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Knitting Everyday Finery
Knitting Everyday Finery

Knitting Everyday Finery

Practical Designs for Dressing Up in Little Ways


128 Pages, 7.5 x 9.75

Trade Paper, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $27.95)

Publication Date: May 2012

ISBN 9781570765278

Rights: US & CA

Trafalgar Square Books (May 2012)

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Beautiful handmade accessories that are wonderful gifts, both to give and to receive

Quick-to-finish projects are always popular with knitters and this collection of patterns features beautiful finery to wear and for the home. Modern and inventive yet inspired by traditional techniques, the designs presented here include elements of style and whimsy but are always practical and achievable for all levels of knitting ability. A clutch made of multicolored wool with the entrelac technique, a double-layered beanie with inspired color work, a quilt-sampler tam with Fair Isle patterning, and a pencil case for kids in the shape of a small dog are just some of the finery that can be created. Elegant items for women, several projects for men, and ideas for the whole family are included and are achievable for all levels of knitting ability.


"At last, a new book from the amazing Mel, a knitting goddess. She continues to inspire me with her stylish, sexy, and fashionable designs. I cannot wait to check my gauge and cast on." —Tracy Ullman

"I have been a fan of Mel Clark for years and her new book . . . doesn't disappoint. In [Knitting] Everyday Finery you will find thoughtfully designed garments and accessories that take 'finery' to a new level of beautiful and elegant practicality." —Susan B. Anderson, author, Itty Bitty Hats, Itty Bitty Toys, and Spud and Chloe at the Farm

"Mel has created a quietly passionate collection of knits which will pique the curiosity of any knitter, and crosses many skill levels. My fingers itched to knit up many of these lovely, utilitarian designs. I cannot wait to cast on the Lulu scarf!" —Annie Modesitt, knitting designer and author, 1,000 Fabulous Knit Hats

"Each easy-to-understand pattern is accompanied by full-page color photographs. . . . Knitters of all skill levels will find something stylish to cast on to make their everyday wear pop." —Knit 'n Style (October 2012)

Author Biography

Mel Clark is a knitwear designer with her own label whose designs have been licensed to L.L. Bean, among others. She is a coauthor of Knit 2 Together and her designs have been published in Interweave Knits, the Knitter, the L.L. Bean catalog, Vogue Knitting magazine, Yarn Magazine, and Your Home and Garden magazine. She has appeared on the Martha Stewart Show and is the author of the blog