“An essential addition to the knitter's bookshelf.” —Library Journal (starred review)The ultimate knitting reference, from the world’s most recognized knitting magazine, gets a thorough update—including 1,600 color images and brand-new sections with techniques and designs! First published in 1989, Vogue Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book instantly became a beloved resource for knitters. The second edition, released in 2002, further cemented its place as the most trusted knitting resource. The past 15 years have seen many exciting advances in knitting, and this update encompasses them all. It features an expanded library of cast-ons, increases, decreases, and bind-offs; in-depth sections on newly favorite techniques such as brioche, entrelac, double knitting, and mosaic knitting; and design and construction chapters that go beyond just sweaters to encompass dozens of options for hats, mittens, socks, gloves, and more than 25 shawl shapes. Comprehensive chapters cover lace and cabling, and provide even more Information than before on knitters' tools, correcting errors, finishing, embellishing, and garment care to give you a masterly understanding of every stage of knitting. With updated, revised, and fresh material throughout, 65 additional pages, and more than 1,600 photos and hand-drawn step-by-step illustrations, Vogue Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book is surprisingly easy to navigate with thorough indexing and footnote cross-referencing. From beginners needing to learn the very basics to seasoned knitters wanting a refresher on a complex technique, every knitter will cherish this guide for years to come.
About the Author
Originally founded by Condé Nast in 1932, Vogue Knitting magazine, now published by Soho Publishing, is the most respected and recognizable fashion knitting magazine in the world. The Vogue Knitting brand encompasses the magazine, knitting resource and pattern books, Vogue Knitting LIVE, a series of consumer shows that attract more than 15,000 knitters annually, destination trips and cruises, and much more.
What People are Saying About This
“The new edition of Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book is just that—ultimate help for both beginners and experienced knitters! All the technical basics are here in the clear and concise manner of previous editions, with new material on designing, how to understand sweater shapes, and helpful sections to clarify the details of your favorite knitting projects, including shawls and all kinds of accessories.”
“This book does for knitters what a book on delicious ingredients does for aspiring cooks. As I perused the pages, my mind danced with inspiration for future garments.”
“Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book not only lives up to its title, but surpasses it by far with an incredible, extensive amount of knitting information. Bravo to the Vogue Knitting editors!“
“Loaded with clear ‘how-to’ illustrations and explanatory photos, this book is packed with information on any knitting question you might have. I was fortunate enough to have been part of the original 1989 edition and have worn out my copy, so I can’t wait to get this revised and updated version.”
“Jam-packed with information for today’s curious knitter—so much useful knowledge is concentrated in these pages! A must-have no matter where you are in your knitting journey.”
“I do not use the word ‘comprehensive’ lightly, but it is applicable to this newly updated publication, which maintains its place as the reference volume for hand-knitting techniques.”