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Knitting For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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The bestselling guide to knitting brilliant, timeless pieces

This revised and refreshed third edition of Knitting For Dummies features new knitting patterns, refreshed and additional projects, a new bibliography and suppliers list, and improved step-by-step knitting instructions. Plus, from the book, you can access step-by-step instructional videos online that enable you to see and practice the knitting techniques found in the book.

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Knitting For Dummies

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Overview

The bestselling guide to knitting brilliant, timeless pieces

This revised and refreshed third edition of Knitting For Dummies features new knitting patterns, refreshed and additional projects, a new bibliography and suppliers list, and improved step-by-step knitting instructions. Plus, from the book, you can access step-by-step instructional videos online that enable you to see and practice the knitting techniques found in the book.

From casting on to knitting in the round—and more—this new edition provides refreshed content and new images and access to online videos to help you follow along with the text. The book's user-friendly online instructional videos empower you to get started knitting immediately.

  • Includes refreshed knitting projects
  • Empowers you to confidently knit your own handmade creations
  • A brand-new edition of the bestselling guide to knitting

Experienced and novice knitters alike can benefit from the step-by-step instructions and informative videos included in this new edition of Knitting For Dummies!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118805268
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/9/2013
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 235,837
  • File size: 31 MB
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Meet the Author

Pam Allen is a designer whose knitting patterns have appeared in such publications as Interweave Knits and Twist Collective.

Shannon Okey, knitting author and blogger, can be found at knitgrrl.com.

Tracy L. Barr is a professional writer and editor. Marlaina "Marly" Bird, a knitting instructor and Creative Director at Bijou Basin Ranch, teaches at national wool festivals and expos as well as online at Craftsy.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Knitting 5

Chapter 1: Two Needles, a Ball of Yarn, and a Little Know-how 7

Chapter 2: Tools of the Trade 15

Chapter 3: Taking the Mystery Out of Patterns and Gauge 41

Part II: Knitting Primer 55

Chapter 4: The Fundamentals: Casting On, Knitting, Purling, and Binding Off 57

Chapter 5: Basic Stitches You’ll Use Again and Again 77

Chapter 6: Techniques Every Knitter Should Know 87

Chapter 7: Oops! Fixing Common Mistakes 107

Chapter 8: Knitting in the Round 121

Chapter 9: Practicing with Simple Projects 131

Part III: Techniques for the More Experienced Knitter 147

Chapter 10: Adding Interest with Stripes 149

Chapter 11: Cable Musings and Interesting Twists 167

Chapter 12: Let the Sun Shine In: Knitting Lace 189

Chapter 13: Fair Isle and Intarsia Techniques 209

Chapter 14: Fulling Fun: Making Your Project’s Presence Felt 231

Part IV: Making Knitted Garments 243

Chapter 15: Anatomy of a Sweater Pattern 245

Chapter 16: How to Knit a Sweater, Step by Step 253

Chapter 17: Getting It Together: Blocking and Assembling Your Pieces 269

Chapter 18: Finishing Touches: Neckbands, Edging, Buttonholes, and More 299

Chapter 19: Starter Garments 315

Part V: The Part of Tens 335

Chapter 20: Ten Quick Knitting Projects and Gifts 337

Chapter 21: Ten Unkinking Exercises for Knitters 347

Part VI: Appendixes 351

Appendix A: More Stitches and Cool Effects 353

Appendix B: Knitting Resources 367

Index 371

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Customer Reviews

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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.

    19 out of 19 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.

    13 out of 13 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!

    7 out of 8 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!

    7 out of 8 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.

    6 out of 7 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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