Knitting for Dummies
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Knitting for Dummies

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by Allen, Trisha Malcolm, Rich Tennant
     
 

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Knitting is a relatively simple process requiring a minimal set of tools – two needles and a ball of yarn. Its basic structure of interlocking loops couldn't be less complicated. Yet the possibilities for design and pattern innovation seem endless. Now is a great time to learn to knit. Never before have you had so many lovely and imaginative yarns from which to…  See more details below

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Knitting is a relatively simple process requiring a minimal set of tools – two needles and a ball of yarn. Its basic structure of interlocking loops couldn't be less complicated. Yet the possibilities for design and pattern innovation seem endless. Now is a great time to learn to knit. Never before have you had so many lovely and imaginative yarns from which to choose and so many stylish and sophisticated patterns to work with.

Sure, grandmothers knit, but so do movie stars, football players, doctors, and lawyers. They know what our grandmothers do: Knitting does more than just provide you with warm and cozy things to wear. Knitting also

  • Stirs your creativity
  • Gives you an ongoing sense of purpose
  • Teaches patience
  • Soothes the soul from the stresses of everyday life

Practice and perfect your knitting skills with Knitting For Dummies. This friendly, hands-on guide will lead you through the following topics and more:

  • Mastering the four elemental moves of knitting
  • Deciphering knitting patterns
  • Fixing common knitting mistakes
  • Getting started with simple projects
  • Expanding your horizons with stripes and details
  • Relaxing stiff shoulders and fingers

Every chapter explaining a specific knitting technique includes a Knitting Notebook of sample patterns to show you some of the different ways it can be used and a section of Practice Projects that gives step-by-step instructions for simple and attractive knitted accessories nearly al of which are features on the pages of the color insert. Most projects end with a list of project variations – ways to expand on your understanding of how to craft and design projects on your own.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764553950
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.82(d)

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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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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
doxiemummyx4 More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I started kniiting in the first day! I had a little trouble but the drawings helped a lot!
hipchikjah More than 1 year ago
This book took this novice's fear out of attempting new things! The book has been very helpful between the knitting classes!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Jodi Gilman More than 1 year ago
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
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