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Knitting in plain English

Author: Maggie Righetti
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Griffin, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The first edition of this indispensable classic gave knitters easy-to-follow advice. Drawing on decades of experience as a knitting instructor and designer, Maggie Righetti offered step-by-step directions on avoiding common mistakes and getting out of tricky spots. In this updated and revised version, Righetti gives readers what they've asked for: advice on making various garments, working with new patterns and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maggie Righetti
ISBN: 9780312353537 0312353537
OCLC Number: 71286724
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxii, 282 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: My personal knitting history or, How I learned what I know about knitting --
Introduction : a knitting instructor shares her experience --
pt. I. Before you begin to knit (1. You can always tell what's wrong with the garment by the way the model is posed, or, Slender five-foot-ten-inch models look good in anything --
2. Gauge can get you --
3. Don't get all balled up in yarn --
4. Some pointed remarks about knitting needles --
5. Some words about patterns and instructions --
6. On types of construction --
7. Markers that make life easier --
8. Your knitting bag --
9. Deliver us from disaster) --
pt. II. Details, details, details (10. Casting on --
11. There is only one stitch, but you can do it a lot of ways --
12. Special things to do with that one stitch --
13. Binding off and bringing it to an end --
14. More and less of a good thing : an introduction to increasing and decreasing --
15. Some firm remarks about sloppy edges and joining judiciously --
16. Buttonholes are bastards! --
17. Hems aren't hopeless --
18. Picking up new stitches and old ones --
19. Shape it up with short rows --
20. Duplicating and grafting are not cheating --
21. Make sure your work measures up --
22. A treasury of textures --
23. Working with more than one color --
24. Don't let mistakes ruin your fun) --
pt. III. After the last stitch is worked (25. A good finishing job covers a multitude of errors --
26. Blocking is not a cure-all --
27. Altering is an alternative --
28. Delightful little goodies) --
pt. IV. Learning lessons (29. Beginners' learning lessons --
30. Learning lessons for intermediates) --
Conclusion : an afterthought --
U.S. needle sizes and their metric equivalents.
Responsibility: Maggie Righetti.
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Provides instructions for beginners and solutions for experienced knitters. This work includes topics and techniques such as: picking a pattern that's right for you, determining gauge, how to knit  Read more...

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by cwarden (WorldCat user on 2008-09-25)

Part I. Before you begin to knit: You can always tell what's wrong with the garment by the way the model is posed, or slender five-foot-ten-inch-tall models can look good in anything -- Gauge can get you -- Don't get all balled up in yarn -- Some pointed remarks about knitting needles -- Some words about patterns and instructions -- On types of construction -- Markers make life easier -- Your knitting bag -- Deliver us from disaster -- Part II. Details, details, details: Casting on -- There is only one stitch, but you can do it in a lot of ways -- Special things to do with that one stitch -- Binding off and bringing it to an end -- More and less of a good thing -- Some firm remarks about sloppy edges and joining judiciously -- Buttonholes are bastards! -- Hems aren't hopeless -- Picking up new stitches and old ones -- Shape it up with short rows -- Duplicating and grafting are not cheating -- Make sure your work measures up -- A treasury of textures -- Working with more than one color -- Don't let mistakes ruin your fun -- Part III. After the last stitch is worked: A good finishing job covers a multitude of errors -- Blocking is not a cure-all -- Altering is an alternative -- Delightful little goodies -- Part IV. Learning lessons: Beginners' learning lessons -- Learning lessons for intermediates -- Glossary of knitting terms, phrases, and abbreviations -- Index.

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"A wonderfully down-to-earth, humorous, practical, and realistic book for the beginner and intermediate knitter...Recommended for all craft collections." --Library Journal"Clearly written and answers Read more...

 
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