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    Knitting For Dummies (For Dummies) (Paperback) By (author) Pam Allen, By (author) Shannon Okey, By (author) Tracy L. Barr, By (author) Marly Bird

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    DescriptionThe bestselling guide to knitting brilliant, timeless pieces This revised and refreshed third edition of Knitting For Dummies features new knitting patterns, refreshed and additional projects, a new bibliography and suppliers list, and improved step-by-step knitting instructions. Plus, from the book, you can access step-by-step instructional videos online that enable you to see and practice the knitting techniques found in the book. From casting on to knitting in the round--and more--this new edition provides refreshed content and new images and access to online videos to help you follow along with the text. The book's user-friendly online instructional videos empower you to get started knitting immediately. Includes refreshed knitting projects Empowers you to confidently knit your own handmade creations A brand-new edition of the bestselling guide to knitting Experienced and novice knitters alike can benefit from the step-by-step instructions and informative videos included in this new edition of Knitting For Dummies!


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    Title
    Knitting For Dummies
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Pam Allen, By (author) Shannon Okey, By (author) Tracy L. Barr, By (author) Marly Bird
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 408
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 628 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781118661512
    ISBN 10: 1118661516
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24210
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    DC22: 746.432
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T General Subject: 250
    Ingram Subject Code: CR
    BIC subject category V2: WFBS
    DC22: 746.43/2
    B&T Approval Code: A97602742
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: CRA015000
    DC23: 746.432
    LC classification: TT820 .A515 2014
    Thema V1.0: WFBS
    Edition
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    illustrations (black and white, and colour)
    Publisher
    John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Imprint name
    John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Publication date
    22 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Pam Allen is a designer whose knitting patterns have appeared in such publications as Interweave Knits and Twist Collective . Shannon Okey , knitting author and blogger, can be found at knitgrrl.com. Tracy L. Barr is a professional writer and editor. Marlaina "Marly" Bird, a knitting instructor and Creative Director at Bijou Basin Ranch, teaches at national wool festivals and expos as well as online at Craftsy.com.
    Back cover copy
    Learn to: Cast on, knit in the round, measure the gauge of a knitted piece, and moreMaster techniques with step-by-step instructionPractice your skills on projects and patterns included in the bookView step-by-step knitting demonstrations onlineCreate unique, hand-knitted hats, scarves, sweaters, and more!Want to learn how to knit? This hands-on, friendly guide shows you how to create beautiful, timeless pieces, whether you're just picking up needles for the first time or a seasoned veteran looking for more advanced patterns. From scarves and sweaters to bags, pillows, and more, you'll find lots of projects for practicing and perfecting your knitting skills. Plus, you get online access to step-by-step videos demonstrating knitting techniques and how-to tips to create projects in the book.Knitting 101 -- find out how to choose yarn and needles, read knitting pattern instructions and charts, and measure gaugeReady, set, knit! -- learn how to cast on, knit and purl, use basic stitches, make increases and decreases, and knit in the roundTake it to the next level -- discover how to add interest with stripes, knit with lace, master Fair Isle and intarsia techniques, and have some fun with fulling and feltingDon't sweat(er) it! -- get the know-how to make sweaters, from blocking and assembling your pieces to adding finishing touches like neckbands, edging, buttonholes, and moreOnline companion videos include: Demonstrations of stitch patterns and knitting techniques from the book as well as video instructions for two knitting projectsOpen the book and find: Access to step-by-step instructional videos onlineHow to read pattern instructions and chartsTrendy knitting patternsWays to experiment with lace, Fair Isle, and intarsia knittingA detailed guide to knitting your first sweaterInstructions on how to fix common mistakesTips for relaxing stiff shoulders and fingers
    Table of contents
    Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Knitting 5 Chapter 1: Two Needles, a Ball of Yarn, and a Little Know-how 7 Chapter 2: Tools of the Trade 15 Chapter 3: Taking the Mystery Out of Patterns and Gauge 41 Part II: Knitting Primer 55 Chapter 4: The Fundamentals: Casting On, Knitting, Purling, and Binding Off 57 Chapter 5: Basic Stitches You'll Use Again and Again 77 Chapter 6: Techniques Every Knitter Should Know 87 Chapter 7: Oops! Fixing Common Mistakes 107 Chapter 8: Knitting in the Round 121 Chapter 9: Practicing with Simple Projects 131 Part III: Techniques for the More Experienced Knitter 147 Chapter 10: Adding Interest with Stripes 149 Chapter 11: Cable Musings and Interesting Twists 167 Chapter 12: Let the Sun Shine In: Knitting Lace 189 Chapter 13: Fair Isle and Intarsia Techniques 209 Chapter 14: Fulling Fun: Making Your Project's Presence Felt 231 Part IV: Making Knitted Garments 243 Chapter 15: Anatomy of a Sweater Pattern 245 Chapter 16: How to Knit a Sweater, Step by Step 253 Chapter 17: Getting It Together: Blocking and Assembling Your Pieces 269 Chapter 18: Finishing Touches: Neckbands, Edging, Buttonholes, and More 299 Chapter 19: Starter Garments 315 Part V: The Part of Tens 335 Chapter 20: Ten Quick Knitting Projects and Gifts 337 Chapter 21: Ten Unkinking Exercises for Knitters 347 Part VI: Appendixes 351 Appendix A: More Stitches and Cool Effects 353 Appendix B: Knitting Resources 367 Index 371