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One Skein: 30 Quick Projects to Knit and Crochet [Paperback]

By Leigh Radford (Author) & John Mulligan (Photographer)
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Item description for One Skein: 30 Quick Projects to Knit and Crochet by Leigh Radford & John Mulligan...

Presents a colorful assortment of fashion accessories and decorative accents for the home, all of quich can be completed quickly and require only one skein of yarn, featuring an array of knitting and crochet stitch patterns, step-by-step instructions, full-color photographs and illustrations, a guide to terms and techniques, and a helpful resource directory. Original.

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These knitted and crocheted fashion accessories and decorative accents for the home vary in their required levels of skill, but all can be completed quickly and require only one skein of yarn. The stitch patterns and clear instructions make it easy for even procrastinators and the less-than-diligent to create a ruffled cravat, a drawstring bag, a tank top, cozy scarves, arm and leg warmers, lace wristlets, fingerless gloves, a mohair pillow, and even a sweater for a baby. Several projects do not require any new yarn at all?instead projects such as the Felted Striped Tote or the Labyrinth Circle Rug are designed using up a skein's worth of leftovers from other projects. A guide to terms and techniques, a resource directory, and a bibliography are also included.

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One Skein: 30 Quick Projects to Knit and Crochet by Leigh Radford & John Mulligan has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Library Journal - 04/15/2006 page 77

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Item Specifications...

Pages   128
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 8" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   0.95 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 28, 2006
Publisher   Interweave Press
ISBN  1931499748  
ISBN13  9781931499743  

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Leigh Radford is the art director and knitwear designer for Interweave Knits, and the author of Alterknits: Imaginative Projects and Creativity Exercises. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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One Skein, 30 projects to knit or crochet  Jul 5, 2008
One Skein: 30 Quick Projects to Knit or Crochet

This book has a wonderful look with many full color pictures. As I am a crochet person, rather than a knit person, I was a bit disappointed with the book as out of the 30 projects only 8 or 9 are crochet projects, the rest are all knitting.
It should, in the description show that it is predominately a knitters book. That way crochetters will not purchase it. For the price, I would not have bought this book if I had but known that the patterns weren't even crochet to knitting.
Over all a good resourse, but I will probably give it to a friend that knits.
Not really a one-skein project book  Jun 17, 2008
I bought this book whithout carefully looking inside and of course hoping to find some patterns for a single skein (everyone probably has a few single skeins of different pricey yarns they bought to try but couldn't afford more than that). I was so dissapointed! It seems that author doesn't really know what is average single skein is. One of the projects calls for 1250 yards skein of wool! That is very average skein size! Except for using single pattern for my own project I haven't knitted a single project out of that book. A lot of useless items and not enough of variety. Very dissapointed.
i've made so many of these patterns...  May 30, 2008
this book is great to have lying around for if you can't think of what to make a loved one (or yourself!) for birthdays, christmas or "just because". it is full of great, quick patterns and i have used it many a time over the last two years.
Adequate for the using up stash.  May 28, 2008
This is a good book for using up single skeins of yarn. Most of the patterns are for knitting. If you crochet, don't bother with this book.

As with most books, there are a few useful projects and the rest are too basic or too goofy for words. In this one, I love the cable footies, petal bib, and felted bowls.

The Cable Footies knit up fast and are a wonderful gift for someone who needs cozy comfort. Knitted in soft cotton or silk, they are a perfect luxury for someone facing chemo therapy.

The Petal Bib is a fast knit for a unique, baby shower gift. If I have time, I'll knit it as part of a cap, bib, bootie set.

Just for the heck of it, I knitted and felted a couple of bowls to use up leftover wool. They quickly became cat beds instead of bowls.

The baby bolero in this book is okay, but I'd never knit it again. I'd rather use the 5-hour baby sweater to knock out a fast, one-skein gift.

Also, BEFORE KNITTING OR CROCHETING, be sure to check Radford's site for corrections to the single cable scarf, the crochet cap, the petal bib, and the baby bolero.
great for a knitter  Apr 18, 2008
I've had my eye on this book for some time and was thrilled when I bought it.
Some of the patterns are relatively basic, but still interesting. The legwarmers are great for someone who wants to try tatting but doesn't want to commit to a large lace project. The petal bib is absolutely adorable and is what told me I had to get this book. And the labyrinth circle rug is gorgeous.
I only give the book 4 out of 5 because the title is a bit misleading when it says "project to knit & crochet." There are a lot of knitting patterns and only a few for crochet.

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