Hip to Knit: 18 Contemporary Projects for Today's Knitter
Knitting is no longer just a grandmother's pastime! This extraordinary guide for the newer or younger knitter introduces classic and contemporary patterns that can be completed in a reasonable time, with clear, precise instructions. The creative, hip, and diverse designs include a boyfriendís sweater, chunky scarf, halter top, color block tote bag, cute mittens, mismatched striped socks, and much more. Each project is rounded out with a mini-lesson that covers such practical skills as fringing and striping, circular knitting, working with double pointed needles, and creating decorative edges and decreases. This collection is the beginnerís single source for getting started and having fun with chic designs that will never go out of style.
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Seed Stitch Scarf
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12 stitches Adjust needle armhole measures backstitch see Basics ball of yarn blanket stitch bottom edge button buttonholes cable needle cardigan cast cast-on edge circular knitting circular needle color crochet hook Cut yarn Decrease 1 stitch double-pointed needles Figure fringe garment garter stitch hold in front knit 2 stitches knitters loose ends Mark edge mattress stitch neck edge needle and hold number of stitches piece measures place marker pocket pullover Purl 1 row purl stitches Repeat Rows right side right-side row rounds scarf seed stitch Shape armhole Shape neck shoulder seam side of neck Slip slipstitch socks stitch each edge STITCH GUIDE stitch holder stitch see Basics stitches at beginning stitches evenly stitches from cable stitches in Row stitches once stitches remain stitches to cable stockinette stitch stripes tapestry needle thumb total length Weave in loose wool Worsted-weight yarn wrong side wrong-side row x 1 rib zipper