Knitting for Dummies: Student Edition

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Knitting for Dummies: Student Edition

Format:  Paperback,

360 pages

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Publish Date: Oct 2008

ISBN-13: 9780470287477

ISBN-10: 0470287470

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Whether you're just picking up knitting needles for the first time or you've been knitting for years, "Knitting For Dummies, 2nd Edition," will be your pattern for knitting success. Have you always wanted to knit, but are just not sure how or where to start? Have you been knitting for years and want to perfect your stitches? As a beginner you will learn... the tools of the tradethe basicshow to read a patternthe fundamentalsbasic stitchestechniques no knitter should be withoutwhat to do when you make a common mistaketips for knitting in the roundhow to knit some easy projects

More advanced? Try your needles at stripes, cables, twists, lace, Fair Isle, intarsia, and full garments. "Knitting For Dummies, 2nd Edition," will not only enhance the skills you already have, it'll teach you new ones, from expert knitters who will guide you every step of the way. You'll be on your way to knitting a new wardrobe in no time

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: Oct 2008
ISBN-13: 9780470287477
ISBN-10: 0470287470
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 360
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.28
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.4 x 0.84 x 9.1

Chapter outline

Introduction.
Getting Ready to Knit.
Two Needles, a Ball of Yarn, and a Little Know-how
Tools of the Trade
Taking the Mystery Out of Patterns and Gauge
Knitting Primer.
The Fundamentals: Casting On, Knitting, Purling, and Binding Off
Basic Stitches You'll Use Again and Again
Techniques Every Knitter Should Know
Oops! Fixing Common Mistakes
Knitting in the Round
Practicing with Simple Projects
Techniques for the More Experienced Knitter.
Stripes - Yipes!
Cable Musings and Interesting Twists
Let the Sun Shine In: Knitting Lace
Fair Isle and Intarsia Techniques
Making Garments.
Anatomy of a Sweater Pattern
How to Knit a Sweater, Step by Step
Getting It Together: Blocking and Assembling Your Pieces
: Finishing Touches: Neckbands, Edging, Buttonholes, and More
Starter Garments
The Part of Tens.
Ten
Ten Quick Knitting Projects and Gift Ideas
Appendixes.
More Stitches and Cool Effects
Knitting Resources
Index

Book description

Whether you’re just picking up knitting needles for the first time or you’ve been knitting for years, Knitting For Dummies, 2nd Edition, will be your pattern for knitting success. Have you always wanted to knit, but are just not sure how or where to start? Have you been knitting for years and want to perfect your stitches? As a beginner you will learn…

  • the tools of the trade
  • the basics
  • how to read a pattern
  • the fundamentals
  • basic stitches
  • techniques no knitter should be without
  • what to do when you make a common mistake
  • tips for knitting in the round
  • how to knit some easy projects

More advanced? Try your needles at stripes, cables, twists, lace, Fair Isle, intarsia, and full garments.

Knitting For Dummies, 2nd Edition, will not only enhance the skills you already have, it’ll teach you new ones, from expert knitters who will guide you every step of the way. You’ll be on your way to knitting a new wardrobe in no time!

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