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The Complete Book of Knitting and Crocheting (Revised) by Marguerite Maddox
The Cool Girl's Guide to Knitting
Nicki Trench - 2005
*Everything the beginner knitter needs to know*Why knit? Why join a knit group? How to start your own knit group*What you'll need to get started on what might turn out to be a lifetime's passion*Step-by-step practical guide teaches how to knit in easy, jargon-free language*Troubleshooting section explains how to avoid the mistakes that you are definitely going to make*20 funky patterns for you to follow
Beginners Guide To Knitting Socks: Learn how to Knit Socks Quick and Easy
Chloe Thompson - 2013
How to knit two socks at once using circular needles This book also includes 1 basic sock pattern and 1 ribbed sock pattern for you to work on.BONUS: As an added bonus this book includes a knitting glossary at the end, for you to use to help understand knitting jargon! What Others Have Said About The Author By CaGirlAmazon Verified PurchaseThis review is from: The Beginners Guide to Knitting"I have been knitting for a long time but I found very helpful hints in this book and also things I didn't know about yarns." Get started knitting your lovely pair of socks today, scroll up and click "BUY" Authors Other Books (To view books please scroll up and click Authors Name or type the following HTTP links into your web browser)3 BOOK BUNDLE: "Knitting Scarves The Easy Way" and "Beginners Handbook of Knitting Stitches" and "Beginners Guide To Knitting Socks"http://amzn.to/1cnBYH02 BOOK BUNDLE: "Beginners Guide To Knitting Socks" and "Beginners Handbook of Knitting Stitches"http://amzn.to/11Da0RB2 BOOK BUNDLE: "Knitting Scarves The Easy Way" and "The Beginners Guide To Knitting Socks"http://amzn.to/15qaT322 BOOK BUNDLE: "Knitting Scarves The Easy Way" and "Beginners Handbook Of Knitting Stitches"http://amzn.to/19EhhW3“The Beginners Guide to Knitting: Learn How To Knit The Easy Way” http://amzn.to/16iTkyr“Beginners Handbook of Knitting Stitches” http://amzn.to/14SxOh6“Knitting Scarves: The Easy Way” http://amzn.to/1cyUjPP
Easy Knitted Bears: Knitting patterns for bears and outfits
Fiona Goble - 2017
The patterns are suitable for almost everyone, whether adventurous beginner or expert. You can create a single-colour bear, a two-tone bear, a striped bear and even a panda – all from one basic pattern. There are also instructions to create a host of clothes, including bride & groom outfits, a graduation outfit, a Santa costume, a ballet outfit, and a sports outfit. If you’re after a cute dress, nightshirt, coat, hat, sweater or dungarees – you’ll find patterns for these, too. The designs can be personalized and you can ‘mix and match’ items to create the perfect gift, not just for new babies and children, but for all bear lovers and almost any occasion! The teddy bears and outfits are all knitted using light worsted/double knitting/8-ply yarn and size US3 (3.25mm) straight knitting needles. The bears are about 7in/18cm tall. The patterns include both US and UK knitting terms. INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR WHEN DID YOU LEARN TO KNIT? More years’ ago than I now care to remember! My Mum’s twin sister Sheelagh taught me when I was about seven years old, just before she emigrated from the UK to Canada. HOW DO YOU GET YOUR IDEAS? Partly from the toys and dolls I loved when I was little, but I’m also as addicted to online browsing all the beautiful creative websites out there as anyone else. WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT KNITTING? With toys and dolls, which are my knitting of choice, it’s about seeing the little creatures develop their own personality when you sew them together and embroider the features. I’m always amazed that you can create something so cute from just some oddments of yarn and a pair of needles. There’s a bit of effort needed too… but really, not that much. WHAT'S THE BEST ADVICE YOU COULD GIVE TO BEGINNER KNITTERS? Like any skill, knitting takes a bit of patience. So start with something small. Think baby hats, fingerless mitts or a knitted lavender bag… definitely not a scarf. They’re simple but they take too long for beginners. And choose some lovely yarn. If you’re putting in all that effort, you’ll appreciate it! WHICH OF YOUR KNITTING BOOKS ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF? Well it has to be my Knit Your Own Royal Wedding back in 2011 when William and Kate tied the knot. Suddenly I found myself being interviewed by newspapers and magazines across the world… I still find it hard to believe. And frankly, it's going to be hard for me to top that! WHAT WAS THE FIRST PATTERN YOU EVER DESIGNED? Apart from some pretty dodgy dolls’ clothes when I was about eight, it was a pink and blue striped owl. I still have it perched on a shelf in my little work room upstairs. The first knitting book I designed was called Knitivity which was a knitted nativity. WHAT NOTIONS CAN'T YOU MANAGE WITHOUT? I’m actually quite a good improviser but I was quite annoyed recently when I lost one of my favourite very short knitting needles which are ideal for knitting small items. Thankfully my son eventually found it by accident, behind my row of knitting reference books. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE KNITTING STITCHES? I love simple combinations of stitches like wide ribbing stitch and waffle stitch. They’ve got enough interest to keep you alert but are still simple enough to keep mistakes and unravelling to a minimum. WHAT'S THE MOST IRRITATING THING THAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU'RE KNITTING? Well there’s the obvious one of knots in a ball of yarn that you don’t see till you’re mid-row.
