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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 2nd Edition edition (3 Oct 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470287470
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470287477
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 2 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 175,848 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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‘…invaluable aid to learning to knit…covers absolutely everything you need to know…bestselling guide.’ (Let′s Get Crafting, January 2010).

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The bestselling guide to knitting — now featuring new projects and patterns! Want to know how to knit? This fun and easy guide shows you how to create beautiful, timeless pieces, whether you′re new to knitting or you′re ready for more advanced patterns. From scarves and sweaters to bags, pillows, and more, you′ll find lots of projects for practicing and perfecting your skills. Plus, you get the latest knitting techniques and resources! Get ready to knit — choose yarn and needles, read pattern instructions and charts, and measure gauge Now you′re knitting! — cast on, knit and purl, use basic stitches, make increases and decreases, and knit in the round Expand your knowledge — knit stripes and cables, work with multiple colors per row, do lacework, and more Make great garments — assemble and block pieces, make bands and buttonholes, close seams, and add finishing touches Handle common mistakes — know what to do if you drop a stitch or inadvertently add one Make great gifts — knit a baby′s layette, a child′s sweater, pullovers, jackets, and more Reap the added benefits of knitting — increase your creativity, learn patience, gain a sense of purpose, and soothe your soul Open the book and find: Step–by–step instructions with helpful illustrations and color photos A fresh variety of projects, from beginner to advanced The latest yarns and stylish patterns Techniques every knitter should know Felted knitting projects Tips for relaxing stiff shoulders and fingers A detailed guide to knitting your first sweater

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Anne Stevenson on 10 Dec 2010
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This is a great book for beginners to knitting. It is easy to understand as every type of stitch is fully explained, visual examples are good as you can see what your work is supposed to look like.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By t edwards on 16 Sep 2010
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I have been wanting to learn to knit for ages and this book really does take you through step by step. The instructions are easy to follow and there are some lovely little projects to get you started.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By LadyDoodles on 20 Feb 2011
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This book gave me a very good overview of knitting and techniques etc. However, pictures and descriptions need improvement. Pictures are too few sometime jumping crucial in between stages and descriptions can be unclear and confusing. I used the websites and videos to complement. I recommend this book to beginners but I would get it with another shorter one with clearer visual aids, better pictures and clearer description.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By homey6590 on 8 Feb 2011
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I bought this book for my daughter when my efforts to teach her to knit had failed, after burying herself in the book for a few hours, success, she had cast on and started to knit. I can recommend this to any who need to teach themselves to knit, very discriptive with good diagrams.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Adrian Tearle on 8 April 2010
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I bought this for my wife as she has just taken up knitting and she has found this book to be incredibly useful. She says that the book is very easy to use and covers everything she needs; from how to pick-up a dropped stitch to helping her understand knitting patterns, etc.

If nothing else it saves her making late night phone calls to our mothers for help when she gets stuck!

A great item at a cheap price and as always it was swiftly delivered; 10/10!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Shaila P.D. on 18 April 2012
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I bought this book as I am an absolute knitting dummy. The basics are pretty clear and helpful, although as the content gets more complicated, so does the explanation. I've tried for example to make bobbles and I just couldn't follow the instructions, had to get some help from a knitting guru I know. I tried as well a project shown for knitting in the round only to find out that the instructions were wrong!!!! My advice is: buy it as it gets you to the basics, but use it with caution!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tiva Diva on 17 Feb 2011
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Very clear, easy to follow instructions. Language and technical stuff very American, but you'd expect that from the "dummies" series. I hadn't knitted since I was about 13, many years ago, but this book got me started again with no difficulties. It covers some pretty advanced stuff: I can't yet say if the instructions are as good at this level, but looking at them I expect they will be.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Davis on 14 Oct 2011
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I only knit very rarely so often have to refer back to this book. It's excellent for beginners like me, or for intermediates wanting to learn a new technique. I'd highly recommend this book.
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