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Knitting for Beginners

5th Edition
Magazine

In this book you’ll find everything you need to know about entering the world of knitting and take smooth steps into the realms of becoming a more experienced and confident knitter. Packed with over 30 patterns, from your very first garter stitch scarf to combatting short rows to make your very own parlour cat. Featuring: Master the basics - Learn how to get started with knitting, from the right kit to your first cast ons and more. Get the perfect finish - Pick up stitches, add pockets, seams and other details to your knitting. Practise with creative patterns - From your very first scarf, to creating your own christmas decorations. Reference guide - Everything you could possibly need, all in one place.

Welcome to Knitting for Beginners

Getting started

Yarns • From chunky wool to 4-ply acrylic, there is a wide variety of yarns with which you can knit

Knitting needles • The tools of the trade, choosing your needles will ultimately depend on your project, yarn and, of course, personal preference

Knitting kit bag • Although you can quite easily start knitting with just a pair of needles and a ball of yarn, there are lots of other useful tools available

Making a slip knot • Almost every piece that you knit will begin with this simple knot, which creates your first stitch

Holding yarn & needles • Picking up your needles and yarn together for the first time might feel a bit awkward and unnatural, but it will soon become second nature

Casting (binding) on • Now you’re comfortable holding your needles and yarn, it’s time to get knitting. The first step is casting on

The knit stitch • Learn the foundation stitch of knitting with this simple tutorial and you’ll be making scarves, tea cosies and more in next to no time

Garter stitch scarf • Pick an interesting yarn with texture and colour variations in order to make a creative garter stitch scarf

The purl stitch • Now that you have mastered the knit stitch, it’s time to learn how to work its partner purl stitch – you’ll find it’s not all that different

Simple cushion • This stocking stitch cushion project will help you to learn the feel of the yarn and needles as well as giving you the opportunity to grasp the technique and create an even tension (gauge)

Slipping stitches • Slipping your stitches in the correct way is a technique that is important to master, because it will ensure that your knitting looks neat and professional

Rib stitch • Rib is an elastic stitch that is most commonly used for welts and cuffs of garments, but used in its own right can be very useful

Ribbed gadget cosies • Keep your technology safe in these simple-to-knit cosies. Due to its stretchy nature, rib stitch is perfect for these holders, and the raised texture will help to protect screens

Moss (seed) stitch • Combining knit and purl stitches can create a pretty moss (seed) stitch which, when worked in conjunction with stocking stitch, looks great

Textured draught excluder • Now you’ve mastered rib stitch and other essential techniques, try this draught excluder, which uses moss (seed) stitch to create textured stripes

Joining a new yarn • If your project is going to use up more than one ball of yarn, then you will need to join the next as seamlessly as possible

Graduating stripes table mat • Joining a new yarn is handy in all projects, but doing so neatly when incorporating stripes into your project is paramount.

Simple increases • Not all knitting is worked straight; for garments and some other projects you will need to increase the number of stitches you work

Simple purse • It’s now time to put everything you’ve learned into practice and make a simple but attractive purse to carry your coins

Simple decreases...


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Frequency: One time Pages: 180 Publisher: Future Publishing Ltd Edition: 5th Edition

OverDrive Magazine

  • Release date: December 5, 2016

Formats

OverDrive Magazine

subjects

Crafts

Languages

English

In this book you’ll find everything you need to know about entering the world of knitting and take smooth steps into the realms of becoming a more experienced and confident knitter. Packed with over 30 patterns, from your very first garter stitch scarf to combatting short rows to make your very own parlour cat. Featuring: Master the basics - Learn how to get started with knitting, from the right kit to your first cast ons and more. Get the perfect finish - Pick up stitches, add pockets, seams and other details to your knitting. Practise with creative patterns - From your very first scarf, to creating your own christmas decorations. Reference guide - Everything you could possibly need, all in one place.

Welcome to Knitting for Beginners

Getting started

Yarns • From chunky wool to 4-ply acrylic, there is a wide variety of yarns with which you can knit

Knitting needles • The tools of the trade, choosing your needles will ultimately depend on your project, yarn and, of course, personal preference

Knitting kit bag • Although you can quite easily start knitting with just a pair of needles and a ball of yarn, there are lots of other useful tools available

Making a slip knot • Almost every piece that you knit will begin with this simple knot, which creates your first stitch

Holding yarn & needles • Picking up your needles and yarn together for the first time might feel a bit awkward and unnatural, but it will soon become second nature

Casting (binding) on • Now you’re comfortable holding your needles and yarn, it’s time to get knitting. The first step is casting on

The knit stitch • Learn the foundation stitch of knitting with this simple tutorial and you’ll be making scarves, tea cosies and more in next to no time

Garter stitch scarf • Pick an interesting yarn with texture and colour variations in order to make a creative garter stitch scarf

The purl stitch • Now that you have mastered the knit stitch, it’s time to learn how to work its partner purl stitch – you’ll find it’s not all that different

Simple cushion • This stocking stitch cushion project will help you to learn the feel of the yarn and needles as well as giving you the opportunity to grasp the technique and create an even tension (gauge)

Slipping stitches • Slipping your stitches in the correct way is a technique that is important to master, because it will ensure that your knitting looks neat and professional

Rib stitch • Rib is an elastic stitch that is most commonly used for welts and cuffs of garments, but used in its own right can be very useful

Ribbed gadget cosies • Keep your technology safe in these simple-to-knit cosies. Due to its stretchy nature, rib stitch is perfect for these holders, and the raised texture will help to protect screens

Moss (seed) stitch • Combining knit and purl stitches can create a pretty moss (seed) stitch which, when worked in conjunction with stocking stitch, looks great

Textured draught excluder • Now you’ve mastered rib stitch and other essential techniques, try this draught excluder, which uses moss (seed) stitch to create textured stripes

Joining a new yarn • If your project is going to use up more than one ball of yarn, then you will need to join the next as seamlessly as possible

Graduating stripes table mat • Joining a new yarn is handy in all projects, but doing so neatly when incorporating stripes into your project is paramount.

Simple increases • Not all knitting is worked straight; for garments and some other projects you will need to increase the number of stitches you work

Simple purse • It’s now time to put everything you’ve learned into practice and make a simple but attractive purse to carry your coins

Simple decreases...


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