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Kaffe Fassett's Pattern Library: Over 190 Creative Knitwear Designs Hardcover – Sep 1 2003

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Taunton Press (Sept. 1 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561586633
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561586639
  • Product Dimensions: 21.7 x 1.7 x 28.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 590 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #222,721 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

San Francisco-born artist Kaffe Fassett is a name every quilter knows. His work has been commissioned by the British monarchy, American fashion designers, and the Royal Shakespeare Company. More than a decade ago, Fassett partnered with Rowan to create the Kaffe Fassett Collections, which debuts new fabrics each fall. He has written numerous quilt best-sellers including Heritage Quilts, Kaffe Quilts Again, Kaffe Fassett: Dreaming in Color, an autobiography, and Kaffe Fassett's Quilt Romance.


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Kaffe Fassett is an artist using textiles (knits, quilts, needlepoint) and paint. His style is to use a sort of ornamentation-on-steroids, a wild profusion of color and pattern to create a wash of color with pattern that looks logical in its confusion. His work never fails to amaze me. If you liked his earlier knit books, this Pattern Library is a really valuable addition. Instead of sweater patterns, this book has detailed charts of the designs and hints on how to knit them (such as the popular round Persian Poppy pattern that you can knit using a "magic ball" or random strands of yarn tied into a giant raggedy ball that yields fascinating results.) For those who design their own vests, pullovers, jumpers and coats, this is a really valuable reference book. Personally, I'd just use it to knit pillows and not even worry about creating a garment with the patterns. Plenty of color photos, detailed shots and a nice printing job, too. Highly recommended for knitters who love colorwork.
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My mother got me started knitting when I was five years old. Admittedly my first scarves were trapezoidal marvels as I lost or split stitches, but I've enjoyed the hobby ever since. Kaffe Fassett's book of designs is an incredible resource. Not only are there useful designs for the knitter, but needlepoint, cross-stitch and other enthusiasts of handwork will also find wonderful ideas for their artwork. I used a pattern of flowers taken from the book to design a decorative band for the front of an otherwise very plain swing coat sweater, and I have yarn now for a similar sweater using another, broader floral pattern for the lower edge of another garment. Really, if you're tired of the routine, this book--an eye pleaser just as something to look at--will give you tons of ideas for your own designs.
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I have always loved Kaffee Fasset's designs but some of the sweaters have become a little dated. This pattern book allows you to take you favourite designs and apply them to current colour ways and 21st century sweaters and such.
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Excellent work and beautiful pictures.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xb39d89e4) out of 5 stars 33 reviews
53 of 55 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb397f0c0) out of 5 stars Colorwork on steroids, a valuable reference for handknitters March 18 2004
By Joanna Daneman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Kaffe Fassett is an artist using textiles (knits, quilts, needlepoint) and paint. His style is to use a sort of ornamentation-on-steroids, a wild profusion of color and pattern to create a wash of color with pattern that looks logical in its confusion. His work never fails to amaze me. If you liked his earlier knit books, this Pattern Library is a really valuable addition. Instead of sweater patterns, this book has detailed charts of the designs and hints on how to knit them (such as the popular round Persian Poppy pattern that you can knit using a "magic ball" or random strands of yarn tied into a giant raggedy ball that yields fascinating results.) For those who design their own vests, pullovers, jumpers and coats, this is a really valuable reference book. Personally, I'd just use it to knit pillows and not even worry about creating a garment with the patterns. Plenty of color photos, detailed shots and a nice printing job, too. Highly recommended for knitters who love colorwork.
34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb3c4cd14) out of 5 stars Incredible resource June 29 2004
By Atheen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
My mother got me started knitting when I was five years old. Admittedly my first scarves were trapezoidal marvels as I lost or split stitches, but I've enjoyed the hobby ever since. Kaffe Fassett's book of designs is an incredible resource. Not only are there useful designs for the knitter, but needlepoint, cross-stitch and other enthusiasts of handwork will also find wonderful ideas for their artwork. I used a pattern of flowers taken from the book to design a decorative band for the front of an otherwise very plain swing coat sweater, and I have yarn now for a similar sweater using another, broader floral pattern for the lower edge of another garment. Really, if you're tired of the routine, this book--an eye pleaser just as something to look at--will give you tons of ideas for your own designs.
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb3c4e27c) out of 5 stars Great for creative reference Nov. 22 2006
By Tnafbrat - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The best thing about this book is it's so full of design patterns. Having the charts for colorful designwork is handy. So many books are full of the actual garment patterns, this one is full of the design patterns making it easy for the creative knitter to find a design and adapt it to whatever knitting project they choose. It's great for the experienced knitter, however, it may not be the best or most useful for a new knitter although, it's definately one for the new knitter to have in their library as inspiration and future use.
29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb3c4e318) out of 5 stars Most cost-efficient resource for "do it all yourself" Dec 15 2004
By Svetlana Piner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Excellent resource for color work. And I mean color work as in knitting, embroidery, tapestry, mosaic. Doubles as all of that! This was my first book by Kaffe. Now I own a half dozen of them. And love them all.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb39a01bc) out of 5 stars Kaffe Fassett's Pattern Library Jan. 11 2009
By M. Brown - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Nothing new here for Kaffe Fassett fans as it's a library of his patterns from the past. However, because the shapes in his older books are so large and oversized, this allows the knitter to take his patterns and adapt them to more modern shapes. Inspirational as usual.


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