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Knitting For Dummies, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-80526-8
408 pages
October 2013
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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Knitting 5

Chapter 1: Two Needles, a Ball of Yarn, and a Little Know-how 7

Chapter 2: Tools of the Trade 15

Chapter 3: Taking the Mystery Out of Patterns and Gauge 41

Part II: Knitting Primer 55

Chapter 4: The Fundamentals: Casting On, Knitting, Purling, and Binding Off 57

Chapter 5: Basic Stitches You’ll Use Again and Again 77

Chapter 6: Techniques Every Knitter Should Know 87

Chapter 7: Oops! Fixing Common Mistakes 107

Chapter 8: Knitting in the Round 121

Chapter 9: Practicing with Simple Projects 131

Part III: Techniques for the More Experienced Knitter 147

Chapter 10: Adding Interest with Stripes 149

Chapter 11: Cable Musings and Interesting Twists 167

Chapter 12: Let the Sun Shine In: Knitting Lace 189

Chapter 13: Fair Isle and Intarsia Techniques 209

Chapter 14: Fulling Fun: Making Your Project’s Presence Felt 231

Part IV: Making Knitted Garments 243

Chapter 15: Anatomy of a Sweater Pattern 245

Chapter 16: How to Knit a Sweater, Step by Step 253

Chapter 17: Getting It Together: Blocking and Assembling Your Pieces 269

Chapter 18: Finishing Touches: Neckbands, Edging, Buttonholes, and More 299

Chapter 19: Starter Garments 315

Part V: The Part of Tens 335

Chapter 20: Ten Quick Knitting Projects and Gifts 337

Chapter 21: Ten Unkinking Exercises for Knitters 347

Part VI: Appendixes 351

Appendix A: More Stitches and Cool Effects 353

Appendix B: Knitting Resources 367

Index 371

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