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The Knitting Book [Hardcover]

Frederica Patmore , Vikki Haffenden
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Book Description

1 Sep 2011

Pick up your needles and get knitting

Whether you're new to knitting or already a wonder with wool, The Knitting Book is a bible that no knitter should be without. With many celebrities picking up their needles and hundreds of people getting into knitting every month, this book will help you join the trend and enjoy knitting for many years to come.

Packed with essential advice, inspiring ideas and 40 trendy knitting projects, the book includes everything you need to get started or develop your skills. Knitting terminology is demystified and step-by-step photography of each technique along with handy "galleries" of popular stitches stops you getting your needles in a knot.

Get knitting with The Knitting Book, essential for beginners and experienced knitters alike.

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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley (1 Sep 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405368039
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405368032
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 3.2 x 28.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 69,444 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Loaded with everything you could need to know and clever quick fixes for all sewing dilemmas (The Sewing Book) (Woman & Home)

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for every knitter 12 Oct 2011
I absolutely love this book. It is for everyone from beginner to expert. Even if you consider yourself an expert I can guarantee there will be something in this book that you have never tried before. It covers everything from the basics of how to cast on and do the basic knit and purl stitches,to creating textured knits. Increases and decreases, colourwork, knitting in the round, buttonholes, adding beads and edgings,short rows, gathers, and even mitred squares and spirals. There are some lovely projects in it too. And being a Dorling Kindersley product it is full of fantastic colour photographs.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 18 Oct 2011
This book is far better than I could have hoped for - well-explained and beautifully illustrated with photographs throughout, I've been using it for a day and already learned 10 new ways to cast on that I didn't before! The instructions are clear, the stitch pattern gallery is gorgeous and the information at the beginning about different kinds of yarn and needles are really priceless for someone just starting out.

I haven't tried any of the patterns yet but I've had a quick flick through the selection and they look nicely varied and modern. I really can't praise this book enough, my only issue with it is that it's very heavy and I managed to drop it on my foot, OUCH!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
I own this book. Whilst it is very good for consulting on tools, materials and techniques, the project patterns contained within pages 272 - 353 are full of mistakes.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Watch Out! Patterns full of mistakes. 25 Aug 2013
I thought this was an excellent resource at first but on attempting some of the patterns, I quickly realised it is full of mistakes. There is no way of getting help once you do come up against an error, the publishers aren't interested and didn't even respond when I contacted them to ask who the author of the patterns was.
Just got to the end of the baby blanket only to find I'm knitting the wrong pattern for the edging....another misprint! A very experienced knitter can just undo their work and pick up the correct row but I can't so will have to take it somewhere for help. Very annoying! I do not recommend this book....especially not unless you are an experienced knitter.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Mistakes 12 Feb 2013
The book looks pretty, but the first project I started - the bunny toy on pg 326 - has a mistake on row 13. Not impressed.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Knitting Book 19 Dec 2011
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Full of techniques and extensive stich library with such beautiful photography. It prompts me to tackle some stiches straight away. Althogh it may take a while to digest the whole book for a biginner knitter like myself, it far exceeded my expectation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book! 21 Dec 2011
Best knitting book I have ever read! Even for an experienced knitter there is so much to learn from it. Like other reviewers I was particularly impressed by the photography- which is bright and clear. The only critisism I can think of is that it is hard to curl up in an armchair and knit with it open on your knee being so big, but that doesn't detract from how good the book actually is.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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I'm a reasonably experienced knitter and have been adapting patterns and developing my own tecniques for years. I found this book really informative and helpful and it will be a perfect reference book for tricky patterns in the future.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing knitting book!
Purchased this book as I've started knitting again after many years. As with all of DK books it's full of amazing photos and info and so many ideas and projects included too. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Bethany
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
I love to knit and wanted to learn new techniques. This book is the ideal companion for doing just that.
Published 28 days ago by Helen
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
This product arrived on time and as described. It is a great product and a perfect present for the knitting lover in our family.
Published 1 month ago by Ben
5.0 out of 5 stars For all Knits
This was recommended to give as a gift for all round tips ,advice and patterns for the novice to the advanced knitter.
Published 2 months ago by jan76
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book but dont do the knitting projects
The 4 stars are for the book minus the project patterns. I did see the previous reviews about the projects in this book but I borrowed it from the library and was very impressed... Read more
Published 2 months ago by B. A. Perry
2.0 out of 5 stars Good stitch gallery but full of pattern errors!
I bought this book specifically for the projects and stitch gallery. The latter is good, but the former is appalling. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Gabou4
5.0 out of 5 stars Knitting book
This is an excellent book with clear and detailed instructions and good illustrations. A great reference book, very well presented
Published 3 months ago by Aida May
5.0 out of 5 stars what a great book
this is the best knitting book i have read. not only easy to follow for beginners but some lovely patterns aswell.
Published 4 months ago by annshaz
5.0 out of 5 stars Really usefull knitting encyclopedia
Nice, simple explicit and detailed. Exactly as it should be.Its a good choice for progressing and learning more.Good choice.Very happy with it.
Published 5 months ago by Barbara
4.0 out of 5 stars An Essential Guide
to knitting, everything you could possibly need to know. Clear pictures, sections with headings in true Dorling Kinderslely form but then Freddie Patmore is just great!
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