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Knitting: 200 Q&a
Here's a trouble-shooting problem solver for both beginning and experienced knitters. Set in a question-and-answer format, this knitter's handy helper asks questions such as: "Why do my stitches look uneven when I work in colour?" The author offers three possible explanations to this question, which virtually guarantees that one or another of them will provide the correct solution to every knitter's problem.
Other questions with clear answers and precise directions cover the "hows and whys" of brocade knitting, the right way to make a cable cross in a particular direction, the most efficient one-handed and two-handed methods of holding yarn while knitting, casting on, basic stitches, shaping, cables and twists, picking up and joining, and many more subjects. Getting beyond the basics of knitting, additional chapters show how to make knitted lace and other decorative embellishments.
Two hundred questions and answers come with clear, close-up colour photos. The book features approximately 100 full-colour photos and illustrations.
Knitting & Crochet
Every generation rediscovers the satisfaction of making things by hand and there is particular pleasure to be had from creating unique clothes and accessories for your family or in knitting for a charity.
Knitting is one of the world’s most popular crafts and not at all difficult to learn, together with its close relation, crochet. Both construct a fabric from interlocking loops of yarn rather than woven threads on a loom. The great advantage of knitting and crochet is that you can carry your work anywhere you go. And the fabric takes shape as you progress – no paper patterns or cutting out – all you have to do at the end is seam the pieces together.
Of course there are certain methods and techniques that a knitter needs to master before his or her creativity can really take flight. This book has been prepared with beginners in mind. The basics of knitting are here, with step-by-step illustrations to guide you, plus sections on equipment, how to read printed patterns, four simple projects and a glossary. The book also aims to be useful to those who first learned to knit as children and would like some quick revision in order to get started again. The terminology used throughout is UK-standard, together with the relevant US terms alongside in square brackets [ ] to make this a practical guide for all readers.
European knitting developed into a marketable skill, recognized by the setting up of professional knitting guilds. The only women admitted to these medieval guilds were widows who inherited their husbands’ membership. It’s interesting to note that knitting in the old days seems to have been a male occupation, while women were involved at the start of the process with carding and spinning the yarn fibres.
When the machinery of the Industrial Revolution replaced handworkers, hand knitting survived as a cottage industry and was the sole means of support for many poor families. During both World Wars people of all ages answered the call to Knit for Victory and produced thousands of socks, gloves, mufflers and sweaters for the troops. Whether for a livelihood, charity or leisure activity, knitting continues to provide clothes, toys and items for the home, and it all starts with one ball of yarn and a pair of knitting needles.
How To Build A Knitting And Needlework Instruction Business (special Edition)
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to launch and run a successful business venture.
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