Discover the pleasures of knitting in the round! Margaret Radcliffe presents classic circular knitting techniques — including Fair Isle, helix, and tubular — in detailed step-by-step photographic sequences. This comprehensive guide provides directions for 35 demonstration projects, so you can practice each technique on a miniature hat, mitten, or sweater before applying it to a larger project. With tips on how to adapt any straight-needle pattern for use with circular needles, Circular Knitting Workshop opens up endless possibilities.
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About the Author
Margaret Radcliffe is the author of The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques, The Knowledgeable Knitter, and the bestsellers The Knitting Answer Book and Circular Knitting Workshop. She regularly teaches throughout the country about everything from beginner’s basics to knitting design. She is particularly interested in promoting creativity and independence in all knitters and maintains the website www.maggiesrags.com.
Table of Contents
Why Knit Circularly?Circular Knitting Techniques1 Getting Started2 Working Circularly3 Finishing Techniques4 Converting Flat to CircularWorkshop Projects5 Starting with a Tube6 Carrying On with Bags & Hats7 Wrapping Up with Scarves & Shawls8 Stepping Up to Socks9 Handling Mittens & Gloves10 Topping Off with Vests & SweatersAppendixGlossary of Techniques and TermsKnitting SymbolsKnitting AbbreviationsFurther ReadingAcknowledgmentsIndex
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Circular Knitting Workshop Essential Techniques to Master Knitting in the Round by Margaret Radcliffe First starts out with what looks like colorful doll sweaters and vests as if I needed any enticing to continue on. Like the comparisons it shows from circular to straight knitting, the ribbings. Hands on diagrams make it easy to see so you can do what they are talking about in each chapter. Multiple means of casting on and working with magic loop method is described along with binding off methods. A chapter I was looking forward to was the converting flat knitting to circular. I just really like to knit with circulars, especially on a plane so I'm not apt to lose one of my 4 double pointed needles. Shows basic chart knitting if you need a refresher or are a newcomer to that method of following a pattern. Patterns for potholders, bags and hats are included. Love just the different patterns and am thinking of another baby afghan I have to make this week looking at the diamond pattern vs. the one I am currently using will be a nice selection. Always am telling my blind friend that you can knit with needles and make a circle but that you'd have to then sew up the seam-she can't do the circulars but this book gives me another idea on how to achieve it. Shawls and scarves, socks and mittens and gloves, vests and sweaters. Something for everybody in this book, beginning or experienced knitter. Other abbreviations, glossary and index are at the back of the book.
I have had other circular knitting books but this by far is the best one to have in your knitting library. It is loaded with such useful information.