Knitting in Plain English

Knitting in Plain English

by Maggie Righetti
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Paperback(Second Edition, Revised, Updated Edition)

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Knitting in Plain English by Maggie Righetti

The first edition of this indispensable classic gave knitters easy-to-follow (and fun-to-read) advice on producing the knits of their dreams. Drawing on decades of experience as a knitting instructor and designer, Maggie Righetti offered step-by-step directions on avoiding common mistakes and getting out of tricky spots.

Now, in this completely updated and revised version, Righetti gives readers what they've asked for: advice on making all different garments, working with new patterns and different kinds of yarn, and even an introduction to her own legendary history. Neither aggressively hip nor bafflingly encyclopedic, Knitting in Plain English offers basic principles that will make any project---from a basic blanket to an intricate sweater---rewarding.

Having Knitting in Plain English on the shelf is like having your own knitting teacher available to help at all times with any thorny problem.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312353537
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 04/17/2007
Edition description: Second Edition, Revised, Updated Edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 472,419
Product dimensions: 9.24(w) x 7.48(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Maggie Righetti, a certified knitting and crochet instructor, is the author of Crocheting in Plain English and Sweater Design in Plain English. She lives in Southern California.

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Knitting in Plain English 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
MaryEllenOR More than 1 year ago
I got this book out of my public library a couple of weeks before I started a beginning knit class. I had never even picked up knitting needles before. I read through most of it prior to class and really felt that I could understand what the instructor was doing because of this reading. Also, I referred back to this book numerous times when I was experiencing difficulties as a beginner. I ended up liking the book so much that I knew I had to have my own copy for daily reference. The book talks about knitting in general, yarns, needles, various styles, picking patterns and much more in addition to the standard stuff you need to know about various knitting stitches. It includes not only the standard American knitting methods but also European and Middle Eastern.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A no-nonsense approach to knitting and most useful reference even for experienced knitters. Going back to basics was enlightening and highly helpful.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a new edition of an older classic. Very helpful for any knitter, from the rankest beginner to the advanced knitter, this book is an excellent reference. Highest recommendation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been knitting for a few years, even took a short class but this book is the most help I have found for any problem. It contains clear instructions and is inspiring and understanding that mistakes happen and how to fix them. Helpful diagrams. Gives different options and approaches to problems. Thank goodness I found this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a must for all knitters or knitter wanna-be's. It explains everything you'll need to know - all in a clear, understandable manner. Helpful tips to get you out of a knitting bind and tips to prevent you from getting into a bind!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago