The Everything Knitting Book: Simple Instructions for Creating Beautiful Handmade Items for Your Family and Friends

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Once again, knitting has become one of the hottest hobbies around. From local knitting groups to Hollywood stars, it seems as if everyone is joining in on the trend.

The Everything Knitting Book is a simple-and comprehensive-guide to get you started. From blankets and sweaters to hats and scarves, The Everything Knitting Book offers you all you need to know to create exceptional items for yourself or as gifts for family and friends.

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Overview

Once again, knitting has become one of the hottest hobbies around. From local knitting groups to Hollywood stars, it seems as if everyone is joining in on the trend.

The Everything Knitting Book is a simple-and comprehensive-guide to get you started. From blankets and sweaters to hats and scarves, The Everything Knitting Book offers you all you need to know to create exceptional items for yourself or as gifts for family and friends.

The Everything Knitting Book takes you step by step through the creative process, helping you choose the right yarn, find the appropriate needle, pick a pattern, and learn a variety of stitches. If your creative spark takes you beyond the basics, you'll learn how to devise original patterns, decorate knitted garments, and knit with more sophisticated materials, such as lace.

The Everything Knitting Book provides easy-to-follow direction on:

*Types of knitting needles and yarn
*Basic stitches
*Knitting patterns
*Circular knitting
*Crocheting

Packed with clear line art and featuring a magnificent eight-page color insert, The Everything Knitting Book is a must-have for knitters of all levels.

Jane Eldershaw has been knitting since she was ten years old. After studying graphic design at Randwick Technical College in Sydney, Australia, she began working for the Australian Home Journal, where part of her job included drawing diagrams illustrating construction techniques for crafts. She moved to New York City, where she worked as a staff artist for The New York Post and eventually became the Art Director. Jane Eldershaw now lives in Australia.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580627276
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Series: Everything Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.92 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

The Introduction
Chapter 1: Why People Knit
Chapter 2: Yarn
Chapter 3: Needles & Tools
Chapter 4: Getting Comfortable
Chapter 5: Beginning to Knit
Chapter 6: Edges, Rib Stitch, and Casting Off
Chapter 7: Variations on the Basic Stitches
Chapter 8: Increasing, Decreasing, and Picking Up Stitches
Chapter 9: Following Knitting Patterns
Chapter 10: Finishing and Caring for Knits
Chapter 11: Let the Games Begin
Chapter 12: Circular Knitting
Chapter 13: Cable and Crossed Stitches
Chapter 14: Knitting in Color
Chapter 15: Lacy Stitch Patterns
Chapter 16:Developing Your Own Patterns
Chapter 17: Detail Work
Chapter 18: More Challenging Projects
Chapter 19: Decorating Knitted Garments
Chapter 20: Crochet
Appendix A: Common Abbreviations
Appendix B: Needle and Hook Conversions
Appendix C: Symbols and Their Meanings
Appendix D: Glossary
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