How to Knit is a comprehensive look at how to create different stitches and patterns using two knitting needles and some yarn. Finish a scarf or pair of arm warmers from the patterns in the book or knit a sampler of several different stitches. This book imparts the knowledge so that other, more difficult projects can be handled with ease.
The book gives a little history of knitting from Egypt and the Middle East all the way to Scotland where the shepherds sat in the fields knitting to enhance family economy while they watched their sheep. It also gives explanations of the different tools needed to knit and descriptions of different needles and yarn. Abbreviations are an important part of knitting a pattern, and the most common abbreviations are outlined in the book.
Learn the knit stitch, purl stitch and how to increase or decrease stitches. Also learn the proper way to join yarn and how to finish and block a piece so it looks very professional. Five different common pattern stitch instructions are included, as are two patterns for easy pieces to complete. Don’t skip the part about knitting tips and tricks that seasoned knitters all know.
How to Knit will get you ready to knit your first sweater or some baby clothes and give you the knowledge you need to knit just about anything.
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