Getting Started Knitting

Getting Started Knitting

Book - 2006
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Like a fun, gossipy friend who knows how to knit, this guide gently initiates novice knitters by getting them comfortable with the rhythm of casting on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, and binding off--before graduating to simple projects that introduce rib, seed, stockinette, and garter stitches on straight, circular, and double-pointed needles. Advancing from the ribbed scarf and roll-brim hat to "Ballet School Dropout Leg Warmers" and "Belle of the Ball Cardigan," lessons also cover shopping, chart-reading, weaving in ends, starting a new ball of yarn, blocking, and adding zippers and buttons. The appendices offer further enlightenment--with a glossary of knitting lingo, a plan for "The Knitter's Pantry," and a guide to undoing mistakes.
Alternative Title: Knitting
Publisher: Loveland, Colo. : Interweave Press, c2006.
ISBN: 9781931499941
1931499942
Branch Call Number: 746.432
Characteristics: 136 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.

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drlnielsen
Jun 04, 2015

The most important parts of a beginning knitting book is the clarity of the text and pictures. While this book has an enjoyable writing style, and would probably be a fun read for an early knitter, using it as your learn-to-knit book is likely to be frustrating. I suggest Zimmerman or Righetti.

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