Kaffe Knits Again
24 Original Designs Updated for Today's KnittersBook - 2007
Kaffe Fassett needs no introduction to knitters, nor does his uniquely brilliant colourwork. He is the undisputed master of subtle and glorious colour ombinations, but his patterns depend on the yarns being available if you wish to copy these exactly, as most knitters do. Rowan has taken the unique step of deciding to give Kaffe the chance to redesign and recolour 24 of his favourite Rowan designs in the current range of Rowan classic yarns, such as their pure wool Scottish Tweed and the Rowan pure wool and cotton ranges. Kaffe has chosen to recolour some of his existing designs or for the more complex designs, reinvent them as cushions or throws to make them accessible to less experienced knitters, who still want a touch of Kaffe s magic. Born in San Francisco, Kaffe settled in England in 1964 and worked as an artist. On a trip to Scotland he stumbled on an irresistible collection of coloured yarns. A few months later he was hooked and proceeded to knit and stitch himself a career. Kaffe is the first living textile artist to have a one man show at the V&A museum in London. He has written many highly regarded knitting, patchwork and needlepoint books, including his first and most renowned bestselling Glorious Knitting, with photographer Steve Lovi. About the photographer Sheila Rock was born in the USA but has lived and worked in London since the l970s. She is a world class photographer, who has specialized in the film and music industry, with portraits of Placido Domingo, Sir Simon Rattle and Kate Winslet among her commissions. She has worked with the Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet and her work has appeared in many prestigious magazines and supplements, including German Vogue, Elle, the Sunday Times and Time magazine. A book of her photographs, Sera The Way of the Tibetan Monk, has been published by Columbia University Press. A long time friend of Kaffe Fassett, she was thrilled to work with him on this book, and to photograph in the inspiring background of Charleston.
Publisher: New York : Potter Craft, c2007
Branch Call Number: 746.432 FAS
Characteristics: 144 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: Kaffe knits again : 24 updated Rowan original designs by Kaffe Fassett