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How to knit

Author: Helen Ardley
Publisher: London : Hamlyn, 2008.
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This comprehensive book is packed with everything you need to know about knitting, starting at the very beginning with how to cast on. Includes: step-by-step guidance for every technique, 20 gorgeous projects from bags and blankets to hats and sweaters, and an inspiring stitch gallery.

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Genre/Form: Patterns
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Ardley
ISBN: 9780600613183 0600613186
OCLC Number: 228573553
Description: 192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction: The basics: yarns; equipment; casting on; holding yarn; knit and purl; casting off; Get knitting!: selecting a pattern; tension; correcting mistakes; selvedges; increases and decreases; picking up stitches; buttonholes; blocking and pressing; seams; Special textures: twists and cables; bobbles and knots; elongated stitches; loops; Knitting in rounds: circular needles; double pointed needles; medallions; shaping a gusset; turning a heel; Colourwork and embellishments: stripes; slipstitch patterns; intarsia; fairisle; following a chart; cords; trimmings; beads and sequins; crochet; embroidery; Advanced techniques: invisible cast-on; special cast/bind-off; grafting; hems; facings; waistbands; pockets; fastenings THE PROJECTS: Beautiful for baby: newborn blanket; snuggle cardigan; baby slippers; cosy hat and mittens; Cute for kids: rugged hoodie; heart sweater; winter scarf and mittens; tassel hat; Gorgeous for grown-ups: slouchy sweater; perfect pullover; toasty tweed gloves; head-turning hat and scarf; chunky socks Accessories for everyone: box tote bag; squishy cushion; fab felted bag; big blanket; bunny rabbit; STITCH GALLERY: tactile textures; lace patterns; cables and bobbles; mixed patterns; medallions; colourwork; jacquard patterns; fair isle patterns; edgings; ribbon patterns;
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Helps you learn the techniques and then choose from 20 projects, including various things from bags and blankets to hats and sweaters. This book offers advice on yarns and equipment and a stitch  Read more...


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