The Complete Book of Knittingby Barbara Abbey
Excellent guide for learning how to knit well, undertake new projects, and even create new designs. All basic procedures thoroughly explained--from casting on and binding off, to inserting zippers and lining garments. Over 500 illustrations show how to knit and purl, increase and decrease stitches, knit left-handed, knit with more than one color, make cables, and much else. Includes chapter on Abbreviations and Terms.
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I've been knitting for a quite a while, yet Abbey's book illuminated whole new dimensions to knitting for me. She emphasizes not only on the basics, which makes her book ideal for beginners and reteaching pros in a comprhensivemanner, but she teaches you how to become an independent knitter by supplying you with consise directions on every intricate and practical technique imaginable. I would also suggest going to another popular website for this book, where it is sold for five to six dollars less. The real advantage of the book is a compendium of over wonderful 200 stiches which are named and whose usefullness are thouroughly explained.