Craft & Design

AlterKnits Felt by Leigh Radford (Stewart, Tabori & Chang)
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As the season grows colder, this is the perfect book to snuggle up with. AlterKnits Felt features 30 beautiful projects made from fuzzy felted knits. You’ll learn to knit and then felt your projects, or how to felt pre-existing knits to use as raw materials for a wide variety of goodies. The key idea here is variety. I love that the book offers patterns for everything from jewelry (like the I-Cord Wrap Bracelet and Rings) and accessories (such as the Full Circle Purse) to cozy items for the home–the Reverse Appliqué rug is a notable standout. The skill range involved is nicely varied as well, making AlterKnits Felt a safe bet for crafters at any level who are looking to experiment with texture and color.
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Aaaand guess what? This week’s CRAFT Pattern Podcast features an excerpt from AlterKnits Felt: the Hazel and Maude Potholders. Download our free PDF to learn how to knit and felt these retro-inspired potholders (which would make a great holiday gift, hint hint!).
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Jenny Ryan

Jenny Ryan is an artist, crafter, and maker of things. She lives in Los Angeles with a pack of various animals (including her husband) and writes about her adventures in creating at Exit Through the Thrift Shop.

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