Item description for Knit and Crochet with Beads by Lily M. Chin...
Handknitting and crochet are taken to a whole new level with the fashion-savvy designs provided in this book. Stitch techniques for knitting and crochet include prestrung and hoisted-atop stitches, single- and double-crochet, and half-double crochet. Each technique is then demonstrated with an exciting range of masterful designs that feature a sparkling array of beads strategically nestled among the stitches. Beaded projects are accompanied by easy, step-by-step instructions and illustrations and include Fair Isle and cabled tunic sweaters, a short-sleeve pullover and vest, felted slippers with a beaded-star pattern, and dazzling jewelry. Also shown are ways to mix techniques and add beaded accents to pockets, collars, scarves, socks, vests, and even pillows. Knitters and crocheters of all skill levels will find inspiring projects and a feast of possibilities for one-of-a-kind garments and accessories.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 8.7" Height: 0.4" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2004
Publisher Interweave Press
ISBN 1931499446 ISBN13 9781931499446
Availability 0 units.
More About Lily M. Chin
Lily M. Chin is the first American designer to bring out her own line of yarn. She has crocheted runway pieces for Diane von Furstenburg, Ralph Lauren, Isaac Mizrahi, and Vera Wang; her patterns have appeared in "Better Homes & Gardens" and" Woman's Day"; and she has been a guest on "CBS Morning News," the DIY Network, HGTV, "The Jane Pauley Show," "Late Show with David Letterman," and "The Martha Show," She is the author of "Knit and Crochet with Beads, Mosaic Magic," and "The Urban Knitter. "She lives in New York City.
Reviews - What do customers think about Knit and Crochet with Beads?
Exquisite Patterns Aug 7, 2007
This book is geared towards intermediate or advanced knitters who want to take their projects to a whole new level. Beads add an entirely new dimension to your knitted pieces. I am a jewelry designer who enjoys knitting and this book brings together two of my passions. The instructions and drawings are very clear. My favorite patterns are the Ethereal Lace Tunic and the Grace Kelly Collar. Both are simply gorgeous! If you love beads and knitting or crocheting, you will enjoy this book.
Knit and Crochet with Beads Jul 6, 2006
Very informative book. Gave some great ideas on how to add beads to some of my projects.
Lily Takes the Mystery Out of Bead Knitting Mar 8, 2006
Who else but Lily could do it? I have knitted beaded purses on 0000 needles, but never considered knitting a beaded garment until reading this book. Lily explaind every way that it can be done in clear and precise language, with excellent pictures and charts. The patterns are glorious! Patterns for sweaters and shawls and really beautiful items that are truly one of a kind. And not knit on itty bitty needles either. You don't don't need a magnifying glass to knit these beauties! I am working on the Vargas Girl Sweater in pale blue Rowan cashmere with gold and copper beads, a large investment, but the results are gorgeous!! This book is a must have for the truly glamorous knitter!
Beautiful Designs and Outstanding Instructions Sep 29, 2005
Inspiring and instructive. As always, Lily's instructions are clear and easy to follow, even for techniques that are new and a little different. The projects are stunning and quite "finish-able." And Lily's "signature" sense of humor keeps you company while you create and learn. A winner.
More knit than crochet Aug 10, 2005
I had great hopes that crochet would have equal parts of knit and crochet and boy was I wrong. For you knitters, it is about 75% knit and 25% crochet. I just expected more balance and didn't get it.