The Knitter's Handbook

Author(s): Eleanor Van Zandt

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Whether you're a new knitter who wants to learn the basics, or an experienced knitter who wants to try complex patterns, this practical book provides guidance on more than 90 stitches and techniques. * Comprehensive guide to yarns and patterns * Clear, easy-to-follow instructions on knitting * 250 step-by-step illustrations to help you master the techniques


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Part of a 9 title series, The Knitter's Handbook is ideally positioned for in-store promotion; Handicrafts, Arts & Crafts volume sales rose by 22% in 2010 from the previous year (Source: Nielsen BookScan); There is no better value series on the market.

Eleanor van Zandt is an American writer and editor specialising in arts and crafts. Her books include The Hamlyn Complete Knitting Course (1990) and The DMC Book of Cross Stitch and Counted Thread Work (1996).

ABBREVIATIONS INTRODUCTION THE BASICS Yarns; equipment; casting on; holding the yarn; knit and purl; variations; casting/binding off; simple textures. KNITTING A PROJECT Selecting a pattern; tension/gauge; correcting mistakes; selvedges; increases and decreases; picking up stitches; buttonholes; blocking and pressing; seams; complex textures; lace patterns. SPECIAL TEXTURES Twisted stitches and cables; bobbles and knots; elongated stitches; loop stitch; cable patterns; bobble patterns; pattern potpourri. KNITTING IN THE ROUND Working in rounds; double-pointed needles; medallions; shaping a gusset; turning a heel; stitch patterns in rounds; medallion patterns. COLOURWORK Horizontal stripes; slipstitch colour patterns; vertical colour changes; stranding yarns; weaving yarns; following a chart; slipstitch colourwork; jacquard patterns; fair isle patterns. EMBELLISHMENTS Decorative cords; trimmings; beads and sequins; crochet; embroidery on knitting; edgings. SPECIAL TECHNIQUES Advanced casting on; advanced casting/binding off; grafting; hems, facings and waistbands; pockets; fastenings; ribbon patterns. NEEDLE SIZES INDEX ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

General Fields

  • : 9780600623885
  • : Octopus Publishing Group
  • : Hamlyn
  • : January 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Eleanor Van Zandt
  • : Paperback
  • : 256