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Circular Knitting Workshop: Essential Techniques to Master Knitting in the Round Paperback – March 13, 2012
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Round out your knitting skills
Circular knitting is efficient, convenient, and fascinating to learn with Margaret Radcliffe's detailed, step-by-step instructions. A master teacher with a knack for demystifying complex techniques, Radcliffe uses 35 mini sample projects to demonstrate classic techniques such as lace and stranding knit in the round, as well as helix knitting, invisible joins, and ideal cast ons for all your circular knitting. From adapting flat patterns to circular and converting bottom-up projects to top-down, here is everything you need to know to master knitting in the round.
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Here's my take on "Circular Knitting Workshop."
1. This is a book about techniques - lots and lots of techniques that will boost the quality of your finished products. Of course, there are patterns, many of which are very cute, but their main function is to demonstrate how to use a specific technique. Most are quick and/or small, so you can try them out immediately.
I've already learned several techniques to get rid of that pesky "jog" that shows where a round starts anew. That's always bothered me, and I am so pleased to learn how to avoid it.
2. Knitting with double-pointed needles has never been a favorite with me, but sometimes it cannot be avoided. You'll find a good section on using double-points that will be invaluable when, for example, you want to make seamless sleeves or flat round objects. The color photographs take you through each step so you'll come out with excellent results.
3. Binding off is covered in depth. There are many instances where a tight bind-off detracts from the quality of your finished garment, but now you can choose from a number of stretchy bind-offs that will enhance quality and making wearing the garment a pleasure rather than a trial.Read more ›
The projects are versatile and useful but the main strength of this book is the encyclopedic information it provides for knitting in the round. Whether you're new to knitting in the round or you are an old-timer, there will likely be information in this book that will be helpful to you. I recommend the book based on this information rather than on the patterns which are basic and can be found most anywhere.
The author discusses TUBES (handy for gloves), working bottom up, top down and how to handle the "jog" which is the unfortunate issue that circular tubes have; the beginning of the new round stacks on top of the old round (you are really knitting up in a spiral) so the new round "jogs" over the old one. You'll see this in stripes; instead of rings of color stacked one on another, you get a jog at the beginning of the new stripe that shows up rather annoyingly. However, the author shows you ways to disguise this.
A number of ways to cast on are demonstrated in good photographs.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I just received this and it is a heavy polished paper paperback. It will lay flat. It appears to be a series of photo tutorials....the best way for me to learn. Read morePublished 1 month ago by AnnB
Outstanding reference book on circular knitting! I've used it for several projects -- it's always delivered.Published 1 month ago by GailAlt
Very basic book about circular knitting. Probably great for a beginner, but it had nothing new to offer somebody who's been knitting in the round for awhile. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Maria Elmvang
Lots of tips on converting patterns - worth buying for your collection. Nice projects, too... Great pictures and illustrations. Love the patterns!Published 4 months ago by Susan T Therio
This is a very good book if you are a knitter. Mostly for knitting in the round. I like it a lot.Published 4 months ago by gbeals
I really liked the book. It has a lot interesting projects and some sound advice on how to do circular knitting. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Arnetta
I borrowed this book from the library to see if it was something that I could use. The book contains several techniques, including several cast on and bind off methods that I... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Maria Roberts