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Take your sock knitting to new heights! If you love knee-high socks, you know there are never enough knee-high patterns to keep your needles going. Inside this book, you'll find resources to fulfill your every knee-high need. From casting on at the knee to grafting the toe stitches, Barb Brown will lead you step-by-step through creating a fabulous pair (or pairs!) of knee-high socks. Inside Knitting Knee-Highs you'll find patterns for:Intricate colorwork inspired by ancient tapestries and modern-day indie dyers Twisting and twining cables from knee to toe Lovely lacework that looks delicate but can stand up to the wear and tear knee-highs take Beautifully textured stitches inspired by beloved knitting traditions Warm and cozy pairs created from sport and DK weight yarns And if that's not enough to satisfy your knee-high knitting needs, Barb shares her formula for custom-knit knee-highs, as well as instructions for converting sock patterns to make knee-highs! Plus, she'll show you how to make your knee-highs fit perfectly and stay up all day long. There are even bonus instructions for each project so you can try a knee-high pattern as socks, anklets or even leg warmers. Once you dip your toe into Knitting Knee-Highs, your sock knitting will never be the same!
Everything you need to know to knit like a pro! Knitting Know-How isn't just another collection of knitting techniques-it's an indispensable resource for making every stitch better! From basic knit and purl stitches to cables, lace, color knitting and garment design, you'll learn the ins and outs of improving your knitting and choosing one technique over another for the results you want. If you have ever wondered which cast-ons are suitable for socks, why you should always (always!) knit a gauge swatch, or how to fix a mis-crossed cable, this book is for you! Discover hundreds of essential techniques, demonstrated with clear step-by-step photos and no-nonsense instructions. Learn how your choices in technique and knitting method can make all the difference in your finished pieces. Design your own garments-or adjust existing patterns-with clear examples and lessons that demystify the math. Put your knowledge to work with 8 project lessons, including double-knit mittens, stranded colorwork socks and an intricately cabled Aran sweater. Are you ready to become a master knitter? Gather your yarn and needles and open this book-your knitting will thank you!
Learn to pamper friends and loved ones with lavish and fun knitted gifts. Projects are broken down into four different categories by style and include hats, mittens, purses, wraps, tops, sweaters, and socks - all of which are simple to make and require minimal yarn. Tips are provided for embellishing each project with different fabrics, edgings, and stitching patterns, making personalization easy, even for novices. Beautiful photographs and color illustrations detailing how to create each piece, as well as contemporary designs and small, quick projects make this guide a must-have for the gift-giving knitter.
Explore a new approach to knitting! Knitting Outside the Swatch is an exploration of non-traditional construction techniques for creating and joining flowers, motifs, and various geometric shapes to create inventive and dimensional fabrics. Kristin Omdahl presents a library of 40 original and innovative stitch motifs and shows how joining one or more motifs can create trims or whole fabrics. She demonstrates methods for center-out, top-down, and side-to-side construction. Enjoy 10 project patterns including shawls, cowls, scarves, and sweaters. Kristin illustrates how to interchange various motifs in these patterns and encourages you to incorporate motifs into other designs. Learn how to integrate these motifs into the body of a garment and how to decorate or embellish other knitwear by using motifs as edgings, bands, cuffs, and more. Think outside the box with this must-have knitting book!
Bring Your Vision to Life with Pattern-Drafting EssentialsWhat's the number one mistake that knitters make? They follow a pattern exactly! In this comprehensive guide to sweater construction with an exclusive bonus chapter containing four extra sweater patterns, acclaimed knitting instructor Sally Melville reveals the secrets to creating or modifying a pattern so the finished project looks and fits exactly how you want it to. Pattern drafting has never been easier to understand as Sally breaks down each skill, including how to * calculate your personal measurements, ease, and stitch patterns* create a pattern for an existing garment that you love* shape a variety of necklines, shoulders, sides, sleeves, and hemlines* combine garment elements for an endless array of design possibilities* rescue a project when it doesn't turn out as expected* finish your projects with a professional look* knit 12 original projects that showcase the elements covered in the book With Sally's knitting expertise at your fingertips, you have all the tools you need to adjust patterns to fit you better than ever and create patterns that finally make your dream designs a reality.
