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The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques

by Nancie M. Wiseman

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Provides step-by-step instructions for a variety of finishing techniques, including blocking, seams, increases, decreases, and decorative finishes.Provides step-by-step instructions for a variety of finishing techniques, including blocking, seams, increases, decreases, and decorative finishes.
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Knitted one too many sweaters that scream "homemade"? Help is here! Finishing techniques are the key to turning out professional-looking projects. This comprehensive reference gives you the know-how you need to get gorgeous, polished results every time.

More than 50 expert techniques cover increases, decreases, seams, blocking, decorative finishes, and more
Master each method with step-by-step illustrations, easy-to-read text, and dozens of color photos
Bring along this handy guide wherever you go--the spiral-bound design lies flat for trouble-free knitting ( )
  RochesterKnittingGui | Apr 9, 2016 |
I finally got a chance to use this with my first sweater. Highly recommended, especially the chapters on seaming and sewing in zippers. ( )
  TheDivineOomba | Oct 13, 2012 |
The most beautiful knit fabric will make an awful sweater if the finishing techniques are not right. There is so much information to help make that perfect project in this small book. Only 144 pages, but they are packed with information. The books starts with Nancie’s Finishing Secrets, 7 tips that only experience can teach.

There are variety of cast-on methods, seven in all, and five bind-off methods. Also, increases, decreases and selvages. There are even eleven seam stitches explained! There are nice diagrams, photographs, or both for each of the techniques.

Also covered is picking up stitches, borders, bands, finishes, which includes crochet edges, and so much more.

This is a hard cover book with a heavy spiral binding. It has a lay-flat design for easy use so you will never lose your place.

Two worksheets finish the book for planning the next project. This is a very nice reference book for hand knitters. ( )
  Tmtrvlr | Sep 23, 2011 |
lots of handy how-to information, including calculating stitches, button holes, increases and decreases. Author is biased toward flat knitting but on the whole is very knowledgeable about knitting finishing techniques.

I've learned a lot from this book and recommend it for novice knitters. Author explains items clearly.
  ben_san2006 | Sep 3, 2009 |
I was really looking forward to this book, so this review reflects some disproportionate disappointment.

The book covers a lot of finishing techniques for garments. Unfortunately, I'm not currently interested in garments.

The book does not cover many cast on and cast off techniques, even relatively common ones like backwards loop cast on are not covered. I have not read it carefully to see what else I need to know that might not be covered.

In some places, the information covered in the book is inadequate. For example, the information on weaving in ends is short, specifically addresses how to weave ends into seams, lacks detail on how to do the weaving, and doesn't address problems of weaving in ends on pieces with both sides exposed or how to weave in ends on edges of items with both sides exposed. ( )
2 vote mvrdrk | Jul 10, 2009 |
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Provides step-by-step instructions for a variety of finishing techniques, including blocking, seams, increases, decreases, and decorative finishes.Provides step-by-step instructions for a variety of finishing techniques, including blocking, seams, increases, decreases, and decorative finishes.

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