A Story in Yarn

A Story in Yarn


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A Story in Yarn: How to Design and Knit an Intarsia Heirloom Quilt

By Dee Hardwicke

Dee Hardwicke is an artist, designer and enthusiastic knitter who is passionate about creating beautiful, accessible pieces that bring colour and joy into our everyday lives. This is a book containing guidance and inspiration to help knitters release their creative potential, especially with regard to colour.

The book features colour charts named after flowers, grouped by the seasons of the year, plus lots of practical advice for designing your own intarsia quilt and putting it all together. Intarsia is a knitting technique used to create patterns with multiple colours, rather like marquetry or a jigsaw. A separate length or ball of yarn is used for each area of colour, not carried behind the pattern.

You can design and create your own intarsia quilt – a knitted hexagonal patchwork quilt, composed of motifs from plants and animals, based on your memories and what you see around you. Walk through the seasons with Dee Hardwicke and make something you can pass down through the generations.

Paperback, 64pp

H:25cm, W:19cm, D:0.5cm