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Knitting for Dummies by Pam Allen

Knitting for Dummies (2002)

by Pam Allen

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Series: for Dummies, for Dummies Crafts and Hobbies

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This book isn't terrible, but the illustrations are hard to follow and there's at least one reference to a technique which is never covered in the book. I recommend Debbie Stoller's "Stitch 'N Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook" over this book. ( )
  Katya0133 | Nov 10, 2010 |
There are two different editions of this work and they differ slightly. The second edition has more web resources and shares a few patterns but has a few more in total. It also seems to be better organise and flow for the learner in a better way. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Feb 6, 2010 |
I am a beginning knitter and this is one of my books that I use regularly. It has wonderful pictures and instructions for every stitch used by knitters. It explains everything in minute detail. A must have. ( )
  Kareydee | Jun 10, 2009 |
I've made a dozen half-scarves based on everything I've learned in this book. ( )
  Bridget-Eileen | Feb 12, 2007 |
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Knitting is a relatively simple process requiring a minimal set of tools – two needles and a ball of yarn. Its basic structure of interlocking loops couldn't be less complicated. Yet the possibilities for design and pattern innovation seem endless. Now is a great time to learn to knit. Never before have you had so many lovely and imaginative yarns from which to choose and so many stylish and sophisticated patterns to work with.

Sure, grandmothers knit, but so do movie stars, football players, doctors, and lawyers. They know what our grandmothers do: Knitting does more than just provide you with warm and cozy things to wear. Knitting alsoStirs your creativityGives you an ongoing sense of purposeTeaches patienceSoothes the soul from the stresses of everyday life

Practice and perfect your knitting skills with Knitting For Dummies. This friendly, hands-on guide will lead you through the following topics and more:Mastering the four elemental moves of knittingDeciphering knitting patternsFixing common knitting mistakesGetting started with simple projectsExpanding your horizons with stripes and detailsRelaxing stiff shoulders and fingers

Every chapter explaining a specific knitting technique includes a Knitting Notebook of sample patterns to show you some of the different ways it can be used and a section of Practice Projects that gives step-by-step instructions for simple and attractive knitted accessories nearly al of which are features on the pages of the color insert. Most projects end with a list of project variations – ways to expand on your understanding of how to craft and design projects on your own.

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Learn to knit basic stitches with ease, decipher patterns and work with multiple colors, and knit in the round.

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