Login | Contact | Search

Knitting Universe Store

Store Home | Shopping Cart

Knit in New Directions

A Journey into Creativity

Myra Woods introduces the pure fun of knitting with strips and modules, creative short rows, crazy quilt pieces, and freeform shapes.
This template-based approach frees you to become involved in the creative process.
Because this is not a math-dependent approach, your focus can be on yarn, color, and stitch. From a simple bag to a full-blown sweater—as you fill in your template, fit just happens.
• Make your own life-size template using gridded Pellon and a permanent marker. then check the fit.
• The template approach makes it easy to combine sizes, say a small back and medium front for a fuller bust. Or add flare to the side panels for wider hips.
• Now all you need to do is cover the template with knitting. Whether you follow one of Myra's patterns (good basic recipes that encourage experimentation or take off on your own, the piece will work.
• You can choose a stitch for the whole piece or break it into sections. Mix and match techniques, stitches, and colors. Pick up stitches and truly knit in any direction.

Myra shares essential tips and tools:
    • A table of pick-up rates and ratios that make it easy to combine fabrics that may not have the same gauge.
    • Step-by-step finishing instructions for all your little bags—tote, pouch, envelope, or paper bag style—complete with various ways to stabilize the knitting.
• Multi-gauge, short and long sleeve instructions so sleeves can be added to any template with no math.

Myra Wood is a fiber artist, a designer, and the author of Crazy Lace and Creative Crochet Lace. She has appeared on TV shows, including Knitty Gritty, Knit and Crochet Now, and Uncommon Threads, and teaches her creative approach to knit and crochet at STITCHES and online.

Free shipping for U.S. addresses
Knit in New Directions
Price: $24.95