Finishing Techniques for Hand Knitters: Give Your Knitting that Professional Look

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Finishing Techniques for Hand Knitters presents expert tips and tried-and-tested shortcuts for beautifully finished hand-knits.

 Expert tips and tried-and-tested shortcuts for beautifully finished hand-knits.

An otherwise finely crafted piece of hand-knitting can often be spoiled by the finishing details. Now you can learn the shortcuts—and even more important, where not to cut corners. Starting with reading patterns and instructions, this invaluable guide then explains ...

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Overview


Finishing Techniques for Hand Knitters presents expert tips and tried-and-tested shortcuts for beautifully finished hand-knits.

 Expert tips and tried-and-tested shortcuts for beautifully finished hand-knits.

An otherwise finely crafted piece of hand-knitting can often be spoiled by the finishing details. Now you can learn the shortcuts—and even more important, where not to cut corners. Starting with reading patterns and instructions, this invaluable guide then explains the different ways of casting on and off and the importance of shaping and sizing. It shows how to sew a variety of seams, provides methods for each type of stitch, and explains how to create perfect buttonholes, button bands, and necklines. Finally, a section on decorative detail shows how to add beads and other embellishments, while the trouble-shooting pages tackle those annoying problems that occur when things have gone wrong. An invaluable companion for beginners and more experienced knitters.
 
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"This handsome volume, replete with step-by-step photos, should go a long way toward easing end-game angst."  —Yarn Market

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Clear, crisp photographs and simply written instructions illustrate techniques for casting on, shaping, binding off, garment assembly, embellishments, and edgings.
Yarn Market
This handsome volume, replete with step-by-step photos, should go a long way toward easing end-game angst.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570763366
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 903,189
  • Product dimensions: 8.82 (w) x 11.14 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author


Sharon Brant is a Rowan Yarn consultant and coauthor of Classic Knits for Real Women.
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  • Posted August 24, 2009

    great knitters reference book

    I bought this book after having taken it out of the public library first and deciding that I wanted it as part of my permanent reference. I like her ideas on assembly, finishing techniques, explanation of gauge and how to remedy it, adding more than color of yard to your work and what to do with yarn, adding zippers, etc.
    It has good photographs and explanations; a couple of the areas the info could have been a little more detailed but overall I am pleased with my purchase.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 21, 2011

    What a great book!

    This book offers so many ways to finish your knitted projects with some real fashion flair! So glad I bought it!

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