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Knitting Patterns for Dummies

3.72 of 5 stars 3.72  ·  rating details  ·  58 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Have you always wanted to knit? Know the basics, but you're looking to stretch your knitting skills? "Knitting Patterns For Dummies" is chock-full of simple instructions and easy-to-follow patterns to help you create a wide range of classic, beautiful knits for the whole family, from clothing to household items to gift ideas. This fun, friendly guide gives you scores of ne ...more
ebook, 312 pages
Published February 9th 2011 by For Dummies (first published January 1st 2007)
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Overrated and mind-numbing...boring with a capital B...The kind of book that crushes the desire to knit right out of a newbie...

There are way too many other choices out there for beginning knitters. This is the kind of book that has beginners knitting garter stitch scarves for a year because they are too timid to try a real project. Forget it.

Pick up a copy of Stitch-and-Bitch, visit the knittinghelp website, join some online knitting groups, and Google the abbreviations and terms that confuse y
I learned scads of new knitting techniques in this book, as well as getting some ideas for patterns I'd like to try. My favorite pattern in this useful tome is for "muffatees", which Peter Rabbit's mother used to knit to make ends meet, but I plan to make for myself and friends. These are wristwarmers that end in all-important ruffles peeking out of jacket sleeves. Be still, my heart.

*OK, I've started my muffatees finally. The double-pointed needles are not as tricky as I feared!
Sudah baca sekilas soalnya ini jenis buku yang tidak bisa dibaca langsung habis :D. Sekilas kubandingkan dengan Crochet Patterns for Dummies, aku lebih suka buku Crochet-nya. Hasil-hasilnya lebih menarik hati untuk langsung mempraktekkannya. Sementara buku ini diawali banyak teori, nggak langsung ada contoh kasus yang menarik untuk dipraktekkan. Halah, kasus!
All the "for Dummies" books have one thing in common - they make it all simple to understand, and that's what this book does. Following and understanding the abbrieviated language of knitting has really frustrated me, so this book is helping.
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I didn't find this book very useful or interesting.
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Kristi Porter is an author, designer, technical editor, and teacher. In addition to authoring Knitting for Dogs, her work has been featured in the Knitgrrl series, the Big Girl Knits series, No Sheep For You, and Knit Wit. She is a frequent contributor to and has been a part of that online magazine since its start in 2002. Kristi doesn't remember learning to knit as a child, but she cap ...more
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