Knitting Learn It. Love It: Debbie Tomkies
Knitting Learn it. Love it.
Techniques and projects to build a lifelong passion, for beginners up
Knitting Learn It. Love It. Debbie Tomkies
Knitting Learn It. Love It.
Designed to serve as a long-term reference guide to all the essential knitting techniques. Each chapter teaches basic skills in detail, with step-by-step guides and carefully annotated photographs and diagrams to ensure the reader knows exactly what to do and how to do it.
There are simple ‘quick start’ projects to build confidence and help the reader progress; galleries of inspirational projects made using the techniques learned in that chapter; guest designers and bloggers share some of their favourite patterns. There are also really useful listicles sprinkled throughout the pages for readers who want to quickly understand the essentials, plus knitting clinics for insider tips and advice on spotting and avoiding common mistakes.
This comprehensive knitting reference guide is a valuable resource for beginners and more experienced knitters alike.
Table of Contents
Chapter One: Getting Started
Tools, equipment and materials
Starting to knit
Chapter Two: Essential Stitches and Techniques
The knit stitch
The purl stitch
Joining in a new yarn
Chapter Three: Stitch Patterns for Texture
An introduction to knitting charts
Chapter Four: Knitting in the Round
Knitting in the round basics
Using double-pointed needles
Using a circular needle
Using two circular needles
Chapter Five: Colourwork
Chapter Six: Finishing Techniques
Weaving in ends
Blocking and finishing
Picking up stitches
Useful Conversion Tables
Index and Credits