New Knits: 20 Knitting Projects with a Contemporary Twist by Erika Knight
Here, Erika Knight combines conventional knitting with unusual yarns and other crafts to give it a modern and upbeat twist. Knitting is expanding upon its traditional roots and is now more closely allied to contemporary trends in both the world of fashion and interiors. This title showcases Erika's upbeat take on interiors, which can be seen in her striking black and white patched throw, comfy knitted denim beanbag and woven woollen rug. Similarly, Erika has reworked several classic designs; a traditional rose chintz cushion is translated into contemporary chunky yarns while an old-fashioned Aran is given a new lease of life as a sumptious armchair cover. The 20 projects in the book are organized into four specific colour groups, modern brights, black and whites, urban neutrals and organic naturals - each with its own distinctive chapter. Including throws, cushions and rugs for the home and a range of accessories, from sumptious slippers to a delicate beaded scarf, the book should appeal to both experiences and aspiring knitters.