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Designer Knit Home

24 Room-by-Room Coordinated Knits to Create a Look You’ll Love to Live In

2018 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Hobbies & Home (Adult Nonfiction)

Knitting with giant yarn and fiber has been popular for years, but fat fibers can be quite expensive and difficult to care for. Knit and crochet designer Erin Black wants to make big projects more accessible and usable in the home, so her fun, done-in-a-flash, large-needle patterns use several strands of less expensive acrylic or cotton yarn held together to make huge stitches without a huge budget. It’s a technique that takes a little practice but, once mastered, makes it easy to fly through on-trend projects of all sorts.

Designer Knit Home features twenty-four delightful, whimsical patterns in coordinated collections for different rooms of the home. The charming projects cover a variety of knitting techniques, including cables, lace, and color work. Stripes and textured stitches make easier patterns more interesting, and embellishments such as pom-poms and tassels add whimsy without too much work. Blankets (from a striped cable throw to a bed-sized blanket stitched to look like a panda), pillows, a footstool, a basket, and a hanging sling for a houseplant are all included.

Perfect for people with large quantities of yarn in their stashes, these designs for the living room, garden, bedrooms, office, and nursery are sure to please knitters who are in a hurry but who want to make large, functional pieces. They might also inspire knitters to make their own giant yarn out of what they have on hand and alter patterns to suit their style, color preferences, and stashes. Designer Knit Home is a great way to get started knitting useful, pretty projects for the home.

Reviewed by Sarah White

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