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350 Knitting Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets

A Compendium of Knitting Know-How. 350 Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets

By (author) Betty Barnden
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Search Press Ltd, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Published: 18th Aug 2017
Dimensions: w 190mm h 246mm d 11mm
Weight: 516g
ISBN-10: 1782215999
ISBN-13: 9781782215998
Barcode No: 9781782215998
Synopsis
Give a stylish finish to your knitted garments and accessories with this must-have compendium of knitting know-how. This updated edition of the hugely successful 'Compendium of Knitting Techniques' now contains over 350 tips, techniques and trade secrets, all clearly explained with step-by-step instructions, photographs and diagrams. Discover how to read patterns and charts; choose colours and yarns; mix and match stitch patterns and deal with tension variations; and adapt designs for the perfect fit. All stitches are clearly demonstrated, from stocking and ribbing to lace, Fair Isle, cables and intarsia work. All the techniques you need are explained, in the order you need them, from casting on and joining in yarns to adding buttonholes, pockets and embellishments. 'Try it' and 'fix it' panels suggest ways of practising and developing new skills and avoiding or correcting common knitting errors. This is the essential go-to knitting guide that you will turn to again and again.

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Discover knitting know-how in a handy reference guide. Find out about equipment, materials, patterns, charts, design, techniques and assembly. I love the section on yarn and schematics. The techniques sections are accompanied by photos and the instructions are easy to follow. I did not learn anything from it, but then I have 50 years' experience in knitting and knitwear design. I think this book is very suited to the beginner, especially the one who wants to knit, but does not quite get it. I was like that aged 10 when school and my mother had tried to teach me and failed. Then I just picked up the knitting needles and wool and taught myself. I don't think I have ever put those needles down. I would have loved a book like this back then. * www.Yarnsandfabrics.co.uk *