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Learn to knit a scarf in a day? Easy.Want to know how to knit a scarf? The secret's out--you can learn to do it in just a day with the help of this fun guide, no matter your knitting experience.This handy little guide gives you a clear understanding of the essential steps and techniques involved in creating a great scarf! You'll get a friendly, hands-on introduction to basic knitting techniques, tools, and terminology, as well as detailed coverage of the most common stitches. Plus, you'll get a list of recommended beginner routines and advice for fixing common mistakes.Key knitting techniques, tools of the trade, and terminologyGetting started, step-by-stepCoverage of basic stitches and fixing common mistakesOnline component takes you beyond the book with bonus content and featuresGet ready to keep those needles clacking as you knit a fabulous handmade scarf!
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, and 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!
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 tradethe basicshow to read a patternthe fundamentalsbasic stitchestechniques no knitter should be withoutwhat to do when you make a common mistaketips for knitting in the roundhow to knit some easy projectsMore 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!
The bestselling guide to knitting brilliant, timeless piecesThis revised and refreshed third edition of Knitting For Dummies features new knitting patterns, refreshed and additional projects, a new bibliography and suppliers list, and improved step-by-step knitting instructions. Plus, from the book, you can access step-by-step instructional videos online that enable you to see and practice the knitting techniques found in the book.From casting on to knitting in the round--and more--this new edition provides refreshed content and new images and access to online videos to help you follow along with the text. The book's user-friendly online instructional videos empower you to get started knitting immediately.Includes refreshed knitting projectsEmpowers you to confidently knit your own handmade creationsA brand-new edition of the bestselling guide to knittingExperienced and novice knitters alike can benefit from the step-by-step instructions and informative videos included in this new edition of Knitting For Dummies!
Knitters who want new worlds to conquer can reach for this guide to handspinning their own designer yarns. A rundown on equipment introduces the drop spindle, supported spindle, niddy-noddy, McMorran balance, and yarn meter, while the following sections include choosing wool and other fibers, presenting knitting patterns suitable for handspun yarn, and in-depth profiles of real urban spinners. For crafters who want to experiment with spinning but don't want to sacrifice too much of their knitting time, there are lots of ideas for jazzing up a thrift-store cardigan with handspun trim or knitting a boatneck pullover in a combination of commercial and handspun yarns. Methods for incorporating beads and threads into yarn and a technique for dyeing yarn in the dishwasher are also featured.
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