26 August 2020


BC Paperback

190x246 mm



160 pages

Search Press

Knitting Learn It. Love It.

by Debbie Tomkies

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.

Book Contents


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

Chart Symbols
Useful Conversion Tables
Index and Credits

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