The Knitter's Handbook: Yarns - Needles - Stitches - Techniques

The Knitter's Handbook: Yarns - Needles - Stitches - Techniques

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By (author) Hamlyn

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  • Publisher: Hamlyn
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 183mm x 196mm x 18mm | 635g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0600619419
  • ISBN 13: 9780600619413
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: 350 colour photographs and illustrations
  • Sales rank: 114,068

Product description

From casting on and understanding patterns to creating intricate stitches and edgings, here is all the knitting know-how you'll ever need. Whether you're a new knitter who wants to learn the basics, or an experienced knitter who wants to try complex patterns, THE KNITTER'S HANDBOOK provides clear, easy-to-follow guidance for over 250 stitches and techniques. Beginning with basics like casting on and simple textures and eventually building up to cables, jacquards, fair isles, embellishments and intricate ribbon patterns, this terrific visual resource offers a combination of photos and diagrams so it's easy to understand stitches and patterns at a glance.

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Eleanor van Zandt is an American writer and editor specializing in arts and crafts. She lives in London.

Table of contents

Knitting Basics. Yarns; equipment; casting on; holding the yarn; knit and purl; casting off; basic stitch patterns; Getting Started. Following a pattern; tension; correcting mistakes; selvedges; increases and decreases; picking up stitches; blocking and pressing; buttonholes; seams; intermediate stitch patterns; Textured Knitting. Twisted stitches and cables; bobbles and knots; elongated stitches; loop stitch; textured stitch patterns; Working In Rounds. Double pointed needles; medallions; shaping a gusset; turning a heel; stitch patterns in rounds; Colour Work. Slipstitch colour patterns; vertical colour changes; stranding yarns; weaving yarns; following a chart; stitch patterns from charts; Embellishments. Trimmings; beads and sequins; crochet; embroidery on knitting; edging stitch patterns; Special Techniques. Advanced casting on; grafting; hems, facings, waistbands; pockets; fastenings; advanced stitch patterns;