Have you always wanted to knit? Know the basics, but you're looking to stretch your knitting skills? Knitting Patterns For Dummies is chock-full of simple instructions and easy-to-follow patterns to help you create a wide range of classic, beautiful knits for the whole family, from clothing to household items to gift ideas. This fun, friendly guide gives you scores of new ways to have fun with needles and yarn, with great projects such as basic ponchos and pullovers, felted bags and slippers, cabled sweaters, and home and baby accessories, to name a few. You get step-by-step instructions for all the patterns in the book, along with line drawings and 8 pages of full-color photos to guide you. And, with the variations added at the end of many of the patterns, you'll have almost 100 projects to choose from! You'll discover how to:Select the right yarn and needlesDecipher knitting lingoMeasure your gauge, read a pattern, and understand garment sizingWork with common stitches, such as the stockinette, garter seed, box, and half linenHandle ribbing, cabling, and knitting laceWork with patterns with rectangles, circles, and trianglesUse colorful stitches such as the Stripes, Fair Isle, and MosaicJoin shapes together in your designCreate different textures and add color throughout a piece or just as accentsYou'll also find ten things you can knit with that aren't yarn or needles, as well as plenty of tips for caring for your knits once they're complete. From beanies to bags to blankets, Knitting Patterns For Dummies has it all--everything you need to pick up your sticks and get creative right away!
At long last, a knitting book thats certifiably hip. Aimed at the rapidly growing new generation of knitters, Knitting Pretty offers up 30 smart-looking projects presented in language ordinary human beings can understand. Perfect for the beginner, the user-friendly basics section features step-by-step illustrations and instructions for everything the knitter on the make needs to know. The unique patterns-from cozy caps, scarves, and mittens, to pillow covers, kooky sock puppets, and even a paperweight-come with easy-to-follow instructions, helpful diagrams, and beautiful full-color photographs of the finished projects. From quick and easy projects to somewhat grander endeavors for the more experienced, Knitting Pretty makes it a pleasure to whip up warm and woolly masterpieces.
Rethink traditional knitting with this groundbreaking collection of 25 sophisticated patterns for beautiful sweaters, jackets, and accessories from one of the most influential voices in knitwear design.Award-winning author Nicky Epstein offers knitters of all skill levels adventurous, wearable projects that showcase innovative and clever construction and garment details. From a tunic created by weaving sections of knitting to a pullover featuring braided sleeve details, these patterns all offer interesting new twists on classic handknit designs. The stitches are easy, but the eye-opening results will challenge the way knitters think about this age-old craft. Each chapter focuses on one type of treatment, including innovative shaping, weaving, and braiding, directional knitting, or cutting-edge ways to use edgings and colorwork. Distilling her more than 30 years of knit design know-how, Nicky shares all the tricks of her trade in this gorgeous volume.
350 stitch patterns you'll use again and again 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 ribs bobbles and textured stitches slipstitch patterns twist-stitch patterns cables drop-stitch, eyelet, and lace patterns borders and edgings color knitting patterns
This is the first book that delves deeply into easily mastered techniques that can be used to adapt and customise any project. Knitting the Perfect Fit is an invaluable guide for anyone interested in learning and perfecting shaping details in their knitting. Acclaimed designer and teacher Melissa Leapman distills one of her most in-demand workshops into an authoritative guide that will help knitters understand how designer details and shaping actually work. From a variety of necklines and arm details to different trompe l'oeil shaping techniques that offer a more slimming and flattering look to any garment no matter your body type. Each technique is thoroughly explained with tips and exercised and then showcased in 21 appealing projects that allow knitters to practise their new skills.
