Item description for Jackets-For Work & Play (Best of Knitter's Magazine series) by Alexis Xenakis...
After more than 20 years of quality publishing and numerous sold-out issues, Knitter's Magazine has compiled the best jacket projects designed by renowned players in the knitting field. The 25 projects cover a wide range of classic styles—from suits to coats to light-weight cover ups—that provide stylish options for both work and play. Stitches such as the slip stitch, linen stitch, and moss stitch are introduced, as well as more advanced techniques that are thoroughly illustrated with detailed instructions. Creative finishing options are also provided for the motivated knitter seeking to customize and personalize their projects.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.3" Width: 10" Height: 10.75" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2006
Publisher Xrx Books
ISBN 1933064056 ISBN13 9781933064055
Availability 0 units.
More About Alexis Xenakis
Rick Mondragon is the editor of Knitter's Magazine. He teaches specialized knitting techniques across the country. Elaine Rowley is a former editor of Knitter's Magazine and the current editor of XRX Books. Alexis Xenakis is the publisher of Knitter's Magazine and XRX Books. All three live in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Reviews - What do customers think about Jackets-For Work & Play (Best of Knitter's Magazine series)?
Great work jackets! Jan 7, 2008
I was very impressed with this book-- it has several designs that I plan to make. My work is fairly relaxed business wear, but this book has several choices that you could wear even in a more dressy environment. It also seems to run the gamut of beginner knits to more challenging designs, including one that uses 3 colors to simulate a woven tweed. Very nice! While I can't speak to how well-written these particular patterns are, I do have another Best of Knitter's book whose patterns are very easy to follow. Overall, a great book, especially for the price!
Jackets, coats, and even a suit are presented in a lovely gathering Dec 2, 2007
The Best of Knitter's JACKETS FOR WORK AND PLAY packs in nearly thirty projects for a range of jackets from work jackets to casual and dressy clothes. Jackets, coats, and even a suit are presented in a lovely gathering which pairs full-page color photos with step-by-step knitting directions.
Jackets-For Work & Play May 14, 2007
Don't get discouraged by the unattractive yarns used in the pictures. Look at the design and construction. I have plans to knit a couple of the patterns, which I'm sure will be quite satisfactory when using more pleasing yarns.
great styles May 4, 2007
I love this book. It is hard to know which jacket to try first. The styles should appeal to a broad range of ages.
a nice jacket mix Jan 9, 2007
I've purchased quite a few of the xrx 'best of' or 'knitter's dozen' books. It's so much easier than sorting through all my back issues of Knitter's. I love the mix of styles and techniques, and the fact that they've 're-knit' some of the older patterns with new [available]yarns. I do wish they would include the original publication info. And it would be nice if the index included thumbnail pix of the projects.