The Complete Idiot's Guide to Knitting, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1101440031
  • ISBN-13: 9781101440032
  • DDC: 746.432
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 304 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released December 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Knitting made easy - especially for beginners.In The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Knitting, Becca Smith takes aspiring knitters step-by-step through her "learn-as-you-go" teaching technique. Knitters are guided from purl stitch to finished scarf with hundreds of clear and easy-to-understand photos along the way. Readers will also learn to make hats, mittens, blankets, pillows, sweaters, socks, even kimonos-as well as their own patterns. With The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Knitting, anyone can go from picking up a needle to becoming a master knitter.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Basics: It's All About Loops.
2: Getting Started Knitting.
3: Basic Stitch #1: Knit.
4: Basic Stitch #2: Purl.
5: Knits and Purls: The V's and the Bumps.
6: What Makes a Stitch Pattern?.
7: Easy Stitches.
8: Intermediate Stitches.
9: Advanced Stitches.
10: Mini Fifteen-Block Sampler.
11: Shaping, Knitting in the Round, and More.
12: Increasing and Decreasing.
13: Knitting in the Round.
14: Changing Colors.
15: Intermediate Techniques.
16: Simple Shaping.
17: More Shaping Techniques.
18: Sock Construction.
19: Using Big Needles and Bulky Yarn.
20: Knitting with Multiple Yarns.
21: Adapting Sizes.
22: The Anatomy of a Jacket.
23: Advanced Techniques.
24: Intarsia.
25: Entrelac.
26: Felting Your Knitting.
27: Yarns and Tools.
28: Fun with Fiber.
29: Your Knitting Kit.
30: Correcting Common Problems.