Increase Decrease

Author: Judith Durant
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612123325
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The secret to knitting great-fitting hats and shaping elegant sleeves lies in using the right increase or decrease techniques. Approachable and insightful, Judith Durant provides clear instructions and step-by-step photographs that showcase swatches for each technique. From working shaped lace to adjusting necklines, you’ll soon have a go-to strategy for successfully tackling knitting challenges of all shapes and sizes.

Cast On Bind Off

Author: Leslie Ann Bestor
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603428356
Format: PDF, ePub
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Discover the perfect beginning and ending for every knitting project! Detailed instructions for each technique are combined with step-by-step photography to help you create edges that are tighter, looser, stretchier, or lacier. No matter what you’re knitting, Leslie Ann Bestor has the cast on and bind off that will give your project the perfect edge.

Cable Left Cable Right

Author: Judith Durant
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612125174
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Knitted cables, with their three-dimensional twists and turns, are a common element in lots of patterns — but most patterns don’t include directions for executing them. Cable Left, Cable Right, by expert knitter Judith Durant, eliminates the mystery with detailed, in-depth instructions for creating 94 different styles of cable, from perfectly plain to fantastically fancy. Close-up photos and clear instructions teach you the techniques you need, including design options like braids, diamonds, and pretzels so you can make your cables truly one-of-a-kind. This book is the perfect companion to any knitting pattern featuring cables, giving you the information and skills to make polished, beautiful, and unique cables for any project.

Circular Knitting Workshop

Author: Margaret Radcliffe
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603429999
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Provides step-by-step instructions for stitching items using the circular knitting method, a technique used to create socks, bags, gloves and mittens, sweaters, and vests.

Cast On Bind Off

Author: Cap Sease
Publisher: Martingale
ISBN: 1604684011
Format: PDF
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The search for the perfect cast on and bind off is over! Now, in one extraordinary book, have at your fingertips more than 120 ways to cast on and more than 80 ways to bind off. This beautifully organized treasury is ideal for all skill levels. Find each technique presented with step-by-step written instructions, clear how-to illustrations, and a photo of the finished edge Learn the advantages and disadvantages of each method, including suggestions for when to use it Discover workhorse and specialty cast ons and bind offs for colorwork, cuffs, ruffles, fringe, lace buttonholes, and more

Knitspeak

Author: Andrea Berman Price
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 145322078X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Knitting can be a challenging craft, but even more challenging than knitting itself is the cryptic language—a mix of abbreviations, numbers, jargon, punctuation marks, and other symbols—in which patterns are usually written. It’s no wonder so many beginners (and even some whose skills are quite advanced) are intimidated by the bewildering code—or that so many yarn-shop owners grow frustrated by the amount of time they must spend deciphering patterns for the uninitiated. Enter Knitspeak, a knitter’s dictionary that disentangles the mysteries of pattern language and translates it into plain English, helping knitters to easily transition from confused to confident. Andrea Berman Price’s essential guide—written in a friendly, reassuring tone and formatted for quick reference—begins with an overview of how knitting patterns are organized. It then offers a comprehensive alphabetical listing of all the abbreviations, words, phrases, and symbols typically encountered in patterns. Knitspeak’s many easy-to-understand drawings clarify basic and not-so-basic needle techniques, and a series of sidebars deals with issues ranging from keeping track of simultaneous shaping to substituting yarns and reading a yarn label. The book’s appendix is filled with valuable tips, charts, and worksheets.

Knitting the Perfect Fit

Author: Melissa Leapman
Publisher: Potter Craft
ISBN: 0307965724
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is the first book that delves deeply into easily mastered techniques that can be used to adapt and customise any project. Knitting the Perfect Fit is an invaluable guide for anyone interested in learning and perfecting shaping details in their knitting. Acclaimed designer and teacher Melissa Leapman distills one of her most in-demand workshops into an authoritative guide that will help knitters understand how designer details and shaping actually work. From a variety of necklines and arm details to different trompe l'oeil shaping techniques that offer a more slimming and flattering look to any garment no matter your body type. Each technique is thoroughly explained with tips and exercised and then showcased in 21 appealing projects that allow knitters to practise their new skills.

Ultimate Knit Stitch Bible

Author: Collins & Brown
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1910904228
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This jam-packed stitch bible begins with a guide to the best tools and equipment, detailed instructions on how to knit, and information on reading stitch diagrams and understanding knitting abbreviations. The stitches are divided into five sections. The first section introduces basic combinations of knit and purl. These two basic stitches can be configured into patterns and constructed into all kinds of fabrics. The second section features cable and aran stiches. These are characterized by a large central panel bordered by varying numbers of side panels on a textural background. For the beginner knitter, lace knitting may seem daunting as it requires a little more technique. However, the sense of accomplishing a simple eyelet will encourage you to attempt and experiment with the more complex and challenging effects. The fourth section focuses on colourwork, with most of the designs drawing inspiration from traditional Scottish and Scandinavian patterns knitted using the Fair Isle technique, which uses design repeats and motifs in horizontal and vertical bands, and in small and large panels. Intarsia knitting is a similar technique, though patterns often involve larger blocks of colour and picture motifs. The final section concentrates on edgings and trims. From simple yet decorative ribs to intricate lace borders, there is an almost endless variety of edgings. They offer a quick way of turning a plain knit garment into something supremely stylish. Whether you’re a knitting novice who is picking up a pair of needles for the first time, or a seasoned professional with years of experience, you will find inspiration and technical know-how within these pages.

400 Knitting Stitches

Author: Potter Craft
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 9780307462732
Format: PDF
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A comprehensive reference manual of hundreds of stitches is divided into eight categories--knit-purl, crossed and cables, slipped, lacy, double, twisted, cast-off, and fancy stitches--and includes an overview of basic knitting information and techniques, easy instructions and 440 full-color photos. Original.

The Knitter s Book of Knowledge

Author: Debbie Bliss
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)
ISBN: 9781454709268
Format: PDF, ePub
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Debbie Bliss is one of the world's most respected knitwear designers, authors, and teachers--and The Knitter's Book of Knowledge is the distillation of her decades of experience into a single, indispensable reference. With information on everything from needles and yarns to tensioning and casting on, from basic stitches to buttonholes and beading, from cabling and entrelac to finishing embellishments, it's the ultimate guide for beginners and experienced knitters alike.