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The Knitter's Handbook: Everything you need to know: yarns, needles, stitches, techniques

Eleanor van Zandt

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Decorative arts, Prose: non-fiction, Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts, Needlework & fabric crafts, Knitting & crochet

The essential guidebook for knitters of every level

The ultimate reference to knitting - for knitters of all levels

With over 90 essential stitches and patterns explained, this indispensable knitting guide is guaranteed to inspire your next project and help you complete it to perfection. Whether you're completely new to knitting or an experienced knitter looking for a challenge, this book is full of easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and over 250 illustrations and images to help you progress your skills to the next level.

The Knitter's Handbook is a fundamental resource that will help you:
- Master basic techniques such as the Knit stitch, the Purl stitch and the Cast/bind-off method
- Perfect simple textures including the Basket weave stitch, the Moss/seed stitch and the Diamond seed stitch
- Try out more intricate patterns such as Bobbles, Zig-zags and Medallions
- Experiment with exciting colourwork designs
- Finish off your projects with eye-catching embellishments and edging styles
- Consider different yarns like merino and cashmere
- Identify the best budget-friendly equipment

CONTENTS INCLUDE:
The Basics
Yarns; Casting on; Knit & purl

Knitting a Project
Selecting a pattern; Picking up stitches; Complex textures

Special Textures
Bobbles & knots; Loop stitch; Cable patterns

Knitting in the Round
Double-pointed needles; Medallions; Stitch patterns in rounds

Colourwork
Horizontal stripes; Weaving yarns; Fair isle patterns

Embellishments
Decorative cords; Beads & sequins; Embroidery on knitting

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