Knitting Outside the Swatch: 40 Modern Motifs by Kristin Omdahl

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Includes 40 Modern Motifs & 10 Full Patterns

Explore a new approach to knitting! 

Knitting Outside the Swatch is an exploration of non-traditional construction techniques for creating and joining flowers, motifs, and various geometric shapes to create inventive and dimensional fabrics.

Kristin Omdahl presents a library of 40 original and innovative stitch motifs and shows how joining one or more motifs can create trims or whole fabrics. She demonstrates methods for center-out, top-down, and side-to-side construction.

  • Enjoy 10 project patterns including shawls, cowls, scarves, and sweaters.
  • Kristin illustrates how to interchange various motifs in these patterns and encourages you to incorporate motifs into other designs.
  • Learn how to integrate these motifs into the body of a garment and how to decorate or embellish other knitwear by using motifs as edgings, bands, cuffs, and more.
  • Think outside the box with this must-have knitting book!

Published in 2013

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