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Knitting For Dummies

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Knitting For Dummies

by Allen

The bestselling guide to knitting brilliant, timeless pieces

This revised and refreshed third edition of Knitting For Dummies features new knitting patterns, refreshed and additional projects, a new bibliography and suppliers list, and improved step-by-step knitting instructions. Plus, from the book, you can access step-by-step instructional videos online that enable you to see and practice the knitting techniques found in the book.

From casting on to knitting in the round—and more—this new edition provides refreshed content and new images and access to online videos to help you follow along with the text. The book's user-friendly online instructional videos empower you to get started knitting immediately.

  • Includes refreshed knitting projects
  • Empowers you to confidently knit your own handmade creations
  • A brand-new edition of the bestselling guide to knitting

    Experienced and novice knitters alike can benefit from the step-by-step instructions and informative videos included in this new edition of Knitting For Dummies!

    The EPUB format of this title may not be compatible for use on all handheld devices.

  • The bestselling guide to knitting brilliant, timeless pieces

    This revised and refreshed third edition of Knitting For Dummies features new knitting patterns, refreshed and additional projects, a new bibliography and suppliers list, and improved step-by-step knitting instructions. Plus, from the book, you can access step-by-step instructional videos online that enable you to see and practice the knitting techniques found in the book.

    From casting on to knitting in the round—and more—this new edition provides refreshed content and new images and access to online videos to help you follow along with the text. The book's user-friendly online instructional videos empower you to get started knitting immediately.

  • Includes refreshed knitting projects
  • Empowers you to confidently knit your own handmade creations
  • A brand-new edition of the bestselling guide to knitting

    Experienced and novice knitters alike can benefit from the step-by-step instructions and informative videos included in this new edition of Knitting For Dummies!

    The EPUB format of this title may not be compatible for use on all handheld devices.

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    About the Author-
    • Pam Allen is a designer whose knitting patterns have appeared in such publications as Interweave Knits and Twist Collective. Shannon Okey, knitting author and blogger, can be found at knitgrrl.com. Tracy L. Barr is a professional writer and editor. Marlaina "Marly" Bird, a knitting instructor and Creative Director at Bijou Basin Ranch, teaches at national wool festivals and expos as well as online at Craftsy.com.

    Table of Contents-
    • Introduction 1

      Part I: Getting Started with Knitting 5

      Chapter 1: Two Needles, a Ball of Yarn, and a Little Know-how 7

      Chapter 2: Tools of the Trade 15

      Chapter 3: Taking the Mystery Out of Patterns and Gauge 41

      Part II: Knitting Primer 55

      Chapter 4: The Fundamentals: Casting On, Knitting, Purling, and Binding Off 57

      Chapter 5: Basic Stitches You'll Use Again and Again 77

      Chapter 6: Techniques Every Knitter Should Know 87

      Chapter 7: Oops! Fixing Common Mistakes 107

      Chapter 8: Knitting in the Round 121

      Chapter 9: Practicing with Simple Projects 131

      Part III: Techniques for the More Experienced Knitter 147

      Chapter 10: Adding Interest with Stripes 149

      Chapter 11: Cable Musings and Interesting Twists 167

      Chapter 12: Let the Sun Shine In: Knitting Lace 189

      Chapter 13: Fair Isle and Intarsia Techniques 209

      Chapter 14: Fulling Fun: Making Your Project's Presence Felt 231

      Part IV: Making Knitted Garments 243

      Chapter 15: Anatomy of a Sweater Pattern 245

      Chapter 16: How to Knit a Sweater, Step by Step 253

      Chapter 17: Getting It Together: Blocking and Assembling Your Pieces 269

      Chapter 18: Finishing Touches: Neckbands, Edging, Buttonholes, and More 299

      Chapter 19: Starter Garments 315

      Part V: The Part of Tens 335

      Chapter 20: Ten Quick Knitting Projects and Gifts 337

      Chapter 21: Ten Unkinking Exercises for Knitters 347

      Part VI: Appendixes 351

      Appendix A: More Stitches and Cool Effects 353

      Appendix B: Knitting Resources 367

      Index 371

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