The Complete Idiot's Guide to Knitting and Crocheting Illustrated

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Penguin, 2003 - Crafts & Hobbies - 256 pages
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A revised guide to needlecraft provides step-by-step instructions for and valuable tips on knitting, quilting, embroidery, crochet, and other creative crafts, furnishing a review of materials, a stitch glossary, and illustrations and diagrams demonstrating basic stitching techniques. Original
  

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Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Knitting and Crocheting Illustrated (The Complete Idiot's Guides)

User Review  - Kirsten - Goodreads

I am teaching myself how to knit so far this book has been a great help, I love all the pictures! Read full review

Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Knitting and Crocheting Illustrated (The Complete Idiot's Guides)

User Review  - Ginny Messina - Goodreads

I haven't tackled the crochet part of this book, yet. The knitting section is a good resource for beginners, although I still think you need a video or helpful friend to get started. I would not have been able to learn to knit from this book. Read full review

Contents

Begin at the Beginning I
3
A Yarn Primer
9
An Overview of Knitting and Crochet Tools
19
Why Gauge Is So Important
29
Learning to Knit
37
Knitting Purling and Binding Off
47
Knitting Stitch Patterns
61
Increasing and Decreasing
67
Crocheting Around
142
Crocheting Around
143
Colorful Crochet
149
Part k Finishing Touches for Knitting and Crocheting
155
Seaming and Blocking
157
Edgings
167
Knitting and Crocheting Patterns
177
Reading a Knit or Crochet Pattern
179

Adding to Your Knitting Repertoire
75
Making Your Knitting Colorful
83
Knitting in the Round
91
Correcting Common Knitting Gaffes
99
Learning to rochet
106
Learning to Crochet
107
Shaping Your Work
125
Knitting Patterns
187
Crochet Patterns
199
Appendixes
207
B List of Abbreviations
211
Glossary
215
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Gail Diven is a freelance needle arts designer specializing in knitting, crochet, and fabric designs. She is the former knitting editor for Vogue Butterick Co.

Barbara Breiter is the knitting guide at about.com and the owner of Knit a Bit, the only website offering downloadable patterns for sale. She also crochets and does needlepoint.

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