The Knitting Book (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Aug 29, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 400 pages
7 Reviews

Something needling you? Take up the relaxation technique that's sweeping the globe!

Whether you're new to knitting or a wonder with wool, The Knitting Book is for you. Here the traditional, artistic, and practical craft has a modern makeover, in a sumptuous, fully-illustrated book that clearly explains the key tools and techniques you need to knit beautiful accessories for your home and wardrobe.

With advice on contemporary styles and new materials, gone are the days of seventies-style jumpers for dad and back in vogue are knitted bags, cushion covers, drinks coasters, not to mention gorgeous and glamorous hats, scarves, and other fashion accessories.

Packed with essential advice, inspiring ideas, and beautiful projects, The Knitting Book is the bible no knitter can be without. Hugely satisfying and easy on the pocket and the environment, knitting is the hobby for our times.

  

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Review: The Knitting Book

User Review  - Mootzee - Goodreads

Love this book! Showed continental knit AND purl with illustrations. Lots of stitch patterns, beadwork patterns and lacework patterns in the back, along with patterns for knitted items. Great reference. Read full review

Review: The Knitting Book

User Review  - Tara Russell - Goodreads

very useful and instructive, lovely pictures Read full review

Contents

Introduction 6
7
About This Book 8
8
Tools and Materials 10
11
Yarns 12
12
Knitting Needles 32
32
Other Equipment 36
36
Embellishments 42
42
Garment Care 44
44
Following Stitch Patterns 124
124
Following a Pattern 128
128
Increases and Decreases 130
130
Cables and Twists 152
152
Icord 154
154
Lace Knitting 158
158
Colorwork 162
162
Textural and Color Effects 173
173

Stitch Pattern Gallery 46
47
Knit and Purl Stitch Patterns 48
48
Increasing and Decreasing 53
53
Flower Patterns 55
55
Cable and Twist Stitch Patterns 57
57
Lace Stitch Patterns 61
61
Colorwork Patterns 67
67
Faux Colorwork Patterns 72
72
Edging Patterns 74
74
Medallions 77
77
Beading Stitch Patterns 79
79
Techniques 82
83
Key Techniques 84
84
Preparing and Repairing 118
118
Structural Effects 184
184
Short Rows 190
190
Circular Knitting 196
196
Reverse Twice Knit and Tunisian 206
206
Finishing Details 208
208
Embellishments 236
236
Knitted Toys 256
256
Felted Knitting 264
264
Using Unusual Yarns 267
267
Projects 272
273
Stitch Patterns 354
355
Glossary 392
392
Index and Acknowledgments 395
395
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