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A new edition of one of the top knitting primers on the market

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting has been one of the top knitting primers on the market since its publication five years ago. Now, updated with brand-new patterns, even more helpful photos, and expanded coverage of knitting techniques, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting, 2nd Edition, is the go-to knitting book for crafters who learn faster by seeing and doing than by wading through ...

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Overview

A new edition of one of the top knitting primers on the market

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting has been one of the top knitting primers on the market since its publication five years ago. Now, updated with brand-new patterns, even more helpful photos, and expanded coverage of knitting techniques, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting, 2nd Edition, is the go-to knitting book for crafters who learn faster by seeing and doing than by wading through tedious instruction books.

You'll get visual guidance on the basic knit and purl stitches and advance to bobbles, cables, lace, and fancy color work. Photo by photo and stitch by stitch, you'll learn how to knit socks, hats, mittens, sweaters, and more.

  • Concise two-page lessons show you all the steps to a skill and are ideal for quick review
  • Detailed color photos demonstrate each step, and helpful tips provide additional guidance
  • Other titles by Turner: Knitting VISUAL Quick Tips and Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting Design

Packed with step-by-step instructions and fun, innovative patterns, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting, 2nd Edition, will have you creating masterpieces in no time!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470528327
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/8/2010
  • Series: Teach Yourself VISUALLY Consumer Series , #21
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 169,004
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Sharon Turner is the author of Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting Design, Knitting VISUAL Quick Tips, Find Your Style and Knit It Too, and Monkeysuits: Sweaters and More to Knit for Kids. She designs vibrant knitwear for children and sells her patterns and kits through yarn stores and online at Monkeysuits.com. She also runs knitting clubs for kids and teens at New York City schools.

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Knitting.

Getting Started.

Yarn Types.

How to Read Yarn Labels.

Care Instructions and Symbols.

Needles and Accessories.

CHAPTER 2 Basic Techniques.

Make a Slipknot.

Cast On.

Hold Needles and Yarn.

Knit: English Method.

Purl: English Method.

Knit: Continental Method.

Purl: Continental Method.

Join New Yarn.

Slip a Stitch.

Knit with a Double Strand of Yarn.

Bind Off.

CHAPTER 3 Basic Stitch Patterns.

Start with Simple Stitch Patterns.

Learn Rib Patterns.

Try More Complicated Knit and Purl Stitch Patterns.

CHAPTER 4 Shaping.

Increase 1 Stitch.

Increase Multiple Stitches.

Decrease 1 Stitch.

Decrease Multiple Stitches.

Shape with Short Rows.

CHAPTER 5 Correcting Mistakes.

Avoid Accidental Increases.

Correct Twisted Stitches.

Correct Incomplete Stitches.

Pick Up Dropped Stitches.

Unravel Stitches.

CHAPTER 6 Learning to Read Written Instructions.

Getting to Know Gauge.

Make and Measure a Gauge Swatch.

Knitting Terms.

How to Read a Knitting Pattern.

How to Read a Knitting Chart.

CHAPTER 7 Knitting in the Round.

Cast On with Circular Needles.

Knit Using Circular Needles.

Cast On with Double-Pointed Needles.

Knit Using Double-Pointed Needles.

Knit in the Round on Two Needles.

Knit Small Circumferences on One Circular Needle.

CHAPTER 8 Bobbles, Cables, and Textured Stitches.

Make Bobbles.

Make Simple Cables.

Knit 1 in the Row Below.

Knit or Purl Through Back of Loop.

Knit with Bobbles and Knots.

Learn More Cable Patterns.

Combine Cables with Bobbles, Knots, and Textured Stitches.

CHAPTER 9 Openwork.

Learn Drop Stitch and Yarn Over Patterns.

Experiment with Eyelet Patterns.

Work with Lace Patterns.

CHAPTER 10 Color Knitting.

A Look at Color.

Make Horizontal Stripes.

Work Seamless Stripes in the Round.

Master Corrugated Ribbing.

Learn Fair Isle Knitting.

Weave Yarns in Color Knitting.

Experiment with a Few Simple Color Patterns.

Try Intarsia.

Work a Few Simple Intarsia Motifs.

CHAPTER 11 Finishing Techniques.

Weave In Ends.

Block Your Knitting.

Sew Seams.

Graft Seams.

Assemble a Sweater.

Felting.

CHAPTER 12 Finishing Details.

Pick Up Stitches.

Button Bands, Neckbands, and Collars.

Make Buttonholes.

Sew On Buttons.

Sew In Zippers.

Make Pockets.

Turned Hems.

Knit In Hems.

CHAPTER 13 Decorative Details.

Make Pompoms.

Make Tassels.

Add Fringe.

Knit a Cord.

Decorate with Embroidery.

Crochet Edgings.

