Cover image for 30 knit ponchos & capes / Rita Maassen ; translation: Katharina Sokiran.
30 knit ponchos & capes / Rita Maassen ; translation: Katharina Sokiran.
Title Variants:
Thirty knit ponchos and capes
Publication Information:
Guilford, Connecticut : Stackpole Books : distributed by National Book Network, 2019.

Physical Description:
112 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm
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746.432 MAA Book Adult General Collection

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Ponchos and capes are so easy to wear! They don't slip and slide like shawls can; just toss one over a basic tee and you are ready to go and look anything but basic. They go with nearly anything and can be dressed up or down as you please. Add in the fun of knitting a variety of styles, textures, and stitch patterns in a plethora of gorgeous yarns and colors, and these projects become irresistible. With 30 designs to choose from, each unique in it's own way, you can transform your look with a few stylish knits!

Author Notes

For Rita Maassen, designing is a passion. The trained web and graphic designer has been enthralled with knitting since childhood. Very early on, she became enthusiastic about creating her own designs; ever since then, she has been creating new knitting designs in her small studio in Germany's Lower Rhine region. Since 2010, she has been offering her handmade fashion and numerous knitting patterns under her own Fashionworks label.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Knitwear designer Maassen presents a beautiful collection of patterns capable of inspiring experienced and advanced knitters to take their work to new levels. She features 30 designs deploying lace, cables, colorwork, bell sleeves, and other design techniques that most will find challenging but rewarding. For the experienced knitter, this book is a treasure trove of appealing ideas for one of fashion's trendiest looks. Examples include intricate lacework in the Ava pattern, cable work for the "delicate and romantic" Mila, and Fair Isle work on the afghan-like Smilla requiring four colors, two different types of needles, and six buttons. Almost all of the patterns require circular or double-pointed needles, sometimes with several sets needed to complete one item. For example, the button-down Jaina cape requires three different sizes of circular needle, a cable needle, and a spare needle to complete the project. Others, such as the Melina and Luna, require multiple strands of different colored yarns knitted into intricate Fair Isle patterns. However, skilled knitters looking for a rewarding challenge will want to pick up this collection of runway-ready stylish garments. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Ponchosp. 8
Leenap. 10
Majap. 13
Marianap. 16
Gretap. 19
Ashleyp. 22
Vivienp. 24
Finjap. 27
Rebeap. 30
Norap. 33
Friap. 36
Milap. 38
Alidap. 40
Stellap. 42
Romyp. 44
Jarap. 46
Fionap. 48
Melinap. 51
Capesp. 54
Avap. 56
Celinap. 58
Ronjap. 60
Doreenp. 62
Raquelp. 65
Helenap. 68
Ilkap. 71
Opheliap. 74
Lissip. 76
Jainap. 80
Nadiap. 83
Lunap. 86
Smillap. 89
Knitting Basicsp. 92
Basic Long-Tail Cast-Onp. 94
Provisional Cast-On from a Crocheted Chainp. 95
Make 1 Increase from the Bar between Stitches (M1)p. 96
Make 1 Increase from the Bar between Stitches Worked through the Back Loop (M1L/M1R)p. 97
Bobble from One Stitchp. 98
Binding Off (Standard)p. 99
Grafting in Kitchener Stitchp. 100
Mattress Stitchp. 101
Colorwork and Pattern Chartsp. 102
Abbreviationsp. 109
Acknowledgmentsp. 110
About the Authorp. 112
Thank Youp. 112