Floral Knits: 25 Contemporary Flower-Inspired Designs by Martin Storey
Note: This book has been marked down to half price because it bears some minor water damage. We have checked it and all the patterns are still usable.
Discover the perfect mix of 25 contemporary knitting patterns inspired by the beauty of garden flowers from Rowan Yarns designer Martin Storey.
From fashionable knit sweaters, boleros, and shrugs to scarves, bags, and berets, these gorgeous knit garments take you from the yarn aisle to the runway.
Plus, add the perfect home accessory touches with floral-inspired cushions and throws. All projects in the book are made with Rowan's bestselling yarns, and feature stunning full-color photography to show off their beauty. Capture the spirit of spring with Floral Knits.
For his latest collection, Storey (Aran Knits) takes inspiration from the colors and forms of the English countryside outside his home in Devon, where he and his partner settled several years ago. The finished items range from the bold, Scandinavian style Flora pillow, which features a repeating circular motif, to the monochromatic Herbaceous Throw, in which flowers and plants are rendered in cables and bobbles; to the romantic Trellis Slipover and Trellis Shrug, which show off colorful embroidered daisies within a background of diamond-shaped bobbles.
Storey also employs a healthy dose of whimsy in some of the projects, especially those emphasizing oversized floral motifs, such as the flower-sprinkled Pollen Wrap. In keeping with his many years as a designer for Rowan, he uses that company's colorful yarns in all of the projects. The patterns employ a variety of techniques, including Aran, Fair Isle, and intarsia; basic knowledge is assumed, so knitters new to these techniques may wish to have a reference guide handy.
VERDICT: Knitters who have enjoyed Storey's other patterns, as well as those who enjoy designers with contemporary romantic flair such as Kim Hargreaves and Sasha Kagan, will love this collection.
About the Author
Renowned knitwear designer Martin Storey has been a major contributor to the trendsetting Artwork and Rowan Yarns' Classic Range. He is the author of several acclaimed knitting books like Little Aran & Celtic Knits for Kids and Aran Knits, and the coauthor of Knitting Goes Large. Storey resides in the United Kingdom.
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on May 6, 2014
Paperback, 144 pages, English
Dimensions: 8.54" x 0.53" x 10.48"
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