Knitting for Dummies

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This expanded and refreshed second edition of Knitting For Dummies features approximately 20ew and revised material, including: a new section on knitting on the web (blogs, e-zines, and websites), a new chapter on felting knitted projects (which has become very popular among beginners), new sample/practice projects and patterns, and a new bibliography. 
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Overview


This expanded and refreshed second edition of Knitting For Dummies features approximately 20ew and revised material, including: a new section on knitting on the web (blogs, e-zines, and websites), a new chapter on felting knitted projects (which has become very popular among beginners), new sample/practice projects and patterns, and a new bibliography. 
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470287477
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/13/2008
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: Original
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 392
  • Sales rank: 1,391,751
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Pam Allen has been designing sweaters since 1985. Her patterns appear in Vogue Knitting, Family Circle, and Women's Day, among other publications.
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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Introduction.

PART I: Knitting Primer.

Chapter 1: Two Needles and a Ball of Yarn.

Chapter 2: Knits and Purls: The Bricks and Mortar of Knitting.

Chapter 3: Oops! Fixing Common Mistakes.

Chapter 4: Tools of the Trade.

Chapter 5: Friendly Math (Gauge) for Knitters.

Chapter 6: Getting Started with Simple Projects.

PART II: Manipulating Stitches.

Chapter 7: Vital Stitchtistics: Manipulating Stitches.

Chapter 8: Shaping: The Ins and Outs of Knitting.

Chapter 9: Cable Musings: Knitting Over and Under.

Chapter 10: Let the Sun Shine In: Knitting Lace.

PART III: Color Me Knitting: Working with More than One Color.

Chapter 11: Color 101: Earning Your Stripes.

Chapter 12: Color 201: Advanced Color.

PART IV: Making Garments: Working with Patterns.

Chapter 13: Knitting Patterns: Helpful Blueprints or Hieroglyphics?

Chapter 14: Following the Blueprint: Knitting Your First Sweater.

Chapter 15: Fearless Finishing: Putting It All Together.

Chapter 16: Defining Details.

Chapter 17: Knitting in Circles.

Chapter 18: Working from the Blueprint: Starter Garments.

PART V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten Great Knitting Books.

Chapter 20: Ten Unkinking Exercises for Knitters.

Appendix A: Knitting Resources.

Appendix B: Practicing with More Samplers.

Appendix C: Some Thoughts about Color.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2004

    Better than I thought

    This book is very helpful. I mean VERY HELPFUL. I had 4 knitting books together, this was one of them. Now every time I have a question, I go to this book. It alway has the answer for me. It even has the answers of questions I didn't even know I should ask. I AVOIDED many mistakes. That's how helpful it was. I thought I was an pretty advanced knitter until I read this book. You should have this book before having fancy books with colorful pictures. Like take a plate first before having your meal.

    18 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 23, 2009

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    Great instructional guide for the beginner and the advanced

    This book is full of easy to follow instructions and hints regarding knitting. I found it a very useful aid in learning how to knit better. It is written and arranged to be helpful to not only the beginner, but the more advanced knitter trying new techniques. A must have for any knitting library.

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2008

    knitting

    I started kniiting in the first day! I had a little trouble but the drawings helped a lot!

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 15, 2009

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    A must for any newbie!

    This book took this novice's fear out of attempting new things! The book has been very helpful between the knitting classes!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2008

    Fantastic for new knitters!

    I picked this up at my local B&N. I have crocheted for 43 years and have tried to learn to knit from time to time. This book had me knitting with in an hour!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2011

    In-Page Video is Priceless

    Whether you are a beginner knitter or an experienced knitter that would like to have a handy reference book to carry, this ebook is well worth the price. You can read the book and the video does an excellent job of bringing the words to life. When it is sometimes difficult to visualize the instruction in your head, video helps. The author uses common knitter terminology that is easy to understand and/or is explained in english and not "knitter-ease". I would recommend it.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

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    This book is very very helpful,if you are just starting to knit. This book should be right next to you. A good answer book

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2011

    Not too bad

    Book is helpful for beginners like myself, but do not spend the extra money for the inhanced book. I could only find one video about increasing and decreasing and you can find that info on youtube. Other than that its very helpful

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2011

    Not recommended for IPAD

    Even though it says it's ipad compatable, the B&N tech department exhausted it's bag of tricks to get this loaded on my ipad - (I have a iPad, version 1). It downloaded to my Nook just fine, but wouldn't show up in my Nook App on my iPad. B&N did offer to refund, and I'll probably get a hard copy of this book since it didn't do much for me on the Nook.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2008

    A reviewer

    I guess I expect it more from the book .

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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