Number Of Pages: 392
Release Date: 06-10-2008
Item Condition: UsedGood
Details: Product Description Whether you’re just picking up knitting needles for the first time or you’ve been knitting for years, Knitting For Dummies, 2nd Edition, will be your pattern for knitting success. Have you always wanted to knit, but are just not sure how or where to start? Have you been knitting for years and want to perfect your stitches? As a beginner you will learn… the tools of the trade the basics how to read a pattern the fundamentals basic stitches techniques no knitter should be without what to do when you make a common mistake tips for knitting in the round how to knit some easy projects More advanced? Try your needles at stripes, cables, twists, lace, Fair Isle, intarsia, and full garments. Knitting For Dummies, 2nd Edition, will not only enhance the skills you already have, it’ll teach you new ones, from expert knitters who will guide you every step of the way. You’ll be on your way to knitting a new wardrobe in no time! Review '...invaluable aid to learning to knit...covers absolutely everything you need to know...bestselling guide.' (Let's Get Crafting, January 2010). From the Back Cover The bestselling guide to knitting — now featuring new projects and patterns! Want to know how to knit? This fun and easy guide shows you how to create beautiful, timeless pieces, whether you're new to knitting or you're ready for more advanced patterns. From scarves and sweaters to bags, pillows, and more, you'll find lots of projects for practicing and perfecting your skills. Plus, you get the latest knitting techniques and resources! Get ready to knit — choose yarn and needles, read pattern instructions and charts, and measure gauge Now you're knitting! — cast on, knit and purl, use basic stitches, make increases and decreases, and knit in the round Expand your knowledge — knit stripes and cables, work with multiple colors per row, do lacework, and more Make great garments — assemble and block pieces, make bands and buttonholes, close seams, and add finishing touches Handle common mistakes — know what to do if you drop a stitch or inadvertently add one Make great gifts — knit a baby's layette, a child's sweater, pullovers, jackets, and more Reap the added benefits of knitting — increase your creativity, learn patience, gain a sense of purpose, and soothe your soul Open the book and find: Step-by-step instructions with helpful illustrations and color photos A fresh variety of projects, from beginner to advanced The latest yarns and stylish patterns Techniques every knitter should know Felted knitting projects Tips for relaxing stiff shoulders and fingers A detailed guide to knitting your first sweater About the Author Pam Allen is the author of the bestselling first edition of Knitting For Dummies. Tracy L. Barr is a professional writer and editor, and has been an avid knitter for more than 30 years. Shannon Okey is the author of nearly a dozen books on knitting and other fiber arts and a columnist for knit.1 magazine. She hosts a call-in podcast about knitting and has appeared on many television shows.
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