Knit & Crochet

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100 Lace Flowers to Crochet
Knit & Crochet
Caitlin Sainio
St. Martin's Griffin

Re-create the beauty of a summer garden with this gorgeous selection of flowers, leaves and plants to crochet. From lacy blossoms to delicate ferns, you’ll...


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50 Sunflowers to Knit, Crochet & Felt
Knit & Crochet
Kristin Nicholas
St. Martin's Griffin

Sunflowers are bold and bright flowers that have inspired painters and designers for years. Master knitter and designer Kristin Nicholas grows her own field of...


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100 Snowflakes to Crochet
Knit & Crochet
Caitlin Sainio
St. Martin's Griffin

Create a gorgeous collection of crocheted snowflakes. Bring the lacey beauty of a snowfall into your home with 100 Snowflakes to Crochet. Crafters of all...


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75 Seashells, Fish, Coral & Colorful Marine Life to Knit & Crochet
Knit & Crochet
Jessica Polka
St. Martin's Griffin

A captivating collection of knitting and crochet patterns taken from the shoreline and the deep!  Dive into a beautiful collection of aquatic wonders to knit...


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About the Author

Jessica Polka
JESSICA POLKA is a designer of soft sculpture and embroidery based in San Francisco. Her online shop, Wunderkammer, opened in 2007, and her designs have been featured in galleries and stores throughout the world. She is the author of 75 Seashells, Fish, Coral & Colorful Marine Life to Knit & Crochet.
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Caitlin Sainio
CAITLIN SAINIO is also the author of 100 Snowflakes to Crochet and 100 Lace Flowers to Crochet. She originally trained as a mechanical engineer, but turned her engineering talents to crochet design, concentrating particularly on snowflakes, flowers, and other beautiful patterns found in nature. Caitlin lives in Marlborough, Massachusetts.
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Kristin Nicholas

KRISTIN NICHOLAS is a knitwear and stitchery designer who lives in western Massachusetts on a working sheep farm with her husband and daughter and 400 sheep, three border collies, two great pyrenees guard dogs, ten cats, thirty chickens, one guard donkey, and one guard llama. In the summer, her family grows a field of sunflowers that is the inspiration for the book.

Kristin learned to knit and sew when she was nine years old. Following her passion for creating, she received a BS from University of Delaware and MS from Colorado State University in Textiles and Clothing. She has worked in the American needlework industry for over 25 years as a creative director and a stitchery and  knitwear designer. She is the author of 8 books including Color By Kristin, Kristin Knits, Colorful Stitchery, Kids Embroidery, Knitting for Baby, and more. Her specialty is working with color and she is known as a color expert within the needlework industry. She has her own line of yarn named “Julia”, after her daughter, which is distributed throughout North America by Nashua Handknits (a Division of Westminster Fibers). She has been also been featured as a knitting expert on PBS's Knit and Crochet Now for the three seasons.

Kristin's home and work have been featured in Country Home, Country Living, Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knitters Magazine, and many other national publications.

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