My First Knitting Book

Learn to Knit

Author: Alison McNicol

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908707109

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 48

View: 1705

Introduction to knitting with easy learn to knit illustrations, fun and simple projects, a variety of knitting stitches and skills. Designed for absolute beginners.

Knitting for Baby

30 Heirloom Projects with Complete How-to-Knit Instructions

Author: Melanie Falick,Kristin Nicholas

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453268138

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 9265

Knitting for Baby provides knitters of all levels with everything they need to create handmade expressions of love for those special babies in their lives. Master hand-knitting designer Kristin Nicholas and bestselling author Melanie Falick offer 30 fresh, irresistible designs sized for infants to two-year-olds, step-by-step instructions and illustrations, and a comprehensive how-to-knit section for those new to the craft. From booties and blankets to toys and sweaters, the exquisite projects showcase contemporary colors and luscious natural fibers that are as soft as a baby’s skin. Each of the patterns is clearly written and thoroughly tested and is accompanied by beautiful, hand-painted illustrations of the skills required, from casting on the first stitch to colorwork, cables, and finishing details. Engaging color photographs by acclaimed baby photographer Ross Whitaker show the finished garments and accessories being worn and enjoyed by a charming cast of babies being their naturally delightful selves. Originally published in 2002, Knitting for Baby has sold more than 40,000 copies in hardcover. The new paperback reissue of this timeless book is sure to find an even broader audience of knitters, both novice and expert.

Knitting Patterns For Dummies

Author: Kristi Porter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118050878

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 312

View: 1182

Have you always wanted to knit? Know the basics, but you’re looking to stretch your knitting skills? Knitting Patterns For Dummies is chock-full of simple instructions and easy-to-follow patterns to help you create a wide range of classic, beautiful knits for the whole family, from clothing to household items to gift ideas. This fun, friendly guide gives you scores of new ways to have fun with needles and yarn, with great projects such as basic ponchos and pullovers, felted bags and slippers, cabled sweaters, and home and baby accessories, to name a few. You get step-by-step instructions for all the patterns in the book, along with line drawings and 8 pages of full-color photos to guide you. And, with the variations added at the end of many of the patterns, you’ll have almost 100 projects to choose from! You’ll discover how to: Select the right yarn and needles Decipher knitting lingo Measure your gauge, read a pattern, and understand garment sizing Work with common stitches, such as the stockinette, garter seed, box, and half linen Handle ribbing, cabling, and knitting lace Work with patterns with rectangles, circles, and triangles Use colorful stitches such as the Stripes, Fair Isle, and Mosaic Join shapes together in your design Create different textures and add color throughout a piece or just as accents You’ll also find ten things you can knit with that aren’t yarn or needles, as well as plenty of tips for caring for your knits once they’re complete. From beanies to bags to blankets, Knitting Patterns For Dummies has it all—everything you need to pick up your sticks and get creative right away!

Susan B. Anderson's Kids' Knitting Workshop

The Easiest and Most Effective Way to Learn to Knit!

Author: Susan B. Anderson

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579656811

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

View: 1240

Beloved knitting instructor Susan B. Anderson presents her first book targeted at a young audience. This accessible introduction to knitting in the round includes easy-to-follow illustrated tutorials on techniques from casting on and binding off to joining colors to make stripes, and 17 progressively challenging knitting projects—beginning with simple infinity scarves and hats and building to supersweet toys and decor. Step-by-step text and photographs that kids can read and follow on their own mean they will be knitting independently in no time! Also included is a chapter on stocking your toolbox and sourcing yarn; plus advice on starting a knitting group, connecting with local knitting communities, charity knitting, and more.

