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A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design and mother of two, Tanis Gray is the author of nine knitting books including Gradient Knits, Cozy Knits, Knit Local, Wanderlust and 3 Skeins or Less and has over 500 published knitting designs. She has worked for Vogue Knitting, Martha Stewart, HBO, Focus Features, was a regularly featured guest on Knitting Daily TV, has multiple stranded colour work classes on Bluprint and teaches knitting worldwide.
When I first saw this book, my immediate reaction was, hands off everyone, that’s mine! (No sharp elbows were used to obtain it I promise). This is the official Harry Potter Knitting Magic Pattern Book by Tanis Gray, and if you didn’t know you needed it, you do now. Non-knitting Harry Potter fans will be queuing up to learn a new skill, knitters previously unaware of Harry Potter (ummm, there might be a couple out there), can make some perfect presents, and if you love both, well, you are sorted. Tanis Gray is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, author of 9 knitting books and has over 500 published knitting designs. If you are new to knitting, the different projects are marked according to skill levels and include ‘Crafty Creatures’, ‘Wizarding Wardrobe’, Inspired Apparel’ and ‘Delightful Decor’. Particular favourites of mine are the Nagini Lariat (beginner), the Cornish Pixie (easy), and the Wizarding Transportation Scarf (advanced). Full instructions are given, with charts, and fabulous photos of finished pieces by Laura Flippen. Both useful and beautiful, with some lovely links, sketches and photos from the Harry Potter films, this is a must-have book for crafty fans and has been chosen as a LoveReading Star Book.
Introducing the first official Star Wars knitting book - a deluxe guide to creating over 25 Star Wars knits based on the iconic global franchise. A cultural juggernaut, Star Wars has enchanted audiences for over 40 years with its classic tale of Good vs. Evil. When A New Hope burst onto the screen in 1977, science fiction was reinvented for a new audience of science fiction fans and Luke, Leia and Han Solo became household names, along with the terms such as 'lightsaber', 'the Force' and the 'Death Star'. Since then it has shattered box office records for decades, pushing new technology to its limits and beyond and expanded to included spinoff films, novels, games and much, much more. Star Wars is one of the most beloved pop culture franchises today. Now you can bring Star Wars to your home and style with the very first official knitting book celebrating the films. From knitted toys to costume replicas you can dress in Luke's Flight Vest or Padme's Battle Wrap and pocket your very own knitted Yoda. Projects include: Toys - Porg; Pocket Yoga; Chewie; Death Star Costume Replicas - Luke Skywalker's flight vest; Rey's vest and arm wraps; Princess Leia's Hoth Snow vest; Padme's battle wrap Inspired Apparel - The Order of the Jedi pullover; Ewok hood; Starfighter sarf; Lightsaber socks; TIE Fighter hat and mittensl The Millennium Flacon cowl; a galaxy far, far away mittens; Chancellor Palpatine scarf; General Leia Organa pullover; Anakin's infinity cowl; Yoda mittens; The Rebel Alliance shawl; R2-D2 mittens; Wookie socks; Darth Vader pullover; Darth Maul mittens; Clone Trooper hat Home Decor - BB-8 baby blanket; Droid throw pillow set; Villainous mini pullover ornaments
Intrigued by the stunning gradient yarns out there but unsure of what to knit with them? Perhaps you struggle with colour? Dive right in and knit with these eye-catching yarns with 10 unique lessons teaching skills such as cabling, lace, alternating stripes, thrums, stranded colourwork, mosaic, intarsia, short rows and simple knit and purl combinations all using gradient yarns. Build up your skills with patterns for garments and accessories from designers around the world. Gradients are a perfect way to add a unique dimension to your work. Go from light to dark, mix things up, work with multiple colourways or knit your way through the rainbow! With countless options available, the possibilities are as endless as what your imagination can create! This book offers a blend of beginner through to advanced projects, allowing the knitter to build their skills with each project.
In the newest entry into our 3 Skeins or Less series, popular knitwear designer Tanis Gray tackles a collection of 23 fresh and fun baby projects in a bright, vibrant color palette that's totally today. You won't find the traditional pastel projects here--in their place, enjoy a collection of happy, colorful and innovative designs that would look right at home in a hip baby boutique. The projects in 3 Skeins or Less: Modern Baby Knits range from baby garments and accessories, toys, blankets and nursery decor on up to toddler projects, and are for newborn to 4-6 years. Whether you're a new parent, a crafty friend with gifts to make, or even a grandparent who's looking for adorable projects to please cool parents, this book has something for everyone who's looking for modern baby projects to knit. The designs include: dressers, rompers, bloomers, sweaters, blankets, stuffed toys, nursery items, accessories and the all-important Hats-with-Ears. And of course, it's all insanely cute!
All the projects provided in this book are quick knits in easy-care wool. They are perfect gifts and showcase a variety of pretty but practical accessories and garments. The book is ideal for knitters interested in exploring new techniques in smaller projects and those looking for quick, easy care gift ideas. It features a variety of knitwear designers, including Tanis Gray, Angela Hahn, Debbie O'Neill, Mindy Wilkes, and Melissa LaBarre.
A collection of fun knitting projects-all in three skeins or less! In 3 Skeins or Less: Fresh Knitted Accessories, knitters will find 25 accessories that take no more than 1, 2, or 3 skeins of yarn. They will delight in knitting patterns for ever-so-popular shawls, socks, hats/berets, mittens, cowls, and even a tank, cropped sweater, and cami! Featured designers include Ann Weaver, Carina Spencer, Heather Zoppetti, Romi Hill, and many others. Their designs feature stitch patterns that go for interesting color combos, unexpected pattern twists, and extra sparkle. 3 Skeins or Less: Fresh Knitted Accessories is the perfect book for knitters wanting to make gifts for any occasion. The yarns chosen are a great balance of beautiful hand-dyes and big brands, allowing you to keep an eye on your budget or find the perfect use for precious skeins of special yarns.
Explore the true foundations of knitting design: construction, form following function, stability, and ornamentation. The parallels between knitting a sweater and constructing a building seem obvious when considered. Sweaters suspend from yokes and shoulders; vertical planes are shaped to provide fit and allow movement; necklines, sleeves, and hems are adapted for specific purposes. Stitch patterns and textures elaborate design themes, and new and unusual materials can be used to striking effect. Tanis Gray has curated a collection of designs from some of today's most innovative designers, all inspired by architectural themes. From accessories based on art-nouveau ironwork to a sweater that mimics Bauhaus style to a dress based on Greek sculpture, Knitting Architecture celebrates design through history.
Cozy Knits is a fabulous collection of 48 all-new patterns. Join editor Tanis Gray as she brings together an all-star cast of today's top knitting designers to create dozens of delightful projects. All of the designs in Cozy Knits are knit with Cascade Pacific and Cascade Pacific Chunky yarns. These affordable yarns come in an endless array of colors and are a blend of superwash merino wool and acrylic, making them ideal for creating projects for babies and kids, gifts, home decor items, and everyday accessories and garments. Cozy Knits has techniques for knitters of all skill levels, including cables, lace, brioche knitting, intarsia, Fair Isle, and slip stitch, as well as tried-and true stockinette stitch and garter stitch. This collection offers projects every member of the family will love, including sweaters, shawls, shrugs, mittens, hats, afghans, and baby blankets.