Floral Knits

25 Contemporary Flower-Inspired Designs

Martin Storey

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Inspired by lush garden flowers here are 25 gorgeous knitted garments and accessories from top Rowan designer Martin Storey. The projects offer a mix of designs, some with applied flowers and others with floral designs knitted into them, others with the designs embroidered on top. The wearables range from sweaters, boleros and shrugs to scarves, bags, and berets. There is also a small bouquet of delightful home accessory projects, like cushions and throws so you can also festoon your home with spring blooms. Photographed on location, the stunning full-color pictures are fresh and pretty, and the styles are right in tune with current knitting fashion trends. All the projects are made with yarns from Rowan, some of the bestselling yarns in the country.

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"For his latest collection, Storey (Aran Knits) takes inspiration from the colors and forms of the English countryside outside his home in Devon, where he and his partner settled several years ago. The finished items range from the bold, Scandinavian style Flora pillow, which features a repeating circular motif, to the monochromatic Herbaceous Throw, in which flowers and plants are rendered in cables and bobbles; to the romantic Trellis Slipover and Trellis Shrug, which show off colorful embroidered daisies within a background of diamond-shaped bobbles. Storey also employs a healthy dose of whimsy in some of the projects, especially those emphasizing oversized floral motifs, such as the flower-sprinkled Pollen Wrap. In keeping with his many years as a designer for Rowan, he uses that company's colorful yarns in all of the projects. The patterns employ a variety of techniques, including Aran, Fair Isle, and intarsia; basic knowledge is assumed, so knitters new to these techniques may wish to have a reference guide handy. VERDICT: Knitters who have enjoyed Storey's other patterns, as well as those who enjoy designers with contemporary romantic flair such as Kim Hargreaves and Sasha Kagan, will love this collection."—Library Journal


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Martin Storey

MARTIN STOREY is the author of Little Aran & Celtic Knits for Kids, Aran Knits, Nordic Knits, and the coauthor of Knitting Goes Large. Renowned for his truly elegant knitwear designs, he worked for the trendsetting company Artwork after college and since then has been a major force at Rowan Yarns, designing for their Classic Range. Martin lives in the United Kingdom.

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Floral Knits
25 Contemporary Flower-Inspired Designs
Martin Storey

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Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
May 2014
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250049834
ISBN10: 1250049830
8 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, 144 pages, Includes color photographs throughout
$24.99
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