Enjoy the practical advice, real-life knitting instruction, and irreverent humor of Yankee Kay Gardiner and Tennessean Ann Shayne, the duo behind the renowned knitting web log masondixonknitting.com. The ladies of Mason-Dixon Knitting will take you on a thrilling adventure through Knitopia, a place where knitting and creativity unite through the zaniest knitted items imaginable. Kay and Ann reveal that a pattern is a starting line, a launching pad, the front doors of Saks the day after Thanksgiving: oh, the potential!
Mason-Dixon Knitting is a collection of unbelievable patterns, a how-to manual, and a crazy quilt of hilarious narrative, all in one. In this book, Kay and Ann chitchat their way through a series of more than thirty incredible patterns. Drawing creative inspiration from their surroundings, they present colorful blankets, sassy nightgowns, a delicate curtain, and much more to reveal that knitting can weave its way into just about every aspect of life. Most of these projects are the epitome of ease, but you can make them as simple or complicated as you prefer.
Kay and Ann invite you to use your creative vision to interpret each pattern and give it your own personal touch. Full-color photography of these delightful home- and family-inspired knits accompanies each project. Along the way, Kay and Ann will introduce you to incredible knitting personalities, share their own knitting experiences, and present eye-popping knitting phenomena. Mason-Dixon Knitting explores the humor, fun, and outrageous possibilities of a realm in which knitting is much more than a craft-it's a lifestyle.
Inspiration, Guidance, and 30 Projects to Knit
Featuring: Technical hints; Great (knitted) things you will do; How to cope with disaster; Must-knit tv; Mistakes you will definitely make; Knitting for the common good; Knitting something that looks like something else
From the Hardcover edition.
This funny, folksy, and beautiful knitting book was produced by two women who met over the Internet, discovered a lot in common, and founded a blog, Mason-Dixon Knitting. It's chock-full of amusing anecdotes and helpful tips, providing knitters of all levels both with clear project instructions and solid techniques that act as a touchstone for more creative experimentation. The book includes 30 patterns for practical but lovely dishcloths, cushions, and rugs, as well as sexy knitted nightwear, ethereal scarves, and cute baby gifts. Full-color photographs and charts.
- Crafts + Hobbies
- Needlework / Knitting
- February 9, 2010
- February 9, 2010
- Ann Meador Shayne, Kay Gardiner, Ann Shayne