Crafts & Hobbies

The Knowledgeable Knitter

Author: Margaret Radcliffe

Publisher: Storey Publishing

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 296

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“A treasure trove of knowledge . . . its clarity, detail, scope, and companionable tone make it an extraordinary reference and a delicious read” (Publishers Weekly). Knitting is a combination of skill, determination, and adaptability. Whether you’re looking for a suitable substitute yarn, trying to modify a pattern, or fixing a mistake, Margaret Radcliffe—the bestselling author of Circular Knitting Workshop and The Knitting Answer Book—offers proven advice that will help you solve all of your knitting quandaries. With this definitive guide, you’ll not only learn how to adjust armholes and shape collars, but why certain techniques work best in different situations. Radcliffe gives you the confidence and inspiration that will help you become a better, happier, and more confident knitter. “This book explains the why behind the how to of knitting. Imagine if the tiny little bit of information at the beginning of a knitting pattern was blown up into an almost 300-page reference book; that begins to explain The Knowledgeable Knitter.” —Knitty.com “Brilliant for those people who have recently picked up the sticks and string, but it’s got something in there for every knitter.” —Woolwinding
Crafts & Hobbies

Amy Herzog's Ultimate Sweater Book

Author: Amy Herzog

Publisher: Abrams

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

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A comprehensive guide to knitting sweaters and designing and modifying sweater patterns, by the author of You Can Knit and Knit to Flatter. Yarn and fiber enthusiasts everywhere will celebrate the latest addition to Amy Herzog’s beloved knitting series (which includes You Can Knit That, Knit to Flatter, and Knit Wear Love). This essential guide details every aspect of sweater knitting, starting with instructions for four basic sweater types: yoke, raglan, drop shoulder, and set-in sleeve. Patterns are offered in multiple sizes and yarn gauges for broad appeal. Following the basics for each of the four sweater types are a diverse range of customizing options, including how to add a hood, cowl neck, turtleneck, pockets, and zip or cardigan front, just to name a few. Amy’s clear instruction and expert tips expand the many knitting possibilities, creating the essential knitting resource for knitters everywhere.
Crafts & Hobbies

The Knitting Answer Book, 2nd Edition

Author: Margaret Radcliffe

Publisher: Hachette UK

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 440

View: 873

With expert answers to scores of new knitting questions, Margaret Radcliffe’s classic guide is better than ever. You’ll find a wide assortment of cast ons and bind offs, techniques for beading and knitting backwards, tips for knitting in the round, and strategies for measuring tricky fabrics. Whether you’re a beginner venturing out into the wide world of yarn crafts or a more experienced knitter struggling through complex needlework challenges, The Knitting Answer Book has a solution for every knitting problem you’ll encounter.
Crafts & Hobbies

Knitter's Guide to Shawl Design

Author: Emma Vining

Publisher: The Crowood Press

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

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As a desirable item of fashion, a cherished gift or a wardrobe essential, the shawl enjoys enduring popularity among knitters and non-knitters alike. The most admired of these beautiful accessories are designed with inspiration drawn from a wide range of themes and ideas. This creativity is achieved by blending a knitter’s imagination with their knowledge of how to translate a source of inspiration into an exciting new design. A Knitter’s Guide to Shawl Design will inspire knitters of all levels to personalize their knitting and create original shawl designs. Author Emma Vining describes her own design processes, encouraging readers to explore and experiment with shawl shapes and stitch patterns. Beautifully illustrated with photographs, sketches and explanatory diagrams, this book explores tradition and innovation in shawl design. It demonstrates the effects of yarn, knitting techniques and finishing choices on the end design and considers the framing effect of edges and borders and how to plan these into your project. The geometry of the shawl shape is examined - there are individual chapters on squares, rectangles, triangles, circles, semi-circles and crescents. Finally, the design process is illustrated in full over five detailed case studies, each culminating in a full shawl pattern by built environments.
Crafts & Hobbies

Inventive Weaving on a Little Loom

Author: Syne Mitchell

Publisher: Hachette UK

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 352

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The craft of weaving is more accessible and affordable than ever with the rigid-heddle loom. This essential handbook unlocks the little tabletop loom's full potential with step-by-step photographs, innovative techniques, and contemporary projects.
Crafts & Hobbies

At Knit's End

Author: Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Publisher: Hachette UK

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 218

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The tangled life of the knitter is the subject of inspired nuttiness in 300 tongue-in-cheek meditations from the Yarn Harlot, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. At Knit’s End captures the wickedly funny musings of someone who doesn’t believe it’s possible to knit too much and who willingly sacrifices sleep, family, work, and sanity in order to keep doing it. Covering everything from the deadly “second sock syndrome” to a pile of yarn so big it can hide a washing machine, this hilarious collection will have knitters in stitches!
Crafts & Hobbies

The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques

Author: Margaret Radcliffe

Publisher: Hachette UK

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 320

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The definitive guide to knitting with more than one color, featuring in-depth photographic instruction for 150 techniques, from stripes to intarsia.
Crafts & Hobbies

The Beginner's Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns

Author: Kate Atherley

Publisher: Penguin

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 893

Create custom knitting patterns to share and sell! Writing clear, easy-to-follow knitting patterns is easier than you think! In The Beginner's Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns, knitting expert Kate Atherley provides everything you need to know to share your projects with fellow knitters. This one-stop guide includes concrete guidelines with lots of examples on everything from pattern writing basics, to schematics and charts, to handling multiple sizes, establishing a personal style sheet, and more. The book addresses the details of how to create complete, clear and easy-to-use knitting patterns, for any type of design, and for any level of knitter. You'll also find details on: • Pattern structure and elements • Formatting and layout • How to go from test knitting to a final publication • Online platforms, processes, and good business practices • An introduction to important copyright laws A basic pattern template and resources are also provided. Whether you're looking to share a project with a close friend or your growing online customer base, The Beginner's Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns is the comprehensive guide that can help you translate your project into a set of instructions that any knitter can follow.
Hand weaving

Knitters

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Publisher:

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Category: Hand weaving

Page: 930

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