Fingerless gloves have burst onto the fashion scene in recent years--with designers from Gucci to Kate Spade embracing this popular style. Now home knitters can create personalized fingerless gloves using original Japanese knitting patterns. From the editors of Nihon Vogue--the Japanese publisher of worldwide knitting bestsellers by Hitomi Shida, Yoko Hatta, Keiko Okamoto and other top knitting designers--Easy Knitted Fingerless Gloves presents an updated take on a favorite cool weather accessory with classic patterns like Fair Isle, Aran, cables and knit-and-purl, all knitted using Japanese charts and techniques. Among the 21 patterns in this book you'll find:
Fair Isle-patterned gloves with lacy cuffs
A pair of slouchy, lightweight arm warmers
Cozy picot-finished gloves with loop-stitched cuffs
Elegant beaded mohair cuffs
The colorful patterns and classy neutrals offer something for every personal style and level of coziness. A few basic lessons--aimed at those who already have some knitting experience--and a step-by-step guide to the Japanese knitting symbols help simplify the process. Easy Knitted Fingerless Gloves brings knitters everywhere a step closer to Japan's much-loved styles and techniques. Once you get started, making these beauties will be as addicting as wearing them.
About the Author
Nihon Vogue is Japan's preeminent publisher of books on handicrafts, with a long history and hundreds of titles on knitting, sewing, quilting, embroidery, paper crafts, tole painting and more. Publications in English include works by Hitomi Shida, Keiko Okamoto, Reiko Washizawa, Shizuko Kuroha, Yoko Saito and other internationally recognized designers. Translator Cassandra Harada is a fiber artist living in Japan, and spends most of her time knitting, and spinning for herself and good friends. Originally from the US, Cassandra has been in Japan for about 15 years and thoroughly enjoys studying the language and culture of her adopted home. Cassandra teaches knitting and spinning in Japan and America and occasionally publishes her own design work. Yoko Hatta authored the first knitting book Cassandra ever perused, and the photos in Hatta's books were the driving force that inspired Cassandra to keep trying to make beautiful things.