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Vogue® Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book
Completely Revised & Updated
Vogue Knitting Magazine - Feb 06, 2018
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“An essential addition to the knitter's bookshelf.” —Library Journal (starred review)The ultimate knitting reference, from the world’s most recognized knitting magazine, gets a thorough update—including 1,600 color images and brand-new sections with techniques and designs!    First published in 1989, Vogue Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book insta...
Stitch 'n Bitch
The Knitter's Handbook
Debbie Stoller - Sep 03, 2004 (first published in 2000)
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With 40 stylish patterns, this guide aims to show young knitters how to get started, how to make it fun and how to make the hip clothes they want. Step-by-step instructions illustrate every technique....
The Knitter's Book of Wool
The Ultimate Guide to Understanding, Using, and Loving this Most Fabulous Fiber
Clara Parkes - Oct 13, 2009
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In this complete guide to wool - the most popular yarn around - passionate wool expert Clara Parkes translates the vast world of sheep and their wool into the language and context of knitting.What is wool? Clara starts with the fundamentals: what wool is made of, how it gets off the sheep, and how it is transformed from a jumbled mass of dirty fluf...
The Knitter's Book of Knowledge
A Complete Guide to Essential Knitting Techniques
Debbie Bliss - Oct 27, 2015
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Debbie Bliss is one of the world's most respected knitwear designers, authors, and teachers—and The Knitter's Book of Knowledge is the distillation of her decades of experience into a single, indispensable reference. With information on everything from needles and yarns to tensioning and casting on, from basic stitches to buttonholes and beading, f...
Knitting Without Tears
Basic Techniques and Easy-to-Follow Directions for Garments to Fit All Sizes
Elizabeth Zimmermann - Jul 01, 1971 (first published in 1970)
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Do you love to knit -- and hate to purl? Have you ever started a sweater without enough yarn from the same dye lot to finish it? When you cast on, do you end up with a tail of yarn that's maddeningly too long or too short? Elizabeth Zimmermann comes to the rescue with clever solutions to frustrating problems and step-by-step instructions for brilli...
Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitting Workshop
Elizabeth Zimmermann - Dec 01, 1981
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Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitting Workshop guides knitters from beginner to master status through carefully created lessons. Included are: Learning to knit, knitting with two colors, Elizabeth's Percentage System (EPS) for sweater design, yoke style sweaters, drop-shoulder sweaters, and knitting garter stitch, lace, arans, guernseys, and fair isles. ...
Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible
260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi Shida
Hitomi Shida - Oct 10, 2017 (first published in 2015)
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In the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible knitting guru Hitomi Shida shares some of her favorite needlework patterns.Shida's strikingly original designs and variations on every imaginable classic stitch result in intricate patterns that form the basis for beautiful and unique knitted fashions. This is the perfect book for the experienced knitter who is...
The Principles of Knitting
June Hemmons Hiatt - Feb 14, 2012 (first published in 1989)
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Now featuring new instructions, new illustrations, and new information, The Principles of Knitting—beloved by knitters everywhere and one of the most requested out-of-print books for years—finally gets the revision that fans have been clamoring for!A treasured guide beloved by knitters everywhere, the classic book The Principles of Knitting is fina...
750 Knitting Stitches
The Ultimate Knit Stitch Bible
Pavilion Books - Aug 25, 2015
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The Ultimate Knit Stitch Bible is both a stitch guide and a how-to knit primer, all in one volume. You get all the information needed to get started, including how to choose yarn and needles, read patterns, work basic stitches, how to check gauge, increase and decrease, join pieces and finish projects and care for your knitted items. The comprehens...
The Knitter's Book of Yarn
The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Using, and Enjoying Yarn
Clara Parkes - Oct 16, 2007
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Not all yarns are alike. Some make our hearts and hands sing, some get the job done without much fanfare, and some cause nothing but frustration and disappointment. The gorgeous pair of socks that emerged from their first bath twice as long as when they went in. The delicate baby sweater that started pilling before it even came off the needles. The...
Aran Knitting, Expanded Edition
Alice Starmore - Sep 24, 2010 (first published in 1997)
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The definitive guide to designing and knitting in the Irish Aran tradition, this highly sought after book returns to print after a decade's absence in a revised and expanded version. The author of many knitting classics, Alice Starmore is internationally renowned as a knitwear designer and an expert on knitting technique. In this guide, she present...
Folk Socks by Nancy Bush
A Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara G. Walker
Knitting Rules! by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara G. Walker
Harry Potter by Tanis Gray
Knitted Lace of Estonia with DVD by Nancy Bush
200 Fair Isle Motifs by Mary Jane Mucklestone
AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary by Andrea Rangel
The Knowledgeable Knitter by Margaret Radcliffe
Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac by Elizabeth Zimmermann
The Knitter's Book of Socks by Clara Parkes
Custom Socks by Kate Atherley
Knitting Brioche by Nancy Marchant
Knitty Gritty by Aneeta Patel
Sock Architecture by Lara Neel
Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks by Marie Greene
The Knitting Answer Book by Margaret Radcliffe
Knit Shawls & Wraps in 1 Week by Marie Greene
Knitting Ganseys, Revised and Updated by Beth Brown-Reinsel
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting by Sharon Turner
Mastering Color Knitting by Melissa Leapman
Knitting Modular Shawls, Wraps, and Stoles by Melissa Leapman
First Time Knitting by Carri Hammett
Coffeehouse Knits by Kerry Bogert
Knitting by Megan Goodacre
Rowan by Sixth&Spring Books
Beginner's Guide to Colorwork Knitting by Ella Austin
Custom Knits by Wendy Bernard
60 Quick Knits for Beginners by Sixth&Spring Books
We Are Knitters by Alberto Bravo
The Complete Beginners Guide to Knitting by Sian Brown
Knitting Without Needles by Anne Weil
Gradient Style by Kerry Bogert
Knitting Brioche-Stitch Socks by Barbara Sander
Knit One Below by Elise Duvekot