Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting has been one of the top knitting primers on the market since its publication five years ago. Now, updated with brand-new patterns, even more helpful photos, and expanded coverage of knitting techniques, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting, 2nd Edition, is the go-to knitting book for crafters who learn faster by seeing and doing than by wading through tedious instruction books.
You'll get visual guidance on the basic knit and purl stitches and advance to bobbles, cables, lace, and fancy color work. Photo by photo and stitch by stitch, you'll learn how to knit socks, hats, mittens, sweaters, and more.
- Concise two-page lessons show you all the steps to a skill and are ideal for quick review
- Detailed color photos demonstrate each step, and helpful tips provide additional guidance
- Other titles by Turner: Knitting VISUAL Quick Tips and Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting Design
Packed with step-by-step instructions and fun, innovative patterns, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting, 2nd Edition, will have you creating masterpieces in no time!
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Table of ContentsCHAPTER 1 Introduction to Knitting.
How to Read Yarn Labels.
Care Instructions and Symbols.
Needles and Accessories.
CHAPTER 2 Basic Techniques.
Make a Slipknot.
Hold Needles and Yarn.
Knit: English Method.
Purl: English Method.
Knit: Continental Method.
Purl: Continental Method.
Join New Yarn.
Slip a Stitch.
Knit with a Double Strand of Yarn.
CHAPTER 3 Basic Stitch Patterns.
Start with Simple Stitch Patterns.
Learn Rib Patterns.
Try More Complicated Knit and Purl Stitch Patterns.
CHAPTER 4 Shaping.
Increase 1 Stitch.
Increase Multiple Stitches.
Decrease 1 Stitch.
Decrease Multiple Stitches.
Shape with Short Rows.
CHAPTER 5 Correcting Mistakes.
Avoid Accidental Increases.
Correct Twisted Stitches.
Correct Incomplete Stitches.
Pick Up Dropped Stitches.
CHAPTER 6 Learning to Read Written Instructions.
Getting to Know Gauge.
Make and Measure a Gauge Swatch.
How to Read a Knitting Pattern.
How to Read a Knitting Chart.
CHAPTER 7 Knitting in the Round.
Cast On with Circular Needles.
Knit Using Circular Needles.
Cast On with Double-Pointed Needles.
Knit Using Double-Pointed Needles.
Knit in the Round on Two Needles.
Knit Small Circumferences on One Circular Needle.
CHAPTER 8 Bobbles, Cables, and Textured Stitches.
Make Simple Cables.
Knit 1 in the Row Below.
Knit or Purl Through Back of Loop.
Knit with Bobbles and Knots.
Learn More Cable Patterns.
Combine Cables with Bobbles, Knots, and Textured Stitches.
CHAPTER 9 Openwork.
Learn Drop Stitch and Yarn Over Patterns.
Experiment with Eyelet Patterns.
Work with Lace Patterns.
CHAPTER 10 Color Knitting.
A Look at Color.
Make Horizontal Stripes.
Work Seamless Stripes in the Round.
Master Corrugated Ribbing.
Learn Fair Isle Knitting.
Weave Yarns in Color Knitting.
Experiment with a Few Simple Color Patterns.
Work a Few Simple Intarsia Motifs.
CHAPTER 11 Finishing Techniques.
Weave In Ends.
Block Your Knitting.
Assemble a Sweater.
CHAPTER 12 Finishing Details.
Pick Up Stitches.
Button Bands, Neckbands, and Collars.
Sew On Buttons.
Sew In Zippers.
Knit In Hems.
CHAPTER 13 Decorative Details.
Knit a Cord.
Decorate with Embroidery.
Knit Fancy Borders and Edgings.
Knit with Beads.
Make a Felted Flower.
Make a Knitted Ball.
Line a Knitted Bag.
CHAPTER 14 Easy Knitting Projects.
Easy Horizontal Scarf.
Easy Baby Booties.
Baby Washcloth Set.
Lacy Cabled Scarf.
Textured Pillow Cover.
CHAPTER 15 More Knitting Projects.
Ribbed and Fair Isle Bag.
Men's Cabled Sleeveless Pullover.
Striped Sweater and Hat for Babies and Kids.
Fair Isle Winter Headband.
Women's Pullover with Big Cable.
CHAPTER 16 Modifiable Patterns for Hats, Socks, and Mittens.
Hat: Master Pattern.
Finishes for the Hat Top.
Socks: Master Pattern.
Mittens: Master Pattern.