Detailed information that builds on basic knitting techniquesHow-to instructions complete with color photographsIncludes essential skills review and knitting resources listHow to knit on the bias, create flawless necklines, incorporate beads into a design, and knit a mitred corner are only a few of the more advanced techniques covered in this lavishly illustrated book. Hundreds of step-by-step photographs guide the intermediate knitter through ten beautiful projects: a scarf, hat, sweater, throw, purse, and more. Using a variety of yarns and stitches, these patterns are sure to complement any knitter's library.
About the Author
Leigh Ann Chow is editor of five books, including Basic Knitting, Beyond Basic Knitting, and Basic Dried Flower Arranging. She lives in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Anita Tosten and Missy Burns teach knitting at The Mannings in East Berlin, Pennsylvania. Anita's patterns have appeared in Knitter's Magazine, Vogue Knitting's On the Go books, and are frequently featured in Knit 'n Style magazine. In addition to knitting and designing, Anita and Missy also own and manage Wool in the Woods, a company that produces and sells hand-dyed yarn, in Biglerville, Pennsylvania. Alan Wycheck is a concrete specialist and former partner in The SO Factory, a concrete design company. He is also an award-winning photographer and lives in central Pennsylvania.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This assumes you know how to knit and purl but doesn't assume much beyond that. If it's something to remind you about some skills and get you going knitting a few items to remind you how it works and trying out a few new techniques along the way then this is the book for you. It's a half step above a beginner book, for an intermediate beginner, someone comfortable with the basic concepts but wanting to stretch a little. The illustrations are clear and easy to follow.The projects are:Heart's Content Scarf - knitting a bias scarf. Good and basiSugar Run Skirt - Provisional cast-on and knitting the casting - not my sort of thing but overall a good projectTwin Lakes Cover-up and Hat- Lace and ruffles, a baby coverup and a little too twee for meLantz Corners Shawl - moving from double pointed to circular and twiceworked bind off. Not a bad project or skill use, A square shawl that could also be a tableclothTracy Ridge Hat - Reading graphs, a hat that doubles up as a cowl though there are no shots of it as a cowl.Beaver meadows Felted purse - mitred rectangle bottom, embelishment, handle and edging - interesting bag and different handle, this is the coverproject.Big Rock Socks - Stranded colour knitting, longish fairly bulky socksTionesta Lake Throw - swatching for texture and colour, use up some of that stash stuffWatson Crossing Sweater - flawless necklines with ANNA (Armhole Neck Neck Armhole order of decreases) ruffle edged cardiganSaybrook Neck warmer and wrist warmer - knitting with beads a bulky set with cables (the pictures are in a variagated yarn that mostly loses the texture of the piece) the bead knitting is the crochet hook method.overall not a bad book for someone looking to expand their horizons.