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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: £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.


Customer review

A lovely book to look at with some fun and unusual patterns. As the title indicates there are patterns for both mittens and socks. The book begins with a short foreword and description of techniques before the patterns begin. Each pattern begins with a skill level, size of the finished items then the yarn requirements and gauge of needles required. Following each pattern there are charts for right and left hands and at least one photograph of the finished item which I like as it is good to know what Im aiming for. Though all of the patterns are rated for the experienced knitter I think it would be possible for a less experienced knitter to attempt patterns from this book by making basic mittens or socks but only putting pattern on a small initially until becoming more confident. Even for a confident knitter the patterns could seem overwhelming but once you sit down to knit they are simple enough line by line. With the range of patterns in this book and the endless colour changes possible this book will have a very long life indeed.

Customer review

I love this book. I have been knitting socks for over 10 years but I have never come across such super patterns as are in this book. They are all explained in great detail with excellent diagrams. I shall have such fun knitting some of them for the whole family.

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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