More Than 40 Novel Designs for Knitters

Book - 2005
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Teva Durham began knitting as a hobby. It wasn't long, though, before she became mesmerized by the craft. Now, as an extraordinarily innovative designer, Durham is at the forefront of the widely heralded new era of knitting. In Loop-d-Loop, she presents more than 40 fresh, modern designs for adults, children, and the home, a mix of simple projects with high-fashion impact sure to inspire beginners and more complex projects for those who want to test and expand their virtuosity. Focusing on a wide range of clever technical applications, the patterns include a spiral scarf, a cardigan with a \"dreamcatcher\" web carved out of the back, a buckled tartan kilt, and a slipcover that transforms a folding chair into a throne. With more than 70 lush color photos and a thought-provoking text that brings together eclectic references to philosophy, art, and popular culture, the book creates a contemplative, enchanted realm that resonates with beauty and meaning. For knitters who enter the Loop-d-Loop world, the way they knit--and think about knitting--will never be the same.
Publisher: New York : STC Craft, 2005
ISBN: 9781584794141
Characteristics: 176 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Buckmaster, Adrian


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Jul 26, 2013

Knit collar and cuffs (easy)
Chain link scarf (e)
One shoulder tunic
Bobble u-neck (?)
Cowl w drawstring & trim
**Café chair slipcovers (v. cool!) easy to intermediate
***Puff sleeve bolero (intermediate)
Dreamcatcher medallion cardigan: just the dreamcatcher! Like back, front not so much.
Diag twist princess seam jacket?
*Ragamuffin pullover/hat
***Braided bodice wench blouse (intermediate to intermediate plus)
Yarn-over steek vest
Cashmere lace blouse
Lace leaf pullover
Braided neckpiece
Knit shorts
*Fair Isle hooded capelet
Fair Isle kerchief
*Child's geek spiral pullover
Paisley carpetbag
*Zip-off colour-block sweater
*Slip-stitch intarsia kilt
Reversible double-knit Mandarin vest
Yoke vest is interesting; not sure.
Assymetrical mock cable child's hat and pullover.

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Oct 13, 2011

Interesting, fashion forward designs, ranging from lumpy basic to mind-numbingly complex. The results are worth it, but instructions must be followed exactly. Ms. Durham often suggests making a hat, instead of the ever-useless swatch, to test gague. Come prepared with a reliable book of knitting techniques (terms like "long-tailed cast-on" are not explained) and hard liquor.

Mar 26, 2010

Many projects look sloppy. A few actually look nice.


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