Author: Sue Gardner
Publisher: Martingale & Company Incorporated
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
This must-have resource offers essential knitting know-how. With more than 1,000 close-up photographs featuring real hands holding real yarn and needles, there's no easier way to learn this beautiful craft.
Knitting is hot, with 4 million newcomers in the last few years joining a core group of 38,000,000 knitters nationwide. And these are primarily young, creative, connected chicks with sticks who are coming together in living rooms, knitting cafes, and chic yarn stores, and making everything from funky hats to bikinis. In Stitch 'n Bitch, Debbie Stoller-founder of the first Stitch 'n Bitch knitting group in New York City-covers every aspect of knitting and the knitting-together lifestyle: the how-to, the when-to, the what-to, the why-to. Writing with wit and attitude (The Knitty-Gritty, Blocking for Blockheads), she explains the different types of needles and yarns (and sheep, too) and all the techniques from basic to fancy, knit to purl to cast-off. She also shares her special brand of corrective surgery for when things go wrong, and offers fun and informative sidebars on such topics as how to find the best yarn for less, how to make a buttonhole, knitting etiquette, and what tools to keep in your knitting bag. At the heart of the book are forty stylish patterns: Alien Scarf, Big Bad Baby Blanky, Mohair Hoodie, Kitty and Devil Hat, Cell Phone Cozy, and Wonder Woman Bikini. And for anyone interested: how to start a Stitch 'n Bitch group.
This guide for the modern knitter presents more than 150 new and innovative cable stitch patterns ranging from basic to complex and offers enlightening insight into how cables are engineered, how knitters can design their own, and how knitters can mix and match cables in a knitting pattern. Teacher, author, and master knitter Norah Gaughan shares her design principles and offers clear cable-making instruction throughout, always in a conversational, easy-to-understand voice that proceeds naturally, as one cable idea leads to the next. Master the art of cable knitting, then test your newfound skills with the 15 garment patterns for wraps, sweaters, and accessories. Also available from Norah Gaughan: Knitting Nature,Comfort Knitting and Crochet: Afghans and Comfort Knitting, and Crochet: Babies and Toddlers.
Knitting TODAY SPECIAL PRICE - 365 Days of Knitting (Limited Time Offer) TODAY SPECIAL BONUS - Over 45 Additional Simple Knitting Patterns for Your Holiday at the back of this book. To some, knitting may seem like an old-fashioned hobby that has gone the way of the dodo bird. But, to those of us who are really in the know, knitting is a hobby that is not only fun, but also one that can be profitable. And, you can knit clothing items that are of a much higher quality than anything you will find in the stores. You will find thousands upon thousands of knitting patterns available, ranging from very easy to very difficult, and everything in between. Just so you don't have to spend a lot of time searching, we have compiled 365 of our favorite knitting patterns for you to try. That's right. You will have a pattern for every day of the year, so you aren't likely to run out of projects any time soon. Special Bonus: In addition to the "365 Days of Knitting: 365 Knitting Patterns for 365 Days" book, we are also giving you an additional 45-patterns as the special bonus for your holiday. This means that you will be well into the next year, and still have plenty of projects to work on. Click and grab this book today and be ready to change your life for the better!
Beginners love knitting scarves because they're easy; experienced knitters love them because the projects are fast. Continuing Storey's popular die-cut Knit! series, Knit Scarves! features 16 unique scarf patterns that range from the toasty warm to the way cool to the tres chic. Candi Jensen--a craft and needlework designer with 25 years of experience--discusses everything from choosing the proper needles to avoiding such gaffs as mixing acrylic yarn with mohair yarn (acrylic needs a dryer to keep its shape, while mohair should never see the inside of a dryer). The friendly, step-by-step instructions and color-coded charts make Knit Scarves! perfect for knitters of all skill levels.
In Knitting for Beginners, Sasha Kagan tells you everything you need to know to create exciting, colourful garments and home furnishings - even if you've never knitted before. Step-by-step instructions and the spiral, hands-free format enable you to practice and master each technique more easily. Covers all the stitches, terminology and techniques. Includes a selection of attractive, simple projects specially designed for the beginner.
“Packed with fun-to-knit designs. Of the two dozen designs...more than half could also be used as lap robes for adults and all are excellent designs by top Vogue knitwear designers.”—Library Journal. “Has 20 lovely styles to choose from, perfect for any knitter who wants something a little more special for a special new arrival. Here’s your chance to make a Kaffe Fassett baby blanket. ...a lovely little book, good value for money.”—Knitters’ Forum.
This is the ultimate guide for the absolute beginner. For those with little or no knitting experience, this simple-to-learn, project-based book will start with the basics and take you through the initial stages of this fun and creative craft. Each technique is clearly explained and accompanied by a stylish project to make, so that you can put your newly acquired knowledge into practice. Demonstrate your new skills to friends and family with designs that include a hobo bag, beanie hat or clutch bag Beginners will learn all the essentials, from how to hold needles, cast on and off, make a tension swatch and form the basic knit and purl stitches, to how to knit stripes, cable, rib and lace, plus shape their knitting and add buttonholes. Clear step-by-step illustrations and beautifully shot photographs of the finished projects are included throughout, making it both practical and inspirational - the ideal book for want-to-be knitters!
Kids craving a pet of their own will love these adorable knitted animals, ideal for cuddling up to and taking on childhood adventures. Choose from 15 individual pets, whether it be the playful ginger kitten, adorable hamster or frisky spaniel and start knitting your own unique little friend. Even if you have never knitted before, there's no need to worry, Knitted Pets is designed to appeal to knitters of all abilities looking for a new project to get their needles into.
Author: Leisure Arts
Publisher: Leisure Arts
Release Date: 2012-12-04
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
5951 Dishcloths Make your kitchen more colorful! Add a little luxury to your bath! These cloths to crochet include textures, stripes, circles, and flowers. When you need a quick gift, these are your fast and fun, go-to designs! BONUS: online technique videos. 17 designs for Easy to Easy+ skill level, to make using medium or fine weight yarns: Fast Favorite, Flower Tile, and Basket Weave by Mary Jane Protus; Shells by Leisure Arts; Nine Patch, Blossom, and Rainbow by Shobha Govindan; Spiral by Sarah J. Green; Lacy Stripes by Sue Galucki; Variegated by Lois J. Long; Clusters by Rhona Czepiel; Crisscross and Around the Block by Anne Halliday; Sunshine Daisy by Joan E. Reeves; Puffs and Borders by Maggie Weldon; and Checks by Roberta Maier.