Knitting in No Time
A Fast, Fun Collection of 50 Quick-knit ProjectsBook - 2006
Knitting has become one of the nation's hottest hobbies. With this easy-to-use guidebook, you can jump right into making funky fingerless gloves, a slouchy shrug, a chic black velvet evening bag, and many other fashionable pieces in no time. Find out from the experts how to work magic with just a pair of extra-large knitting needles; thick, richly textured fashion yarns; and the simplest of stitches. Designed for maximum ease, every one of the 50 projects featured in this accessible format can be completed within the span of a week--some within an afternoon. If you're a novice knitter, the comprehensive techniques section offers a crash course in the basics, starting with the right way to hold the yarn and needles. Before you know it, you'll be casting on and off, knitting and purling, and confidently navigating simple stitch patterns. Every project includes fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions and expert tips. Learn quick tricks for changing colors, joining a second ball of yarn, and checking tension. What's more, you'll discover how to transform scraps of leftover yarn into special effects, knit with string and fabric strips, and jazz up knitted creations with beading, sequins, ribbon, and trim. Some of the quick, easy, and fashion-smart projects include: - A floppy-brim hat, knitted with stockinette stitch - An elegant lacy scarf, made from a silk mohair mix - A boldly striped afghan, simply knitted panel by panel - A chunky-knit tote, knitted in the round - A beaded cell-phone pouch, sure to get people talking From sumptuous scarves and wraps to subtly shaped jackets, Knitting in No Time offers eye-catching garments and accessories for everyknitting skill level.
Publisher: Pleasantville, N.Y. : Reader's Digest, c2006.
Branch Call Number: 746.432
Characteristics: 160 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.