The Principles of Knitting

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 14, 2012 - Crafts & Hobbies - 712 pages
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Now featuring new instructions, new illustrations, and new information, The Principles of Knitting—beloved by knitters everywhere and one of the most requested out-of-print books for years—finally gets the revision that fans have been clamoring for!

A treasured guide beloved by knitters everywhere, the classic book The Principles of Knitting is finally available again in a fully revised and updated edition. This is the definitive book on knitting techniques, with valuable information for everyone from beginners to experienced knitters. June Hiatt presents not only a thorough, thoughtful approach to the craft, but also a passion for carrying on the art of knitting to future generations. She has repeatedly tested the various techniques and presents them with clear, easy-to-follow instructions—as well as an explanation of what each one can contribute to your knitting. Informed by decades of experience and thousands of hours of practice, this comprehensive resource offers a variety of ways to approach every skill and technique and offers solutions that can help solve the most challenging aspects of any knitting project.

The Principles of Knitting has been totally rewritten—new instructions, new illustrations, and new information. While the basics of knitting have not changed much, June’s understanding of the material has deepened over the last twenty-five years, and she’s eager to share what she has learned with the knitting world. In addition, the book has been reorganized to make it easier to use and has a gorgeous new design.

Reading The Principles of Knitting is like having a knitting mentor by your side who can answer any knitting question you have in an honest, intelligent, informed manner.
  

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Excellent, clear instructions. - Goodreads
excellent teaching and reference. - Overstock.com
A great reference, though! - Goodreads
This is the master reference book in knitting. - Goodreads

Best knitting book ever

User Review  - Virginia H. - Overstock.com

Everything you need to know on how to knit. It is the best book Ive ever had for knitting and Ive purchased a lot of books. For awhile this book was out of print...terrible but is now available again for purchase. Read full review

Review: The Principles of Knitting: Methods and Techniques of Hand Knitting

User Review  - Anne - Goodreads

This book threw me back to my college days. It is as big as my biology textbooks, but without the colorful graphics (and the three digit prices!). I did not read the whole book, any more than I read ... Read full review

Contents

Knitting Methods
3
Circular and Flat Knitting
22
Casting On
37
Selvedges and Steeks
72
Casting Off
80
Shaping a Fabric
94
Picking Up Stitches
107
Openings
131
Pattern Design Part Seven Materials Part Eight Working a Project 20 Written Stitch Patterns
383
Charted Stitch Patterns
391
Charted Color Patterns
427
Stitch Gauge
455
Measurements and Schematics
481
Calculations for Pattern Design
503
Charted Garment Patterns
519
Fibers
539

Hems Facings Pleats and Tucks
150
The Stitches
171
Increase and Decrease Techniques
206
Increase and Decrease Stitch Patterns
222
Color Techniques
254
Surface Decoration
281
DoubleFabrics
305
Inlay
344
Twined Knit
350
Felting and Fulling
360
Uncommon Shapes
365
Stitch and Color Patterns
381
Yarns
557
Tools
571
Working a Project
585
Written Garment Patterns
603
Cleaning and Dressing a Knit
607
Finishing Techniques
622
Appendix
653
Glossary
655
Bibliography
665
Index
673
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

June Hiatt is a reknowned knitting teacher and the author of the classic book THE PRINCIPLES OF KNITTING, considered the "bible" of knitting instruction books. She lives in San Francisco with her husband.

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