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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 22 December 2017
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782215707
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 190x246 mm
  • Illustrations: 380
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £12.99
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Add One Stitch Knitting


Build up your skills stitch by stitch in 15 stylish projects by Alina Schneider

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Book Description

In a world driven by technology and never-ending to-do lists, knitting is a quiet oasis that makes you slow down and just relax for a while; the simple, repetitive dance of knitting needles, and the feeling of beautiful fibre running through your fingers, is the practical and gentle way of finally attaining that perfect moment of tranquillity.

In this book, take your first steps into the peaceful and fascinating world of knitting. Starting with just the two basic knitting stitches knit and purl build your repertoire up to the 15 essential stitches you need by combining these two essential knitting building blocks to create more complex stitches such as moss, waddle, rib, seed and more. 

Each stitch technique is clearly explained and broken down into steps, as well as accompanied by photos and a handy swatch to show you what the finished piece should look like. Finally, with every new stitch, you are given the opportunity to practise your new-found knitting knowledge with a simple, beautiful modern project to knit at your leisure.

Stitch-by-stitch and project-by-project, build up your knitting skills today in this novel guide that will help and inspire those returning to knitting as well as beginners. 

Table of Contents

Essential Tools
Basic Techniques
Lesson One: Garter Stitch; Project: Chunky scarf
Lesson Two: Stockinette Stitch; Project: Cushion
Lesson Three: 1 x 1 Rib Stitch; Project: Simple beanie
Lesson Four: 2 x 2 Rib Stitch; Project: Leg warmers
Lesson Five: Seed Stitch; Project: Headband
Lesson Six: Moss StitchProject: Chunky cowl
Lesson Seven: Broken Rib; Project: Baby blanket
Lesson Eight: Waffle Stitch; Project: Phone case
Lesson Nine: Basketweave Stitch; Project: Coaster
Lesson Ten: Slip Stitch Rib; Project: Fingerless mitts
Lesson Eleven: Andalusian Stitch; Project: Summer top
Lesson Twelve: Oblique Rib; Project: Bag
Lesson Thirteen: Hurdle Rib; Project: Bedroom rug
Lesson Fourteen: Moss Rib; Project: Double wrap cowl
Lesson Fifteen: 3 x 1 Seed/Stockinette Stitch; Project: Chunky beanie with pompom
Index and Acknowledgments

About the Author

About Alina Schneider

Alina Schneider is a knitter and designer based in Mexico, and is the founder of The Gift of Knitting, a blog devoted to fibre crafts. Alina is in constant search of beautiful natural yarns, inspiring knit textures, and interesting knitwear construction. Alina’s background in teaching, love for inspiring knitwear
photography, and great passion for knitting encourages her to share her fiber experiments. Alina’s blog giftofknitting.com is currently ranked in the Top 100 knitting blogs by Feedspot, and features helpful knitting tutorials, her own knitwear patterns, and interviews with prominent knitting bloggers from around the world. Alina’s popular Instagram account @giftofknitting features her numerous knitting designs, and her beautiful photography.


Slipknot, June 2018

The book is intended for complete beginners and explains how to progress from garter stitch, via stocking stitch to various combinations of knit and purl stitches. It also includes advice on reading a pattern, using circular needles, and finishing.

Each stitch is explained in full and is followed by a pattern that is written out with abbreviated instructions. The print is large and the pictures of swatches are clear; a useful inclusion is a picture on the reverse side of the swatch too. All of the patterns are simple with very little shaping and, for someone totally new to knitting, I think the book would be ideal.

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