Clear step-by-step photographs and instructions guide you through all the skills you will need to make beautiful afghans and throws, from choosing yarns and basic knitting and crochet stitches to Fair Isle and intarsia techniques, making and piecing blocks and strips, and creating delicate openwork fabrics. Learn how to read patterns and adapt cross-stitch graphs, or chart your own unique designs; use multiple stitch techniques to create bobbles, popcorns, and cables; create stunning effects by combining colour, pattern, and texture; add the finishing touch with fringes, borders, tassels, beads, and embroidery. Includes an inspirational gallery of designs and motifs with complete stitching instructions, cross-referenced to the techniques within the book.
Luise Roberts formerly worked as a book designer before taking up her laptop and writing on a broad range of craft subjects. Luise was taught to knit and sew at an early age by her mother and exhibited as an embroiderer before enthusiastically turning her attention back to knit and crochet. Luise's simple goal is to show there is a difference between a task being difficult and it being time consuming and that a little time spent can be very rewarding. She lives and works in London.