Author(s): Simona Merchant-Dest
A Fresh Look at a Classic TechniqueSlip stitch is one of the simplest and most versatile knitting techniques, but it's often overlooked. "The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting" is a modern and thorough take on this technique that delivers beautiful colorwork and gorgeous textures--with minimal effort.A complete overview covers all the basics of slip-stitch knitting, including stitch formation, reading charts, customizing stitch patterns, choosing yarns, designing with slip-stitch patterns, and more. Forty stitch patterns, many of which are reversible, stretch the boundaries of slip stitch, creating colorwork that is just as graphic as Fair Isle, but much simpler; woven-looking fabrics; and fabulous textures that are sometimes combined with lace and cables. Sixteen original projects for cardigans, pullovers, hats, bags, scarves, and more showcase the versatility of slip stitch by using it as an allover pattern or accent.Whether you're new to this exciting stitch or looking to go beyond the basics, "The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting" is your essential guide.
"This is a great book--not only does it have a nice array of pretty patterns, but it is a great stitch dictionary for a lot of different slipped stitch patterns. And it contains a lot of useful how-to information." --Wendy Knits
Faina Goberstein is a prolific knitwear designer, author, and a professional teacher. She appears in the DVD "Slip-Stitch Knitting" and is the coauthor of "The Art of Seamless Knitting" (Interweave, 2013) and "Casual Elegant Knits" (Martingale, 2008). Her designs have appeared in internationally recognized magazines such as "Vogue Knitting," "Interweave Knits," "Knit.Purl," "Knitscene," "Interweave Crochet," "Twist Collective," and various books.Faina is best known for her elegant and well-fitted classic designs showing off textures, cables, brioche, and slip stitch techniques.Her website is http: //fainasknittingmode.comSimona Mechant-Dest has worked as a designer and project coordinator for Mission Falls Yarns and has contributed patterns to "Vogue Knitting," "Interweave Knits," "Interweave Crochet," "Knitter's Magazine," "Knit.1," "Knit Simple," and "Knit 'n Style" as well as numerous books. She is the co-author of "The Art of Seamless Knitting."