Jem Weston's first book includes 10 contemporary handknits projects to knit for you and your home or for friends and children. You'll find everything from cushions to a quirky draught excluder shaped like a fox.
Sarah Hatton and Martin Storey bring you a collection of 21 stylish knits for men and women. Sarah's 11 women's high-fashion knits include a sloppy joe, aran coat and twisted cable sweater. Martin's 11 stylish designs for men include a textured sweater, neat tailored jacket and herringbone cardigan.
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.
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.
Prepare to be captivated…still and enchanting; a haunting beauty appears amid the deep shadows, bringing true radiance and charm. Luxurious fabrics of creamy coloured mohairs, satins and silks contrast with dark brocades and beaded opulence to complete the vision.
Colour is the inspiration for this edition: two or more different coloured yarns cleverly combined to produce a multitude of patterns, each presented as a clear, easy-to-follow chart and a knitted stitch sample.
Inspired by the fashions of the 20th century, these twenty knit and crochet projects are split into three classic themes: Two Tone Chic, Folk Tales and Time for Tea. Lampshade covers and pillowcases evoke the drama of Art Deco shapes, floor cushions display the colour and simplicity of Russian Folk Art and doilies and sofa cushions reflect the 'Make Do and Mend' era.