By Tomkies, Debbie
This indispensable knitter's manual is the perfect handbook for knitters to come back to time and time again. Teaching key skills such as how to read patterns and charts, which needles and yarn to choose, how to hold your work, casting on and off, essential stitches and finishing... - this is the only book you need to get started on your knitting journey. And, once you've got the basics under your belt, there is a wide range of knitting techniques to explore - including lace, cables, textured patterns, beaded work and embellishments. This manual provides a great reference for beginners and beyond. Having a wide repertoire of techniques at your fingertips will enhance every project you turn your hand to. Includes a handy SOS section giving expert tips on avoiding and spotting mistakes, using lifelines and how to rescue and fix common errors. Understanding abbreviations Fitting knit garments Tension swatches Cables and mock cables Assembly Bands and buttonholes Beadwork Blocking and pressing Bobbles, fringes, pompoms Stem stitch Cast-ons Circular knitting Jogless circular knitting Round vs rows Colourwork Increase and decrease Fixing dropped stitches Edges and joining edges Fair Isle Fastenings Picot Seams A comprehensive knitting manual for all you will ever need to know about knitting!Read more
Debbie Tomkies has designed for many major knitting and crochet magazines including Knit Now, Simply Knitting, Knitting, Let's Knit, Yarn Forward, and Inside Crochet. Debbie has been the agony aunt and 'How-to' technical feature writer for Knit Now magazine for over four years. She has written three books, Hand-dyed Yarn Craft Projects, Complete Knitting Skills, and 250 Knitting Stitches. Debbie is a successful tutor and teaches knitting, crochet, dyeing and textile arts to students of all ages - as such, she has a genuine understanding of the needs of knitters at all levels. She lives in Cheshire, UK. For more information, visit www.dtcrafts.co.uk.
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