Circular Knitting Workshop Paperback – 4 Apr 2012
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Circular knitting can seem intimidating to beginning knitters, but author Margaret Radcliffe soothes those fears. "Circular Knitting Workshop" discusses every aspect of circular knitting, from cast on methods to converting patterns written for straight needles to circular. Beginners will appreciate the simple pain-free lessons in knitting in the round using circular needles, double-points, or the Magic Loop method. Lessons in Fair Isle, twined, helix, and tubular knitting are also presented for advanced knitters. Mini projects are included for you to try out your new skills before tackling full-sized projects. Whether you re just starting out in circular knitting or looking for a quick answer, this book will quickly become your go-to guide for knitting in the round."
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Round out your knitting skillsCircular knitting is efficient, convenient, and fascinating to learn with Margaret Radcliffe's detailed, step-by-step instructions. A master teacher with a knack for demystifying complex techniques, Radcliffe uses 35 mini sample projects to demonstrate classic techniques such as lace and stranding knit in the round, as well as helix knitting, invisible joins, and ideal cast ons for all your circular knitting. From adapting flat patterns to circular and converting bottom-up projects to top-down, here is everything you need to know to master knitting in the round.See all Product Description
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As for the content, well I am a beginner knitter, I have very quickly latched onto circular needles for knitting flat and am yet to try knitting in the round or DPNs, hence buying this book. It covers knitting flat/round on circular needles and using DPNs as well as converting flat patterns to the round - with advice as to what type of knitting/patterns can and can't be knitted in the round (and therefore does not include knitting types that isn't recommended in the round, e.g intarsia).
WARNING TO BEGINNERS: you need to already know how to do basic knitting (cast on/off, knit and purl) - this book shows methods for doing these but I can see I would never have been able to learn from scratch with this book, however, I can apply my basic knowledge to work out how to do the other techniques. (I actually learned through an online course at Craftsy and own The Knitting and Crochet Bible: The Complete Handbook for Creative Knitting and Crochet which has a much clearer demonstration of the techniques and I use the DROPS website which has very clear, free demo videos.Read more ›
If you're a knitter on Ravelry too - the author margaret radcliffe has set up a group to help with any queries and for general discussions re the projects. What a brucey bonus eh!
However: The kindle edition is rubbish. There are important tables of information that appear as graphics, so are essentially unreadable. The appendix, with all the instructions for various stitches and cast ons, doesn't seem to be viewable on my kindle - I can go to the first page of it, but when I press next-page, I get taken to the end of the book. (I've not had this problem with any other books.)
I've just checked, and it all works fine on an iPad (and the photos are in colour). But the whole point of having a knitting book on a kindle is that it should work on a kindle! Most of the text is fine, sure, but if I'm knitting out and about, I need to be able to read the appendix!
A fantastic book, well worth the humble price and indispensable for the budding knitter.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very clear instructions and photos. This is one to get my head round, so when I have time and patience, I will conquer the art of knitting fiddly objects in the round. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Irene
What a Fabulous Book! If I could possibly change anything about it? I would prefer a spiral binding, because I like my books to lie flat when I am knitting from instructions... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sarah-jane
😀. Wow ! I'm now an addict - but be warned this book is a serious piece of work. Highly detailed and requires a lot of study - but it is worth its weight in gold.Published 5 months ago by Post Graduate
I gave this a five-star rating although the dry writing makes it a bit more difficult to work through. Read morePublished 5 months ago by MrsPaul
I bought this book to brush up on knitting in the round. And this is undoubtedly a great book to have in your craft library if you want to extend your knitting prowess and master... Read morePublished 6 months ago by J de M
Brill book great to learn to knit down for a sweater even cardigans no more knitting separate parts all the time .Published 7 months ago by Littlemo