Knitting For Dummies

Knitting For Dummies by Pam Allen, Shannon Okey, Tracy L. Barr, Marly Bird 1119643201 9781119643203
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An illustrated guide showing how to create beautiful, timeless pieces, whether youre picking up needles for the first time or a seasoned pro looking for advanced patterns

From scarves and sweaters to bags, pillows, and more, youll find lots of projects for practicing and perfecting your knitting skills in Knitting For Dummies, which includes an instructional online video showing you the actual knitting techniques being done step-by-step.

Experienced and novice crafters alike can benefit from the books step-by-step instructions that explain knitting in plain English. For anyone new to knitting, this hands-on friendly guide shows you how to

    Cast on, knit, purl, and bind off -- the four basic skills needed to complete any knitting

    Decipher pattern instructions and charts

    Combine knit and purl stitches with increases and decreases for different effects

    Create different kinds of cables, lace, and more

    Read the language and graphics in knitting patterns and charts

    Increase and decrease stitches and use these techniques to shape a project and create design

It also shows you what to do if you drop a stitch or inadvertently add one. If you know the basics of knitting and want to expand your skills to include stitch patterns with more complexity, youve come to the right place:

    Combine stitch increases and decreases to create lacework

    Get familiar with Fair Isle patterns and simple intarsia motifs, which involve working in more than one color in one row

    Practice with plenty of projects to perfect your advanced knitting techniques

    Learn to add interest with stripes

    Have fun with fulling and felting

    Make sweaters, from blocking and assembling your pieces to adding finishing touches like neckbands, edging, and buttonholes

Knitting For Dummies includes ten quick projects to make for gifts and exercises to "unkink" your neck and shoulders should you lose yourself for hours at a time in your craft! Finally, the book ends with a couple appendixes showing you more cool effects and a list of knitting software and helpful online resources. If youre itching to start stitching, grab this book to start crafting your knitted masterpiece today.

Author: Pam Allen, Shannon Okey, Tracy L. Barr, Marly Bird

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 416

Publisher: For Dummies

Publication Date: 2019-10-22

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