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  • Title: Knitting Nature: 39 Designs Inspired by Patterns in Nature
  • Author: Norah Gaughan Thayer Allyson Gowdy Karen Schaupeter
  • ISBN: 9781584794844
  • Page: 329
  • Format: Hardcover

  • A fractal is a complex geometric figure made up of patterns that repeat themselves at smaller and smaller, or larger and larger, scales In nature, they re found in fern leafs and corals In this book, they re found in the pattern for a scarf, the cables of a pullover, and the intricate hemline of a skirt The pentagon is a familiar five sided figure that, in nature, can bA fractal is a complex geometric figure made up of patterns that repeat themselves at smaller and smaller, or larger and larger, scales In nature, they re found in fern leafs and corals In this book, they re found in the pattern for a scarf, the cables of a pullover, and the intricate hemline of a skirt The pentagon is a familiar five sided figure that, in nature, can be spotted in the starfish or sand dollar in this book it s spotted in the yoke of a pullover, the textures of a cardigan, and the shape of a shawl In nature, water waves and chemical waves abound in this book, they flow as the patterns in a hat and mittens and in the gores of a skirt.Knitting Nature is a singular book created by one of the most innovative and respected designers working today Norah Gaughan, who got her degree from Brown in both biology and art, has combined her knowledge to compile this book of 39 fabulous designs inspired by patterns in nature With each design, Gaughan first explains where in nature the pattern can be found, such as the spiral in a ram s horn or seashell then with step by step instructions she shows how she rendered that pattern in a skirt or tunic or coat Complete with exquisitely beautiful photographs, this sophisticated book is truly one of a kind.
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    Commentaires:

    Abbey
    BOTTOM LINE: Superb, if very complex-looking, pattern book from a giant in the field, filled with beautiful - if sometimes quite odd - designs beautifully photographed and arranged. Would definitely have been a "5" for me except that most of the stitch patterns are charted in what seems to be an especially complex manner; this may be the norm for designers these days, but renders otherwise beautiful designs pretty much unworkable for me, at least the ones with cables. Sizings were generous - all [...]

    Kay
    This book will blow knitters' minds for a long time. Ingenious, beautiful things; highly conceptual. Wearability is secondary to inventiveness, but that's fine by me, and there are still a lot of lovely things to wear. There is no Norah but Norah. One feels privileged to glimpse the workings of an amazing knitter's brain.

    Kate
    I love the concept of this book of knitting patterns! It's fascinating how she has used science to inspire these pieces of clothing! I haven't made any of the patterns yet but the layout looks good and she has tried to make them as simple as possible but they can be a challenge. The designs are different in a very positive way!

    Katje van Loon
    It's a book of patterns, so it's a quick read. The rating isn't for any of the patterns I've tried, because I haven't. It's for the fact that most of them look enticing to me and I plan on trying a good number of them at some point. Also, beautiful photos, and I like the idea of knitting by patterns found in nature.

    Gemma
    This is an interesting book. Some of the garments are a little "out there", looking like stuff you'd only see on a fashion runway, and not something anyone would choose to wear in real life (unless they lost a bet), while others are stunning and have me itching to cast on right away. My one major complaint with this book is that most of the patterns have the smallest size at 36" bust or larger. I don't consider that an extra-small. For a coat, that's okay, since you usually want a bit of positiv [...]

    Ivete
    I rarely buy pattern books as I prefer to knit my own designs most of the time, but this book is so unusual and intelligently thought out that there are 7 designs in there I want to make. Everything is not only unique and unexpected but also WEARABLE, which we all know are two things that don't offen mesh well in knitwear design. I was really inspired by the designs and pleasantly surprised by how approachable they are.This is a wonderful book, I don't know any knitter who wouldn't find somethin [...]

    Laura
    This book was amazing. I loved the photography! It showcased the knitted piece but did it in such a way that the whole picture was beautiful. Even though I didn't find any pieces that I wanted to knit I would still pore over this book just to get inspiration. The pieces were beautiful and the author managed to make each piece unique without them being totally weird and something you wouldn't want to wear. I would definitely recommend this book.*Taken from my book reviews blog: reviewsatmse/2010

    Vesper Stamper
    Norah Gaughan is a GENIUS and the patterns are well-written. It's the perfect level of challenge and interest. Just finished the Sunflower Tam for my mom in regular ol' turquoise Cascade 220 and it shines. I'm making a new one in Habu Silk Mohair laceweight. I have a love-hate relationship with the yarn but the pattern is addictive. I plan to tackle the Wave Pullover next. The photography is HEAVEN.

