The Knitter's Companion Deluxe Edition w/DVD

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Overview

Now with two bonus instructional DVDs, The Knitter's Companion Deluxe Edition with DVD is every knitter's perfect reference guide! Chock-full of techniques, illustrations, and definitions, this resource has everything you need for knitting with confidence.

Inside you'll find an overview of stitches, gauges, joins, seams, borders, and buttonholes, as well as detailed descriptions of each technique and photographs that show the finished look. Innovative methods are also explored ...

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Overview

Now with two bonus instructional DVDs, The Knitter's Companion Deluxe Edition with DVD is every knitter's perfect reference guide! Chock-full of techniques, illustrations, and definitions, this resource has everything you need for knitting with confidence.

Inside you'll find an overview of stitches, gauges, joins, seams, borders, and buttonholes, as well as detailed descriptions of each technique and photographs that show the finished look. Innovative methods are also explored in The Knitter's Companion Deluxe Edition with DVD, including additional ways to cast on, bind off, and increase stitches. Vicki Square shares an abundance of detail on color knitting techniques, plus favorite embellishments such as tassels, fringe, knitting with beads, and more.

Vicki also shares with you in two extended DVDs every technique featured in the book. Starring in more than five hours of instruction on the DVDs, Vicki shares with you a truly hands-on knitting experience. All the information knitters need is right at their fingertips with The Knitter's Companion Deluxe Edition with DVD--an indispensable addition to any knitterā€™s bag of tricks.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Interweave Press has a good thing going with the Companion series of fiber crafts books (The Crocheter's Companion). This edition improves further on the 2006 version by adding two instructional DVDs featuring techniques highlighted in the book. This is still an excellent ready reference for a variety of knitting techniques, including cast-ons, bind-offs, finishing, and other basics. The illustrations are as helpful as ever, but the demonstrations on the DVDs show knitters exactly what they should be doing. Every knitting collection needs a reference; this one is affordable and accessible." - Library Journal

"It's a time-tested manual for the nervous newbie...The Knitter's Companion is a good all-around book for someone who's starting out." - Canadian Living

"This deluxe edition's suggested retail price is $24.95, which is really a bargain when you consider that you're getting both the book and all that video instruction... Even for those who have some knitting experience, the book is a great reference for some of those things you might not always remember how to do and the videos are kind of fun to watch or at least listen to as you go about other things. You might just learn something or be inspired to try a technique you hadn't considered before." - About.com Knitting

"Small enough to stow in your bag, [this] compact spiral-bound guide offers on-the-spot answers to all of your stitching questions." - Family Circle's Easy Knitting

"The best of the latest crop...has the basics on casting on, casting off, seaming and things...you need to know." - The News & Observer

"This little book should be in every knitter's knitting bag." - Knitting News

"The overall volume of 'gotta know' information presented in such a handy format make[s] this a truly indispensable tool." - Monsters & Critics.com

"The best grab and go knitting book..." - Knitty.com

"If you don't yet have a good reference book in your knitting library, I strongly recommend The Knitter's Companion." - Knitter's Review

"This newly expanded and updated version is even better..." - Knit 'N Style

"There are several excellent reference books on the market. One of my favorites is The Knitters Companion." - Anchorage Daily News

"A spiffier version of Square's decade-old all-you-need-to-know reference...much here for dyed-in-the-woolies." - Yarn Market News

"The original, published in 1996, was a great standard reference but the new edition has a lot of cool features." - KnittingNewsCast.com

"The Knitter's Companion Deluxe Edition with DVD. Our absolute favorite (in fact the only one we recommend) go-to knitting reference. Now with two bonus instructional DVDs, The Knitter's Companion Deluxe Edition is every knitter's perfect reference guide!" - Foryarnssake.com

"As essential to any knitter's traveling kit as needles and yarn. The two DVDs are so brilliant." - Knitty.com

"The most exciting addition is the inclusion of two DVDs that contain over 5 hours of visual information. This is fantastic for the person who learns more effectively by watching the hand movements of the teacher and reinforces the written text. That's more than 80 demos and techniques available! I take my laptop with me when I can and having this extra resource is essential to me." - Diana Kreider, Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild

Library Journal
Interweave Press has a good thing going with the "Companion" series of fiber crafts books (The Crocheter's Companion). This edition improves further on the 2006 version by adding two instructional DVDs featuring techniques highlighted in the book. This is still an excellent ready reference for a variety of knitting techniques, including cast-ons, bind-offs, finishing, and other basics. The illustrations are as helpful as ever, but the demonstrations on the DVDs show knitters exactly what they should be doing. Every knitting collection needs a reference; this one is affordable and accessible.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596683143
  • Publisher: Interweave Press
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Edition description: Deluxe
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 515,375
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Vicki Square is the author of Knit Kimono, Knit Kimono Too, Folk Bags, Folk Hats, and the best-selling The Knitter's Companion. She is also a contributor to Lace Style, Simple Style, and Knitting Green. Vicki regularly designs knitted pieces from elegant basics to unique art to wear. Her artistry in color and aesthetic are stated boldly through her engineering of unusually shaped garments and accessories. Magazines such as Interweave Knits, Knitter's and Spin-Off have featured her work, and she has won awards for her innovative designs. Vicki has been designing and teaching knitting for more than twenty years, and cross-trains her creative passions with drawing, painting, and mixed media pursuits. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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Table of Contents


Introduction

In Preparation
Supplies and Notions
Yarn Structure
Yarn Sizes
Yarn Label Symbols
Formula for Interchanging Yarns
Yardage Estimates for Sweaters in Standard Yarn Weights
Taking Body Measurements
Body Measurement Tables
Sweater Ease Allowance
Weights and Lengths
Winding Yarn
Knitting Needle Size Conversions
Crochet Hook Size Conversions
Abbreviations

The Basics
Continental Stitch
English Method
Slipped Stitches
Yarnovers
Gauge
Measuring the Knitting
Reading Patterns and Charts

Cast-Ons
Joining Yarns
Increases
Decreases
Bind-Offs
Blocking
Seaming
Hems and Hemming
Borders and Edges

Details
Beads
Buttonholes
Duplicate Stitch
French Knot
Fringe
Knitted Cord
Pom-Pom
Tassel
South American Knitted Join

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    Posted August 13, 2013

    This is a knitters best friend

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