- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: DK (1 Sept. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1405368039
- ISBN-13: 978-1405368032
- Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 3.1 x 28.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (108 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,025 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Knitting Book Hardcover – 1 Sep 2011
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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.
The book opens with a section on tools and materials: yarns, what weights you use for what items, needles and other notions with handy conversion charts for US and UK sizings. Great for anyone bewildered by the selection of terminology regarding yarns and notions you walk into in a wool shop. Next comes a gallery of stitch patterns, pretty but perhaps a little intimidating for the beginner, though a good illustration of the range of uses knitting can be put to
Now comes the most helpful part of the book for me, the techniques. The chapter moves gently beginning with how to make a slip knot and how to hold the yarn moving on to giving a range of cast ons and there is some, although not a lot, of indication of the uses of the different cast ons. A much better book on cast ons and offs (bind offs in USA terminology) for particular projects is Cast On, Bind Off but this gives you a good grounding and shows most cast ons that patterns indicate. The same is true of the following cast-offs.
Next the stitches, knit, purl, basic stitches combining knits and purls: garter, stocking, rib. Then joining in yarns and darning in ends, repairing, unpicking and picking up dropped stitches, something I still do after decades of knitting.
The next section is on following commercial patterns.Read more ›
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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Amazing book and clear explanation of each single passage. Perfect for who, like me, want to start. Strongly recommend!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book is a brilliant book to have on the shelf the techniques are easy to follow. Recently having taken knitting back up after a gap it's been useful to refresh old techniques... Read morePublished 6 months ago by top cat
Bought this a gift for a friend after I got her into knitting having previously bought this book for myself. We both really like the book. Read morePublished 9 months ago by R. Whittle
This book is full of useful information on how to get started in knitting, project ideas to keep you going and simple step by step explanations of the different types of yarn and... Read morePublished 10 months ago by ReviewMonkey
Really great book! I am a beginner and have found the patterns useful and have found some inspiration for next projects - highly recommend :)Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very helpful book with good instructions and more importantly helpful photos. For a non experienced knitter or a refresher course.Published 11 months ago by spimula