This book goes beyond a collection of projects to teach the reader useful information about the yarns and stitch patterns. Every project in Mittens and Hats for Yarn Lovers teaches the knitter something unique about the yarns/fibers that are used. Lessons are learned by knitting mittens and hats for kids and adults. Styles include quirky, perky, classic, and luxe--something for everyone Containing about 30 projects, this book shows you project variations knitted in different fibers, color combos, and stitch patterns.
A detailed guide to knitting specially designed for male knitters and women looking for the latest patterns for men features twenty-five hip and stylish projects for men, ranging from the Beer Cozy to the Banker's Vest, along with easy-to-knit accessories, project difficulty ratings, easy-to-follow designs and instructions, a stitch index, and expert tips and advice. Original.
Knitting is no longer just a grandmother's pastime This extraordinary guide for the newer or younger knitter introduces classic and contemporary patterns that can be completed in a reasonable time, with clear, precise instructions. The creative, hip, and diverse designs include a boyfriend's sweater, chunky scarf, halter top, color block tote bag, cute mittens, mismatched striped socks, and much more. Each project is rounded out with a mini-lesson that covers such practical skills as fringing and striping, circular knitting, working with double pointed needles, and creating decorative edges and decreases. This collection is the beginner's single source for getting started and having fun with chic designs that will never go out of style.
Whether you're just picking up knitting needles for the first time or you've been knitting for years, Knitting For Dummies, 2nd Edition, will be your pattern for knitting success. Have you always wanted to knit, but are just not sure how or where to start? Have you been knitting for years and want to perfect your stitches? As a beginner you will learn...
- the tools of the trade
- the basics
- how to read a pattern
- the fundamentals
- basic stitches
- techniques no knitter should be without
- what to do when you make a common mistake
- tips for knitting in the round
- how to knit some easy projects
More advanced? Try your needles at stripes, cables, twists, lace, Fair Isle, intarsia, and full garments. Knitting For Dummies, 2nd Edition, will not only enhance the skills you already have, it'll teach you new ones, from expert knitters who will guide you every step of the way. You'll be on your way to knitting a new wardrobe in no time
From simple to sculptural, the original cable patterns explored in this must-have resource create a foundation of techniques for designing signature knitwear. Basic twisted stitches, complex interpretations of cables, reversible cables, adding texture and color, turning stitches around, constructing cables with I-cord, and wrapping stitches to create the illusion of cables are some of the integrated techniques detailed in this guide. Contained within are more than 15 original cable patterns for pullovers, jackets, bags, socks, and accessories. Also included is information on a new charting system for predicting cable behavior as well as tips on cabling without a cable needle, choosing the best yarns for specific cable effects, and designing original cable patterns.
You won't believe what you can make with knitted circlesOne circle can become a stylish hat or an adorable shrug. Two, and you have a unique handbag or cover-up. Knit more circles, and you can make show-stopping scarves, capes, sweaters, afghans--even a stunning lace dress. Only Nicky Epstein, always on the cutting edge of knitwear design, could dream up these innovative garments and accessories that all start with a simple shape. In her bestselling book Knitting Block by Block, Nicky elevated the humble block to outstanding fashion, but that was just the beginning. Now she takes on a new challenge and shows you how to make a statement with circles. Mix and match to your heart's content with 100 circles and 20 inspiring projects that feature everything from cables to rich colorwork, delicate lace, and over-the-top embellishments in Nicky's signature style. You'll find step-by-step techniques on how to knit circles, both in the round and flat, plus expert guidance on customizing the projects, with unique cut-and-paste circle templates to design your own styles. With this groundbreaking book, you'll never look at circles the same way. Once again, Nicky Epstein has outdone herself, opening up a world of creative possibilities with a gorgeous knitting reference that will have you knitting in the best of circles over and over.
Here's a fun Create-Your-Own-Monster book that will appeal to both beginners and experienced crochet hobbyists. These monsters are small, and although they're just the least bit scary, they're mainly cute. That's because they are Amigurumi monsters Amigurumi is a popular Japanese crochet method that uses the double-ring technique for making delightful miniature toy animals out of crochet yarn. This book concentrates on patterns for animals of the monster variety, presenting 25 original monster-making projects plus advice to readers on how they can design their own original Amigurumi animals. Author Annie Obaachan advises on yarns, crochet hooks, and other materials, and presents clear instructions for making: