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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 19 October 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217176
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 210x255 mm
  • Illustrations: 200
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP Price: £12.99
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Wild Mittens & Unruly Socks


22 outrageously unique knitting patterns by Lumi Karmitsa

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Book Description

Learn how to knit colourwork gloves and socks, and discover a colourful cornucopia of animals, flowers, lettering and playful contemporary motifs, with Lumi Karmitsa's clear, easy to follow - and fun! - instructions

Who said knitting had to be boring?

With fascinating designs, irresistible colours, and a genuine passion for handcrafting shining through every page, Lumi Karmitsa’s collection of mittens and socks is a dream come true! Discover a colourful cornucopia of animals, flowers, lettering and playful contemporary motifs, all made in bright and easy-to-work yarns. Knitters on the lookout for fierce colourwork knitting needn't look further!

The patterns have been drawn as simply as possible as Lumi herself only started to learn stranded knitting a few years ago and she pays special attention to not only their design but also their fitting, making them perfect practical pieces to knit too. 

With clear step-by-step instructions and pattern charts suited for a variety of skill levels, these are vivid, fun, wearable accessories that anyone can make.

Table of Contents


About the techniques in this book

- Buddhas
- Peonies
- Meow!
- Giraffes
- $$
- Tigers
- London calling
- Jesus saves!

WILD & UNRULY mittens and socks
- Jolly skulls
- Chihuahua

- Staffords
- Old roses
- Knit with Love
- Medusa
- Rose garden
- Xmas horror
- Kittycats
- Lupins

About the Author

About Lumi Karmitsa

Lumi Karmitsa writes, draws and uses her hands for almost anything to mould the world into a more beautiful place. Three years ago, as an experiment, she knitted a pair of colourwork mittens for a friend and got hooked after realising that you can paint with threads as well as with a brush.


Slipknot Magazine (Issue 162) - March 2019

The patterns in this book are most definitely unique, from dogs and cats, to Jesus and skulls, all in stranded colourwork. While the patterns look complex, they all use only two colours per row and the charts are large and clear. While most of the patterns are given for only one size, they are not all the same shape and there are different ways of working the thumbs or the heels, which is useful. Various yarns are used but they are all described by their Craft Yarn Council standard yarn weight so it would be easy to substitute where the more difficult to obtain ones are used. Another book of fun things to knit and useful for making gifts.

Craft Focus Magazine, Issue 71 (Feb/March 2019)

Lumi Karmitsas clear, easy-to-follow guide demonstrates how to knit colourful gloves and socks. Featuring a cornucopia of animals, flowers, lettering and contemporary motifs, each project is made using bright, easy-to-work yarn. The patterns have been drawn as simply as possible, with step-by-step instructions and pattern charts included. With ideas suited to a variety of skill levels, this colourful guide is both practical and fun.

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