Knitting For Dummies consistently ranks among our top-selling Dummies titles since it published six years ago, with 300,000 copies sold. Knitting For Dummies, Second Edition is for those new to the craft who are looking for a great introductory guide, as well as those already familiar with knitting who are looking for an easy-to-read, fun reference that introduces them to new projects and techniques. This revised and expanded edition not only provides the latest information and resources, but also step-by-step how-to instructions for all the knitting techniques explained in the book. Using easier-to-follow photos and illustrations, the guide demonstrates basic knitting stitches and shows readers how to decipher patterns and work with multiple colors. It also explains how to fix common knitting mistakes and relax stiff shoulders and fingers. Most projects also offer a list of variations, so knitters can expand their understanding and design projects on their own. This new edition also features a new section covering knitting online (blogs, e-zines, and Web sites), a new chapter on felting knitted projects (which has become very popular among beginners), the latest new yarns and styles, a new bibliography, and new sample projects and patterns, including "your first sweater" (an easy top-down raglan that requires no piecing), a bag knit in the round, and a tubular neckerchief kind of scarf.