The Principles of Knitting

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Now featuring new instructions, new illustrations, and new information, The Principles of Knitting—beloved by knitters everywhere and one of the most requested out-of-print books for years—finally gets the revision that fans have been clamoring for!

A treasured guide beloved by knitters everywhere, the classic book The Principles of Knitting is finally available again in a fully revised and updated edition. This is the definitive book on knitting techniques, with valuable ...

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Overview

Now featuring new instructions, new illustrations, and new information, The Principles of Knitting—beloved by knitters everywhere and one of the most requested out-of-print books for years—finally gets the revision that fans have been clamoring for!

A treasured guide beloved by knitters everywhere, the classic book The Principles of Knitting is finally available again in a fully revised and updated edition. This is the definitive book on knitting techniques, with valuable information for everyone from beginners to experienced knitters. June Hiatt presents not only a thorough, thoughtful approach to the craft, but also a passion for carrying on the art of knitting to future generations. She has repeatedly tested the various techniques and presents them with clear, easy-to-follow instructions—as well as an explanation of what each one can contribute to your knitting. Informed by decades of experience and thousands of hours of practice, this comprehensive resource offers a variety of ways to approach every skill and technique and offers solutions that can help solve the most challenging aspects of any knitting project.

The Principles of Knitting has been totally rewritten—new instructions, new illustrations, and new information. While the basics of knitting have not changed much, June’s understanding of the material has deepened over the last twenty-five years, and she’s eager to share what she has learned with the knitting world. In addition, the book has been reorganized to make it easier to use and has a gorgeous new design.

Reading The Principles of Knitting is like having a knitting mentor by your side who can answer any knitting question you have in an honest, intelligent, informed manner.

Comprehensive, innovative, and lucid, this landmark compendium of knitting techniques is the definitive knitting resurce book.

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More than a third of American women knit or crochet and by evidence, that percentage is growing. For millions of these crafters, what began as a hobby has become a constant pleasure or passion. For those knitters, this 700-page standard-setter qualifies as a reference book that can immeasurably enhance their experience—and their expertise. Totally rewritten and newly illustrated, June Hemmons Hiatt's The Principles of Knitting is far different and much superior to the edition published a quarter century ago, which even then was hailed as the definitive book on the subject. The knitting gift of the year.

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Out of print since the mid-1990s, Hiatt's classic guide to all things knitting has been fully revised and expanded. If it's knitting-related and you need to know about it, it's probably in this book. Hiatt goes well beyond the basic how-to approach, choosing instead to provide context and explain the whys behind the techniques. Knitters of all skill levels will find a comprehensive guide to the basics and beyond, including information about lace, cables, color work, beaded knitting, and finishing techniques. One drawback: at 700-plus pages, it's more of an at-home reference than a portable book for the knitting bag. VERDICT This new edition of one of the great knitting references will bring Hiatt's clear explanations and comprehensive information to a new generation of knitters.
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This is a comprehensive handbook for the knitter who wants to know the ``whys'' as well as the ``hows'' of hand-knitted fabric construction. Included are chapters on stitch formation, fabric construction, pattern design, project planning, and decorative work (e.g., multi-color knitting, inlay, and needlework embellishment). Superior organization, layout, indexing, and the numerous illustrations add to the value of this work as a basic knitting reference, but the beginning knitter may be intimidated by the sheer bulk of material presented--including, for example, 33 different methods for casting on stitches. A less intimidating introduction to the craft is Maggie Righetti's Knitting in Plain English ( LJ 3/15/86). Highly recommended for libraries collecting in this area.-- Janice Zlendich, California State Univ. Lib., Fullerton
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416535171
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 2/14/2012
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Pages: 736
  • Sales rank: 164,826
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

June Hiatt is a reknowned knitting teacher and the author of the classic book THE PRINCIPLES OF KNITTING, considered the "bible" of knitting instruction books. She lives in San Francisco with her husband.

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  • Posted February 22, 2012

    Required for Serious Knitters

    If you desire detailed reference material for knitting techniques available at your fingertips, this book is it. If your knitting interest includes continuing to learn techniques that are new to you, this is an invaluable resource.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    At last!

    This is the revision I have waited and hhoped for! I have the original edition, and thought it was great. I learned a lot from it, but this new edition is much better! It has much more information, is much better organized, and is more open-minded than the original. It also identifies techniques by the most-used names as well as by her names for them. When you want to investigate something, look it up in the well-done index. Browse through this book to learn things about knitting that are scattered about in more other books than anybody would own. I wish I could give this book 10 stars. It deserves them.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    Love it!

    I've been waiting for this forever. My library only had one copy and you had to wait in que forever. I got one book and one ebook.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2010

    The Principles of Knitting

    I know that this is like the Bible of Knitting. Have been waiting the longest time for the reprint/updated book to come out and it has not.
    I was told over a year and a half ago that it would be in the stores.
    Maybe if everyone stayed on top of Simon and Schuster it might happen.

    I am not interested in the other authors, I have numerous books on knitting but none are like the The Principles of Knitting.... June Hemmons Hiatt

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2008

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    I purchased this book in 1989 and it is a great book along with Elizabeth Zimmerman. This book gives great explanations. I use this book all of the time along with EZ. I heard that they are going to reprint this. Everyone should have a copy, if at all possible.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 17, 2012

    CLASSIC MUST HAVE !!

    I'm a noob in the great world of knitting so I'd never heard of this gem until my Mom mentioned it last week. Actually, 10yrs ago, you could've given me the best sewing machine & knitting tools $$ could buy...I'd be kicking myself now wishing I'd kept or put it all to use! I've always preferred handmade over the rest & loved designing my own things-just not making! I have an 8y/o Daughter who inherited (x2) our big imaginations & love of crafts. We're both fresh beginners w/knitting though & can't wait to own this wonderful book. It was total chance that I found it had been revised, as I stumbled upon it's AD while looking at a home decor blog.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted August 3, 2013

    i want to be nook friands with some body.

    please answer me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2013

    Highly recommended

    I have been knitting since age 9, approximately 50 years. I have it use it to research other ways of doing techniques that I have been doing for many years. I look forward for trying other techniques such as steeks. I look forward improving knitting techniques and obtaining better results when knitting clothing articles.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2013

    Great knitting book. A must have.

    Very complete. Easy to understand.

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