The Complete Idiot's Guide to Knitting and Crocheting
The perfect guide for novices wanting to discover the joys of knitting and crocheting! Written in a comfortable and light tone, this book teaches every aspect of these crafts: from choosing yarn and shaping your work, to adding color and finishing projects professionally. Includes more than 150 instructive illustrations and five attractive and useable beginning projects.
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Part 1 Begin at the Beginning
Part 2 Knitting Basics
More Complex Knitting
Part 4 Crochet Basics
Part 5 Final Helps
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