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Kaffes Classics [Paperback]

Kaffe Fassett
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July 15 2000
Kaffe's Classics is a collection of 24 sweaters and one afghan, all fun to knit in the author's trademark vibrant colors and rich patterns. The sweater shapes are basic without being boring, and unlikely to go out of fashion. Aimed at intermediate and advanced knitters, the book encourages readers to use their own variations on the designs.


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"Color and pattern are my obsessions, and playing with them in different mediums leads to a stimulating life." Kaffe Fassett enjoys worldwide artistic recognition for his visionary, organic and instinctive uses of color and pattern inspired by centuries of decorative arts and the compelling world of nature. He is the first textile designer to be given a one-person show at both the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. He also is a leading fabric designer for Rowan Patchwork and Quilting and the leading knitwear designer for Rowan Yarns. Born and raised in San Francisco, Kaffe moved to London to Paint at the age of 19. He became a permanent London resident in 1964 and from London, travels, exhibits and teaches around the world.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Book, even if you don't knit Feb. 6 2001
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Finally this book is out in paper--it's about time. There are some really beautiful patterns in here, within the range of any knitter if you don't mind working with lots of colors. Some are from Glorious Knitting, and probably from his work with Rowan yarns. I love to just read this book.
Many of the designs would work well with a well-organized yarn stash. See Sally Melville Styles for ideas on that.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Book, even if you don't knit Feb. 6 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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Finally this book is out in paper--it's about time. There are some really beautiful patterns in here, within the range of any knitter if you don't mind working with lots of colors. Some are from Glorious Knitting, and probably from his work with Rowan yarns. I love to just read this book.
Many of the designs would work well with a well-organized yarn stash. See Sally Melville Styles for ideas on that.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic for your library April 11 2008
By C. Pianezzola - Published on Amazon.com
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Kaffe's ideas still look timely despite their age. If you don't believe me that they are old look at the hair styles of the models and you get a good feel for the age of the designs. Kaffe teaches you that anything, and I mean absolutely anything, can serve as the inspiration for a great knit design. The basic techniques that he uses, and has perfected, are flawless for this sort of project. Only warning. Do not try to find the yarns he used. Many of them are out of production. You will have to find your own substitutes for them. Having used part of one of his design to make my own project, I found that it took some doing finding replacement yarns but it was well worth the effort. If you want to change the colors from the ones he uses but you are not sure how to go about it and make it all work, follow his solution. Find a great piece of art with colors that please you and make sure you match your yarn colors to the one's in the painting. Works every time!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Truly glorious knitting Dec 31 2007
By Louis Rosema - Published on Amazon.com
This is truly an inspirational book for knitters who love working with color. There are some breathtaking items contained in these pages and Kaffe Fassett's approach is at once awe inspiring and accessible. That is something few can achieve but he does it. I highly recommend this book. Janice Rosema
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kaffe's classics March 16 2010
By N. Miller - Published on Amazon.com
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Kaffe's knitting and quilting designs are stupendous, made by the mix of color. This is another instance of vision, and a great collection of patterns.
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5.0 out of 5 stars gorgious sweaters Jan. 13 2009
By hobbyroom - Published on Amazon.com
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even if i were never to make on of the sweaters I will not regret buying this book. the pictures are just wonderful, the diagrams make knitting easy, and you can use up all the leftovers in your basket. Only costs you the time to knit it and that is our hobby after all, isn't it !
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