Knitting Know-How

Knitting Know-How

Techniques, Lessons and Projects for Every Knitter's Library

eBook - 2012
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-- Knitting Know-How isn't just another collection of knitting techniques?it's an indispensable resource for making every stitch better! From basic knit and purl stitches to cables, lace, color knitting and garment design, you'll learn the ins and outs of improving your knitting and choosing one technique over another for the results you want. If you have ever wondered which cast-ons are suitable for socks, why you should always (always!) knit a gauge swatch, or how to fix a mis-crossed cable, this book is for you!Discover hundreds of essential techniques, demonstrated with clear step-by-step photos and no-nonsense instructions.Learn how your choices in technique and knitting method can make all the difference in your finished pieces.Design your own garments?or adjust existing patterns?with clear examples and lessons that demystify the math.Put your knowledge to work with 8 project lessons, including double-knit mittens, stranded colorwork socks and an intricately cabled Aran sweater. Are you ready to become a master knitter? Gather your yarn and needles and open this book?your knitting will thank you!
Publisher: [S.l.] : F+W Media, 2012.
ISBN: 9781440218231
1440218234
Characteristics: 1 online resource (272 p.)
1 online resource.
Contents: Diagonal Pocket with Decorative EdgeKangaroo Pouch; Patch Pocket; Afterthought Pocket; Chapter Sixteen: Closures; Button Bands; Buttonholes; Zippers; Frogs; Chapter Seventeen: Finishing and Storing; Blocking, Cleaning and Storing; Special Considerations; Part V: Project Lessons; Faux Earflap Hats; Beady Cable Gloves; Double-Knit Mitts; Diamond Central Scarf; Stranded Lattice Socks; Ambrosia Sweater; Lisdoonvarna Aran; Resources; Bibliography; Acknowledgments; About the Authors; Copyright
Carry-Along Bead KnittingBeaded Cast On; Part IV: Garment Planning; Chapter Twelve: Planning Projects; Why Gauge Matters; Measuring Body Parts; Planning for Sweater Ease; Negative Ease; Sweater Shapes; Balancing and Centering Patterns; Planning Aran Patterns; Knitting in Different Directions; Altering Patterns; Chapter Thirteen: Sleeves; Drop Shoulder Sleeves; Raglan Sleeves; Set-In Sleeves; Saddle Sleeves; Chapter Fourteen: Necklines and Collars; Neckline Shapings; Collars; Chapter Fifteen: Pockets; Pocket Placement; Basic Horizontal Pocket; Vertical Pocket
Working with Hand-Painted and Variegated YarnsMulticolored Ribbing; Two-Color Braids; Duplicate Stitch; Cross-Stitch; Embroidery; Knitting Stripes in the Round; Chapter Nine: Cables; Types of Cables; Traveling Stitches; Accents; Panels; Cabled Ribs; Background Stitches; Planning Cable Designs; Fixing Mistakes; Chapter Ten: Lace; Special Decreases; The Magic of Blocking; Fixing Mistakes in Lace; To Chart or Not to Chart; Lace Edgings; Chapter Eleven: Knitting with Beads; Beads for Knitting; Stringing Beads; Bead Knitting; Beaded Knitting; Slip-Stitch Bead Knitting; Hooked Bead Knitting
Styles of KnittingStarting a New Yarn and Weaving in the Ends; Fixing Mistakes; Chapter Five: The Edges; Casting On; Selvedge Edges; Picking Up Stitches; What If I Knitted the Wrong Type of Edge?; Binding Off; Special Considerations; Chapter Six: Shaping; Increases; Decreases; Short-Row Shaping; Chapter Seven: Flat and Circular Knitting; Flat Knitting; Circular Knitting; Troubleshooting and Special Considerations; Part III: Decorative Knitting; Chapter Eight: Color Knitting; Fair Isle Knitting (Or Not); Intarsia; Mosaic Knitting; Mitered Knitting; Double Knitting
Cover; Dedication; Title Page; Contents; Introduction; Part I: Materials and Tools; Chapter One: Yarn; How Yarn Is Sold; What Yarn Is Made From; Ply and Twist; Weight, Gauge and Hand; How to Substitute Yarns; Estimating Yardage; Chapter Two: Needles; Needle Composition; Needle Types; Needle Sizes; Chapter Three: Working with Patterns and Charts; How to Read a Pattern; Common Abbreviations; Reading Charts; Part II: The Basics; Chapter Four: The Stitches; The Knit Stitch; The Purl Stitch; Twisting Stitches; Slipping Stitches; Combining Knits and Purls; Other Ways to Manipulate Stitches
Summary: -- Knitting Know-How isn't just another collection of knitting techniques?it's an indispensable resource for making every stitch better! From basic knit and purl stitches to cables, lace, color knitting and garment design, you'll learn the ins and outs of improving your knitting and choosing one technique over another for the results you want. If you have ever wondered which cast-ons are suitable for socks, why you should always (always!) knit a gauge swatch, or how to fix a mis-crossed cable, this book is for you!Discover hundreds of essential techniques, demonstrated with clear step-by-step photos and no-nonsense instructions.Learn how your choices in technique and knitting method can make all the difference in your finished pieces.Design your own garments?or adjust existing patterns?with clear examples and lessons that demystify the math.Put your knowledge to work with 8 project lessons, including double-knit mittens, stranded colorwork socks and an intricately cabled Aran sweater. Are you ready to become a master knitter? Gather your yarn and needles and open this book?your knitting will thank you!

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