The Lady's Album of Fancy Work for 1850 Consisting of Novel, Elegant, and Useful Designs in Knitting, Netting, Crochet, Braiding, and Embroidery, with ... Explicit Directions for Working the Patterns
Unknown - 2010
You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
Taster Projects (Twenty to Make)
Alistair MacdonaldCorinne Lapierre - 2014
Once you have enjoyed experimenting with these fun taster projects, there are many more Twenty to Make books available on lots of different craft subjects.We hope that experimenting with these projects will inspire you to try out some of the Twenty to Make titles that these projects have been taken from, when you have had some fun making these tasters! There are projects both for beginners and more experienced crafters to try; from stitching a simple but effective Christmas place setting in felt, and making a lovely pair of button earrings using pretty shell buttons; to crocheting a flower, or a gorgeous beanie hat, and trying your hand at sugarcraft, with a cute dog, a hippopotamus, or a fairy. You could also knit a scarf for the special person in your life, or a cute and cuddly teddy bear for a child. These exciting projects are sure to appeal to a wide range of crafters and will make lovely gifts for family and friends alike. Have fun and happy crafting!Projects include Christmas bunting, sugar dogs and other animals, crocheted flowers, tiny bag made from Jelly Roll scraps, knitted mug hugs, granny squares, knitted baby bootees, a stitched fabric brooch, Steampunk style bracelet, friendship bracelets, earrings made from buttons and much more.
Hip Knit Hats: 40 Fabulous Designs
Cathy Carron - 2005
Most of the projects involve knitting in the round, so a thorough overview explains the technique, as well as basic hat forms, choosing a yarn, and accessible techniques such as felting. Try a shaped ribbon yarn hat with equally decorative and functional earflaps. A simple brimmed felted wool hat becomes a fashion statement with a brightly colored decorative edging. Whip up a chunky seed stitch cap in just a matter of hours. Even the simplest designs are stylish, using great color combinations and yarns with irresistible textures. And, because the patterns come with both medium and large sizes, you can knit to fit.
Alterknits: Imaginative Projects and Creativity Exercises
Leigh Radford - 2005
For knitters looking for something new to spark their imaginations, AlterKnits is the answer. Featuring 27 imaginative projects, 10 creativity exercises, and thought-provoking quotes from Albert Einstein, Martha Graham, and many more, AlterKnits inspires knitters to expect the unexpected, to enjoy the rewards of experimentation, and to see the possibilities of knitting with broader vision.Some projects call for unusual materials-plastic tubing (for a bag handle) or sterling silver wire (for a necklace). Others blend different craft techniques-a pullover with sewn-on velvet cuffs, a baby blanket with painted-on polka dots. Still others apply knitting in unexpected places, such as laptop cases and bulletin boards. The creativity exercises-called AlterExercises-challenge knitters to try out new ideas and to ask provocative, sometimes amusing questions. Tucked into a pocket on the inside front cover is the 32-page AlterKnits notebook, the perfect place for readers to work on their AlterKnits exercises and do their own creative doodling .With AlterKnits, our concept of what we can knit will be forever altered!
30 Crochet Patterns In 30 Days With The Ultimate Crochet For Beginners Guide
Anna Cross - 2015
For one, it's the perfect place for beginner Do-it-yourself enthusiasts to nurture their creative genius. It's also an art for more experienced crocheters to allow their skills to flourish by mastering some new stitches. This past time gives us creative freedom in decorating our homes, expressing our selves, and adorning loved ones with beautiful accessories. Also, if you're pressed for time and intend on something fast, these patterns will become your best friends.With “Crochet Books: 30 Crochet Patterns In 30 Days With The Ultimate Crochet For Beginners Guide”, you'll be able to whip up fun new gifts, surprises, accessories, and everything in between in practically no time at all. Whether you're looking for something classic, yet simple, or for stand out pieces, I've got a little something for you! This book is filled with some of the most captivating patterns around! Take your pick from any one of these when you're looking for your next project.With “Crochet Books: 30 Crochet Patterns In 30 Days With The Ultimate Crochet For Beginners Guide”, you'll be able to whip up fun new gifts, surprises, accessories, and everything in between in practically no time at all. Whether you're looking for something classic, yet simple, or for stand out pieces, I've got a little something for you! This book is filled with some of the most captivating patterns around! Take your pick from any one of these when you're looking for your next project. This Exciting Crochet Book Includes... Booties for Babies Streak Shawl Fireplace Blanket Phone Case Holiday Card Cover Patchwork Bag And Much, Much More! This step by step guide will satisfy all your crochet cravings!
