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Teach yourself visually knitting

Author: Sharon Turner
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley Pub., ©2006.
Series: Teach yourself visually.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Uses color photographs and step-by-step instructions to provide a visual guide for creating a knitted scarf, hat, or sweater, covering such topics as casting, purling, correcting mistakes, and deciphering cryptic knitting patterns.

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Genre/Form: Patterns
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Turner
ISBN: 0764596403 9780764596407
OCLC Number: 61362750
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 285 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction to Knitting --
Yarn Types --
How to Read Yarn Labels --
Care Instructions and Symbols --
Needles and Accessories --
Chapter 2. Basic Techniques --
Make a Slipknot --
Cast On: Simple Cast-On --
Cast On: Long-Tail Cast-On --
Hold Needles and Yarn --
Knit: English Method --
Knit: Continental Method --
Purl: English Method --
Purl: Continental Method --
Join New Yarn --
Bind Off --
Chapter 3. Basic Stitch Patterns --
Start with Simple Stitch Patterns --
Learn Rib Patterns --
Try More Complicated Knit and Purl Stitch Patterns --
Chapter 4. Shaping --
Increase 1 Stitch --
Increase Multiple Stitches --
Decrease 1 Stitch --
Decrease Multiple Stitches --
Shape with Short-Rowing --
Chapter 5. Correcting Mistakes --
Correct Twisted Stitches --
Correct Incomplete Stitches --
Pick Up Dropped Stitches --
Unravel Stitches --
Chapter 6. Learning to Read Written Instructions --
Getting to Know Gauge --
Make and Measure a Gauge Swatch --
Knitting Abbreviations and Terms --
How to Read a Knitting Pattern --
How to Read a Knitting Chart --
Chapter 7. Knitting in the Round --
Cast On with Circular Needles --
Knit Using Circular Needles --
Cast On with Double-Pointed Needles --
Knit Using Double-Pointed Needles --
Chapter 8. More Complicated Stitch Patterns: Bobbles, Knots, and Cables --
Knit with Bobbles and Knots --
Make Simple Cables --
Learn More Cable Patterns --
Combine Cables with Bobbles, Knots, and Textured Stitches --
Chapter 9. Openwork --
Learn Drop Stitch and Yarn Over Patterns --
Experiment with Eyelet Patterns --
Work with Lace Patterns --
Chapter 10. Color Knitting --
Look at Color --
Make Horizontal Stripes --
Learn Fair Isle Knitting --
Weave Yarns in Color Knitting --
Experiment with a Few Simple Color Patterns --
Try Intarsia --
Work a Few Simple Intarsia Motifs --
Chapter 11. Finishing Techniques --
Weave In Ends --
Block Your Knitting --
Sew Seams --
Graft Seams --
How to Assemble a Sweater --
Chapter 12. Finishing Details --
Pick Up Stitches --
Button Bands, Neckbands, Plackets, and Collars --
Make Buttonholes --
Reinforce Buttonholes --
Buttons and Other Fastenings --
Sew On Buttons --
Make Pockets --
Turned Hems --
Knit In Hems --
Chapter 13. Decorative Details --
Make Pompoms --
Make Tassels --
Add Fringe --
Knit a Cord --
Make a Twisted Cord --
Decorate with Embroidery --
Crochet Edgings --
Knit Fancy Borders and Edgings --
Knit with Beads --
Chapter 14. Easy Knitting Projects --
Easy Horizontal Scarf --
Striped Baby Blanket --
Washcloth Set --
Wrist Warmers --
Tweedy Pointed Hat --
Dropped Stitch Scarf --
Striped Rib Hat --
Cozy Mittens --
Textured Pillow Cover --
Bobble Bag --
Chapter 15. Intermediate Knitting Projects --
Baby Booties --
Simple Baby Sweater --
Mini Tote Bag --
Turtleneck Sweater --
Child's Raglan Sweater with Fair Isle Details --
Women's Cropped Cardigan --
Cable Knit Headband --
Chapter 16. Pick Up Your Needles and ... --
Knitting for Charity --
Starting a Knitting Group --
Teaching a Child to Knit --
Chapter 17. Happy Endings --
Managing Your Yarn --
Looking Again at Gauge --
Working with Swatches --
Appendix. Reference Materials.
Series Title: Teach yourself visually.
Responsibility: by Sharon Turner.
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Shows you the basics of knitting - photo by photo and stitch by stitch. This book includes color photos that demonstrate each step. It provides step-by-step instructions that accompany each photo.  Read more...


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"It's the next best thing to a knitting class." (Crafts 'N Things, July 2006)

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Every new knitter needs this book!

by Franziska171488 (WorldCat user published 2011-08-26) Very Good Permalink

What a great book !Lots of pic ,very helpful book .  From Basic Techniques to shaping and basic Stitch Patterns  to correcting mistakes to learning to Read Writing Instructuins  and Knitting in the rounds and color Knitting it got a little bit of everything...
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