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The Knitter's Dictionary

Knitting Know-How from A to Z

By (author) Kate Atherley
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Interweave Press Inc, Loveland, CO, United States
Published: 30th Nov 2018
Dimensions: w 140mm h 199mm d 15mm
Weight: 360g
ISBN-10: 1632506386
ISBN-13: 9781632506382
Barcode No: 9781632506382
From "alt" to "yrn," knitting patterns have a unique language of abbreviations and knitting techniques. The Knitter's Dictionary is your comprehensive resource to understanding the language of knitting in a quick-reference guide that no knitting bag should be without. For beginner and skilled knitters alike, there's always something new to discover in your next hand knit project. The Knitter's Dictionary puts an expert knitting instructor in the palm of your hands to help you navigate any pattern. Within this knitting bag necessity you'll also find: Over 150 illustrations showing you everything from the difference between a toque and a beret to how-to information on increase and decrease stitches. Handy cross references quickly lead you to exactly the information you need whether you've come across a new abbreviation in a knitting pattern or you've forgotten the steps to a long-tail cast on. Extended information on more challenging topics like taking measurements, understanding gauge, and fiber care instructions make this more than a dictionary--it's important information no knitter should be without. Packed with bonus tips and tricks, learn the do's and don'ts of pattern knitting making patterns easier and more enjoyable to knit! The Knitter's Dictionary gives knitters the answers they need when and where they need them in a precise and helpful way. Give yourself or another knitter the gift of knowledge with this must-have resource.

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"This slim, elegant reference work from Atherley (Knit Mitts), lead technical editor for Knitty magazine, is a combination dictionary of knitting terms and introduction to knitting tools and techniques.... Unlike many knitting books, the diagrams and drawings included here are clearly drawn and easy to decipher...a go-to reference in any knitting library." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"The Knitter's Dictionary is my current ideal choice to keep at my side (err.. in my knitting bag) for all those unsure moments when it comes to this craft." --Connected2Christ