Double Vision Press Annetarsia Knits: a New Link to Intarsia by Anne Berk
“Annetarsia Knits” is a reference book for the Intarsia technique, presented in a fresh, informative and comprehensive format. Knitters have traditionally shied away from intarsia due to the annoyance of dealing with multiple yarn supplies on the needle, and weaving all of the ends. “Annetarsia” gives knitters easy options to manage those issues, so that they can get to the fun stuff; painting pictures on their knitting without stranding.
Intarsia creates a flexible, lightweight fabric, wonderful for garments. The book begins with extensive instruction on technique, tools to make it easier, and intuitive ways to deal with problems that may occur. Photography illustrates each step. Then, there are 2 workshops with fun and useful projects to practice skills. At the top of each pattern, a table lists skills needed for the pattern, and where to find those pages in the book. Charts are detailed with yarn supplies needed, where new ones are added, and how much yardage is required for each section.
Anne’s students contributed to the workshop projects, and their work is photographed in the book. Students test knit several projects, and 3 variations became original designs, that are included. Their success and enthusiasm attests to the enjoyment of intarsia when done the “Annetarsia” way.
Anne Berk lives in Portland, Oregon, and the photography reflects the beauty of this Northwest state. Projects are named for local places and landmarks that inspired their design.
Pages: 224 Size (WxH): 8.5" x 9"
Publisher: Double Vision Press