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Overview

Knitting is fun, practical, therapeutic, and a great way to produce wonderful things to wear and use. A leading English textile designer shows home knitters how to create good-looking items knitted in wool, cotton, silk, mohair, and synthetic yarns. She describes all the needed yarns, needles, and accessories, then instructs in basic skills that include knit, purl, changing colors, and casting off. The largest part of this profusely illustrated book is devoted to twelve original projects, and presents clear directions on how to master the techniques required for each project. They include a striped garter-stitch scarf, an afghan blanket, a tank top, a pullover sweater, a buttoned sweater with matching hat, and several attractive items of clothing for children and babies. More than 250 full-color illustrations are clear enough for beginners to follow, though all projects are imaginative enough to appeal to experienced knitters as well.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764155468
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Edition description: 1ST US
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.74 (w) x 11.36 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Betty Barnden is a professional hand-knitting and needlecraft designer who received her training at London's Royal College of Art. She has produced patterns for several yarn companies, and her designs have appeared in many magazines published in Britain.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2004

    This Book Helped Me Learn to Knit Again!

    I learn better when someone shows me how to do a stitch, but until classes start, I was itching to get the basics under my belt. The pictures are much more clear than some books that just have drawings. Sometimes you just can't get the right view of which way the yarn is going in a drawing. I also have the Crochet version of this title, I really recommend it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2004

    Great book!

    I actually taught myself to knit from this book! It has wonderful pictures and great instructions to help anyone master the basics of knitting. I have many knitting books, but I would say this is the best one I have found to learn from!

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