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Knitted accessories are totally on trend and are on sale everywhere. Bags are particularly popular, and make great projects for knitters of all abilities. Sian Brown has designed 22 beautiful bags in a wide range of sizes and styles, suitable for beginners as well as more experienced knitters. They come in sizes ranging from small and delicate to larger everyday practical bags. The book is divided into sections: simple bags, summer bags, evening bags, cable work bags and colorwork bags.
The bags also include lace work and texture stitches, as well as embellishments such as knitted flowers, buttons and bows. You can customize the bags by using your own ideas for embellishments if you wish. Sian's delightfully fresh and appealing designs and her great use of color makes this a very attractive book for knitters of all ages.
The book has a simple, practical techniques section, which illustrates how to attach applique items, make decorative stitches such as French knots and lazy daisy stitch, how to do the colorwork, such as Fair Isle and intarsia, and also how to make pompoms and put in zips. Sian also describes how to work ribs, cables, lace and textured stitches, as well as how to insert linings to the bags.
Sian has wide experience as a knitwear and accessories designer and her designs are feminine and very attractive. This book will have wide appeal, being attractive to competent beginners and experienced knitters alike.
Sian Brown has her own website (sianbrown.com), blog: sianbrown60.blogspot.co.uk and Facebook page: Sian Brown Knitwear Design. She is a freelance knitwear designer, and has designed handknits for commercial companies supplying high street stores, as well as for several knitting magazines, yarn companies and books. She also sells her designs via Ravelry.