In this combination how-to and inspirational book, Kaffe Fassett collaborates with fellow knitwear designer Zoe Hunt to create colorful garments for the whole family. There are 33 basic patterns grouped by motifs, which include squares and plaids, circles and dots, flowers, bows, and more. Eighty variations are fully illustrated; most are in stockinette stitch and easy to knit. Each chapter has a lively introduction by Fassett in which he describes the inspiration for the designs and gives advice on how to make a better finished garment.
Throughout his years working as a knitwear designer, Brandon Mably has had the good fortune to journey around the world presenting his hugely popular "Color in Design" workshops. Wherever he went, Mably took inspiration from the local crafts and colors. Now, he shares some of the ideas he's gathered in a collection of unique projects bound to tempt any knitter. Beautiful as these pieces are, they're also straightforward, with most featuring a basic stockinette stitch and his own simple color technique. The 20 items include a Guatemalan bird-patterned slipover, Indian felted bag, Apache waistcoat, South African hands cushion, and Australian zebra swing jacket. In addition, Mably provides a lively account of his adventures in a visual travel diary that pays homage to the countries he's visited.
Kaffe's Classics is a collection of 24 sweaters and one afghan, all fun to knit in the author's trademark vibrant colors and rich patterns. The sweater shapes are basic without being boring and unlikely to go out of fashion. Aimed at intermediate and advanced knitters, the book encourages readers to use their own variations on the designs.
From the legendary Kaffe Fassett studio comes this stunning collection of unique designs for men's and women's sweaters — and more. Sharing Fassett's passion for color, Brandon Mably's original designs are proving him one of the brightest new knitwear designers in the field. From a diamond-patterned, V-neck cardigan to a trellis-patterned, crewneck sweater, there is something in this book to appeal to knitters everywhere. Mably's designs are accessible for all skill levels with clear instructions and easy-to-follow charts, and the timeless styles are suitable for a wide variety of tastes.