Circular Knitting Workshop: Essential Techniques to Master Knitting in the Round [NOOK Book]

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Circular knitting has many benefits, including making it easier to follow charts (with the right-side of the work always facing you) and eliminating the need for seams. And it's fun! In Circular Knitting Workshop, master teacher Margaret Radcliffe covers everything you need to know to master the art of circular knitting, presenting Fair Isle, twined, helix, tubular, and other classic techniques in detailed step-by-step photographic sequences. Thirty-five demonstration projects let you try out each technique on a ...
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Circular Knitting Workshop: Essential Techniques to Master Knitting in the Round

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Overview

Circular knitting has many benefits, including making it easier to follow charts (with the right-side of the work always facing you) and eliminating the need for seams. And it's fun! In Circular Knitting Workshop, master teacher Margaret Radcliffe covers everything you need to know to master the art of circular knitting, presenting Fair Isle, twined, helix, tubular, and other classic techniques in detailed step-by-step photographic sequences. Thirty-five demonstration projects let you try out each technique on a mini sock, hat, bag, mitten, sweater, or vest before applying it to a larger project. Radcliffe even shows you how to easily convert patterns written for straight needles to circular.
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Circular knitting is a technique that is becoming increasingly popular because of its convenience and elimination the need for seams. In fact, knitting in the round makes it easier to read charts (the right side of work now always faces the knitter) and enables knitters to work more continuously. With easy-to-understand step-by-step photographs, Margaret Radcliffe's The Circular Knitting Workshop introduces crafters to Fair Isle, twined, helix, tubular, and other classic techniques that can be enacted in thirty-five projects, each of which begins with a mini-version demonstration. (P.S. Author Radcliffe qualifies as a master teacher. With 165,000 copies in print, her Knitting Answer Book is regarded as a genre classic.)

Michelle Marozik

Knit 'n Style
Circular knitting can seem intimidating to beginning knitters, but author Margaret Radcliffe soothes those fears. Circular Knitting Workshop discusses every aspect of circular knitting, from cast on methods to converting patterns written for straight needles to circular. Beginners will appreciate the simple pain-free lessons in knitting in the round using circular needles, double-points, or the Magic Loop method. Lessons in Fair Isle, twined, helix, and tubular knitting are also presented for advanced knitters. Mini projects are included for you to try out your new skills before tackling full-sized projects. Whether you’re just starting out in circular knitting or looking for a quick answer, this book will quickly become your go-to guide for knitting in the round.
Library Journal
Circular knitting is useful for anything tubular (socks, hats, mittens), but how else can it be used? Veteran knitting instructor and designer Radcliffe (The Knitting Answer Book) explores the ins and outs of circular knitting, including cast-ons and bind-offs, techniques for circular knitting, and conversion of flat knits to circular knits. Ample color photographs that correspond to the directions and "workshop projects" designed to reinforce the information in the book are included. VERDICT All knitters, from novice to expert, will find something new and useful in this comprehensive guide. Essential for knitting collections.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603427661
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 179,932
  • File size: 32 MB
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Meet the Author

Margaret Radcliffe is the author of The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques, and the best-sellers, The Knitting Answer Book and The Circular Knitting Workshop. She regularly teaches throughout the country about everything from beginner’s basics to design. She is particularly interested in promoting creativity and independence in all knitters. Her website can be found at maggiesrags.com.

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Table of Contents

Why Knit Circularly?

Circular Knitting Techniques
1 Getting Started
2 Working Circularly
3 Finishing Techniques
4 Converting Flat to Circular

Workshop Projects
5 Starting with a Tube
6 Carrying On with Bags & Hats
7 Wrapping Up with Scarves & Shawls
8 Stepping Up to Socks
9 Handling Mittens & Gloves
10 Topping Off with Vests & Sweaters

Appendix
Glossary of Techniques and Terms
Knitting Symbols
Knitting Abbreviations
Further Reading
Acknowledgments
Index
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  • Posted April 15, 2012

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    Circular Knitting Workshop Essential Techniques to Master Knitti

    Circular Knitting Workshop Essential Techniques to Master Knitting in the Round
    by Margaret Radcliffe
    First starts out with what looks like colorful doll sweaters and vests as if I needed any enticing to continue on.
    Like the comparisons it shows from circular to straight knitting, the ribbings.
    Hands on diagrams make it easy to see so you can do what they are talking about in each chapter.
    Multiple means of casting on and working with magic loop method is described along with binding off methods.
    A chapter I was looking forward to was the converting flat knitting to circular. I just really like to knit with
    circulars, especially on a plane so I'm not apt to lose one of my 4 double pointed needles.
    Shows basic chart knitting if you need a refresher or are a newcomer to that method of following a pattern.
    Patterns for potholders, bags and hats are included.
    Love just the different patterns and am thinking of another baby afghan I have to make this week looking at the diamond pattern vs. the one I am currently using will be a nice selection.
    Always am telling my blind friend that you can knit with needles and make a circle but that you'd have to then sew up the seam-she can't do the circulars but this book gives me another idea on how to achieve it.
    Shawls and scarves, socks and mittens and gloves, vests and sweaters. Something for everybody in this book, beginning or experienced knitter.
    Other abbreviations, glossary and index are at the back of the book.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 4, 2013

    Best Ever!

    I have had other circular knitting books but this by far is the best one to have in your knitting library. It is loaded with such useful information.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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