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Knitter's Bible : The Complete Handbook for Creative Knitters - CLAIRE CROMPTON

Knitter's Bible

The Complete Handbook for Creative Knitters

Paperback Published: 29th October 2004
ISBN: 9780715317990
Number Of Pages: 160

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Chapter by chapter, "The Knitter's Bible goes back to basics, with an overview of the yarns and equipment available today. It then takes readers, step-by-step, through the basics of knitting, with knit and purl, casting on and casting off, and reading patterns. It goes on to expand upon the basics with further techniques, and includes a stitch library that will become an indispensable reference to which to be constantly referred. "The Knitter's Bible provides plenty of opportunities to explore one's developing skills and experiment with a variety of motifs to liven up any knitting.

Getting Started
Introductionp. 8
Introducing Yarnsp. 8
Choosing Yarnsp. 10
Needles and Equipmentp. 14
Holding the Needlesp. 16
Casting Onp. 17
Introducing Knit Stitchp. 18
Binding (Casting) Offp. 20
Introducing Purl Stitchp. 21
Combining Knit and Purlp. 23
Advanced Casting Onp. 24
Advanced Binding (Casting) Offp. 25
Increasing Stitchesp. 26
Decreasing Stitchesp. 28
Ribsp. 30
Gauge (Tension)p. 31
Knit Perfectp. 32
Abbreviationsp. 33
Creative Options
Introductionp. 34
Lace Knittingp. 34
Fair Islep. 37
Cablesp. 40
Embossed Knittingp. 42
Short Rowsp. 44
Twisted Stitchesp. 46
Intarsiap. 47
Circular Knittingp. 50
Exploring Choices
Introductionp. 52
Medallion Knittingp. 52
Beaded Knittingp. 54
Looped Knittingp. 55
Entrelacp. 56
Mitred Squaresp. 58
Fullingp. 60
Smockingp. 62
Reading Knitting Patternsp. 63
Knitting a Garmentp. 64
Other Garment Detailsp. 68
Adapting a Patternp. 72
Knitting a Patterned Garmentp. 74
Tassels, Fringes and Cordsp. 76
Edgingsp. 78
Buttonsp. 80
Flowers and Leavesp. 82
Embroideryp. 83
Correcting Mistakesp. 86
Stitch Library
Introductionp. 88
Knit and Purl Stitchesp. 89
Gansey Patternsp. 97
Texture Stitchesp. 101
Rib Stitchesp. 106
Cable Stitchesp. 108
Lace Stitchesp. 117
Edgingsp. 125
Projects
Introductionp. 128
Garter Stitch Scarfp. 129
Flower Topp. 130
Striped Bagp. 131
Cable Throwp. 132
Place Mat and Coasterp. 133
Fun Children's Mittensp. 134
Rib Stitch Scarfp. 135
Short Row Cushionp. 136
Beretp. 137
Garden Plot Squares Throwp. 138
Beaded Bagp. 139
Sheep Toyp. 140
Fair Isle Baby Blanketp. 141
Scented Sachets and Coverp. 142
Lace Bagsp. 143
Funnel Neck Sweaterp. 144
Lace Cardiganp. 146
Baby Booteesp. 147
Dainty Knitted Trimsp. 148
Drawstring Bagsp. 149
Patchwork Cushionp. 150
Greetings Cardsp. 151
Gift Bagsp. 152
House Samplerp. 153
Intarsia Cushionp. 154
Motifsp. 155
Yarn Detailsp. 158
Suppliersp. 159
Indexp. 160
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ISBN: 9780715317990
ISBN-10: 0715317997
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 29th October 2004
Publisher: DAVID & CHARLES
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.69

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