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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 September 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218531
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 190x246 mm
  • Illustrations: 450
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: £12.99

Knitting Learn It. Love It.

£12.99

Techniques and projects to build a lifelong passion, for beginners up by Debbie Tomkies

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Book Description

The ultimate beginner's knitting book with tips, techniques and step-by-step guides to everything you need to start knitting!

Knitting Learn It. Love It. is designed to serve as a long-term reference guide to all the essential knitting techniques. Each chapter teaches basic skills in detail, with step-by-step guides and carefully annotated photographs and diagrams to ensure the reader knows exactly what to do and how to do it.

There are simple 'quick start' projects to build confidence and help the reader progress; galleries of inspirational projects made using the techniques learned in that chapter; guest designers and bloggers share some of their favourite patterns. There are also really useful listicles sprinkled throughout the pages for readers who want to quickly understand the essentials, plus knitting clinics for insider tips and advice on spotting and avoiding common mistakes.

This comprehensive knitting reference guide is a valuable resource for beginners and more experienced knitters alike.

Table of Contents

Introduction


Chapter One: Getting Started
Tools, equipment and materials
Starting to knit

Chapter Two: Essential Stitches and Techniques
Cast on
The knit stitch
Cast off
Fastening off
The purl stitch
Increasing
Decreasing
Gauge
Joining in a new yarn

Chapter Three: Stitch Patterns for Texture
An introduction to knitting charts
Charted designs
Introducing lace
Introducing cables

Chapter Four: Knitting in the Round
Knitting in the round basics
Using double-pointed needles
Using a circular needle
Using two circular needles

Chapter Five: Colourwork
Stripes
Fair Isle
Intarsia

Chapter Six: Finishing Techniques
Seams
Weaving in ends
Blocking and finishing
Picking up stitches
Buttonholes

Glossary
Abbreviations
Chart Symbols
Useful Conversion Tables
Index and Credits

About the Author

About Debbie Tomkies

Debbie Tomkies has designed for many major knitting and crochet magazines including Knit Now, Simply Knitting, Knitting, Let’s Knit, Yarn Forward, and Inside Crochet. Debbie has been the agony aunt and 'How-to' technical feature writer for Knit Now magazine for over four years. She has written three books, Hand-dyed Yarn Craft Projects, Complete Knitting Skills, and 250 Knitting Stitches. Debbie is a successful tutor and teaches knitting, crochet, dyeing and textile arts to students of all ages as such, she has a genuine understanding of the needs of knitters at all levels. She lives in Cheshire, UK. For more information, visit www.dtcrafts.co.uk.

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