Knit.101: The Indispensable Self-Help Guide to Knitting and Crochet

Overview

It’s cool, it’s chic, it’s got right-from-the-beginning instructions, and features both knitting and crochet in equal measure: Knit.101 is like no other guide on the market. Geared to 18–35 year-olds, this fun manual, with its sassy tone and witty writing, will grab this fast-growing group of new stitchers. Even those who have never before touched needles and yarn will easily follow the detailed directions, which explain everything from winding up the skein of wool and making a slipknot to casting on, purling, ...
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Overview

It’s cool, it’s chic, it’s got right-from-the-beginning instructions, and features both knitting and crochet in equal measure: Knit.101 is like no other guide on the market. Geared to 18–35 year-olds, this fun manual, with its sassy tone and witty writing, will grab this fast-growing group of new stitchers. Even those who have never before touched needles and yarn will easily follow the detailed directions, which explain everything from winding up the skein of wool and making a slipknot to casting on, purling, and binding off. Reading charts and schematics, doing basic stitches, getting the right yarn tension, understanding gauge, sizing to fit, fixing the inevitable mistakes—all the fundamentals are covered in clear language and in a logical progression. But you’ll also find unique features on recycling yarn, lotions to soothe cracked and dry hands, knitting happenings and cyber-groups to join, and even songs to keep you in “stitches” as you work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931543965
  • Publisher: Sixth&Spring
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007
  • Series: Vogue Knitting Series
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 1,404,182
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     7
Knitting     8
First Things First     8
Knit Knack: Learn to Knit     14
Purl, Girl!     30
Let's Talk Texture: Ribs and Other Textured Stitches     42
Getting Into Shape: Increases and Decreases     52
Beyond the Basics: Yarn Overs and Cables     62
All Things Bright and Beautiful: Working With Color     70
Going in Circles     88
All Together Now: Sizing and Construction     96
The Finish Line: Final Touches     106
Terms, Abbreviations and Needle Sizes     114
Crochet     116
Tools and Techniques     116
Starter Stitches     120
Getting Fancy: Half Double, Double, and Treble Crochet     126
Ups and Downs: Increasing and Decreasing     138
Round and Round: Medallions and More     152
Let's Get Together: Joining, Striping and Seaming     182
On the Edge: Finishes and Buttonholes     190
Terms, Abbreviations and Hook Sizes     194
Bells and Whistles: Adding Embellishments     196
Resources     200
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