Knit Fancy Borders and Edgings.

Knit with Beads.

Make a Felted Flower.

Make a Knitted Ball.

Line a Knitted Bag.

CHAPTER 14 Easy Knitting Projects.

Easy Horizontal Scarf.

Easy Baby Booties.

Baby Washcloth Set.

Lacy Cabled Scarf.

Textured Pillow Cover.

Cozy Mittens.

Felted Tote.

Eyelet Hat.

CHAPTER 15 More Knitting Projects.

Ribbed and Fair Isle Bag.

Beaded Headband.

Men's Cabled Sleeveless Pullover.

Striped Sweater and Hat for Babies and Kids.

Fair Isle Winter Headband.

Women's Pullover with Big Cable.

Toe-Up Socks.

CHAPTER 16 Modifiable Patterns for Hats, Socks, and Mittens.

Hats.

Hat: Master Pattern.

Finishes for the Hat Top.

Socks.

Socks: Master Pattern.

Mittens.

Mittens: Master Pattern.

Appendix.

Index.

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  • Posted February 22, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Great Reference Book

    Teach Yourself Visually Knitting is one reference book necessary for newbies like myself who need to check up on various stitches. It also has easy patterns to help anyone get started. After borrowing it from the library I knew I'd always need it at home. It was great that a 2nd ed. came out just as I was deciding on my purchase.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2007

    Great Book!

    If it hadn't been for this book I think I would've just given up on learning how to knit. The instructions are clear and easy to understand. The pictures show each step instead of one picture here and there. Thanks to this book all the other books I purchased before it finally make sense.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2013

    Really good!

    If you want to learn how to knit you should read this book. It has lots of pictures and is really easy to follow. I highly recommend this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 5, 2010

    Wonderful Book

    I saw this book at my knitting class which a classmate brought in, I started looking through it and fell in love with it right away. The pictures are sensational and the instructions are very thorough. It's not only for beginners, there are lots of patterns and ideas that you could use once you've become more experienced.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2007

    I Highly Recommend This Book!!!

    I HIGHLY recommend this book to ANYONE who wants to learn to knit!! Being that I'm just learning how to knit myself, and have searched the web, and other books, this book has to be the BEST!! I have found myself actually learning how to knit with ease, and for anyone who wants to learn to knit this is a book that you should really check out, it's not only great for adults but for kids as well!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2006

    Great teaching tool or reference

    I needed a book to help review all the 'how-to's' once a friend taught me to knit. This book has great color photos which are very easy to follow as well as some great extra's--various stitch patterns, fixes, great basic patterns and a breakdown of sizing. I have several books now but always seem to find myself going back to this book. Don't know what I would do without it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2006

    The BEST book for anyone

    I flipped through SO many how-to knitting books and this is the one that came home with me. The photos are amazing as it is often hard to understand line drawings. This book is a must have for beginners as it discusses casting on, the knit stitch, purl stitch, casting off, etc... This book has so much good stuff in it and is organized so well. There are chapters on fixing mistakes like dropped stitches, chapter on simple patterns and projects to get your started -- some are for beginners others are a bit more challenging but that is good because this is a book that you will grow with as your skills get better, has an awesome chapter on different types of patterns you can make once you have mastered the knit-purl stithces in different combinations, chapter on inserting colored patterns, etc.... This is an all around best knitting book to have. The color photos are great, and as a beginner, I found that this book has tons of stuff as well as more challenging information to use as my skills get better.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2014

    READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THIS TERRIBLE BOOK

    I had just started and I didn't know very much. But then it all just came to me in this one big book. But I just feel like they should give you more DIRECTIONS!!!! It makes me MAD seeing this beautiful project and not being able to do it. My first intarsia motif was horrible and I was making for my moms birthday and it was only 5 days away. Don't do any of the harder projects unless you want long hard challenge.

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  • Posted November 21, 2009

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    Great instructional book!

    Very easy to use for learning how to knit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2009

    Great for First-Timers

    I had never knitted before in my life. I got this book and was knitting the basics in about a week! I have recommended it to family and friends. Some of the pictures are hard to follow, but using the text and the pictures and with a little patience, I was knitting in no time.

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  • Posted August 15, 2009

    Very good.

    Received in timely fashion and as advertised.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2006

    Great book!

    I saw this book in the bookstore and really liked it. I like that there are TONS of pictures of REAL people's hands. So much easier to understand than sketches or line drawings. A book definitely for beginners or for knitters with experience that want a great reference guide. Also has different knitting techniques to learn as you gain more confidence and skill in your knitting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2006

    Best Book Ever!

    I hadn't knitted for since I was a child. I found this book and the illustrations are wonderful and simple to understand. No more long drawn out reading. Lots of helpful information. The perfect reference book for knitters.

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