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Contemporary Sweaters from Tricoter
Linden Ward & Beryl Hiatt
Style II, a sturdy spiral-bound volume published
in 2006, contains 16 patterns by the authors, who opened
the Tricoter Shop in Seattle in 1993. The shop seems
to be prospering. The book opens with a section on
yarn arriving at the shop, on getting started, with information
on yarns used and resource yarn companies with addresses.
Many special tips and techniques are included, along with
I haven't yet seen Handknit Style I, I really liked this
one. My main impressions are:
photos and yarn colors;
of knitted stitches;
elegant, whimsical design features.
of these design features are a rose pocket, elegant fringe
edging on a Chanel jacket, a bulky cable that encompasses
almost an entire sleeve, fine cable detailing around an
arm scye, across the yoke and up the front, and a wide ribbon
belt drawn through knitted loops. In every case the
yarn for these elegant designs is exquisite. Many
of the patterns use a solid color; about 6 display creative
use of stripes and other color combinations.
every design appealed to me (one a bit quirky, one so absolutely
lain it seemed not to fit with the others), but then many
were so elegantly unusual that it was a joy to simply look
at it over and over, and how many pattern books can make
a fairly expensive book but one that will satisfy and move
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