Get Started: Knitting, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1465410791
  • ISBN-13: 9781465410795
  • DDC: 746.43
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 192 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released January 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Learn the fundamentals of knitting with Get Started: Knitting, part of a new series of learning guides from DK. Each course follows the same structure: start simple and learn the basics, build on what you've learned, and then show off your new skills! Get Started: Knitting teaches the complete beginner the skills needed to make over 30 beautiful projects. Start simple with cushions and scarves, build on your skills with mittens and coasters, and show off with hot water bottle covers and blankets. With step-by-step pictures and practice projects to keep you on the right track, Get Started: Knitting will help you learn your new skill in no time. More than any other series on the market, DK's Get Started aims to provide the reader with carefully structured learning and a classroom approach to teaching that allows you to build your own course from practical lessons and themed projects.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
2: Build Your Course.
3: Knitting Needles.
4: Essential Yarns.
5: Essential Equipment.
6: Choosing Colors.
7: Knitting Abbreviations.
8: Stitch-Symbol Charts.
9: Start Simple.
10: Key Techniques.
11: How to Make a Slip Knot.
12: How to Hold Yarn and Needles.
13: How to Knit Knit on Cast on.
14: How to Knit Cable Cast on.
15: How to Knit Backward Loop Cast on.
16: How to Long-Tail Cast on.
17: How to Knit Knit Stitch (Abbreviation = k).
18: How to Knit Purl Stitch (Abbreviation = p).
19: How to Knit Cast Offs.
20: How to Knit Seams.
Knit a Simple Knit Bag.
Knit a Phone Case.
Knit a Tablet Cover.
21: How to Add a New Color.
22: How to Darn Ends.
23: How to Make a Fringe.
24: How to Make Tassels.
Knit a Striped Scarf.
Knit a Four-Patch Cushion.
25: Stitch Galleries.
26: Gallery of Simple Stitch Patterns.
27: Build on It.
28: Key Techniques.
29: How to Knit Simple Increases.
30: How to Knit Yarn-Over Increases.
31: How to Knit Simple Decreases.
32: How to Make Pom-Poms.
Make a Bunny Toy.
33: How to Embroider on Knit.
34: How to Knit in the Round.
35: How to Work with Double-Pointed Needles.
Leg Warmers.
36: How to Work a Simple Square.
37: How to Knit Medallions.
38: Stitch Galleries.
39: Gallery of Shapes.
Make a Monkey Toy.
40: How to Knit Textures.
41: How to Knit Simple Twist.
42: How to Knit Cables.
43: Gallery of Textured Stitches.
44: How to Attach a Fastener.
Make a Cabled Cushion.
45: Take It Further.
46: Key Techniques.
47: How to Slip Stitches Knitwise.
48: How to Slip Stitches Purlwise.
49: How to Knit Through Back Loop.
50: How to Knit Smooth Diagonal Cast Off.
51: How to Knit Neat Edges.
52: How to Pick Up Stitches.
53: How to Measure Gauge.
54: How to Block Knits.
Knit a Raglan Sweater.
55: How to Knit Cast-Off Horizontal Buttonhole.
Knit a Baby’s Cardigan.
Knit a Pair of Mittens.
56: How to Use a Color Chart.
57: Stitch Galleries.
58: Stitch Gallery of Slip-Stitch Colorwork.
59: Stitch Gallery of Fair Isle Patterns.
60: Stitch Gallery of Intarsia Motifs.
Knit Fair Isle Arm Warmers.
61: How to Knit Lace.
62: How to Knit a Chain Eyelet.
63: How to Knit an Open Eyelet.
64: Stitch Gallery of Lace.
Knit a Peekaboo Lace Scarf.
Queen of Heart Socks.
About the Author.