Discover the perfect beginning and ending for every knitting project!
This one-of-a-kind reference presents more than 50 ways to cast on and bind off, creating edges that are tighter, looser, stretchier, lacier, longer-lasting, prettier — whatever your project needs, you’ll find it here. Detailed instructions for each technique are combined with step-by-step photography so that nothing is left to chance.
At-a-glance charts identify the best cast on or bind off for various types of knitting, as well as cast on/bind off pairs that work well together.
This indispensable guide will ensure that all of your knitting projects are polished and pleasing, from start to finish!
From beginner stitch patterns such as the basic stockinette, moss stitch, and craftsman stitch, all the way up to intermediate stitches such as a variety of cables and lace mesh designs, this stitch guide is sure to inspire your next knitting project!
In order to work the stitches, you will need to have a basic understanding of how to read knitting patterns, how to cast on, bind off, and work the basic knit and purl stitch.
I have collected some of my favorite knitting patterns for your enjoyment. All of these patterns can be found online for free, and where possible I have given credit to the original designer. None of these patterns is my own, and I do not claim any as my own.
Knitting is a wonderful craft to learn, and in this book we’ll explore some easy and intermediate patterns. We’ll also spend a bit of time refreshing your skills, or if you’re a beginner learning basic stitches and techniques.
Once you’re finished with this book I hope you’ll be ready to move onto to more challenging and advanced patterns. I feel part of the fun of knitting is creating something with your hands that is unique and one of a kind. So feel free to put your own spin on the patterns which follow. If you don’t like the colors listed, use your own. If you want to change the gauge of a pattern simply move up or down a needle size.
Are you ready to discover one of the most amazing crafts of all times? Are you ready to enjoy one of the most healthy, funny and cheapest hobbies of the world? Would you like to surprise your family, relatives and even a loved one with a hand-made gift? If you answer is a resounding ‘Yes!’, then this crash course on knitting is definitely for you.
Maybe you are an amateur just getting started, or perhaps you already know a few things about this amazing craft and you’d like to reach the next level. Don’t worry, this course will approach knitting from both starting points. The idea is to get all the necessary skills to learn how to knit in under 12 hours. Yes!, 12 hours. You will learn from the ABCS of knitting (the necessary supplies that you need, all the stitches, reading patterns, and much more) to advance techniques that can help you to make your own projects.
Want to hear the best part? You will find tons of pictures. REAL pictures inside this book. Pictures that will help you to advance, compare and learn. Also you will find exercises and tasks to improve your skills. You will understand that knitting is extremely simple! This book will help you and the most important thing is that you will enjoy learning this beautiful craft. You will be able to craft things we can be proud of!
The idea is very simple. You will learn knitting from zero to hero. We will go from the root to the top of this amazing craft. And in the end you will have a special bonus! So let’s go for it!