101 essential skills and helpful tips from Knitter's Magazine - what every knitter needs to know to tackle projects both fearlessly and successfully. The best articles in Knitter's Magazine's techniques section "Knitting School" are included in this collection of step-by-step instructions on the essential skills of knitting. From casting on the first stitch to fancy stitch manouvers, a range of key expertises are discussed with pointers that will help knitters prevent problems, fix mistakes, and create flawless projects. Updated information on industry standards in yarn weights, fit and sizing, and skill levels are provided.
Are you looking for the ideal gift for a knitting-mad friend, or thinking of treating yourself? Then The Knitter's Handbook could be the answer.
Beautifully presented in the style of a journal, it's a handy reference guide covering all aspects of knitting, from basic stitches and common abbreviations, to understanding pattern specifications and yarn weight categories. The illustrations are crisp and clear, making it a pleasure for the ye, and ensuring that you never drop a stitch unnecessarily again. So, if you want to improve your knowledge, or just need a handy reference guide covering all aspects of knitting, this book will keep you busy and look great on the shelf.
* Simply Knitting *
This book is essential for any knitter. It is overflowing with hints and skills to learn. From buttonholes and zips to cast-offs and basics, it will answer all your questions, giving you the support and confidence you need. Its layout is filled with clear drawings, easy to follow steps and detailed photography, making it simple but informative. Its useful note page at the end of each section combined with diagrams and creative ideas makes it the ideal companion for every knitter.
* Knitting *
I liked the format of this book and the fact that it includes the odd, faded-looking, lined page for your own notes. There is so much interest in knitting just now, with lots of folk wanting to progress from the basic scarf. This is a good basic book of reference. Everything you want to know about knitting is here, clearly illustrated in diagrams and close-up pictures. From casting-on to cable stitch, it's all in here. From now on, my necklines will look a lot neater; I see where I've been going wrong!
* Workshop On The Web *
No. 111, Mar 06
...concentrates only on technique, being a compendium of 'essential skills and helpful hints from Knitter's Magazine'...It has clear illustrations and would take any knitter way beyond the basics without the need of another knitter's help. It is a great shame that this useful and portable book is aimed solely at the US market and so does not include the UK names for crochet stitches, or even an acknowledgement that they are different...Still, the way that the chapter headings are listed, web-page style, along the top of each page is a nice touch and the diagrams, plus photographs, of mattress stitch and garter ridge join are as good as they come and better than many.
* SlipKnot *
Basics Bind-Offs Buttons, Buttonholes & Zippers Cables Cast-Ons Circular Knitting Color Crochet Decreases Edges & Borders Extras Grafts & Seams Increases Lace Shaping Symbols & Charts