piece entirely unique. Get clicking with: Must–know techniques, including basic knits and purls, cables and bobbles, multicolor knitting, and more Info on needles, yarn varieties, and tools of the trade Suggestions for customizing every design and personalizing every project so that they′re truly yours Quick references that explain Greek–looking knitting abbreviations and let you inventory your needle stash Don′t follow the crowd. Crack open Not Your Mama′s Knitting and learn how to express yourself with hip, hyper–chic designs any fashionista would covet.
About the Author
Heather Dixon taught herself to knit at the age of six and never looked back. She studied knitwear design in Nottingham, England, and has had several of her pieces featured in the British press. After working as a freelance designer in Italy, she moved to New York City to become the designer of RELAiS Knitware, a line of contemporary ladies’ sweaters. In her spare time, Heather designs a line of accessories, the patterns for which can be bought from her website, www.armyofknitters.com. She teaches a weekly knit clinic, is a regular at the Tuesday evening meetings of the New York Stitch ’n Bitch, and has patterns featured in Stitch ’n Bitch Nation, The Happy Hooker, Inknitters magazine, and the online magazine Knitty.com .