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Knitting For Dummies Paperback – October 6, 2008
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'...invaluable aid to learning to knit...covers absolutely everything you need to know...bestselling guide.' (Let's Get Crafting, January 2010).
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The bestselling guide to knitting — now featuring new projects and patterns!
Want to know how to knit? This fun and easy guide shows you how to create beautiful, timeless pieces, whether you're new to knitting or you're ready for more advanced patterns. From scarves and sweaters to bags, pillows, and more, you'll find lots of projects for practicing and perfecting your skills. Plus, you get the latest knitting techniques and resources!
Get ready to knit — choose yarn and needles, read pattern instructions and charts, and measure gauge
Now you're knitting! — cast on, knit and purl, use basic stitches, make increases and decreases, and knit in the round
Expand your knowledge — knit stripes and cables, work with multiple colors per row, do lacework, and more
Make great garments — assemble and block pieces, make bands and buttonholes, close seams, and add finishing touches
Handle common mistakes — know what to do if you drop a stitch or inadvertently add one
Make great gifts — knit a baby's layette, a child's sweater, pullovers, jackets, and more
Reap the added benefits of knitting — increase your creativity, learn patience, gain a sense of purpose, and soothe your soul
Open the book and find:
Step-by-step instructions with helpful illustrations and color photos
A fresh variety of projects, from beginner to advanced
The latest yarns and stylish patterns
Techniques every knitter should know
Felted knitting projects
Tips for relaxing stiff shoulders and fingers
A detailed guide to knitting your first sweater
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Very comprehensive; this is absolutely worth every penny!
I have tired crocheting, which, even with my mother's help, I was never able to get much past the chain. This book is very helpful for anyone who wants to learn knitting.