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Title:
Designer knit home : 24 room-by-room coordinated knits to create a look you'll love to live in / Erin Black.
ISBN:
9780811719711
Publication Information:
Guilford, Connecticut : Stackpole Books, [2019]
Physical Description:
vi, 121 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents:
Living room. Cable stripes throw blanket -- Triple cable lapghan -- Twisted cable cushion -- Cable knit footstool -- Garden. Dandelion lapghan -- Honeycomb cushion -- Terrarium sling -- Master bedroom. Pinstripe blanket -- Herringbone throw blanket -- Linen stitch pillowcase -- Guest bedroom. Diamond lace blanket -- Daisy pillowcase -- Eyelet throw blanket -- Cozy slipper socks -- Office. Simple stockinette cocoon blanket -- Simple stockinette cushion -- Simple stockinette basket bag -- Kid's room. Chevron blanket -- Panda throw blanket -- Double stuffed polka dot pillowcase -- Stripey ball cover -- Nursery. Hexagon throw blanket -- Triangle baby blanket -- Textural lovie -- Basic stitches and techniques -- Knitting abbreviations -- Needle size chart -- Yarn weight chart -- Yarn sources.
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Summary

Summary

Surround yourself with beautiful knits in every room in your house Patterns are styled and grouped by room to create a unified look for your Living Room, Porch, Master Bedroom, Guest Bedroom, Office, Kid's Bedroom, and Nursery. All pieces are knit with big needles and easy-to-learn stitch patterns, so you can be enjoying your knits in no time. Every room has at least one textured chunky blanket for comfort; other patterns include cushion covers, pillows, baskets and others, all in coordinating stitch/style and colors. The sumptuous knits are shown styled in a modern, neutral palette that works well in any decor, but if your style is more colorful, the patterns are classics that will work in any color scheme you choose.


Author Notes

Erin Black began crocheting as a child after learning to love yarn by admiring her Granny-made afghans that arrived every Christmas. Trained in interior design, she uses her expertise to create sculptural yarn art that translates seamlessly into classic and modern settings alike. Her patterns have been published in several magazines and books. She resides in Ontario, Canada, and you can find her on-line at midknits.com.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

This disappointing pattern collection from debut author Black, who runs an online shop selling her knitting and crocheting patterns, has an intriguing premise, but fails to deliver. As her introduction states, the book is intended as a take on recent home decor trends, particularly the use of thick, chunky yarns in items such as pillows and blankets. However, both the patterns and finished products appear uninspired and slapdash rather than stylish and up-to-date. The Simple Stockinette Cocoon Blanket looks like an appealing and easy project to take on, but on closer inspection, the combination of awkward pattern writing, bland color choices, and confusing finishing instructions make it a no-go for even the quickest knitter looking for an easy project. Moreover, this collection employs a muted palette with pastel accents that make projects like the Simple Stockinette Basket bag look like items crafted from leftover yarn. Also disappointing are the curious pattern instructions that eschew commonly used abbreviations and seem included almost as an afterthought. While many knitters of all skill levels might want to try knitting some home decor items, this isn't the best place to start. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.