Purls of Wisdom

The Book of Knitting

Author: Jenny Lord

Publisher: Penguin Global

ISBN: 9781846143021

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 202

View: 6498

Do you want to learn to make: The 'Born Under a Star' baby blanket 'Cloud Nine' socks A classic men's beanie Honeycomb cable cushion A bramble stitch scarf? Well, the good news is anyone can. With the clearest instructions and pictures, and with Jenny Lord as your knitting tutor, you will learn to knit in a series of simple steps. After a whirlwind tour through the history of a craft that's been enjoyed for generations, you'll discover where to source the best yarns, and progress from knitting simple scarves to mastering the art of sock knitting and even more sophisticated projects. Following totally original patterns - created by Jenny and some of her favourite people from the online knitting community - you'll be able to make charming gifts for all your favourite people: your man, your mother, your godchild or the little baby next door. With every pattern rated by level of difficulty, we guarantee that, whether you're a beginner or a more capable knitter, this is the knitting book you'll keep referring to, again and again. Now, go and get your needles. Let's begin. Having learned to sew at the age of five, Jenny discovered knitting in her early twenties when she could no longer resist the luxury yarns she kept spying in her local haberdashery. This is the book she would have liked to own when she first started knitting. Jenny lives in London. Purls of Wisdom is her first book.

Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting

Author: Ann Hood

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393239497

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 294

View: 648

This collection of essays from over twenty different authors, including Elizabeth Berg, Ann Patchett, Andre Dubus III and Sue Grafton, describes their passion for knitting, recalling their triumphs and disasters in their craft projects and lives. 30,000 first printing.

Knitty Gritty

Knitting for the Absolute Beginner

Author: Aneeta Patel

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0713685425

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 6446

Presents simple instructions and illustrations to help beginners learn to knit, with patterns for sixteen easy projects.

The Knitted Rug

21 Fantastic Designs

Author: Donna Druchunas

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 9781579904241

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 2118

Here’s a fresh take on the crafts of rugmaking and knitting—the very first book of its kind. These 21 stylish rug projects are so eye-catching that it’s hard to believe that even novice knitters can create them. But they can, thanks to a thorough section on knitting basics, sumptuously illustrated with more than 60 how-to photographs; advice on embellishments, including embroidery, fringes, and tassels; and instruction on finishing touches, such as weaving ends, sewing seams, blocking, backing, and lining. Put this knowledge to work on a multicolored Big Needle Garter Stitch Rug, Knit and Purl Oval Rug, Thunderbird Wall Tapestry, and others. Every rug is beautifully photographed in a home setting, and includes patterns and ideas for modifying the design. The author lives in Longmont, CO.

Loom Knitting Primer

A Beginner's Guide to Knitting on a Loom, with Over 30 Fun Projects

Author: Isela Phelps

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312366612

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 5520

"A beginner's guide to knitting on a loom, with over 30 fun projects"--Cover.

How to Knit

Author: Debbie Bliss

Publisher: Trafalgar Square

ISBN: 9781570761454

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 1825

Leading knitwear designer Debbie Bliss returns with a complete course in knitting, taking you lesson by lesson through all the techniques and stitches. The book features 15 specially designed projects to practice new skills, and extensive stitch library, and 350 colour photographs and illustrations, plus charts.

Simple Knits for Little Cherubs

Author: Erika Knight

Publisher: Anova Books

ISBN: 9781843404774

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 127

View: 2973

Erika's Knights's ever popular 'Simple Knits for Little Cherubs' is now available in a newly formatted size. The hallmark of Erika's designs are that they are not only true classics, that will become the hand-me-downs of the future, but that they are simple enough for a beginner to knit successfully. Attention to detail is another feature of Erika's patterns, along with beautifully soft natural yarns. Her clothes are all comfortable and extremely wearable – no scratchy necklines, tight sleeves or itchy collars. In addition to a classic range of clothing, from sweaters and cardigans to hats and socks, 'Simple Knits for Little Cherubs includes' a range of knitted accessories just right for the pre-school child, from cuddly toys to a doll's blanket. Erika Knight is fast establishing a reputation as one of the most coveted knitwear designers of the time. Her first book, published in 2000, has reprinted and been sold in five languages. Previous ISBN: 9781843400189 Other titles in the series include 'Simple Knits for Cherished Babies' (ISBN 9781855859265), also being reissued in this new and exciting format.

