Knitting a Scarf In A Day For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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Learn to knit a scarf in a day? Easy.

Want to know how to knit a scarf? The secret's out—you can learn to do it in just a day with the help of this fun guide, no matter your knitting experience.

This handy little guide gives you a clear understanding of the essential steps and techniques involved in creating a great scarf! You'll get a friendly, hands-on introduction to basic knitting techniques, tools, and terminology, as well as detailed ...

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Knitting a Scarf In A Day For Dummies

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Overview

Learn to knit a scarf in a day? Easy.

Want to know how to knit a scarf? The secret's out—you can learn to do it in just a day with the help of this fun guide, no matter your knitting experience.

This handy little guide gives you a clear understanding of the essential steps and techniques involved in creating a great scarf! You'll get a friendly, hands-on introduction to basic knitting techniques, tools, and terminology, as well as detailed coverage of the most common stitches. Plus, you'll get a list of recommended beginner routines and advice for fixing common mistakes.

  • Key knitting techniques, tools of the trade, and terminology
  • Getting started, step-by-step
  • Coverage of basic stitches and fixing common mistakes
  • Online component takes you beyond the book with bonus content and features

Get ready to keep those needles clacking as you knit a fabulous handmade scarf!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118377543
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/30/2012
  • Series: In A Day For Dummies
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 749,439
  • File size: 5 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

What You Can Do In A Day 1

Conventions Used in This Book 1

Foolish Assumptions 3

Icons Used in This Book 3

Chapter 1: Knitting Need-to-Knows 5

Why Knit? 5

Knitting your worries away 5

Gaining a feeling of accomplishment 6

Keeping your mind and hands occupied 6

Creating a one-of-a-kind piece 6

Sorting Out What Knitters Need 7

The tools 7

An understanding of the basics 8

Selecting Yarn: The (Quick) Consumer’s Guide 9

Fiber fundamentals 9

A weighty matter 11

Yarn packaging 12

Reading labels 12

Choosing a ball, skein, or hank 13

Picking Up Knitting Needles 14

Sizing up needles 14

Seeing what they’re made of 15

Grabbing Must-Have Gadgets 16

Chapter 2: Deciphering Patterns and Gauge 17

Reading Stitch Patterns 17

Deciphering common abbreviations and shorthand 18

Following written stitch patterns 20

Measuring Gauge to Get the Size Right 21

Considering what affects gauge 23

Making a gauge swatch 24

Measuring your gauge 25

Matching your pattern’s gauge 25

Chapter 3: Essential Skills: Casting On, Knitting, Purling, and Binding Off 27

Casting On 28

Now You’re Knitting and Purling 31

Getting a knack for knitting 32

Pushing forward with purling 36

Binding (or Casting) Off 37

Chapter 4: Basic Stitches You’ll Use Again and Again 41

Starting with Garter Stitch 42

Knitting and Purling Stockinette Stitch 43

Creating Box Stitch 44

Chapter 5: Applying Your Knitting Knowledge with Three Scarf Patterns 45

Ribbed Scarf 46

New skill: Switching from knit to purl and back again 46

Materials and vital statistics 47

Directions 48

Box-Stitch Scarf 48

Materials and vital statistics 49

Directions 49

Double-Wrap Garter-Stitch Scarf 50

New skill: The double wrap (and beyond) 50

Materials and vital statistics 51

Directions 52

Chapter 6: Oops! Fixing Common Mistakes 53

Stopping Mistakes or Catching Them Early 53

Dealing with Dropped Stitches 54

Finding and securing a dropped stitch 55

Picking up a dropped stitch in the row below 56

To make a knit stitch 57

To make a purl stitch 58

Rescuing a dropped stitch from several rows below 60

In stockinette stitch 60

In garter stitch 61

Ripping (Your Heart) Out 63

Ripping out stitch by stitch 63

Ripping out row by row 64

Chapter 7: Where to Go from Here 67

Taking Your First Steps 67

Visiting dummiescom 68

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    I really loved reading my 1st Nook Book ever on my iFone. iCloud for Dummies covered most of the topics I was interested in very well. I would have given the book 4 stars, except for 2 things. 1) - BN has no version of it that works with my PC. 2) - My new MacBook Pro won't even support the Nook App. What's the point!? I bought an expensive Apple computer to do many things, one of them being to read on a superior screen. I'm certainly not spending even more money on a Nook. I'm taking away a star for BN not getting with it, and making a PC version of the book. I'd take away 2 more stars for releasing an App that doesn't support Macs, but decided that a 1 star review would be harsh. It did work on my iFone very well. Did you ever try to read a whole book on the iFone. After panning and scrolling all day, I assure you, you'll be over it. I'm never buying another Nook Book again, until BN resolves their issues with the Mac. Like I said, what's the point.
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    Below Average, but acceptable

    Get a book that covers more than just the rules. There are several.

    Football for Dummies - Covers a bit more. Same author and same information, but out of date rules.

    Nfl Football in the Nutshell - Great Read & Good Reference, Covers all aspects of football in the NFL with 2014 rule changes.

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    Great book for beginners. Just the book I need. Highly recommend.

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