Pub: Search Press Ltd
A charming collection of square, triangular, diamond-shaped, and hexagonal blocks, all with a floral theme: from traditional blanket squares with petals and rosebuds to colourful blocks with three-dimensional flowers and butterflies, there’s something here to inspire every knitter. Great for crafters “on-the-go”: it’s easy to carry with you just what you need to work a few blocks while travelling, commuting, or meeting friends. When all the blocks are complete, you can assemble the whole project at leisure. Includes: written patterns and corresponding charts; a “Useful Techniques” section for anyone who wants to brush up their knitting skills; “Creative Projects” to help you to make your choice of blocks, yarns, and colours to create your own versions of the projects illustrated.
The designs in this wonderful book for knitters are exquisite.
There are 75 knitted square blocks that have been showcased in a colourful and simple manner.
Each block comes with a visual image, a graph guide and easy to follow instructions.
These can be made into blankets, throws, cushions and so much more. I even saw a coat made from gorgeous blocks, which was quite something and such a chic and inspiring project idea. There is a fabulous project section which includes a birdcage cover. It’s divine.
The flowers included vary, Hydrangeas, Crocus, Poppies and s many more, the iris is my favorite, and to make them more unique, some are even 3D.
Because the blocks are small projects, this would be a great book for a beginner knitter.
Like every good project book, there is a basic stitch guide and a how to. The technique section also tells you what tools are needed, advice on yarn and what the abbreviations mean.
I love this book, it is simple to understand and the blocks are beautiful.
About the Author
Lesley Stanfield is a long-time hand-knitting designer and has been the knitting editor of several women’s magazines. She has produced a number of books on knitting and crochet. She lives and works in Whitstable, Kent.
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