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					Knitting Lingerie Style: More Than 30 Basic and Lingerie
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  Product Description-Knitting Lingerie Style: More Than 30 Basic
                 and Lingerie - Inspired Designs
     The only knitting book focused on lingerie and lingerie-inspired designsUnderwear has come out. Once kept demurely
  concealed, lingerie now pervades every fashion category, inspiring designs for day looks, loungewear, evening clothes, and
 accessories. Slips have become dresses unto themselves. Bra straps are meant to peek out from under tank tops. Camisoles
          are worn on their own or as layers over or under other clothes. Now, with Knitting Lingerie Style, designer Joan
  McGowan-Michael interprets this undeniable fashion trend for the knitter and, along the way, shares fascinating stories about
       lingerie history. Did you know that it was airplane magnate Howard Hughes who masterminded the underwire bra?
          McGowan-Michael’s 30-plus designs, stunningly photographed by Thayer Allyson Gowdy, range from the truly
           functional—knitted bras, slips, corsets, camisoles, and stockings—to the purely fun. The brassiere inspires a
   curvature-enhancing twinset. The baby doll negligee is the basis for a lacy little gown and a matching thong set that’s both
 luxurious and (slightly) notorious. And a ribbed, laced-front sweater is an updated—and much more comfortable!—take on the
classic corset. The only book of its kind on the market, Knitting Lingerie Style includes projects that are bold and sexy, daring us
              all to bare a little skin, as well as more understated and demure, with sizes ranging from petite to plus.



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Customer Reviews:
41 of 43 people found the following review helpful

You'll be inspired, June 4, 2007 By Armchair Interviews (Minneapolis, MN)
This review is from: Knitting Lingerie Style: More Than 30 Basic and Lingerie - Inspired Designs (Hardcover) Joan
McGowan-Michael came of age in the seventies, an era when underthings were basic and functional--but she was always
drawn to the intriguing lingerie of her mother and grandmother. After finishing design school, she went to work as a designer for
a major lingerie retailer, just in time for the resurgence of feminine lingerie.Lingerie is no longer relegated to the role of shaping
women's bodies and keeping us warm. It has taken centre stage, inspiring designs and become outwear. In 2001,
McGowan-Michael founded White Lies Designs and has since been designing knitted lingerie and lingerie-inspired designs for
all the major knitting publications.In Knitting Lingerie Style, McGowan-Michael examines the five staple undergarments of a
woman's wardrobe--the bra, slip, corset, camisole and stocking--and reviews the construction and history of each. She then
provides a pattern for the basic garment, followed by designs which use the basic garment as a "jumping off"...


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82 of 92 people found the following review helpful

Beautiful Book - Buyer beware, May 8, 2007 By nanapama (Dorchester, MA USA)
  This review is from: Knitting Lingerie Style: More Than 30 Basic and Lingerie - Inspired Designs (Hardcover) Let me begin by
saying this book is absolutely beautiful. This is not your typical naughty knitting book. The designs are inspired by lingerie and
although there is some actualy lingerie in the book, mostly it's full of beautiful knitted items that you would never want to wear
under clothes. The photography is gorgeous, the instructions are clear, the designs are beautiful. This book is especially great
for warm weather knitting. I am a fan of Joan McGowen-Michael because not only does she design sexy knits but she includes
instructions for women who have some meat on their bones. When I heard she was doing a book I was very excited and the
book has mostly held up to my expectation. That being said I have a bone to pick with Joan and several other authors.I opened
the book and fell in love with the first sweater I saw. When I finished paging through the book, I had my first three projects, the
"Lacy Summer Socks" and two camisoles-Surplice Bodice Camisole and Silk...


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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful

Inspired to knit again, August 23, 2007 By Karen (Melbourne, Australia)
This review is from: Knitting Lingerie Style: More Than 30 Basic and Lingerie - Inspired Designs (Hardcover) I just wanted to say
a big thank you to Joan M-M for inspiring me to knit again.I am a dressmaker, and am very particular about fit; I just don't see
the point of going to the effort of making something, whether it be sewn or knit, if the fit is going to be anything less than perfect;
if I want an average fitting garment I might as well just buy one from a shop.The problem that I have with most of the patterns I
have used for knits is that, compared to a sewn dress pattern, they seem fairly simplistic in the way the garment is shaped to fit
the body; a bit of increasing and decreasing at the side seams through the waist area would to be the norm. Coming from a
sewing background where I use darts and steam to mould the fabric, I just don't see how this is going to contour my body in the
most flattering way; while a knit fabric provides some give, it can't possibly achieve good shape through the waist, bust and
shoulders, especially when working with a yarn that...


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