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How to Knit Letters from A to Z
Kate Haxell and Sarah Hazell - All books by this author

Give a personal decorative touch to knitted projects by adding an inspiring message, a special date, a beloved name or initials. This book shows readers how to hand knit every letter of the alphabet, plus numbers and punctuation marks, in 26 different fonts— from simple classic lettering to more ornate calligraphy and contemporary handwritten styles. The Knitted Alphabet includes —
  • Patterns for 26 different alphabets, including numbers, punctuation, emoticons and dingbats
  • Detailed illustrations and step-by-step instructions for each alphabet, including a knitted swatch and easy-to-follow chart for every letter
  • Ten inspiring simple projects with full patterns
  • Instructions for various knitting techniques including: intarsia, Swiss darning, textured stitching and more
More than 1040 patterns. Approximately 1500 color photos, illustrations and diagrams throughout.

From the reviews:
****Starred review “Knitters and sewers will welcome this extremely detailed, comprehensive and creative look at personalizing thread-based projects. The authors take painstaking care to ensure that the 26 alphabets are not only charted…but with a paragraph or so explaining techniques and possible hiccups, especially for novices. At the end, the authors explain and illustrate more elaborate techniques, from beading to stranding, and conclude with a list of abbreviations and yarns. This inspired book is first class.”

About The Authors:
Kate Haxell
learned sewing from her grandmother at a young age. After obtaining her art degree, she worked for Country Living, then moved into book publishing and editing.

Sarah Haxell is passionate about knitting. Her previous title Exploring Color in Knitting is also available from Barron’s.
(1438002955 )

Paperback w/cover flaps / 256 Pages / 7 1/2 x 9 3/4 / 2013


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