Anna Zilboorg brings these two crafts together in Splendid Apparel: A handbook of embroidered knits.
Anna Zilboorg creates richly textured knit fabrics then adds embroidery for emphasis, color, detail, even sheen. This handbook includes a dozen embroidery stitches and a library of 58 textured knit patterns. Swatches—photographed both as they come off the knitting needles and after embroidering—show that transformation and provide a further springboard for exploration.
Sometimes Anna couldn't stop, and the swatch grew into a sweater. These times turned into 18 patterns that incorporate her favorite garment details: Almost-seamless panel construction and Perfect and Almost-perfect Buttonholes.
Anna's innovative approach for working Twisted Traveling Stitches—not circularly, but back and forth—makes it possible to knit one narrow strip at a time, join as you go, and end up with Trillium, the spectacular vest detailed on the cover.
Embroidery stitches are not difficult. It's just up and down with a thread following. Have fun!
- 18 patterns
- Innovative join-as-you-go construction
- 58 embroidered swatches
Step-by-step illustrations make any novice an expert. right- or left-handed.
Anna Zilboorg is the author of Magnificent Mittens & Socks
. Her other books include 45 Fine & Fanciful Hats to Knit
, Fancy Feet, Knitting for Anarchists
, and Socks for Sandals and Clogs
"Now there is this book, which I hope will please many knitters and inspire them to pick up a different needle—a tapestry needle—and see what wonderful things they can do with their already wonderful knitting."
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