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.
No matter how well you knit, if the sizing is wrong, nothing works. In Good Measure, Deborah Newton, knitting expert, designer, and author of the books Finishing School and Designing Knitwear, teaches how to personalize any knitted garment pattern to achieve a perfect, flattering fit for every shape and size. This indispensible reference covers every aspect of fit, including how to properly analyze a pattern for customization, make alterations in a project as needed, determine proper ease in every area of a garment, choose which fibers work best with a particular design, and so much more. Including 24 beautiful patterns sized XS to 2XL, all shown on a full range of different body types, Good Measure is the invaluable resource every knitter needs to ensure a perfect fit every time.
This inviting craft book lays the groundwork for a lifetime of knitting-no prior skills necessary! Expert knitting author Melissa Leapman presents step-by-step instructions for all the essential skills, techniques, and abbreviations needed to get started knitting, plus clear how-to illustrations for visual learners. After mastering the basics, knitters are ready to knit up the included 22 projects, from cozy scarves and chunky sweaters to classic decor items like an ottoman pouf and irresistible hearts. With an inviting design, vibrant photographs, and bonus ideas for customizing each project, Knit It! will have crafters going from beginner to knitter in no time.
This collection of essays from over twenty different authors, including Elizabeth Berg, Ann Patchett, Andre Dubus III and Sue Grafton, describes their passion for knitting, recalling their triumphs and disasters in their craft projects and lives. 30,000 first printing.
Now featuring new instructions, new illustrations, and new information, The Principles of Knitting—beloved by knitters everywhere and one of the most requested out-of-print books for years—finally gets the revision that fans have been clamoring for! A treasured guide beloved by knitters everywhere, the classic book The Principles of Knitting is finally available again in a fully revised and updated edition. This is the definitive book on knitting techniques, with valuable information for everyone from beginners to experienced knitters. June Hiatt presents not only a thorough, thoughtful approach to the craft, but also a passion for carrying on the art of knitting to future generations. She has repeatedly tested the various techniques and presents them with clear, easy-to-follow instructions—as well as an explanation of what each one can contribute to your knitting. Informed by decades of experience and thousands of hours of practice, this comprehensive resource offers a variety of ways to approach every skill and technique and offers solutions that can help solve the most challenging aspects of any knitting project. The Principles of Knitting has been totally rewritten—new instructions, new illustrations, and new information. While the basics of knitting have not changed much, June’s understanding of the material has deepened over the last twenty-five years, and she’s eager to share what she has learned with the knitting world. In addition, the book has been reorganized to make it easier to use and has a gorgeous new design. Reading The Principles of Knitting is like having a knitting mentor by your side who can answer any knitting question you have in an honest, intelligent, informed manner.
In fashion the right colors--and the right combinations--can make the difference between pretty and pretty spectacular! But what makes a winning color combination? Whether you know instinctively or need a little help, Colorwork Knitting gives you the tools you need to explore your love of color and takes the fear out of multicolor knitting.
The bestselling guide to knitting brilliant, timeless pieces This revised and refreshed third edition of Knitting ForDummies features new knitting patterns, refreshed andadditional projects, a new bibliography and suppliers list, andimproved step-by-step knitting instructions. Plus, from the book,you can access step-by-step instructional videos online that enableyou to see and practice the knitting techniques found in thebook. From casting on to knitting in the round—andmore—this new edition provides refreshed content and newimages and access to online videos to help you follow along withthe text. The book's user-friendly online instructional videosempower you to get started knitting immediately. Includes refreshed knitting projects Empowers you to confidently knit your own handmadecreations A brand-new edition of the bestselling guide to knitting Experienced and novice knitters alike can benefit from thestep-by-step instructions and informative videos included in thisnew edition of Knitting For Dummies!
Have you always wanted to knit? Know the basics, but you’re looking to stretch your knitting skills? Knitting Patterns For Dummies is chock-full of simple instructions and easy-to-follow patterns to help you create a wide range of classic, beautiful knits for the whole family, from clothing to household items to gift ideas. This fun, friendly guide gives you scores of new ways to have fun with needles and yarn, with great projects such as basic ponchos and pullovers, felted bags and slippers, cabled sweaters, and home and baby accessories, to name a few. You get step-by-step instructions for all the patterns in the book, along with line drawings and 8 pages of full-color photos to guide you. And, with the variations added at the end of many of the patterns, you’ll have almost 100 projects to choose from! You’ll discover how to: Select the right yarn and needles Decipher knitting lingo Measure your gauge, read a pattern, and understand garment sizing Work with common stitches, such as the stockinette, garter seed, box, and half linen Handle ribbing, cabling, and knitting lace Work with patterns with rectangles, circles, and triangles Use colorful stitches such as the Stripes, Fair Isle, and Mosaic Join shapes together in your design Create different textures and add color throughout a piece or just as accents You’ll also find ten things you can knit with that aren’t yarn or needles, as well as plenty of tips for caring for your knits once they’re complete. From beanies to bags to blankets, Knitting Patterns For Dummies has it all—everything you need to pick up your sticks and get creative right away!