    Courtney
    This book is full of gorgeous patterns with creative construction. I've already made the pentagon pullover - it's in constant wardrobe rotation - and have several projects from this book in mind to make next. The only reason this book doesn't get 5 stars is because not all the patterns are to my taste and even those are fascinating and have something to teach.

    Elizabeth
    The pages of my copy are stuck together with drool and awe. Norah Gaughan is an amazing designer - so inventive and off-kilter. As someone who loves both science and knitting, I especially adore how her designs in this book are inspired by forms in nature. Her directions are crystal clear. I want to make everything in this book.

    Kathleen
    This book had 3 patterns in it that I would be interested in making. The rest, I wasn't so crazy about. However, I still liked this book quite a bit because the designs were not your typical midwestern grandma sweaters that are so prevalent in knitting books. These weren't really my thing, but I like to see someone doing something different and interesting.

    Katy
    I bought this book for the Swirled-pentagon sweater (I saw it on Grumperina). I have to refer to her very competent review: grumperina/knitblog/ar, which is the main reason that I've put off this project for a while. I think I will still try it someday.

    Deodand
    I consider myself a well-advanced intermediate knitter, and I've been at it most of my life - but I'm still a bit intimidated by this book. I have yet to knit anything out of it. It's photos are beautiful and the patterns are unique, well-written and coherent, but yikes. Some of the construction techniques are not for the faint of heart.

    Emily
    i don't know if it counts as reading, but i've been on a big knitting kick lately. this book has really gorgeous patterns, especially for someone who has been accused of making hippie clothes. i'm working on a "spiral scarf" right now, gearing up for the big "snapping turtle skirt" project.

    Tidygirl76
    This is a great book - really original designs, interesting construction and loads that I actually want to make.I've just started knitting my first ever cardigan from one of the patterns. There are apparently lots of errata but these are available various places on the web (Ravelry has them).

    Claire S
    Very fun, when more time is available - can't wait!Chapters:HexagonsPentagonsSpiralsPhyllotaxisFractalsWavesThe Fractal items include: a guernsey, a tunic, a jacket, a coat, a camisole and skirt, and a triangle scarf.

    Nancy
    I LOVE Norah Gaughan's designs. Just LOVE them. I'd originally rated this one a five, but now that I've started a project, I found a mistake that has not previously been reported. And apparently this book had a LOT of mistakes.People. Get a proofreader.

    Andrea
    Super cute designs! Beautiful hexagon skirt that will have to be knit up in cotton for the spring.Purtty pictures and clear instructions.- 1 star as there is no basic knitting knowledge, you must know the basics prior to picking up a project in the book.

    Genie Bishop
    First of all this is definitely not a beginners' knitting book. And, second out of all the patterns in the book maybe two of them were pretty when the project was finished. To be honest the book had some of the ugliest outfits and tops I have ever seen knitted.

    Leslie Jem
    Although this was a high-quality publication with great photos, the patterns were much too artsy for my taste.

    Kimley
    Beautiful, unique designs with a definite Japanese influence in their structure.

    Mckinley
    Like a lot of these.

    Tiffany
    A beautiful book, gorgeous photos, fairly easy and delightful patterns. The three patterns I've made (all easy) were so pretty I've made them over and over. This book feels good on my shelf.

    Alexis
    not that I've actually knit anything from this book, but it's brilliant!

    Diane
    While I appreciated the premise of the book I didn't care for the patterns for the clothing.

    Angelique
    I have to admit, I haven't actually made anything from this book yet, but it's great for inspiration. I love Norah Gaughan -- she's such an inspired designer.

    Deborah Mesplay
    Lovely, but complicated patterns,

    Kerste
    Some day I may get around to knitting this stuff and if I find the time, I'll buy the book. cool patterns, though.

    Alicia
    Wow this book looks hot. I have to check this out pronto.

    Ruth
    Very beautiful, but so far instructions are difficult to follow: not clear what is meant. It seems a bit like a cryptic crossword - maybe once you get your head in the right place it all makes sense!

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