A modern Japanese take on classic knitted accessories.
With a contemporary approach to traditional knitting patterns and textures, Small Knits brings to life a collection of stylish necessities for warmth and fashion. From selbu mittens to unisex hats and neckwarmers—these pieces work for just about any mood, recipient and wardrobe.
In this book, you'll find instructions and photos for 19 charming projects, plus variations, including:
- Elegant Nordic mittens, handwarmers and a beret
- Stylish neckwarmers in houndstooth and argyle patterns
- An eyecatching Fair Isle hat and handwarmers
- Comfy, durable socks in herringbone and other classic stitches
- A delicate, lacy shawl
- And much more!
Instructions, diagrams and Japanese-style knitting charts take you through each project from start to finish. A section on technique shows how to execute the stitches used in this book. These projects are fun and rewarding for experienced knitters who've enjoyed a taste of the Japanese knitting style or would like to give it a try.
Paperback, 80 pages
Yoko Hatta is the designer behind the Japanese knitting studio Kazekobo. A prolific artist whose work spans over thirty years, she has written many knitwear books and stitch dictionaries, and contributed to magazines and compilations in both Japan and the US. She is a contributor to Brooklyn Tweed and Vogue Knitting; with more than 1,000 of her designs on Ravelry.com. One of the most widely published Japanese designers in the US, her work is known for adding contemporary flair to classic garments. She is the author of Japanese Knitting Stitches from Tokyo's Kazekobo Studio and 150 Favorite Crotchet Motifs from Tokyo's Kazekobo Studio.
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