Knitting 101: Master Basic Skills and Techniques Easily through Step-by-Step Instruction

Knitting 101: Master Basic Skills and Techniques Easily through Step-by-Step Instruction

by Carri Hammett
     
 

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Written with the absolute beginner in mind, this book teaches all the basics for learning to knit with step-by-step instructions and photographs. Knitting skills are learned by working on projects, beginning with something very easy and getting progressively more difficult as the reader works through the book. New skills are explored in depth as they are introduced

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Written with the absolute beginner in mind, this book teaches all the basics for learning to knit with step-by-step instructions and photographs. Knitting skills are learned by working on projects, beginning with something very easy and getting progressively more difficult as the reader works through the book. New skills are explored in depth as they are introduced. The introductory section covers all the basics of knitting—selecting yarn, needle types and sizes, other tools and accessories, knitting gauge, casting on, forming stitches, reading patterns—making this the most comprehensive beginner's book available. The accompanying online videos include a how-to guide illustrating all the knitting techniques presented in the book. The videos are very useful for those who learn better by seeing a step in action as opposed to still photographs.

Editorial Reviews

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Former yarn shop owner and knitwear designer Hammett (Ready, Set, Knit Cables) takes a basics-and-beyond approach in Creative Publishing’s latest addition to their '101' series of how-to books. Each chapter is devoted to a different skill, starting with the basics and moving on to more advanced techniques, such as colorwork and lace knitting. The DVD that accompanies the book includes tutorials that give knitters who are visual learners the opportunity to see the various techniques in action. VERDICT: Beginning knitters interested in branching out beyond knit and purl will appreciate Hammett’s straightforward approach and simple projects." - Library Journal

Library Journal
Former yarn shop owner and knitwear designer Hammett (Ready, Set, Knit Cables) takes a basics-and-beyond approach in Creative Publishing's latest addition to their "101" series of how-to books. Each chapter is devoted to a different skill, starting with the basics and moving on to more advanced techniques, such as colorwork and lace knitting. The DVD that accompanies the book includes tutorials that give knitters who are visual learners the opportunity to see the various techniques in action. VERDICT Beginning knitters interested in branching out beyond knit and purl will appreciate Hammett's straightforward approach and simple projects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589236462
Publisher:
Creative Publishing int'l
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Series:
101 Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Carri Hammett is the original owner of Coldwater Collaborative, a gem of a yarn shop in Excelsior, Minnesota. Carri loves to collaborate with both her customers and her readers as together they express their love of knitting and expand their knitting knowledge and skill. She is the author of four books for CPi: Mittens and Hats for Yarn Lovers; Scarves and Shawls for Yarn Lovers; Ready, Set, Knit Cables; and Knitting 101.

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