Knitting For Dummies

Knitting For Dummies

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The 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 projectsEmpowers you to confidently knit your own handmade creationsA 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 187.96 x 223.52 x 25.4mm | 635.03g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 3rd Edition
  • illustrations (black and white, and colour)
  • 1118661516
  • 9781118661512
  • 79,159

About Pam Allen

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
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
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Learn to:

Cast on, knit in the round, measure the gauge of a knitted piece, and more Master techniques with step-by-step instruction Practice your skills on projects and patterns included in the book View step-by-step knitting demonstrations online

Create 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 gauge Ready, set, knit! -- learn how to cast on, knit and purl, use basic stitches, make increases and decreases, and knit in the round Take 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 felting Don'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 more Online companion videos include: Demonstrations of stitch patterns and knitting techniques from the book as well as video instructions for two knitting projects

Open the book and find:

Access to step-by-step instructional videos online How to read pattern instructions and charts Trendy knitting patterns Ways to experiment with lace, Fair Isle, and intarsia knitting A detailed guide to knitting your first sweater Instructions on how to fix common mistakes Tips for relaxing stiff shoulders and fingers
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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
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