Knitting Nature

Knitting Nature

39 Designs Inspired by Patterns in Nature

Book - 2012
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Written by Norah Gaughan, one of the most innovative and respected knitwear designers working today, Knitting Nature was an instant classic when it was released in hardcover in 2006, and it is now available at a must-have paperback price.

In Knitting Nature , Gaughan blends together the natural and artistic world with 39 stunning, fun-to-knit designs for women, men, and children. Among them are a skirt patterned after the hexagonal scales nature has used to cover a domed turtle's shell, a jacket whose collar grows in a spiral--much the same way a ram's horn does--and a tank top with leaves that grow the same way they do on a stem.

Also available from Norah Gaughan: Norah Gaughan's Knitted Cable Sourcebook , Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Babies & Toddlers , and Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Afghans .

Publisher: New York ; London : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2012
ISBN: 9781584799689
Branch Call Number: 746.432 G268k 2012
Characteristics: 176 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Gowdy, Thayer Allyson


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Apr 24, 2012

Mathematical studies of nature's forms: spirals, octagons, hexagons, etc. A worthy experiment, of which 2 or 3 projects are worth knitting up. Not everything that comes out of the Lab is immediately applicable, but it's all part of learning where we can develop next.

Oct 19, 2011

Beautiful, fascinating designs. Strangers will come up to you on the street, and ask "where did you get that?!" One problem: Ms. Gaughan apparently designs sweaters by her own, apple-shaped body. So they'll be fine if you are an apple, or straight-up-and-down. If you're an hourglass or pear, be prepared to do some fairly sophisticated taking in and letting out, or you will have cloth flapping around your middle.


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