Teach Yourself Visually Knitting and Crocheting

Teach Yourself Visually Knitting and Crocheting

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This work shows how to read less, learn more and knit or crochet heirlooms for friends and family. If you ever wondered how your grandmother created all those colorful hats, scarves, and sweaters well, here's how she did it. "Teach Yourself Visually Knitting and Crocheting" is a complete visual tutorial on both knitting and crocheting, two crafts that have recently exploded in popularity, with 4 million new knitters last year and a 400 percent increase in the number of knitters and crocheters under 35 since 1998. The book includes complete coverage of basic as well as more advanced techniques from circular knitting and incorporating lace to making honeycomb cables and Fair Isle knitting along with an impressive selection of knitting and crocheting patterns. With lots of handy shortcuts, advice on fixing common errors, and tips on fabric, this full-color guide is a must for any visual learner who wants to have some fun with needles or a hook. This is a unique full-color, step-by-step approach to dog training. Turning a rambunctious puppy into a well-behaved family member can be a daunting task. Written for people who prefer a visual approach to learning, this guide breaks the dog-training process into easy-to-follow, step-by-step modules, each presented on a separate two-page spread. Covering basic and advanced obedience training, housetraining, and identifying and solving common behavior problems as well as diet and exercise, this user-friendly primer delivers everything new owners need to civilize Fido. Instructive full-color photographs paired with minimal text show people exactly how to perform each training task, from teaching a dog tricks and games to using training aids and even getting a dog ready for competition. For anyone who wants a structured visual approach to dog training, this comprehensive guide can't be beat.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 203.2 x 226.1 x 20.3mm | 839.16g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated edition
  • ill
  • 0764569147
  • 9780764569142

About Marangraphics

Joanne Yordanou's designs have been published in such magazines as Vogue Knitting, Family Circle Knitting, Better Homes and Gardens' Knit It, Self, Interweave Knits, and Knitter's Digest. Yordanou teamed with the maranGraphics Development Group to make Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting and Crocheting easy to follow and adaptable to your personal skill level.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started. Introduction to Knitting. Types of Yarn. Yarn Weight. Purchase Yarn. Read a Yarn Label. Caring for Knitwear. All About Knitting Needles. Items You Will Need. Chapter 2: Knitting Basics. Knitting Terms You Should Know. Hold the Yarn and Needle. Make a Slip Knot. Single Cast On. Double Cast On. The Knit Stitch. The Purl Stitch. Basic Patterns You Can Knit. Basic Knit and Purl Designs. Bind Off. Check Your Gauge. Make Ribbing. Ribbing Designs. Read a Knitting Pattern. Read a Knitting Chart. Start a New Ball of Yarn. Child's Winter Scarf. Checkered Cloth. Good Morning Bathmat. Cotton Candy Scarf. Chapter 3: Increases and Decreases. Increase One Stitch. Increase Multiple Stitches. Decrease One Stitch. Decrease Two Stitches. Shape Your Work With Short Rows. Striped Hat. Simple Summer Tank Top. Baby Wonderful Outfit. Chapter 4: Decorative Touches. Slip a Stitch. Knit a Stitch in the Row Below. Twist Stitches. Decorative Designs. Create a Cable. Cable Designs. Knitting Lace. Lace Designs. Knit With Beads. Make a Bobble. Make a Fringe. Make a Tassel. Make a Pompom. Decorative Pillow. Cell Phone Cozy. Summer Lacy Vest. Chapter 5: Fixing Your Mistakes. Pick Up a Dropped Stitch. Rip Out Stitches. Chapter 6: Knotting in the Round. Knit With Circular Needles. Knit With Double--Point Needles. Cozy Knit Socks. Chapter 7: Knitting With Color. Knit in Color Using Fair Isle. Knit in Color Using Intarsia. Sweet Dreams Blanket. Child's Colorful Sweater. Zip--Neck Sweater. Chapter 8: Finishing Your Knitted Projects. Make a Buttonhole. Pick Up Stitches. Block Knitted Pieces. Sew Knitted Pieces Together. Graft Two Knitted Pieces Together. Weave in Yarn Ends. Little Sweetheart Purse. Weekend Pullover. Chapter 9: Crochet Basics. Introduction to Crochet. All About Crochet Hooks. Hold a Crochet Hook. Make a Slip Knot. Hold the Yarn. Make a Chain. Read a Crochet Pattern. Chapter 10: Working With Crochet Stitches. Single Crochet. Half Double Crochet. Double Crochet. Triple Crochet. Make a Slip Stitch. Check Your Gauge. Increase Stitches. Decrease Stitches. Work in Rounds. Join New Yarn. Finishing Your Work. Assemble Your Crocheted Pieces. Crochet Designs. Shimmering Striped Scarf. Moonlit Sky Scarf. Chapter 11: Quick References. Glossary. Common Abbreviations.show more

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