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Kaffe Fassett's Pattern Library

Kaffe Fassett's Pattern Library

SKU# 070746

Over 190 Creative Knitwear Designs

Kaffe Fassett

Hardcover

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Details
  • Product # 070746
  • Type Hardcover
  • ISBN 978-1-56158-663-9
  • Published Date 2005
  • Dimensions 8-1/2 x 11
  • Pages 160
  • Photos color photos
  • Drawings and charts
For over 30 years, Kaffe Fassett has produced some of the worlds most successful knitting designs. Now, for the first time, Kaffe Fassetts Pattern Library brings together in one place a collection of over 190 of his most brilliant creations.

Each design is illustrated with a close-up photographic match, accompanied by a detailed color chart, so you can copy the pattern. A general chapter on creating your own designs, covering issues such as scale, repeats and borders, enables you to share in Kaffes creative process and benefit from his unique tips for designing your own pieces. Whether you are an experienced knitter or a beginner looking for the best place to start, the Fassett creations featured in this book will open up new possibilities, introducing you to an ever-exciting world of color.

  • Over 190 exquisite patterns from the worlds foremost textile artist
  • Easy-to-follow, illustrated designs with close-ups and a detailed color chart to enable you to copy the pattern
  • Practical articles and tips to design your own patterns
"Fassett has firmly established himself as the single most exciting craft-and-color expert today."

-- Booklist

About the author
Kaffe Fassett has attracted huge audiences worldwide to the knitting and needlepoint crafts. A best-selling author, he has also presented his own TV series, "Glorious Color," and a major exhibition of his work has traveled the world, after forming the first one-man show of a living textile artist ever to show at the V & A in London. He also designs wallpapers and fabrics for companies such as Designers Guild and the Royal Horticultural Society. Kaffe gives slide talks and workshops on color in design, which take him all over the world, allowing him the opportunity to highlight product development and new designs/ranges and to gather inspiration.
Table of Contents
Introduction

Geometric Patterns

Figurative Patterns

Knitting Charts
Following the charts
Stripes
Squares
Crosses
Patches
Triangles
Diamonds
Stars
Circles
Houses
Creatures
Pots
Fruit and Foliage
Flowers

Using the Charts
Approaching design
Working with chart patterns
What to make with the charts
Choosing color palettes
Working with textures
Mixing patterns
Color knitting techniques

Chart sources

Acknowledgments

Index
Introduction
Books on collections of decorative items are my passion -- fans, garden gates, tea pots, and, above all, textiles catch my attention. They have me returning again and again to leaf through volumes and marvel at the endless varieties the human eye and hand have achieved. I constantly pore over sample books of weaving, paisley prints, and embroidered ribbons. Now, after years of designing knit patterns, I am delighted to present my own collection book of knitted patterns and motifs. They are drawn from swatches I have made while creating designs for the Italian fashion house Missoni, the London-based fashion designer Bill Gibb, Rowan Yarns, private clients, theatre productions and, most recently, the fabulous Peruvian Connection mail-order knit catalogue. Many of these swatch ideas became elements in my final design, and others are appearing here for the first time.
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