Custom Knits Accessories: Unleash Your Inner Designer with Improvisational Techniques for Hats, Scarves, Gloves, Socks, and More by Wendy Bernard
Custom Knits Accessories is the third book in the Custom Knits series, following up Custom Knits and Custom Knits 2. While the first two books focused on techniques for customising top-down knitted sweaters, Custom Knits Accessories pays homage to those ever-popular quick-knits; hats, scarves, mitts, socks and more. As with all book in the Custom Knits series, this one focuses on all manner of customisation. Each pattern features unique tips and tricks for simplifying common techniques, adding motifs and personalising styling and sizing. Also included are formulas for knitting all types of accessories without a pattern. You can knit a mitt with our without fingers and convert it to any size with any yarn; or use the sock formula, which shows you how to measure your foot and write a pattern from scratch. Each pattern showcases specific ideas for customisation and includes call-outs alerting the knitter when she has reached a point in the pattern where she can customise. Fun, glamorous photography shows off all twenty-five finished projects, plus many of the suggested variations. Yardage charts tell knitters how much yarn they need to complete the projects, depending on the size being worked and the yarn gauge. Because the projects are small, many of them can be made using leftover yarn from a knitter's stash. Custom Knits Accessories is destined to take over the knitted accessories category.