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Outlander Knitting: The Official Book of 20 Knits Inspired by the Hit Series
Title Outlander Knitting: The Official Book of 20 Knits Inspired by the Hit Series
Author
Publisher Clarkson Potter
Release DateOctober 27, 2020
Category Biographies & Memoirs
Total Pages 192 pages
ISBN 978-0593138205
Book Rating 5 out of 5 from 39 reviews
Language EN, ES, BE, DA ,DE , NL and FR
Book Review & Summary:

Feel the magic of Outlander at your fingertips with this officially licensed book of knitting: twenty patterns inspired by the hit series from STARZ and Sony Pictures Television, based on Diana Gabaldon's bestselling novels. From the Scottish Highlands to the courts of Versailles to the eastern shores of North America, the TV show Outlander brings to life in gorgeous detail the epic love story of Jamie Fraser and Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser. But beyond the drama and passion, what has captured fans’ imagination the most are the rustic knits worn on the show. Now knitters of all skill levels can recreate them with twenty projects for apparel, accessories, and home décor that take inspiration from memorable episodes. Knit the capelet cowl that Mrs. Fitz gives to Claire at Castle Leoch, warm your feet with Clan Mackenzie Boot Socks, swaddle your bairn with the Mo Chridhe Baby Blanket, and dress your Jamie in a warm waistcoat. From chunky knits to Celtic cables, each project includes a clearly written pattern, gorgeous photography, and scenes from the set. A love letter to the fans, Outlander Knitting will have you wishing you could time travel to the Highlands.

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Twenty years ago, Gabaldon swept readers into her mesmerizing world brimming with history, romance, and adventure. To celebrate, this special commemorative edition features special production details, a brand-new letter and essay from the author, and a Random House Reader's Group Guide.

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Total Pages 160
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 Knitted slippers and house shoes: These are the new frontier for the legions of knitters passionate about sock knitting. And The Knitted Slipper Book is an everything-you-need-to-know guide to making this exciting variation on the sock. Whatever your preference—moccasins, mukluks, clogs, ballet flats, boots, booties, or Mary Janes—you’ll find all of the instruction you need. This eclectic collection of 30 designs is meant to satisfy the slipper styles of everyone in the family, young and old, male and female. In addition to the knitting instructions, techniques covered include felting; shaping; sizing; attaching soles, linings, and insoles; and finishing with tassels, pom-poms, and other trims. Step-by-step photos assure beautiful, hard-wearing, and well-fitting results. Praise for The Knitted Slipper Book: “It’s impossible to flip through without smiling. The color, the photography, the projects are imbued with joy.†? —Knitty.com “I really like the range of sizes . . . I love, love, love the Genie Folk Slippers!†? —Knit Knit Café Blog “Fireside booties are genius shoes because they warm the feet and the ankles. The sleepy friends slippers are super adorable. The photos of each slipper are fantastic.†? —Sweetly Made "This book is a lot of fun, offering options both whimsical and practical. But beware: looking at it might inspire you to want to knit slippers for everyone in your family. Or everyone on your Christmas list. Or to institute a no shoes in the house rule and knit a basket of slippers to leave by the door for guests.†? —About.com “We’re super psyched to offer you a free knitting pattern . . . (You’ll definitely want to check out the trailer for the book. It’s unbelievably adorable!) Katie suggests whipping up several of these clogs for house guests—but of course, a couple of pairs for yourself would be nice, too.†? —Craftsy.com “I love this book! You will too. And so will Mom, and Grandma! A perfect gift for every knitter on your Holiday gift list.†? —Gingerbread Snowflakes “You can have all your gift knitting done from one book! Such a smart, fun yet functional collection of knits.†? —Petite Purls “The Knitted Slipper Book provides magic, along with a hefty dose of practicality.†? —Shelf Awareness “It’s a wonderful, multi-faceted book—and once I’ve finished knitting my way through it, I’ll be looking for the sequel!†? —Kangath Knits “We’re in the time of year when crafters seek out patterns and ideas for handmade holiday gifts. There’s a winner on each page of The Knitted Slipper Book.†? —Cleveland Plain Dealer “Patterns range from baby to large adults sizes, making this book of 30 designs especially appealing to those who have plans to make handmade holiday gifts this year.†? —Grand Rapids Press “Everything you need to know about how to make these warm and cozy beauties is all in one book, hooray for that!†? —Smashed Peas and Carrots “Because everyone needs cute house shoes, right?†? —DallasNews.com

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Title Knitted Animal Hats
Author Fiona Goble
Publisher Ryland Peters & Small
Release Date 2015-03-07
Category Crafts & Hobbies
Total Pages 112
ISBN 9781782492740
Language English, Spanish, and French
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By combining simple knitting techniques with soft and colourful yarns, Fiona Goble has created a fantastic collection of 35 animal hats, ranging from cute and cuddly to wild and woolly. Choose from hats for tiny babies such as Buzzy Bee, Tweet the Robin or Rudy the Rabbit, or make something to keep bigger kids cosy, from Blizzard the Reindeer (complete with bright red nose) to Otto the Octopus. Most of the hats can be made in a range of sizes and many of them come with matching accessories, such as boot toppers, wrist warmers and baby bootees. Each hat has easy-to-follow instructions and uses the simplest of stitches, with clear step-by-step illustrations and photographs to help with the all-important features, making this ideal for beginner knitters as well as more experienced ones. With essential yarn information as well as a helpful techniques section, you'll be ready to start knitting gorgeous animal hats in no time.

Vintage Couture Tailoring by Thomas von Nordheim

Title Vintage Couture Tailoring
Author Thomas von Nordheim
Publisher Crowood
Release Date 2013-06-30
Category Design
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781847975881
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Traditional tailoring is a fascinating craft, which has not changed for many centuries, however, the techniques are now known only by a few practising in the best couture ateliers and bespoke tailor's workrooms. Nothing feels quite so luxurious or sophisticated as bespoke clothes, but the tailoring skills they require are often seen to be shrouded in mystery and the clothes therefore only accessible to the rich and famous. This practical book reveals the trade secrets of couture tailoring and brings vintage couture tailoring within the reach of all. With step-by-step photographs and professional tips throughout, it shows how a ladies' jacket is made and thereby introduces a range of fundamental tailoring techniques. These can be used for garments for either gender, as well as other sewing projects: moulding fabric to shape with the iron; employing loose interfacings; hollow shoulder construction; pad stitching canvas; interlining and weighting hems;making tailored and bound buttonholes;.... and many more forgotten techniques.Written by a tailor of international repute, Vintage Couture Tailoring is dedicated to all who appreciate the highest standard of craftsmanship, and who like using their eyes and hands to produce beautiful garments.Vintage couture tailoring is practised by only a few establishments around the world today and this practical book reveals the trade secrets of couture tailoring. An invaluable guide for professionals wishing to further their skills, and for enthusiasts with an interest in traditional tailoring. Shows how to make a ladies' jacket from preparation through to assembly and reveals the exquisite finishing details that are the hallmark of couture tailoring. Superbly illustrated with 417 colour step-by-step photographs.Thomas von Nordheim is a tailor of international repute.

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