"Scandinavian knitwear designer Hoxbro (Domino Knitting) presents another collection of eye-catching and colorful modular knitting patterns." -- "Library Journal" "Love the clean modular lines. Lots of unique pieces to knit, and all are fun, funky, and off-beat." -- "Blogcritics.org" "One of the appealing things...is the eye-catching color with which Hoxbro designs the projects in the book." -- "Bangor Daily News" "Hoxbro shows the depths to which modular knitting can be mined for home and wardrobe. The result: checkerboard chic and geometric perfection." -- "Yarn Market News" "Mitered squares can look big and clumsy, but not in the hands of Vivian Hoxbro...She makes the mitered square modern and sometimes even elegant." -- "Knitty.com" "Wow. These are not run-of-the-mill combinations. This is...fun! Playful, creative, and thinking outside the box." -- "KnittingScholar.com" "Gives a new twist to the popular form of modular knitting by adding openwork and felting." -- "Knitting News"
Vivian Hoxbro has been professionally designing knitwear for twenty years. She designs for various Scandinavian yarn companies and magazines and spends her days giving workshops on knitting techniques. She is the author of Domino Knitting and Shadow Knitting (both from Interweave).
CHAPTER ONE Knit Squares and Blocks Candy Stole This brightly colored shawl in a rainbow of candy colors is based on squares built one upon another in a series of diagonal panels Pyramid Pillow This unusual pillow is constructed from two sixty four square blocks, worked in a checkerboard fashion. CHAPTER TWO Join Two Blocks into a Pouch Two Block Hat This well fitted hat shows how easy it is to join blocks together to make a three dimensional shape. This two block hat is finished in a garter stitch edging with straps that tie under the chin. Heart Purse This purse was inspired by the braided paper hearts made Famous by Hans Christian Andersen. A bright and cheerful bag, this bag is knitted felt and appropriate all year round. Backpack This clever backpack is formed from two blocks that are joined along two sides to make a "pocket" at the base of the bag. Slippers These comfy slippers, in four different variations, are adapted from traditional Faroese Icelandic shoes. Felt the slippers in the washing machine to shrink them to size and brush on a layer of latex on the soles to give them a non slip surface. CHAPTER THREE Join Three Blocks into a Pouch Three Block Cap This jester style cap is made of three blocks (each with three squares) that are joined together into a point to form the crown. Dotted Tea Cozy This striking tea cozy can be flipped upside down, replace the top loop with a tassel, and you've got a little purse instead. Cape with Fringe This airy cape is based on three block construction with innovative shoulder shaping. CHAPTER FOUR Join Four Blocks into a Square Four Block Hat The top of this tam like cap is four four square blocks that are joined together to form a large square shape for the crown. Afghan This colorful afghan, contributed by Norwegian designer Margit Henriksen, shows how easy it is to join four blocks into a large rectangle. Bucket Bag This roomy bag is constructed like the Four Block Cap, but in this case the initial four blocks form the bag base and the additional squares are worked around the four block in a cup shape. Rosebud Duffel A lengthen bucket bag with pointed sides, this bag's base is worked in a solid color, and the edging and the strap are knit separately before it's all felted to produce a rosebud motif. CHAPTER FIVE Knit Incomplete Squares and Blocks Pillows with Tabs This pillow cover is a modified sixty six square block of incomplete squares that alternate between black and charcoal checkerboard fashion and accented with two brightly colored "squares." Abstract Stole This stunning stole shows what fun you can have knitting panels of incomplete squares. This nine panel example of twenty nine incomplete squares has a zigzag pattern of five colors of wool. Bobble Scarf This unusual bobble scarf is constructed much the same as the Candy Stole but with incomplete squares that are worked in panels that grow along the diagonal.