Classic Knits: 15 Timeless Designs to Knit and Keep Forever
Erika Knight - 2006
Erika Knight designs chic and classic knitwear for every occasion.With 15 stylish patterns, gorgeous photographs, and clear instructions, Classic Knits shows you how to create gorgeous knitwear pieces no woman should be without.
Topsy-Turvy Inside-Out Knit Toys: Magical Two-in-One Reversible Projects
Susan B. Anderson - 2013
Anderson's fifth book--her most enchanting yet--turns the spotlight on "reversibles": knitted projects that are two toys in one. This collection of a dozen delightful toys features a dog in a doghouse, a chrysalis with a fluttery surprise inside, a tiny hidden fairy, a vintage toy with a fabled theme to boot, pigs in a blanket, and much more.The adorable photographic sequences and the playful and energetic line drawings show how each finished reversible can be turned inside out to reveal its companion toy. Projects are arranged in order from simplest (fine for a beginner) to the most challenging. Finally, the book features tutorials from the author (a great knitting teacher), explaining special techniques: how to apply any applique, how to do the stem stitch, how to embroider "eyes" on the Bunny and Lamb, and 14 more. It all adds up to the best knitting book of the season.
Morehouse Farm Critter Knits: 20 Easy Patterns & Designs for Animal Scarves, Hats & Mittens
Margrit Lohrer - 2013
From lobster-shaped mittens with moveable claws to a smoke-puffing dragon scarf with spikes, knitting critters is pure enjoyment. In this Collection you’ll discover scarves, hats, mittens and more, masquerading as wooly zoo critters with floppy ears, wiggling tails and googly-eyed faces.All you need are basic knitting skills and a few skeins of colorful yarn. Step-by-step instructions are written in easy-to-understand English without the usual knitting abbreviations or cryptic symbols. Plenty of tips are included to add a little extra flair, flourish and swagger to your creation and make it uniquely yours. Morehouse Farm Critter Knits make wonderful gifts: they are one-of-a-kind, totally unique, absolutely loveable, completely practical and functional and enjoyed by young and old. The critters you’ll encounter in this volume are: Caterpillar Scarf Kissing Fish Mittens Gecko Scarf Bear Paw Mittens with Honey-Dunked Scarf Critter Scarves (Fox, Raccoon & Cat) Dragon Scarf Dragon Hat Dragon LegWarmers Panda Scarf Snake Scarf and matching Cap CatWrap Owl Purse Alligator Scarf (regular and mini-sized) Gator Mitts Loon BackPack Lobster Claw Mittens Lobster Tail Scarf Pony Tail Hat RatRace Scarf Rooster Hat
Stitch 'n Bitch Nation
Debbie Stoller - 2004
Times to BookSense) with 215,000 copies in print. So influential is the book that the number of Stitch 'n Bitch knitting groups tripled in the past six months--spawning a Stitch 'n Bitch Nation.Written by Stitch 'n Bitch author Debbie Stoller, Stitch 'n Bitch Nation features 50 hip, new, even funkier and more fabulous patterns by Stitch 'n Bitch designers, who come from San Francisco to Brooklyn, Chicago to Cambridge to St. Paul, Minnesota. The Om Yoga Mat Bag. Felted Monster Slippers. The London Calling Union Jack Sweater, because even punks get cold in winter. A Double-Duty Shrug. Polka Dot Tankini. That '70s Poncho. The Boob Tube. Spiderweb Capelet, Cabled Newsboy Cap, Chunky Baby Booties and Baby Bunny Hat. And the most ingenious project, a Knit-Your-Own Rock Star doll--with a choice of Joey Ramone or Henry Rollins. All designs are complete with full-color photographs and step-by-step instructions, and are made from sexy, contemporary yarns, including multicolored angora, alpaca, lace, and mohair. Includes the best tips, shortcuts, and techniques from Stitch 'n Bitchers, profiles of knitters and their groups, and a how-to refresher on all the stitches used in the book.