The Principles of Knitting: Methods and Techniques of Hand KnittingHardback
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- Publisher: TOUCHSTONE
- Format: Hardback | 736 pages
- Dimensions: 226mm x 266mm x 48mm | 2,200g
- Publication date: 16 August 2012
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 1416535179
- ISBN 13: 9781416535171
- Edition: New edition
- Edition statement: New edition
- Sales rank: 13,660
This is the definitive book that will allow anyone to go from an average knitter to a master knitter. With clear and comprehensive explanations, June Hiatt provides a variety of ways to approach every skill and technique, and can solve any knitting problem or puzzle. The Principles of Knitting is the one book that every knitter needs on her shelf! For anyone interested in getting serious about knitting or wanting to explore the many different types of knitting such as lace, intarsia, and cables, then this is book that will take you to the next level and teach you everything you want to know. Principles of Knitting is incredibly comprehensive -- many fans call it the Joy of Cooking for knitters. Some knitting books show you one or two methods to do a basic stitch like an increase. June shows you a dozen different methods, each particularly suited to different projects and different knitters' needs. For every stitch, every material, every design, June has tested the various techniques and brings you the very best information, informed by decades of experience and thousands of hours of practice.
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By Leonor Calaca 02 Feb 2013
I purchased this book recently and already love it! Here you will find everything you need to know (and maybe even what you do't!) about knitting, from techniques to types of yarn, to problem solving.
This book is suitable for beginners, intermediates and advanced knitters. The author is quite exhaustive in her explanations, so all you need to do is read carefully and follow the images to understand what to do.
It is quite a heavy book, so you won't be able to walk around with it easily, but it's great for when you have an hour or so to spare at home and just want to learn.
This is the revised edition, in which Ms Hiatt has taken the time to add more information and correct what might now be different from the 80's knitting world.
All in all, I would recommend this to anyone who is serious about knitting and wants to have all important information in one book. It's almost perfect - perfection would be if it came with a cd-rom or DVD with a few tutorials... Oh well, at least there is the internet for that.