BOOKS BY TANIS GRAY
GRADIENT KNITS (Barron's, 2017)
Add a whole new dimension to your knitting projects by utilizing gradient colors with help from Gradient Knits. Go from light to dark, add two-color contrasts, work with multiple colorways, and more. Author Tanis Gray, knitting expert extraordinaire, shows you all the techniques you'll need to add gorgeous color gradients to a wide variety of projects.
Dive right in and get to work with these eye-catching yarns and 10 unique lessons on topics such as cabling, lace knitting, alternating stripes, thrumming, stranded colorwork, intarsia polka dots, modular knitting, German short rows, and simple knit and purl combinations--all using gradient yarns.
Expand your skill set with patterns for garments and accessories from top designers around the world. The perfect blend of beginners and advanced projects and a comprehensive techniques section give knitters the ability to create stunning gradient knitted accessories for your home or yourself, including mittens, a cabled hat, polka dot pillow, blanket, lace shawl, tea cozy, and more.
3 Skeins or Less - Modern Baby Knits (Interweave, 2016)
When it comes to baby knits, only the cutest garments will do! It's even better when they use only 1, 2, or 3 skeins of yarn. Whether you're whipping up something special for your own little one or need an easy gift for a baby shower, you'll find lots of adorable options in 3 Skeins or Less: Modern Baby Knits.
Create a chic, kimono-style sweater for a budding fashionista, or an adorable striped romper for a bouncing baby boy. A cozy colorwork beanie will keep little one’s head warm through the winter months, and a handmade lovey or cabled nursery blanket makes the perfect welcome-home gift for a brand-new bundle of joy.
Knitted in chic neutrals and fresh, modern brights in a range of sizes from newborn to toddler, these 23 designs are sure to please babies and moms alike.
Wanderlust: 46 Modern Knits for Bohemian Style (interweave, 2015)
Explore 46 new knitting patterns that celebrate bohemian style!
Let Wanderlust take you on a journey through 46 delightful knitting patterns! Discover a wide range of knitting projects, including knit cowls, scarves, shawls, hats, mittens, and sweaters. Ideal for knitted gifts, the projects range from easy garter stitch and stockinette to pretty lace patterns, chunky cables, simple colorwork, and more.
All of the knitting designs in Wanderlust are made with 100% superwash extrafine merino wool--perfect for active modern lifestyles. With quick accessories and garments for both men and women, including seven glorious sweaters, you will find something for everyone on your knitting list, and more importantly, for yourself!
3 skeins or less: fresh knitted accessories (interweave, 2014)
Create projects from patterns with interesting color combinations unexpected pattern twists and an extra sparkle.
Knitters will find twenty-five accessories that take no more than 12 or 3 skeins of yarn.
Projects include: shawls socks hats/berets mittens cowls and even a tank cropped sweater and cami!
KNITTING ARCHITECTURE: 20 PATTERNS EXPLORING FORM, FUNCTION, AND DETAIL (interweave, 2013)
Explore the true foundations of knitting design: construction, form following function, stability, and ornamentation.
The parallels between knitting a sweater and constructing a building seem obvious when considered. Sweaters suspend from yokes and shoulders; vertical planes are shaped to provide fit and allow movement; necklines, sleeves, and hems are adapted for specific purposes. Stitch patterns and textures elaborate design themes, and new and unusual materials can be used to striking effect.
Tanis Gray has curated a collection of designs from some of today's most innovative designers, all inspired by architectural themes. From accessories based on art-nouveau ironwork to a sweater that mimics Bauhaus style to a dress based on Greek sculpture, Knitting Architecture celebrates design through history.
COZY KNITS: 50 FAST & EASY PROJECTS FROM TOP DESIGNERS (interweave, 2013)
Cozy Knits is a fabulous collection of 50 all-new patterns. Join editor Tanis Gray as she brings together an all-star cast of today's top knitting designers to create dozens of delightful projects.
All of the designs in Cozy Knits are knit with Cascade Pacific and Cascade Pacific Chunky yarns. These affordable yarns come in an endless array of colors and are a blend of superwash merino wool and acrylic, making them ideal for creating projects for babies and kids, gifts, home decor items, and everyday accessories and garments.
Cozy Knits has techniques for knitters of all skill levels, including cables, lace, brioche knitting, intarsia, Fair Isle, and slip stitch, as well as tried-and true stockinette stitch and garter stitch. This collection offers projects that every member of the family will love, including sweaters, shawls, shrugs, mittens, hats, afghans, and baby blankets.
CAPITOL KNITS (SELF-PUBLISHED, 2012)
Heritage and Craft.
A district resident and Daughter of the American Revolution, Tanis Gray pairs modern designs with landmarks in Washington DC.
See the Capitol from a local's point of view.
Featuring: • Timeless designs for the modern knitter • Projects in a wide variety of yarn weights and skill levels • Tidbits about historical landmarks throughout the city • Photos of hidden gems • Snippets on the flora and fauna of Washington DC
knit local: celebrating america's homegrown yarns (sixth & spring, 2011)
Knit Local showcases 30 beautiful fashion, accessory, and home décor projects made with yarns manufactured and sold right here in North America.
Expert knitter Tanis Gray stresses the wisdom of preserving local businesses, protecting the environment, and treating livestock humanely while tracing the journey of her yarns “from sheep to skien.”
As informative as it is inspiring, this book is above all a stunning fashion source, with gorgeous projects that will leave you feeling good and looking even better.