Knitting In The Old Way is a "hot-to" book of instruction and example of the fine tradition of knitting without recourse to a line-by-line printed pattern. Knitting In The Old Way shares the simple fundamentals of design and construction allowing the knitter to draft their own styles, chart their own patterns, create their own heirlooms. Brilliant multi-colored patterns of the Scandinavian countries, intriguing motifs of the Shetland Islands, and rich sculptural knits of northern Europe are covered in detail -- th history as well as the how-to. Profuse and illustrative photos and drawings guide the knitter through the basic steps and special tricks of the trade that knitters all over the world have developed down through the years. Pricilla Gibson-Roberts' own interpretations of classic styles are shown in full color, as well. Knitting In The Old Way is an essential addition to any personal or community library's needlecraft collection!
A wonderful resource for old and new who like to knit.
You'll learn to: - think like a traditional knitter - create your own designs - plan sweaters that fit - shape yokes and sleeves and necklines - solve problems that occur when you do use a pattern
15 master plans with infinite style variations 85 sweater examples (65 concepts plus 23 alternates) More than 230 charts for color and texture inspiration