Knitting For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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Whether you’re just picking up knitting needles for the first time or you’ve been knitting for years, Knitting For Dummies, 2nd Edition, will be your pattern for knitting success. Have you always wanted to knit, but are just not sure how ...
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Knitting For Dummies

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Overview

Whether you’re just picking up knitting needles for the first time or you’ve been knitting for years, Knitting For Dummies, 2nd Edition, will be your pattern for knitting success. Have you always wanted to knit, but are just not sure how or where to start? Have you been knitting for years and want to perfect your stitches? As a beginner you will learn…
  • the tools of the trade
  • the basics
  • how to read a pattern
  • the fundamentals
  • basic stitches
  • techniques no knitter should be without
  • what to do when you make a common mistake
  • tips for knitting in the round
  • how to knit some easy projects

More advanced? Try your needles at stripes, cables, twists, lace, Fair Isle, intarsia, and full garments. Knitting For Dummies, 2nd Edition, will not only enhance the skills you already have, it’ll teach you new ones, from expert knitters who will guide you every step of the way. You’ll be on your way to knitting a new wardrobe in no time!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470440148
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/17/2008
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 183,789
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Pam Allen is the author of the bestselling first edition of Knitting For Dummies.

Tracy L. Barr is a professional writer and editor, and has been an avid knitter for more than 30 years.

Shannon Okey is the author of nearly a dozen books on knitting and other fiber arts and a columnist for knit.1 magazine. She hosts a call-in podcast about knitting and has appeared on many television shows.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Getting Ready to Knit.

Chapter 1: Two Needles, a Ball of Yarn, and a Little Know-how.

Chapter 2: Tools of the Trade.

Chapter 3: Taking the Mystery Out of Patterns and Gauge.

Part II: Knitting Primer.

Chapter 4: The Fundamentals: Casting On, Knitting, Purling, and Binding Off.

Chapter 5: Basic Stitches You’ll Use Again and Again.

Chapter 6: Techniques Every Knitter Should Know.

Chapter 7: Oops! Fixing Common Mistakes.

Chapter 8: Knitting in the Round.

Chapter 9: Practicing with Simple Projects.

Part III: Techniques for the More Experienced Knitter.

Chapter 10: Stripes — Yipes!

Chapter 11: Cable Musings and Interesting Twists.

Chapter 12: Let the Sun Shine In: Knitting Lace.

Chapter 13: Fair Isle and Intarsia Techniques.

Part IV: Making Garments.

Chapter 14: Anatomy of a Sweater Pattern.

Chapter 15: How to Knit a Sweater, Step by Step.

Chapter 16: Getting It Together: Blocking and Assembling Your Pieces.

Chapter 17 : Finishing Touches: Neckbands, Edging, Buttonholes, and More.

Chapter 18: Starter Garments.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten (Plus One) Unkinking Exercises for Knitters.

Chapter 20: Ten Quick Knitting Projects and Gift Ideas.

Part VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: More Stitches and Cool Effects.

Appendix B: Knitting Resources.

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

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    I guess I expect it more from the book .

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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