Some books are nice additions to a library, and others are cornerstone selections. This book is one of those foundational references you can rely on for years to come.
From its easy-to-use format, to the collection of 200 pattern stitches, this book is a quick and easy guide to all things knitting. The techniques and insight you glean from Knitting - The Complete Guide can be applied to any project, such as the socks, gloves, hat and sweater projects featured inside.
This is a fantastic selection of knitting patterns from established designer and best-selling author Claire Crompton, author of The Knitter's Bible and Knitter's Bible project books. Featuring strong designs across a range of styles for those who are new to knitting, all the projects included are either Beginner, Easy, or Intermediate skill level. As well as patterns and project instructions, you will also find an explanation of the abbreviations used, a knitting needle conversion chart, a skill level key, a standard yarn weight chart, knitting techniques and making-up techniques.
There are so many intriguing ways to knit yarn that it’s often tough to pick the right stitch. Help is on the way with Field Guide to Knitting, the stitch dictionary that belongs in every knitting bag.
This handy go-to reference book takes a comprehensive look at knit and purl stitches as well as cables, laces, ribs, and edge treatments. Learn to tell k2togs from ssks and to differentiate between ribbed basketweave and basket cable. Each entry reveals the history of the stitch, the best stitch gauge for achieving pattern definition, the garments most suited to the pattern, and more. Complete patterns for executing the stitch (and its variations) are also included. More than 200 full-color photographs make it easy to compare how stitches will look before committing yarn to needles.
Whether you just need to know if moss stitch is the same as seed stitch or you’re planning a complicated Aran sweater, Field Guide to Knitting has all the answers.
Knitters love their stitch dictionaries. Melissa Leapman, known for her knitting references, shares 300 of her favorite stitch patterns developed over her long career. With basic step-by-step knitting instruction, information on how to most effectively use a stitch dictionary, and a wealth of original stitch patterns, this book will appeal to all levels of knitters looking for a comprehensive, yet portable volume. The book includes stitch patterns in five categories from imaginative novelty stitch patterns to traditional knit designs. Each stitch pattern will include a gorgeous photograph as well as written and charted instructions.
"Knitting Stitches VISUAL Encyclopedia" gives you quick visual access to a comprehensive collection of stitch combinations that enable you to create your own designs or modify existing patterns with ease. Each stitch is accompanied by a full-color photo and diagram to make learning even easier, while sidebars guide you through tricky parts of various stitch patterns.
knit and purl patterns
bobbles and textured stitches
drop-stitch, eyelet, and lace patterns
borders and edgings
color knitting patterns