A Step-by-Step Course for First-Time Knitters
Designed for beginners who wish to try their hand at knitting, this book guides novices through every stage, from how to hold the needles and yarn to how to make a cardigan. The 20 chapters explore various techniques, from garter stitch and cabling to Fair Isle, and provide illustrated step-by-step projects including socks, a bag and a throw, with colour photographs showing how the finished items should look.
10 Lessons and Projects for Knitting Stripes, Chevrons, Triangles, Polka Dots and More
This manual shows how geometric shapes can be used to achieve striking designs, with lessons and projects to help knitters learn new skills and create hats, fingerless gloves, scarves and a floor mat in a variety of simple but effective patterns.
A New Direction
Knitwear designer and fashion consultant Erika Knight presents 20 knitting projects, showing how to create practical, distinctive styles in a wide range of sizes. The garments include jumpers, cardigans, hats and scarves, and offer a contemporary edge to classic shapes for men of all ages.
Vintage Knits for Him & Her
30 Modern Knitting Patterns for Stylish Vintage Knitwear
Styled by Marie Claire magazine, the garments in this book are inspired by the fashions of the 1950s,1960s and 1970s. From chic Mad Men style sweaters to a geometric skirt and a hippy poncho, these 30 knitting patterns offer a modern take on stylish vintage design.
Crocheting Soft Toys
Frustrated by mass-produced soft toys made with cheap labour and materials, the author set out to produce a collection of unique toys for children, friends and family that could be crocheted and given as presents. Basic crochet stitches are clearly described and illustrated, while detailed and straightforward patterns cover a range of animals, from larger elephants and a jagged-toothed crocodile to smaller curly-tailed chameleons and fluffy-eared owls.
Monster Knits for Little Monsters
20 Animal-Themed Hat and Mitten Sets to Knit for Babies and Toddlers
Nuriya Khegay presents 20 hat-and-mitten sets to knit for babies and toddlers, and provides a practical section on knitting basics. The designs are not all monsters – as well as the Chinese Dragon, the Friendly Monster and the Garden Gnome, the animals include a koala, a lamb, a zany zebra and a lion.
From Around the World
Beginning with an introduction to the history of socks and knitting, this book presents a collection of patterns inspired by places from Iceland to the Andes and illustrates the many creative possibilities that knitting socks has to offer. Altogether, there are 25 patterns by designers from the socks’ country of origin, and a great variety of techniques, textures and decoration. American sizes.
The Knitted Alphabet
How to Knit Letters From A to Z
With 26 designs – from Celtic to 70s Retro – for the letters of the alphabet, numbers and emoticons, this book suggests some unusual ways to customize your knitting. The letters are charted on graph paper, and photographs show the effects of using different colours and textures of yarn. All stitches are clearly explained, and ten simple projects, including socks, cuffs and a shoulder bag, provide practical ideas for using the designs.
All About Knitting
This comprehensive book, illustrated with colour photographs, starts with the basics – yarns, equipment, simple stitches and how to use a pattern – and builds up to cable, bobbles and knitting in the round. A gallery at the back of the book offers a range of stitches for some of the effects that can be achieved, and patterns are included for 20 projects, from babies’ booties to blankets and jumpers for all ages.
Simple Colour Knitting
A How-to-Knit-With-Colour Workshop with 20 Desirable Projects
Knitwear and crochet designer Erika Knight presents an introduction to working with colour for knitters of all abilities. After a how-to-knit workshop on yarns and colour techniques, and a swatch gallery, the 20 projects are graded as beginner, easy, intermediate and experienced. The different techniques, from phasing and striping to Fair Isle and Swiss darning, are used in an imaginative range of accessories and soft furnishings, including a faux sheepskin rug and a double-sided spotty blanket.