When the world feels complicated, knitting is the perfect escape - follow the instructions and you end up with exactly what you want and expect. Life on the other hand doesn't come with a pattern. Kathleen, Sari and Lucy are close friends stumbling their way into adulthood, Kathleen is beautiful, flighty and lives off her famous actress sisters. Lucy once wanted to be a vet but instead became a scientist who dissects rats. Sari works at an autism clinic,providing the support her own autistic brother never got. The women meet once a week to knit and talk - and now they need these get-togethers more than ever. Cut off financially from her family, Kathleen sets out to seduce her wealthy boss. Lucy finds herself torn between emotion and reason when her lab is attacked by animal rights activists, and the bully who tormented Sari's brother now desperately needs her help. The women forge their way in a world of tough choices, drawing strength from their friendship. Along the way they fall in love, they make mistakes, they get drunk, they have sex, they go shopping, they laugh, they cry, and they knit.
Solutions to common knitting quandaries are at your fingertips--anywhere you goKnitting VISUAL Quick Tips has the answers you need--fast. With detailed color photos and concise instructions, plus time-saving tips, it covers:Selecting tools and yarnCasting on and binding offKnitting and purling: English and ContinentalWorking cables and bobblesKnitting in the roundShapingColor KnittingCorrecting mistakesFinishingAdding decorative detailsUnderstanding pattern instructions and charts
This book provides an introduction to the Knifty Knitter, a round loom used to knit garments from blankets to sweaters, to stockings and much more. Provides basic instructions on knitting a circle, knitting a panel, taking pieces off the loom, finishing a piece, and provides patterns for scarves, hats, Christmas stockings, golf club covers, coats, a beach bag, and much more. Also explains simple and double crochet. Other round loom pattern books are available from Bookshare.
Covering the basics of wire knitting, this manual presents a range of 30 innovative and beautiful projects, from simple to more complex, with clear directions and illustrations. Appealing to knitters, beadworkers, wireworkers, and jewelry makers, the guide offers a complete description of tools and techniques, embellishing with beads, and making finishes for the project. A history of this unusual technique is also explored, along with tips for independent projects.
Knitting Without Tears: Basic Techniques and Easy-to-Follow Directions for Garments to Fit All Sizesby Elizabeth Zimmermann
The first of Zimmermann's knitting books, geared more for the beginner, though fun to read for the advanced knitter too.
Designer Kristin Omdahl is one of the most innovative designers working today, and in A Knitting Wrapsody, she showcases her signature motif designs and experimental construction in 18 original patterns - five scarves, six wraps, five shawls, and two skirts - that provide new ways to think about knitting pieces that wrap, drape, or tie.Unlike other wrap books, this collection offers some ingenious ways for wrapping your knitting, whether around the neck, shoulders, or waist. The designs for these garments are just what knitters are hungry for - inspirational, creative patterns that advance skills, explore shape and silhouette, and are beautiful to wear year-round.All of the garments incorporate interesting elements, from reversible stitch patterns and unique knitted edgings to interesting closures. Each project is knitted, but much of the aesthetic draws inspiration from the geometry, motifs, and techniques of crochet.With her passionate attention to stitch detail and one-of-a-kind motif designs, Kristin offers a wide range of projects in A Knitting Wrapsody for a variety of skill levels and time commitments. Expand your wardrobe with bold, stylish shapes and add form-flattering pieces perfect for layering.
"In this lovely anthology, Sue Grafton, Barbara Kingsolver, and other authors go public with their passion for knitting."--People magazine, four stars "The impressive collection of writers here have contributed essays that celebrate knitting and knitters. They share their knitting triumphs and disasters as well as their life triumphs and disasters. . . . These essays will break your heart. They will have you laughing out loud."--Ann Hood, from the introduction Why does knitting occupy a place in the hearts of so many writers? What's so magical and transformative about yarn and needles? How does knitting help us get through life-changing events and inspire joy? In Knitting Yarns, twenty-seven writers tell stories about how knitting healed, challenged, or helped them to grow. Barbara Kingsolver describes sheering a sheep for yarn. Elizabeth Berg writes about her frustration at failing to knit. Ann Patchett traces her life through her knitting, writing about the scarf that knits together the women she's loved and lost. Knitting a Christmas gift for his blind aunt helped Andre Dubus III knit an understanding with his girlfriend. Kaylie Jones finds the woman who used knitting to help raise her in France and heals old wounds. Sue Grafton writes about her passion for knitting. Also included are five original knitting patterns created by Helen Bingham. Poignant, funny, and moving, Knitting Yarns is sure to delight knitting enthusiasts and lovers of literature alike.
