This is the complete, authoritative guide to the history, technique and variety of patterns that every knitting enthusiast will treasure. Materials and basic techniques are clearly illustrated, step-by-step, to make learning knitting simple. 22 unique and beautiful projects are stunningly photographed and meticulously charted, with thoroughly explained instructions to guide even a novice. For those whose skills go beyond the basics, advanced techniques and projects that will challenge and inspire. - Knitting Basics - Beyond the Basics - History of Knitting - Cable - Colour Knitting - Felting - Applique - Beading - Lacework - Pattern gallery features 150 charts for traditional and new knitting patterns. Companion volume to Donna Kooler's Encyclopedia of Needlework (ISBN 1-57486-184-0) and Donna Kooler's Encyclopedia of Crochet (1-57486-282-0) both category best-sellers.