25 Bags to Knit by Emma King

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By Emma King

Here's a special and interesting collection of modern hand-knitted luggage, particularly created via knitwear dressmaker Emma King. they vary from great stripey hand held luggage, to small snatch luggage, to super-functional child baggage, to stylish night handbags. The designs use quite a lot of thoughts, together with intarsia, embroidery, crochet, reasonable Isle and entrelac. every one bag is illustrated with a gorgeous full-colour photo, plus a close-up element of the development, and springs with complete knitting directions and actual charts. There are information of different colourways and additional embellishment suggestions. A workshop part makes a speciality of the simplest yarns to take advantage of, easy methods to upload linings and inspirational rules for crowd pleasing handles and fasteners so as to add these all very important completing touches on your paintings.

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Blanket stitch can be used as a decorative stitch or as an edging. To embroider a line using outline stitch, working from left to right, bring the needle up through the fabric to start. Insert the needle down through the fabric a stitch to the right and bring it back up halfway along and below the preceding stitch. Continue to work by moving a stitch to the right, then along and below the preceding stitch until the line of stitches is the desired length. To embroider a piece using blanket stitch, begin by bringing the needle up through the fabric at your desired starting point.

These images are inspired by many things, including artistic movements, poetry, literature and my surroundings and experiences. Allow yourself to be inspired by what is around you to create your own set of images. Try many different things until you find yourself at home with your own vocabulary of shapes and forms to draw upon. A quick look through the projects in this book will show you that when it comes to embellishing, I am obviously biased toward embroidery and buttons. Most of the information I will pass on to you concerns embroidery, but many of the rules and guidelines I use for embroidery, such as placement and color theory, can be applied to other embellishments as well.

Rep Rnd 1 until piece measures 1 (1, 1)" 3 (3, 3)cm from cast-on edge. Yarn Approximately 45 (50, 55) yards 41 (46, 50)m worsted weight 100% wool yarn (A) Approximately 70 (80, 90) yards 64 (73, 82)m heavy worsted or Aran weight 100% wool yarn (B) Shown: recycled sweater yarn, Peace Fleece Worsted Change to St st and work even until piece measures 2¾ (2¾, 2¾)" 7 (7, 7)cm from cast-on edge. Change to yarn B. Purl 1 rnd. Continue in St st until piece measures 6 (6, 7)" 15 (15, 18)cm from cast-on edge.

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