The world's greatest knife book showcases in brilliant full color photography the finest forged and artistic works of the greatest knifemakers. The top authors deliver the latest and most authoritative information on custom knives and the trends that are shaping the future of making blades.
A Stunning Showcase Of Custom Knives The craft of knifemaking is alive and well, as evidenced by the stunning edged masterpieces revealed between the covers of the best book on blades ever published—Knives 2011. The art of fashioning knives includes carving, engraving, sculpting, scrimshaw, jewel inlaying, damascus-making and more. Never have so many embellishments been revealed in one medium, then captured in a full-color, glossy, photo-driven book such as this must-have volume that's ready for the coffee table or special place on the bookshelf. Treat yourself to feature stories covering one of the best wedges in the business, friction forging, “Swordplay Renaissance-Style,” the latest in cleaver offerings, “Scrimshaw That Drives Men Crazy” and villagers? blade art. Learn how one knife collector—Paul Lansingh—is giving back to the world of knives. Find out the answer to the question, “Why Do We Love Knives?” Follow author James Ayres and his wife, Mary Lou, on their quest to find carbon steel along the cobblestone streets of Europe. In the Factory Trends section, take a look at the newest in “Blue Collar Blades. ” In between, enjoy the latest Trends and State Of The Art in knives. It's a trip worth taking. The pages are palpable, the text worth reading and the pictures worth a thousand words and more. Each bladed creation is a work of art in its own right, and a credit to its maker.
Alive and kicking - the artistry of knives!In its 33rd edition, the Knives annual book is more relevant than ever. Like the custom knives it showcases, the book ahs taken on a life of its own, becoming a must-have reference for knifemakers, enthusiasts, collectors, daily users and purveyors.The world's finest knives - whether everyday carry pieces, hunters', bushcraft and camp blades, or highly embellished works of art - find a home in Knives 2013. And each is complemented by well-researched information and specifications of every model.Add in a comprehensive Custom Knifemaker Directory, including email addresses, websites, phone numbers, specialties and technical information, and it becomes apparent why those in the industry own every volume of this coveted book.
Revealing the best of handcrafted knives! You don't have to be the world's utmost authority on custom knives, a collector of high-end pieces with pockets deeper than the Grand Canyon, a maker yourself or an authoritative historian to appreciate the utility and beauty of the handmade blades in this book. Celebrating its 34th annual edition, Knives 2014 boldly goes where no other knife book has gone before, attempting to showcase the best of the best in handmade and production blades. The world's finest knives--whether everyday carry pieces, hunters, bushcraft blades, flipper folders or highly embellished works of art--find a home in Knives 2014. And each is complemented by well-researched information and specifications of every model. Add in a comprehensive Custom Knifemaker Directory, including email addresses, websites, phone numbers, specialties and technical information, and it becomes apparent why those in the industry own every volume of this coveted book. Fascinating feature articles cover climbing knives, the "Decathlete of Big Blades"--the camp knife, art knives, automatics, high-carbon-steel blades, antique pocketknives, straight razors, "Blades of the Grand Bazaar" and even mauls for splitting wood. World's most complete Directory of Custom Knifemakers Hot trends in handmade knives. State of the art embellishments and knifemaking techniques. Comprehensive overview of knives and their makers. More knives, articles, information, trend-setting innovations and state-of-the-art knifemaking methods than any other book on the market!
In 'Knives Cooks Love', trusted cookware authority Sur La Table teams up with writer Sarah Jay to guide chefs of all levels so their knives will last a lifetime. The nuances between knife blades and handles are discussed, as well as cutting surfaces and an array of sharpeners and honers. Numerous cutting techniques are also showcased with step-by-step instructions and photographs. These skills are then put to the test with more than 20 knife-essential, tantalising recipes like Mango-Cucumber Salsa, Mediterranean-Style Mussels with Fennel and Tomatoes, Arroz con Pollo with Chorizo and Capers, and Bread and Butter Pudding with Rum and Crystallised Ginger.
