The Knitter's Handbook: Yarns - Needles - Stitches - Techniques

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Octopus Books, Sep 1, 2009 - Crafts & Hobbies - 256 pages
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From casting on and understanding patterns to creating intricate stitches and edgings, here is all the knitting know-how you'll ever need.

Whether you're a new knitter who wants to learn the basics, or an experienced knitter who wants to try complex patterns, THE KNITTER'S HANDBOOK provides clear, easy-to-follow guidance for over 250 stitches and techniques. Beginning with basics like casting on and simple textures and eventually building up to cables, jacquards, fair isles, embellishments and intricate ribbon patterns, this terrific visual resource offers a combination of photos and diagrams so it's easy to understand stitches and patterns at a glance.

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User Review  - BluePurl - LibraryThing

Excellent book! Illustrations of techniques are easy to follow and understand. Covers basic through Advanced techniques. Also includes stitch patterns in knit/purl, cables, lace, edging/embellishments ... Read full review

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User Review  - Wanderlust_Lost - LibraryThing

Good book for stitch patterns and designs, not very clear on instructions, but then has some instructions for things many other basic books don't have. So worth picking up for that reason. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Eleanor van Zandt is an American writer and editor specializing in arts and crafts. She lives in London.

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