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  • Publisher: Cico Books
  • Edition: BC Paperback with flaps
  • Publication: 10 September 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782497127
  • Stock: 1 in stock
  • Size: 208x276 mm
  • Illustrations: 256
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £12.99
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Color Block Knits


35 self-striping designs knitted with cake yarns and color wheels by Nicki Trench

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Book Description

Create 35 beautiful projects with Nicki Trench's vibrant knitting patterns.

Suddenly cake yarns and colour wheels are everywhere, and their popularity is no surprise. Not only do they make sewing in yarn ends at every colour change a thing of the past, they are also available in every shade of the rainbow. And because they usually contain two or three large stretches of contrasting colours, the effect is more dramatic than the repeated shade changes in variegated yarns. But knitting with cakes and colour wheels lends itself better to some makes than to others throws and shawls can often be made from one large cake, while scarves and hats are perfect makes for smaller and finer yarns. To make the most of these exciting products, Nicki Trench has specially designed 35 projects, including homewares, accessories, and things to wear, and many of them will only take one ball of yarn to make.

About the Author

About Nicki Trench

Nicki Trench is a bestselling author, crafter, and vegetable grower. She teaches, lectures, and writes features on knitting, crochet, sewing, cake decorating, and hen keeping. Her books include Cute & Easy Crochet, Cute and Easy Crocheted Cosies, Crocheted Scarves and Cowls, Crochet Basics, Cute and Easy Crochet with Flowers, Geek Chic Crochet, Cute & Easy Crocheted Baby Clothes, Super-scary Crochet, and Super-cute Crochet, all published by CICO Books. For more information visit her website at www.nickitrench.com. Nicki is based in East Sussex.


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By capitalising on the cake yarn and colour wheel trends, Trench has created a stunning collection of vivid throws, shawls, scarves and more that would brighten even the dreariest winter day. It explains to the reader about the power of contrasting colours, as well as how to create wonderful visual effects such as stripes and splashes of colour.

The 35 specially designed projects included in this title cover all kinds of makes, such as homeware essentials, accessories, makes for babies, and things to wear - many of which will only require one ball of yarn to make. Focusing on various styles from subtle to vibrant, crafters will find plenty of products that suit their preferences for themselves and for their loved ones who will receive these wonderful makes as presents.

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