Dressed in Knits by Alex Capshaw-Taylor
19 Designs for Creating a Custom Knitwear Collection

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Synopsis

Knit your own couture wardrobe!

As a knitter, you know the appeal of creating a piece that can go from home to office, from weekday to weekend--and, most importantly, that looks flattering on your figure. But that can be easier said than done! Until now.

Knitwear designer Alex Capshaw-Taylor has created a collection of 19 knitted garments and accessories featuring timeless, high-fashion designs that are refreshingly easy to wear.

In Dressed in Knits, you'll experiment with a variety of techniques including multidirectional knitting, colorwork (intarsia and stranded), cabling, and more. Unique to this guide is helpful information devoted to educating knitters on couture details that produce designer quality finished pieces. Alex will demonstrate proper seeming, picking up stitches, applying beads, turning a hem, creating pockets, steeking, adding zippers to knitwear, and more. Helpful tips on styling finished garments will also be sprinkled throughout the book, like how adding a belt to a piece can change the silhouette giving it a totally different look.

Dressed in Knits isn't just another knitting book. It's your fashion-forward guide to a whole new wardrobe.

 

About Alex Capshaw-Taylor

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Alex Capshaw-Taylor creates garments and accessories that are fresh, fashion forward, and figure flattering. When Alex is not in her studio designing or in a local yarn shop teaching, you can find her globe trekking in search of inspiration. Alex's work has appeared in the pages of Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Knit.Wear, and Knit Simple.
 
Published August 10, 2015 by Interweave. 168 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction
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