Knitting Tips and Trade Secrets: Clever Solutions for Better Hand Knitting, Machine Knitting, and Crocheting

Overview

Knitting Tips and Trade Secrets Expanded contains 30% new material on everything from how to knit (and crochet) a better buttonhole to taking the kinks out of your circular needles. Organized by type of tip (yarn tips, tips for knitting in more than one color, tips for garment assembly, tips for machine knitters, crochet tips) for easy reference and illustrated with more than 170 step-by-step drawings, Knitting Tips and Trade Secrets Expanded is a knitting (and crochet) bag ...

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Overview

Knitting Tips and Trade Secrets Expanded contains 30% new material on everything from how to knit (and crochet) a better buttonhole to taking the kinks out of your circular needles. Organized by type of tip (yarn tips, tips for knitting in more than one color, tips for garment assembly, tips for machine knitters, crochet tips) for easy reference and illustrated with more than 170 step-by-step drawings, Knitting Tips and Trade Secrets Expanded is a knitting (and crochet) bag necessity.

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"Waste not, want not" appears to be the motto at Taunton Press as it continues to spin off material first published in Threads magazine. This is a compendium of techniques from readers that first appeared in Threads' "Tips" column. That said, the really meaty content, now indexed and gathered together in one well-illustrated volume, makes this a good choice for any knitting collection.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561581566
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Series: Threads On Series
  • Edition description: Expanded ed.
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 712,414
  • Product dimensions: 9.04 (w) x 7.01 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

As a leading source for all things related to garment sewing, Threads magazine is committed to serving sewers of all skill levels and providing the right tools to create functional and fashionable clothing to last a lifetime. Must-have patterns, essential techniques, and expert advice are available at www.threads.com

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Yarn 2
Ch. 2 Hand-knitting techniques 10
Ch. 3 Multicolor knitting 38
Ch. 4 Garmentmaking tips 50
Ch. 5 Managing your knitting 72
Ch. 6 Machine knitting 86
Ch. 7 Crochet 94
Ch. 8 Finishing and caring for your project 106
Knitting abbreviations 119
Index 120
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