Knitting for Dummies

Knitting for Dummies

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"An excellent book for new knitters and those who want to know more" - Debbie Bliss, knitwear designer and author "If you think knitting is complicated, this book simplifies all." - Julia Roberts Discover the joys and comforts of knitting and create brilliant, timeless designs Wouldn't it be great to make hand-knit items for family and friends - or, even better, for yourself? Using easy-to-follow illustrations, knitting pro Pam Allen demonstrates basic knitting stitches - and then shows you how to decipher patterns, work with multiple colors, get creative, and much more! For more plain-English advice, see: The Dummies Way(R) Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun Get smart! @www dummies.comFind listings of all our booksCreate your own personalized book with Hungry Minds a la Carte Sign up for daily eTips at www
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 612.35g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 076455395X
  • 9780764553950
  • 448,445

Table of contents

Foreword. Introduction. PART I: Knitting Primer. Chapter 1: Two Needles and a Ball of Yarn. Chapter 2: Knits and Purls: The Bricks and Mortar of Knitting. Chapter 3: Oops! Fixing Common Mistakes. Chapter 4: Tools of the Trade. Chapter 5: Friendly Math (Gauge) for Knitters. Chapter 6: Getting Started with Simple Projects. PART II: Manipulating Stitches. Chapter 7: Vital Stitchtistics: Manipulating Stitches. Chapter 8: Shaping: The Ins and Outs of Knitting. Chapter 9: Cable Musings: Knitting Over and Under. Chapter 10: Let the Sun Shine In: Knitting Lace. PART III: Color Me Knitting: Working with More than One Color. Chapter 11: Color 101: Earning Your Stripes. Chapter 12: Color 201: Advanced Color. PART IV: Making Garments: Working with Patterns. Chapter 13: Knitting Patterns: Helpful Blueprints or Hieroglyphics? Chapter 14: Following the Blueprint: Knitting Your First Sweater. Chapter 15: Fearless Finishing: Putting It All Together. Chapter 16: Defining Details. Chapter 17: Knitting in Circles. Chapter 18: Working from the Blueprint: Starter Garments. PART V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 19: Ten Great Knitting Books. Chapter 20: Ten Unkinking Exercises for Knitters. Appendix A: Knitting Resources. Appendix B: Practicing with More Samplers. Appendix C: Some Thoughts about Color. Index.
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About Trisha Malcolm

Pam Allen has been designing sweaters since 1985. Her patterns appear in Vogue Knitting, Family Circle, and Women's Day, among other publications.
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