- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: David & Charles (15 Oct. 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0715317997
- ISBN-13: 978-0715317990
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1 x 27.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (253 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,391 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Knitter's Bible: The Complete Handbook for Creative Knitters Paperback – 15 Oct 2004
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A good addition to anyone's library or an ideal Christmas gift --Slipknot, December 2004
About the Author
Claire Crompton has worked in the knitting industry for over 15 years. After her Knitwear Design degree she became a pattern designer for major yarn manufacturers and is the author of The Knitter's Bible.
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I got the knitting bug! I couldn't wait to start knitting again, feeling like a novice I wanted to understand the different types of wool that were suitable for making different garments, also improve my abilities to knit different stitches and create different projects most of all to tackle patterns with confidenence!
I looked at a wide range of knitting books before purchasing The Knitter's Bible. This book is a Bible for knitters, broken down in easy steps with illustrations, references provide on where to obtain wool.
I cannot wait to start the Patchwork Cushion project, an array of stitch patterns to enhance my knitting abilities, I would recommend this book to beginners and experts alike, there is something new to learn for everyone. Great Buy you won't regret it!!
However, it isn't perfect; perhaps because it tries to do too much in such a short space. Some of the diagrams and explanations are not clear, and I had to ask a friend to demonstrate casting on for me because I was struggling with the instructions. Also, it is hard to use as a reference book: I was trying out one of the patterns but found it difficult to locate the sections of the book which explained how to do that particular instruction.
I have learned a lot from this book, and the stitch library in particular is very useful! If I were starting from scratch again, though, I would initially buy one of Debbie Bliss's beginner books as her instructions have more clarity.
The book itself has been well written with plenty of clear pictures and if you are used to the American way of knitting you'll probably love it.
I'd be surprised if you could find a pattern that you wouldn't be able to understand and complete as long as you had this book - it really does cover everything.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A really good tutorial to suit those who have never picked up knitting needles and those who wish to improve their knitting skills, I started knitting again after many years when... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Sue R
I love this book, it has to be my favourite knitting book. So many different stitches so is fantastic for blanket making and knitting squares. Instructions are very easy to follow. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Luma
Love this book. It is very useful and I have tried out many new stitches.Published 1 month ago by Luma
Great book. I hadn't knitted for a long time. Great to find a book with nice easy to read explanations of the knitting terminologyPublished 4 months ago by Monic
It took a little while to arrive, however the seller was very kind, willing to help and listen. The book it's not what I expected but it has a great deal of new stitches I didn't... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Juliana Mara