Grab your knitting needles and take a peek into the mind of one of the knitting world’s most innovative designers with Knitting Outside the Box by Bristol Ivy.
Part pattern book and part insight into the design process, Knitting Outside the Box guides the reader (and knitter) through the creative approaches Bristol uses as a designer to explore and push the endless possibilities of knitting. The book includes a comprehensive stitch dictionary which provides technical information on how to shape and manipulate fabric, and concludes by bringing all the methods together to help the reader evolve an idea into a finished pattern.
Each stage of the book is complemented by a knitting pattern, which serves as an example of the methods explained in that section. Fifteen garments and accessories that carry Bristol’s signature classic tailoring and innovative techniques are paired with yarns by talented independent dyers such as Spincycle Yarns, Madelinetosh, and The Uncommon Thread.
Bristol Ivy has captured the imaginations of knitters for years with her patterns published with Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People, Quince & Co., Pom Pom Quarterly, Interweave Knits, amirisu, and many more. Originating from a workshop of the same name that she has been teaching and developing for four years, Knitting Outside the Box is her first book, exceeding the boundaries of the traditional pattern book. For any knitter who has mused on the question ‘What if?’, Bristol encourages an experimental approach, with her generous spirit and enthusiasm imbued in every exercise and explanation.
Bristol Ivy is a knitting designer and teacher from Portland, Maine. Her work focuses on the intersection of classic tailoring and innovative technique, and has been published with Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People, Quince & Co., Pom Pom Quarterly, Interweave Knits, amirisu, and many more.
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