This is a collection of over 25 gorgeous knitted bags for every occasion, from cool and casual to smart and stylish. Styles vary from a basic beginners bag and cute little pouches to practical tote bags, roomy back packs and knit-chick handbags. It takes into account the exciting choice of yarns available to the modern knitter, and focuses on using these to maximum effect. The variation ideas take the projects further, showing different patterns, yarns and styles through detailed photography. The book contains easy-to-follow instructions, which ensure great results, whether trying knitting techniques such as cables, fair isle or felting, adding a zip, straps or a handle, or stitching on motifs and embellishments.
Claire Crompton has worked in the knitting industry for almost 20 years. After a Knitwear Design degree she became a pattern designer for major yarn manufacturers such as Sirdar and DMC, and is the author of The Knitter's Bible and The Knitter's Bible: Knitted Accessories. Claire lives in Gunnislake, Cornwall.
Introduction; Focus on Yarns; Basic Techniques; The Projects; Oh So Dainty; Hippy Patchwork; City Chic; Flower Power; * Back-to-Back Pack; Romantic Drawstring; Stylish Baguette; Daisy Daisy Bag and Purse; Cowgirl Cowprint Tote; Belt-Up; Frivolously Frilly; Let's Go Bowling; Lacy Lovely; Felt So Good; Posh Pouch; Don't Shoot the Messenger!; Making-up Techniques; Handles; Stitching Up; Adding Zips; Making Linings; Fulling Fabric; Decorative Embellishments; Yarns and Suppliers, Index.