Idiot's Guides: Knitting, 1st Edition

  • Megan Goodacre
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  • ISBN-10: 1615645608
  • ISBN-13: 9781615645602
  • DDC: 746.432
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 272 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Knitting is one of the most popular crafts among people all ages, but if you've never picked up a set of needles before, it's hard to know where to begin. Geared toward the absolute beginner, Idiot's Guides®: Knitting teaches the basics of knitting in a series of lessons using full-color, step-by-step photo-rich instructions that enable the reader to clearly see how each stitch, finger movement, and yarn movement is executed. Lessons are accompanied by practice projects, allowing the reader to try out their newly learned skill. As the lessons become more advanced, so do the projects, so the knitter not only gets instant gratification, they also become more proficient as they learn and have the motivation to keep going. In addition, the book includes numerous fun and fresh patterns along with galleries of stitch patterns for beginner and intermediate-level knitters. This completely illustrated guide is an essential tool for every new knitter.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Publisher's Note.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Basics.
2: Before You Begin.
3: First Steps: Casting On.
4: The Next Step: Purling.
5: Knit-Speak.
6: Basic Stitch Gallery.
7: Beyond The Basics.
8: More Knitting Know-How.
9: Shaping: Increasing and Decreasing.
10: Finishing.
11: Easy Stitch Gallery.
12: Intermediate Knitting.
13: Knitting in the Round.
14: More Color.
15: Creating Cables.
16: Making Lace.
17: Intermediate Stitch Gallery.
18: The More you Know.
19: Patterns.
20: A Guide To Yarn.
21: Troubleshooting.
22: A Gallery of Patterns.
About the Author.