Finishing Techniques for Hand Knitters

Overview


Once again knitting is at the forefront of popular crafts and leisure time activities. Today, however, people turn to it not simply as a money-saving activity, but also as an opportunity to exercise their creativity, produce something original to wear or use, and do something relaxing and therapeutic away from the regular stresses and strains of modern life.
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Overview


Once again knitting is at the forefront of popular crafts and leisure time activities. Today, however, people turn to it not simply as a money-saving activity, but also as an opportunity to exercise their creativity, produce something original to wear or use, and do something relaxing and therapeutic away from the regular stresses and strains of modern life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781903975848
  • Publisher: Search Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,017,730
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Jane Crowfoot studied textile design at Winchester School of Art, where she specialized in knitting. She has worked as a freelance textile designer and a design consultant manager for Rowan Yarns and is a mobile consultant, which involves tutoring knitting and giving crochet workshops across the UK.
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Table of Contents

Getting Started 6

Materials and equipment 8

Basic skills 16

Finishing Techniques 28

Shaping techniques 30

Sewn stitches 35

Picking up stitches 44

Casting on and binding off techniques 46

Care essentials 56

Additions 58

Buttons and buttonholes 62

Embellishments 68

Correcting mistakes 82

Directory of edgings 86

Color work 92

Projects 100

Patchwork cushion 102

Embellished cushion 104

Intarsia cushion 105

Child's Sweater 106

Embroidered sweater with picot edge 108

Boy's sweater with intarsia detail 110

Woman's Sweater with Lacy Border 112

Sweater with Fair Isle border 115

Small Shoulder Bag with Flap Detail 118

Drawstring coin bag with Fair Isle detail 120

Beaded handbag 121

Man's Sweater with Seed Stitch Borders 122

Man's sweater with zipper 124

Index 126

Credits 128

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