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Encyclopedia Of Knitting Techniques
Once considered a quaint throwback to simpler times, the time-honored craft of knitting has seen a tremendous renewal lately. These days all the hippest folks are knitting their own scarves, sweaters, hats-even socks! With clear step-by-step instructions and an alphabetical format for easy reference, The Encyclopedia of Knitting Techniques will have you working your way to ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published September 21st 2000 by Running Press
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Decorative, meditative, practical, and rewarding, the time-honored craft of knitting has seen a tremendous renewal or interest recently. These days it seems all the hippest people are knitting their own scarves, sweaters, hats, and socks. This latest addition to our popular Encylcopedia of Art Techniques series includes dozens of designs and techniques for this appealing and practical craft, with clear step-by-step instructions and an A-to-Z format for easy reference. It's all here, from basic s ...more
Excellent resource for a beginning to advanced knitter. The photos and charts, tips, and examples are excellent. The review on the cover says there's 200 of them. Then there is the stitch collection - at least half of the book is beautiful color pictures and diagrams for everything from stockinette and moss stitch and patterns consisting only of knit and purl variations to lace knitting, fair isle, intarsia, entrelac and more. A small section on designing is included near the end, but it does no ...more
This was the book that started off the obsession with knitting books! It's a little dated now and, to be honest, there are better books to teach you how to knit. However, it's perfectly serviceable (I taught myself a lot using it) and its a great reference of stitches for medium - advanced knitters. When designing my own patterns this is one I come back to time and again.
I much prefer Vogue Knitting to this one. It has at least as many stitches (if not more) and so much more information. I found the "inspirational gallery" to be quite out-dated and uninteresting. I also found a lot of descriptions confusing. I'd skip this one and just get vogue knitting. It has all the info in this and more and with better presentation.