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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Visual; 1 edition (January 30, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470068175
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470068175
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #761,822 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

SHARON TURNER, author of Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting and Monkeysuits, designs some of the most vibrant and imaginative knitwear available today. She sells her patterns and kits through yarn stores and online at Monkeysuits.com.

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Sharon Turner designs knitwear, and when her daughters were babies, published Monkeysuits, a line of knitting patterns for babies and children. She is the author of Teach Yourself Visually Knitting, Monkeysuits: Sweaters and More to Knit for Kids, Teach Yourself Visually Knitting Design, Knitting Visual Quick Tips, Find Your Style and Knit It Too, Teach Yourself Visually Knitting 2nd Edition, and Knitting Stitches VISUAL Encyclopedia. In between books, Sharon also had the good fortune to work as technical editor on a few fun books written by aspiring/inspiring designers. While working on her last two books, Sharon went to nursing school and in 2011, became a registered nurse. She recently added CHPN [Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse] to her title, and works nights in a small inpatient hospice unit in a large New York City hospital. She is learning a lot from her supportive and talented colleagues, as well as from her patients and their families. Sharon lives in Brooklyn, New York, and sometimes in Hague, New York with her wonderful husband and three rapidly growing daughters [two of whom are taller than she and are therefore no longer monkeys].

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The instructions are perfect for us "visual learners" - very clear and easy to understand.
Ruby Stephens
This is the most useful knitting book that I own and I highly recommend it to knitters of all skill levels.
Genevieve Hayes
Now I can sit down with yarn, needles, this book, and an idea of what I want to make, and I'm ready to go.
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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Joan M. Parlin on February 5, 2007
Format: Paperback
This is probably the last knitting book I'll ever have to buy. Yay! I spent hours last year searching for a cabled vest pattern and couldn't find exactly what I was envisioning. Then I got this book with directions for every kind of vest, sweater, scarf, bag, hats, mittens and shawls one could possible want. Not only are there all the elements to incorporate into creating one's own patterns for all these items, but Sharon Turner's directions are so clear that even a rather inexperienced knitter (me!) can easily follow them and create the pattern of one's dreams. Sharon even shows you varied stitch patterns. I sincerely recommend this book for every knitter from inexperienced to expert! Joan Parlin
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49 of 52 people found the following review helpful By knitter on March 15, 2007
Format: Paperback
I love this book. I used to search high and low for patterns that would suit particular yarns from my (huge) stash. Now I can sit down with yarn, needles, this book, and an idea of what I want to make, and I'm ready to go. Sharon Turner has done all the tedious math in this book so I can focus on the design.

I've made a number of garments with this book already: socks, hats, hand warmers, mittens, and even a sweater (which was a piece of cake!). As I've worked on these knitted items, I've begun to get a much better understanding of knitting (patterns aren't so mysterious after all), and I'm finding that I don't even need the book all the time when I want to create something new. On top of that, I've grown really frustrated with run-of-the-mill patterns because they're often so poorly written and buggy. Why struggle through that when I can use this clear, well-written book to create my own unique items?
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Happy Knitter on January 28, 2007
Format: Paperback
I own a whole shelf of knitting books, and I have to say I use my

Visually knitting book more than any of the others. I used to buy

knitting books based on how they looked, but I'm so tired of getting

these books that look beautiful, but contain instructions that are

riddled with errors or are just plain incomprehensible. These books are

not like that. (I also have the sewing one in addition to these 2

knitting books.) I have only just gotten this latest book, but I have

already started to make a fun bag, and my first pair of socks. I didn't

even have to go out and buy special yarn, because the book contains

instructions for making all of the things (scarves, mittens, wrist

warmers, gloves, sweaters, hats, bags etc) in several sizes AND gauges.

I was able to just use yarn I had on hand.

Like the other Visually Knitting book, this one is chock full of useful

information, clear illustrations and photos and very clear

instructions. I could use just this one book to make hundreds of

things.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Madeline Griswald on March 13, 2007
Format: Paperback
This book is an incredibly dense knitting resource. It is literally packed with knitting patterns, techniques and suggestions for individualizing other knitting patterns--written clearly and filled with color images on every page. It covers every possible thing you could want to knit (hats, scarves, mittens, gloves, sweaters, bags) but in every size from baby to adult male, and in several different gauges for each category! It breaks each thing down into steps so that you can choose one type of hem, brim or cuff, then choose another shaping style, and so on. All the math is right there. I didn't really realize how knit items could be interchanged in terms of parts like that, and I feel like I have a renewed understanding of how to approach all knitting projects. The only thing I wish it included is how to add a hood to a sweater. Other than that, everything's in this book. A great value.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Anna on March 6, 2007
Format: Paperback
As a college student, I am always interested in the current trends. While I had heard for quite some time now that knitting was making a comeback, it seemed difficult to apply this trend to my everyday life. Though the idea of knitting a cute sweater or funky miniskirt always seemed appealing, I have often left knitting shops discouraged at the thought of spending hard-earned money and hours of time only to be left with a frumpy, unfashionable garment.

My mom sent me this book recently hoping it would solve my knitting dilemma, and to my amazement, it has! Though I am by no means the best knitter, this book makes it easy to make the image in my head correspond with the product that emerges from my needles. It is so fun to see a product in an expensive boutique and know that I could make it for half the cost, in a better color no less.

I own Sharon Turner's other two books, and therefore did not need any convincing to explore this latest one she has written. But for anyone who is not certain if this product will suit your needs, I encourage you to buy it and take a look. You won't be sorry!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Genevieve Hayes on March 25, 2008
Format: Paperback
"Teach Yourself Visually Knitting Design" provides master patterns for knitting scarves, hats, bags, socks, gloves, mittens, vests, sweaters and cardigans. What that means is that all you have to know is the size of the garment you want to knit and the tension you are going to knit it in (you select the wool and needle size you want to use) and gives you instructions (numbers of stitches to cast on, increase, decrease etc) for knitting the particular garment you want to knit. A large number of variations are provided in each case. So, for example, if you wanted to knit a sweater, you can choose between a round neck or a v-neck, and from one of five different sleeve styles. And, from my experience, these patterns work every time.

I find this book to be particularly useful when used in combination with other knitting books. Often I will see instructions for knitting a jumper where I like the intarsia design on the front, but I don't like the style of the jumper. By using this book, I can design the style of jumper that I want to wear and then add the intarsia design to the front of that.

This book is very well presented, with much of the vital information provided in easy to read tables. There are colour photographs throughout and detailed instuctions (with illustrative photos) are given on the basic knitting techniques. This is the most useful knitting book that I own and I highly recommend it to knitters of all skill levels.
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