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Hardcover Knitting School: A Complete Course Book

ISBN: 1402705190

ISBN13: 9781402705199

Knitting School: A Complete Course

It's the best course in knitting ever--a complete instructional manual on every aspect of the craft. Now, complete beginners can learn everything they need to know to knit beautiful and cozy garments, blankets, and accessories. Begin by selecting needles and yarn and then start practicing the basic knitting and purling stitches and their variations, including the loop stitch, slip stitch, and crossed stitch. When you're ready, move on to tubular stitches,...


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Knitting School

Large illustrations make all techniques very clear. This is the basics and more. I've been knitting for years and learned new techniques.

Great reference, clear instructions

As a beginning knitter, I am fine as long as I don't get distracted and make a single mistake. The illustrations in this book allow you to really see what the stitch is like. I think I finally will be able to "read" my knitting when I set it down. I am very pleased with this purchase, and I own all the "greats" in terms of knitting instruction. This one definitely will be well used...brilliant in terms of clarity. I agree this isn't a "How to complete your first project" but for sure it provides a fast and clear look up for when you encounter something foreign in a pattern instruction. Some unusual stitches, too.

Neat, Clean Book.

This book is not bad at all. A comprehensive guide to many techniques which I hadn't ever even heard of. Though the lack of photographs is slightly..offputting, the drawn images somehow seem clearer and add neatness to the book. This is a book that I would reccomend to new and and slightly more advanced knitters, though nothing more. The patterns involving the skills you've learnt from reading the book are simple and mostly for children. Buy this book if you like clean, streamlined things, easy to read and understand tutorials and how-to's and aren't really looking for a pattern book. Simply put, this is an exellent book for beginners, though the pattenrs are slightly plain.

Great for visual learners, and those who like illustrations

After buying "Knitting School" through a web merchant, I wondered if I should have bothered since I already own a number of knitting reference books (like the Vogue Ultimate Knitting Book). Unfortunately, it does seem to cover most of what other books in my collection do. However, for those who like heavy illustrations, then this book may be for you. I didn't spot one page that had more text than illustrations. Every page has pictures on it (almost always more than one). There are no photographs in the book (except of yarn in the beginning), and even examples of finished garments are hand drawn. But, the illustrations are very clear and well drawn. If you are a beginner, and looking for a nice book to start your collection, this may be a good choice. Especially if you learn best from pictures rather than text. Most pictures are accompanied by text as well. There are even basic "patterns" in the back for help on making and assembling items like booties, aran sweaters, gloves, socks, etc. There is also information of things such as: embroidery (including motifs for zodiac signs and fancy letters), quilted knits, knitted patchwork, beading, shoulder pads, hems, sewing, pleats, darts, fixing mistakes, circular knitting, and much more.
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