Compendium of Knitting Techniques: 200 Tips, Techniques and Trade Secrets

Compendium of Knitting Techniques: 200 Tips, Techniques and Trade Secrets


By (author) Betty Barnden

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  • Publisher: Search Press Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 246mm
  • Publication date: 1 February 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Tunbridge Wells
  • ISBN 10: 1844483215
  • ISBN 13: 9781844483211
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations throughout
  • Sales rank: 731,292

Product description

This is an indispensable compendium of technical know-how and troubleshooting tips.Give a stylish finish to your knitted garments and accessories with this essential compendium of knitting know-how. Over 200 tips, fixes, and secrets are explained and illustrated with clear step-by-step photographs and diagrams.You can discover how to read patterns and charts; choose colours and yarns; mix and match stitch patterns and deal with gauge variations; and, adapt designs for the perfect fit.All stitches are clearly demonstrated, from stockinette and ribbing to lace, Fair Isle, cables, and intarsia work.It explains all the techniques you'll need, in the order you'll need them, from casting on and joining in yarns to adding buttonholes, pockets and embellishments."Try it" and "Fix it" panels suggest ways of practicing and developing new skills and avoiding or correcting common knitting errors.

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Author information

Betty Barnden is a freelance needlecraft designer who studied furniture design at the Royal College of Art (where she made her first tubular knitted chairs). Betty has designed knitting patterns for companies such as Sirdar, Patons, Jaeger, and King Cole. Her knitwear, embroidery and crochet designs have appeared in many magazines over the years. She has also designed embroidery projects and kits for Coats Crafts UK and The Craft Collection, and is a regular contributor to Sewing World magazine.