Annetarsia Knits: a New Link to Intarsia
Have you heard that intarsia is hard? Or that it can’t be worked in the round? Do you find yourself fondling intarsia sweaters and accessories in clothing stories, but you’ve been too intimidated to try this technique for yourself? If you’ve said “yes” to any of these questions, then you need to learn about Annetarsia Knits, my brand new book about making intarsia knitting painless and fun!
Now that the knitter has intarsia skills, they are fully prepared to knit projects. Easy, fun to knit designs for hats, mitts, socks, pillows, scarves, and garments are presented with detailed photos and complete instruction. At the top of each pattern, a table lists skills needed for the pattern, and where to find those pages in the book. Charts are detailed with yarn supplies needed, where new ones are added, and how much yardage is required for each section.
Just downloaded the PDF of your gorgeous new book. I LOVE IT – beautifully photographed; clear instruction; and not scary at all! I look forward to getting the hard copy, too, and I can’t wait to get started. I know I can do this! Thank you!!
Annetarsia Knits is a reference book for the Intarsia technique, presented in a fresh, informative and comprehensive format. Knitters have traditionally shied away from intarsia due to the annoyance of dealing with multiple yarn supplies on the needle, and weaving all of the ends. “Annetarsia” gives knitters easy options to manage those issues, so that they can get to the fun stuff; painting pictures on their knitting without stranding. Intarsia creates a flexible, lightweight fabric, wonderful for garments.
I just finished your amazing and beautifully done book. You have absolutely “WOW”ed me! You are so gifted and it makes me happy to see someone who truly carries out her dreams and passions by creating, writing and sharing her ideas with others. The photography is gorgeous as well and I love the feeling of the great NW where we have the privilege of living.
The book begins with extensive instruction on technique, tools to make it easier, and intuitive ways to deal with problems that may occur. Photography illustrates each step. Then, there are 2 workshops with fun and useful projects to practice skills.
- “In the Kitchen” has patterns for a potholders worked in stockinette and garter stitch intarsia, and an oven mitt worked in the round (ITR). Worsted weight wool is recommended for ease of knitting, and feltability.
- “In the Loo” patterns for stockinette and garter stitch intarsia are washcloths, and the ITR project is a soap bag. Worsted weight cotton is recommended.
- “Yarn gauge” is introduced here, a new technique which enables knitters to measure how much yardage is needed for each intarsia section.
Anne’s students contributed to the workshop projects, and their work is photographed in the book. Students test knit several projects, and 3 variations became original designs, that are included. Their success and enthusiasm attests to the enjoyment of intarsia when done the “Annetarsia” way.
I love the way you guide the reader through the preparation work.