Learn to knit! The Beginner's Knitting Manual by Debbie Tomkies is The Ultimate Book of Tips and Techniques. Learn, brush up on and reference core knitting skills with this contemporary knitting instruction book. Chapter 1 covers what you need to know to beforehand, in particular knitting supplies and pattern reading. In Chapter 2 you'll begin to knit practice swatches. Fully illustrated instructions lead you step-by-step through the essential techniques and stitches - starting with how to hold the needles and yarn. For skills practice, two knitting patterns are included at the end of chapters 2 thru 6. They include a tote, scarf, cowl, shawl, socks, baskets, pillow, mitts, beanie and hat. Chapters 3, 4, 5 and 6 go beyond the basics. Learn techniques for texture, knitting in the round, colorwork and finishing. The Be Inspired sections are photos of knit ideas meant to pique interest. This book teaches a wide range of knitting skills from beginner to advanced. It's a complete guide to knitting - everything you need to know to begin your knitting adventure. Much thought has been given to the book's interior. The content is well laid out making it enjoyable to follow. See the complete table of contents listed below. Dover Publications released this 160 page paperback on September 16, 2019. Get your copy below!
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Tubular ski socks page 100.
Welcome/About this book
Your knit kit
How to read knitting patterns
Essential stitches and techniques
Holding the needles
Holding the yarn
Making a slip knot
The knit stitch
The purl stitch
Quick start project: Raspberry tote (on cover)
Guest designer project: Simple scarf, Amanda Kaffka
Stitch patterns for texture
Quick start project: Cabled cowl
Guest designer project: Baby's shawl, Diane Ugo
Knitting in the round
Introducing knitting in the round
Using double-pointed needles
Using a circular needle
The magic loop method
Quick start project: Tubular ski socks
Guest designer project: Knitted baskets, Jacinta Bowie
Fair Isle colorwork
Quick start project: Fall-inspired pillow
Guest designer project: Colorwork mitts, Di Gilpin
Weaving in ends
Blocking and finishing
Picking up stitches
Quick start project: Pagoda easy cable beanie
Guest designer project: Clutch purse, Kate Heppell
Tubular ski socks page 100.
Pagoda easy cable beanie page 150.
From the Be Inspired gallery. I googled it and discovered the pattern is free. This design by Kim Hargreaves.
Slip knot, casting on and knit stitch I did on my own wooden knitting needles. The instructions start on page 24.
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