Garter Stitch Revival 20 Creative Knitting Patterns Featuring the Simplest Stitch

Interweave Editors, “Garter Stitch Revival: 20 Creative Knitting Patterns Featuring the Simplest Stitch”
Marjorie H. Akin, James C. Bard, “Numismatic Archaeology of North America: A Field Guide”
50 Nifty Thrifty Upcycled Fashions: Sew Something from Nothing by Cynthia Anderson
Crocheted Mitts & Mittens: 25 Fun and Fashionable Designs for Fingerless Gloves, Mittens, & Wrist Warmers by Amy Gunderson
Learn Oils Quickly by Hazel Soan

Interweave Editors, “Garter Stitch Revival: 20 Creative Knitting Patterns Featuring the Simplest Stitch”

The simplest stitch—the most spectacular results!
Featuring a foreword from knitwear designer Holli Yeoh!
Garter stitch is the first stitch pattern we learn as knitters—and now, we celebrate the beauty and sophistication of this simple stitch with Garter Stitch Revival.
In this gorgeous collection, each project highlights garter stitch in its detail work, as a supporting role for other stitches, or as the star of the show. In projects such as Be True Fingerless Mitts and the Flapper Cloche, the beauty is in the details created with the use of the garter stitch. In the Beachcomber Braided Poncho, the Santa Monica Cardigan, and more, you’ll discover how perfect the garter stitch can be for offsetting other stitch patterns. And when used as the main stitch in designs such as the Festival Halter Top and the Autumn Evening Shrug, the texture and lovely repetition result in stunning finished pieces.
Whether you’ve always loved the garter stitch or you’re returning to an old friend, the twenty gorgeous projects in Garter Stitch Revival certainly show that it’s a classic for a million beautiful reasons.

Marjorie H. Akin, James C. Bard, “Numismatic Archaeology of North America: A Field Guide”

Numismatic Archaeology of North America is the first book to provide an archaeological overview of the coins and tokens found in a wide range of North American archaeological sites. It begins with a comprehensive and well-illustrated review of the various coins and tokens that circulated in North America with descriptions of the uses for, and human behavior associated with, each type. The book contains practical sections on standardized nomenclature, photographing, cleaning, and curating coins, and discusses the impacts of looting and of working with collectors. This is an important tool for archaeologists working with coins. For numismatists and collectors, it explains the importance of archaeological context for complete analysis.

50 Nifty Thrifty Upcycled Fashions: Sew Something from Nothing by Cynthia Anderson

Create a fun, stylish new wardrobe from tired old pieces and found treasures! Cynthia shows you step-by-step how to take what you have on hand and turn it into unique, eco-friendly fashion.
Only basic machine- and hand-sewing skills required
Tips for sourcing materials and adding details and embellishments
Colorful ideas for creating one-of-a-kind fashions on a budget

Crocheted Mitts & Mittens: 25 Fun and Fashionable Designs for Fingerless Gloves, Mittens, & Wrist Warmers by Amy Gunderson

No matter what the season or the outfit, keep your hands covered in high style! From toasty warm mittens with bobbles and ribbing to lacy cotton hand covers perfect for summer fashion, this collection of 25 exciting new patterns has you covered.
Trendy new designs include mitts with removable crocheted emoticons, pretty-in-pink mitts laced up with ribbons, and buttoned elbow-length fingerless gloves in a lovely lacy shell pattern
Designs for all seasons are worked in a full range of fibers, including wool, acrylic, linen, silk blends, and cotton, as well as metallic, variegated, and self-striping yarns
Learn how to employ a range of techniques and stitches, including basketweave, tapestry crochet, hairpin lace, crochet appliquÃ, and motifs
Stylish looks for men and women
Stitch Guide includes step-by-step photos to guide you through new stitches and techniques

Learn Oils Quickly by Hazel Soan

Bestselling artist and writer Hazel Soan has distilled her teaching into a concise guide that focuses on the things that matter most to aspiring painters. Not only can oil painting techniques be picked up relatively quickly, but the medium is relatively forgiving, allowing novices to easily correct their mistakes. Soan offers advice on materials (keeping things to a minimum), mixing colors, basic brush techniques, and using a palette knife. With the easy-to-follow exercises and demonstrations to hone your skills, you’ll soon move on to still lifes, flowers, animals, landscapes, figures, and portraits.

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