Let's Knit

Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241197233


Page: 64

View: 6297

10 easy peasy knitting projects for kids from cool animals to beautiful bracelets and bags Your child will learn how to knit in no time with Let's Knit. From holding needles and knitting patterns to knitting stitches, Let's Knit teaches your child how to create their very own collection of cuddly creatures including cute kittens, beastly bats or soft sheep. Let's Knit isperfect for kids wishing to pick up a new, enjoyable hobby and parents looking for a way to get children into craft-making. Simple instructions and knitting patterns are easy-to-follow; the hard part is choosing which creature you want to make first!

Dress-to-Impress Knitted Scarves

24 Extraordinary Designs for Cowls, Kerchiefs, Infinity Loops & More

Author: Pam Powers

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811713288

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 9270

This designer collection contains signature designs for ascots, cowls, and other scarves that will make the perfect fashion statement no matter the occasion. • One-of-a-kind designs that derive their inspiration from sources as diverse as cowboy bandanas and vintage lace petticoats, worked up in a range of textured and colorwork stitches and fibers • Photos include ideas for different ways the scarves can be worn • Collection includes a stitch/technique photo tutorial section

Mom & Me Knits

20 Pretty Projects for Mothers and Daughters

Author: Stefanie Japel

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452114021

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 132

View: 8594

Like mother, like daughter! Mom & Me Knits offers everything a knitter needs to stitch up fashionable pieces for herself and her little one. Stefanie Japel, celebrated knit designer and mother of two little girls, has created smart, sophisticated pieces for mothers and more whimsical, youthful interpretations for daughters. From an elegant Lace Cardigan and a casual Halter Top to a cozy Shawlette and a fun Surfer Tee, this sweet book has something for everyone. The patterns can be adapted for child ages 4 through 10 and adult sizes XS through XXL. With a glossary of important techniques and terms, step-by-step instructions, and gorgeous color photographs, Mom & Me Knits makes it a cinch to whip up adorable, matching knitted apparel for mothers and their favorite little girls.

Complete Knitting Skills

Author: Debbie Tomkies

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9781438001715

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 2515

An illustrated manual offering basic knitting skills as well as links to online knitting tutorials.

Knitting Basics

A step-by-step course for first-time knitters

Author: Tracey Lord

Publisher: CICO Books

ISBN: 9781782491941

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 5775

If you would like to start knitting but don’t have anyone to show you how, or if you know the basics of knitting but would like to improve and learn the more complex skills of shaping, lace patterns and colorwork, then 'Knitting Basics' is for you. Starting at the very beginning with casting on, knit stitch and binding off, the 20 workshops take you step by step through different stitches and techniques, with color artworks to show you how everything is done. At the end of every workshop there is a project to make which is designed to put what you have learned so far into practice—the best way of making sure you don’t forget what you’ve learned. As you progress through the workshops, you will also learn how to read patterns, how to join pieces, and how to knit in the round. The projects include a table runner made up of squares knitted in knit stitch, a child’s jumper with intarsia design, a messenger bag with cable patterns, and a textured throw with bobbles and fringing. There is an introductory section on tools and materials, and there’s also a handy stitch reference guide in case you just want to refresh your memory of a particular stitch.

Loom Knitting Socks

A Beginner's Guide to Knitting Socks on a Loom with Over 50 Fun Projects

Author: Isela Phelps

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312589980

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 1522

Reveals everything you need to know to loom knit socks. There are 50 projects for no-needle knitting---from colorful baby booties to beaded sophisticated numbers. All the basics are covered in the comprehensive illustrated introductory chapter, so anyone, even a beginning loomer, is able to follow along.

The Shop on Blossom Street

Author: Debbie Macomber

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 0778315673

Category: Fiction

Page: 393

View: 3876

When Lydia Hoffman, a cancer survivor and owner of A Good Yarn, starts a knitting class for her patrons, she forms a special friendship and bond with three extraordinary women--Jacqueline, Carol, and Alix.