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Big knit love : 20 chunky knit fashions / Linda Zemba Burhance.

By: Burhance, Linda Zemba [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Newtown, CT : Taunton Press, Inc., [2017]Description: 156 pages : color photographs, charts ; 26cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781631864513 (pbk.); 1631864513 (pbk.).Subject(s): Knitting -- Patterns | KnitwearSummary: Big yarns make big style! Knitting with chunky yarns bulky, super bulky, and roving has been called one of the most important trends. Modern chunky knit garments and accessories have been all over the runway this season and knitted home decor items are hot. Chunky knits work up quickly and feature lush stitches that have a rich texture. 30 patterns from knitwear designer Linda Burhance are organized by type of big yarn and are complete with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for beautiful garments and accessories for you and your home.
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Big Yarn = Big Style! Big, bold, and beautiful, chunky yarns are knitting up big fashions! Big.Knit.Love. celebrates the big stitches created with bulky, jumbo, and roving yarns in the 20 fashion-forward designs from knitwear designer Linda Zemba Burhance. Called one of the most important knitting trends by Lion Brand Yarn, knitting with chunky yarns is less structured than knitting with standard-sized needles and yarns, so it is perfect for anyone who wants to make simple yet stylish patterns in no time.

This lush collection includes a comprehensive, photograph-rich section on tools, materials, and step-by-step techniques, ensuring each pattern knits up perfectly.

Includes index.

Big yarns make big style! Knitting with chunky yarns bulky, super bulky, and roving has been called one of the most important trends. Modern chunky knit garments and accessories have been all over the runway this season and knitted home decor items are hot. Chunky knits work up quickly and feature lush stitches that have a rich texture. 30 patterns from knitwear designer Linda Burhance are organized by type of big yarn and are complete with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for beautiful garments and accessories for you and your home.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction: Big Knit Projects Using Chunky Yarns and Big Needles (p. 2)
  • The Basics
  • Knitting Big Basics (p. 8)
  • The Projects
  • High-Low Multistrand Shawl (p. 46)
  • Shaker Stitch Scarf & Cowl (p. 52)
  • Roving Wool Natural Bolero Vest (p. 58)
  • Color-Blocked Faux Fur Ribbed Cowl (p. 64)
  • Jumbo Garter Stitch Reversible Swing Coat (p. 68)
  • Chunky Cowl Poncho with Cable Detail (p. 76)
  • Sheepskin Boot Covers with Burlap Bow (p. 81)
  • Fur and Roving Wool Hat & Fingerless Mitts (p. 84)
  • Camouflage Rib Stitch Scarf (p. 90)
  • Faux Fur & Wool-Blend Poncho (p. 94)
  • Fully Fashioned Chunky Knit Top with Racer-Back Detail (p. 98)
  • Elbow-Length Variegated Fingerless Gloves (p. 106)
  • Leg-Warming Lace-Up Boot Toppers (p. 110)
  • Sequined Throw-Over Wrap (p. 116)
  • Garter Stitch Chenille Twist-Back Top (p. 120)
  • Multistrand Variegated Roving Yarn Cowl (p. 128)
  • Convertible Button-On Collar Scarf (p. 132)
  • Multistrand Pullover Kerchief with Pom-Poms (p. 138)
  • Pull-Through Textured Rustic Wrap (p. 144)
  • Dolman Sleeve Chunky Top (p. 149)
  • Metric Equivalency Chart (p. 154)
  • Index (p. 155)

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Library Journal Review

Knitting with bulky yarn and extra-large needles is growing in popularity-perhaps as a rebellion to the dominance of sock and lace yarns. The challenge is that the large stitch size makes shaping and detail difficult, resulting in boxy, oversize garments. Burhance (Arm Knitting), a veteran knitwear designer, takes a crack at jumbo knitting in this collection of garments and accessories. Some of the projects make interesting use of the characteristics of giant stitches, such as the chunky-knit tunic where the style lines for shaping appear at the front and back of the garment, while others, especially those incorporating novelty yarns such as fun fur, look odd and dated. VERDICT Although the patterns are hit-and-miss, Burhance provides helpful information about working with bulky yarns and large needles that may be valuable to knitters. © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.