A respectful yet unvarnished tribute to the greatest chefs in Europe and the United States who over the last two decades have led a revolution unlike any in the history of dining.<P><P>Knives on the Cutting Edge is a culinary pilgrimage that examines the several current and important megatrends such as the rise of celebrity chefs, the healthy eating movement, and the growing emergence of bolder flavors in gourmet foods. Through visits to many of the world's greatest restaurants, Bob Macdonald provides anecdotes, personal insights, and memories that demystify the dining experience and make ordering wine at a restaurant an enjoyable hobby rather than a formidable ordeal.
New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich praised bestselling author Rhonda Pollero's first mystery Knock Off as "a great read with plenty of attitude!" Now paralegal Finley Anderson Tanner (F.A.T. to her enemies) is back for another sizzling adventure under the West Palm Beach sun... Finley knows it can't be good news when she's awakened at 5:40 a.m. by someone knocking on her door. Her hunch proves correct. Finley's pal Jane is hysterical and clad only in a negligee. It all started when Jane went out on a blind date the previous night with a hunk named Paolo--and ended when she woke up next to his corpse. Finley knows Jane wouldn't hurt a fly, especially one with a zipper. Too bad the police don't agree... Having survived her own ordeal of questioning and criminally bad coffee at the local cop shop, Finley's got to post bail and hire an attorney for Jane. But with most of her cash tied up in credit card debt, she knows she has to do the unthinkable: hit her mother up for money. As if attempting to thaw out the Ice Queen isn't hard enough, there's the unthinkable, part II: resisting McGarrity. Yes, dangerously sexy P.I. Liam McGarrity has offered his services...for a discounted rate. To prove her theory that Jane and Paolo were drugged by the real killer, Finley will have to buckle down and work with Liam. She'll just have to remind herself that she already has the perfect boyfriend in her FedEx pilot Patrick. But this case is booby-trapped with more serious pitfalls than wicked temptation. For starters, there's the fact that two knives were used to kill Paolo. Then there's a suspicious string of robberies. And when someone tries to run Finley's car off the road, she's got to act quick to find a killer who wants to see her underground... Praise for Bestselling Author Rhonda Pollero: "A great read with plenty of attitude!"--Janet Evanovich "Rhonda Pollero will take you on a fun, fascinating journey. You won't want to miss her!" --Nora Roberts "Certain to be a runway hit." --Booklist "Rhonda Pollero delivers a snappy heroine who pops off the page and a clever mystery. Don't miss this great story!" --Leanne Banks "[A] fun mystery debut." --Publishers Weekly "Rhonda Pollero's humor and compelling mystery will keep you turning the pages!" --Tess Gerritsen "A lovable and unique heroine. . .Finley's story is a page-turner and a great start to a new series." --Romance Reviews Today "Rhonda has penned a winner with Knock Off. It's a fabulous start to a new mystery series. Amazing twists and turns are woven between humor, fashion, and romance." --Onceuponaromance.net "This book made me laugh, and at the same time had me reading well past my bedtime." --Coffee Time Romance
Land the job you want! The interview is one of the most crucial moments of the job search experience and your chance to show your potential employer that you have what it takes to succeed in the position. In order to do that in today's highly competitive job search environment, though, you'll have to find a way to stand out from the crowd. Using his twenty-five years of experience, New York Times bestselling author Martin Yate has established a set of rules for job interviews that is sure to get you noticed. Instead of memorizing canned answers, Yate provides you with an explanation of the thought behind more than 300 questions and answers, so that you'll always know what the interviewer is really asking and how you should respond. Packed with information on handling stress questions and weird interview venues, this book also teaches you how to keep your cool--and confidence--from the moment you step inside the building. With Knock 'em Dead Job Interview, you will finally be able to differentiate yourself from the competition and score the job!
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