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Knit Your Story in Yarn: How to Design and Knit an Heirloom Quilt, Shawl, Bag, and More

Knit Your Story in Yarn: How to Design and Knit an Heirloom Quilt, Shawl, Bag, and More

by Dee Hardwicke


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Flowers are often symbolic and intertwined with life’s most special occasions, from weddings and christenings to idyllic summer afternoons spent making daisy chains. To preserve memories of these special occasions, Dee Hardwicke has graphed motifs of a variety of flowers and leaves that can be used to knit intarsia motifs. She teaches you the basics of knitting intarsia, and then provides patterns to knit these motifs to create a gorgeous and meaningful quilt, shawl, project bag, pillow, bunting, or other project. Once you’ve learned the basics, if you want to go beyond Dee’s motifs, she provides the chart and instructions to create your own.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811736503
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publication date: 04/20/2018
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Dee Hardwicke is an artist, designer, and knitter with a passionate belief in creating beautiful and accessible pieces that bring color and joy to everyday life. She is trained in the fine arts, and works from a studio in South Wales, United Kingdom.

Table of Contents

Introduction 10

Working Intarsia 15

Making Yarn Butterflies 19

Working In Color 21

How to Make Templates 23

Designing A Chart 25

My Heirloom Quilt 26

Knitting Pattern 30

Yarn Quantities 36

Finishing Your Quilt 39

My Heirloom Quilt Charts 44

Spring 47

Anemones Chart 48

Tulips Chart 49

Crocuses Chart 50

Tulips & Muscari Chart 51

Summer 53

Sunflower Chart 54

Pressed Roses Chart 55

Peony Chart 56

Hydrangeas Chart 57

Autumn 59

Autumn Leaves Chart 60

Autumn Stripes Chart 61

Maple Leaf Chart 62

Myrtle & Roses Chart 63

Winter 65

Holly Chart 66

Snowdrops Chart 67

Violets Chart 68

Winter Berries Chart 69

Further Projects 70

Purse 73

Bunting 77

Buttons 81

Rose Brooch 83

Project Bag 87

Wrist Warmers 91

Wraparound Cushion 95

Shawl 99

Abbreviations 105

Acknowledgments 107

About The Author 112

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