Designer Knit Home: 24 Room-By-Room Coordinated Knits to Create a Look You'll Love to Live in

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Stackpole Books
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8.3 X 0.2 X 10.9 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author

Erin Black began crocheting as a child after learning to love yarn by admiring her Granny-made afghans that arrived every Christmas. Trained in interior design, she uses her expertise to create sculptural yarn art that translates seamlessly into classic and modern settings alike. Her patterns have been published in several magazines and books. She resides in Ontario, Canada, and you can find her on-line at


Knitting with giant yarn and fiber has been popular for years, but fat fibers can be quite expensive and difficult to care for. Knit and crochet designer Erin Black wants to make big projects more accessible and usable in the home, so her fun, done-in-a-flash, large-needle patterns use several strands of less expensive acrylic or cotton yarn held together to make huge stitches without a huge budget. It's a technique that takes a little practice but, once mastered, makes it easy to fly through on-trend projects of all sorts. Designer Knit Home features twenty-four delightful, whimsical patterns in coordinated collections for different rooms of the home. The charming projects cover a variety of knitting techniques, including cables, lace, and color work. Stripes and textured stitches make easier patterns more interesting, and embellishments such as pom-poms and tassels add whimsy without too much work. Blankets (from a striped cable throw to a bed-sized blanket stitched to look like a panda), pillows, a footstool, a basket, and a hanging sling for a houseplant are all included. Perfect for people with large quantities of yarn in their stashes, these designs for the living room, garden, bedrooms, office, and nursery are sure to please knitters who are in a hurry but who want to make large, functional pieces. They might also inspire knitters to make their own giant yarn out of what they have on hand and alter patterns to suit their style, color preferences, and stashes. Designer Knit Home is a great way to get started knitting useful, pretty projects for the home.--Sarah White "Foreword Reviews, November/December 2018 "
Pop quiz: What do big needles, easily memorized stitch patterns and chunky yarns add up to? When it comes to decorating, those three elements are all you need to knit home accessories that'll be off the needles and in use long before you decide it's time to redo your decor. The author, trained as an interior designer, created 24 patterns for blankets, cushion and pillow covers, baskets and plant hangers, in palettes and styles that tie together all the rooms in your house. With 20 pages of how-to information for the stitches and techniques used, the patterns are appropriate for all skill levels.--Carolyn Noyes "Yarn Market News, May 2019 "