Though at first sight it appears incredibly complicated, you can soon learn to knit stunning lace with the help of this beautiful book. Ann's step-by-step illustrated tutorials and friendly text make mastering lace knitting skills simple, satisfying and fun. For speedy results the pattern collection includes some basic items that make ideal first lace projects.
Once Upon a Time is a celebration of British traditional handknits with a hint of crochet. Inspired by the vintage patterning of the 1940's and 1950's, these modern and classic fit garments are perfect projects for mums and grandmas alike and fun for kids to wear too.
The collection of sixteen designs includes some of Marie's signature fairisles and detailling, with a selection of the garments having optional crochet trims.
Let watery hues transport you to a place of calm, delightful relaxation. Influenced by a blend of diverese elements the collection plays with stripes, from subtle ticking to crisp cabled bands, while soft flounces and sheer knitted fabrics fit perfectly with a soft summer breeze letting you drift away to a state of bliss.
Filigree is simply a celebration of crochet. Using Summerlite 4ply this beautiful and very feminine collection of ten openwork designs reflects the true elegance of this traditional craft. Some of the designs are a combination of knit and crochet each complimenting the other creating a sophisticated and contemporary look.
Anyone with a generous figure wants to find the right knitwear design but too many patterns do not include the appropriate size and if they do, the designs often lack style. Martin addresses these issues on both counts by creating a range of wearable knits that mean whatever you figure shape, you should find something to suit you. Included in his collection are some lovely delicate wraps in soft yarns and pretty shrugs and boleros to wear over summer dresses and tops. There are also longer-line tunics to wear with trousers, and jackets, cardigans and slipovers, as well as a three-quarter length trademark Martin Storey cable coat. And there are a couple of accessories thrown into the mix for good measure.
So still. With an ease and a quiet confidence the collection has an aura that is hard to resist, hushed tones enhance the mood, while deep cables and subtle ribbing complete the story. The sensuality of sheer fabrics and the simplicity of clean lines have no desire to seek limelight but can't fail to command attention.
Give yourself a treat with Martin Storey's collection of contemporary simplified fairisle designs. Choose from 14 designs from hats, socks, scarves and cushions plus a slipover, bag, throw and garland - all with only two colours in a row.
Look beyond the overlooked, where the faded glory of the past provides the perfect backdrop for the present. A collection where time honoured traditions are cherished and nutured; contemporary tweeds, cosy cables and jewel coloured aran simmer and smoulder against gritty time worn walls, beauty really is to be found in the most unexpected places.