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The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting: *All You Need to Know to Knit *The Essential Reference for Novice and Expert Knitters *Packed with Hundreds of Crafty Tips and Ideas *Step-by-Step Instructions and Photos for 200 Stitch Patterns

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This volume is a comprehensive how-to book about all aspects of knitting. This book is a reference for all knitting techniques, beginning with the basics of how to knit. A large section of the book is devoted to showing different stitch patterns, arranged in style categories for easy reference. Special knitting topics will be explored in depth: cables, intarsia, entrelac, ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by Creative Publishing int'l (first published January 1st 2010)
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Marie Segares
After about 25 years away from knitting, in the last year I decided to conquer my fears (of making enormous trapezoids) and start to knit again. Perhaps my motor skills are better now, or I understand yarn and needlecrafts better, or I'm just more patient, but this time it "stuck." An invaluable tool that I picked up along the way was Margaret Hubert's The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting. I recommend it to my beginner knitting students and think it is a great resource for your knitting library ...more
Allison Matus
Jan 08, 2012 Allison Matus rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Knitters
Shelves: crafts
I love bright, cheerful colors and books full of large, detailed photographs, so this book is ideal for me. I consider myself a beginner-intermediate knitter; I only just recently learned the purl stitch, don't know how to cable knit, and have only ever knit scarves. Well, I tried one of the "Experienced" two-color patterns in the book (X's and O's) and found that with Margaret Hubert's instruction, I was capable enough to knit a beautiful scarf using that pattern. I worked on it at a knitting c ...more
Lil' Grogan
Poor reference guide for what it proclaims to be. I'm no expert knitter, and it's not a reference book I would use. Very beginner. "Specialty" knitting is intarsia, lace, entrelac and TOP-DOWN KNITTING???!!!? Stitch patterns only written, no charts, sparse barely-even-covering-the-basics technique section. Even more of a waste of time than the crochet version.
I love the large, color photos and the variety of patterns and projects. I've now tried two different projects: cable knitting and flower motifs. The cable knitting explanation and photos were fantastic. The flower motif pattern, unfortunately, is seriously confusing. I've now tried it three times and still haven't figured it out. Some of the terms aren't defined anywhere in the book (which is quite a significant oversight), and one of the terms is explained several pages later (but you have to ...more
So far I love this book. My only gripe is that it is illustrated in continental style. I'm an English knitter. But that's a small thing for me since I already know the techniques shown this way. More when I get through it. I've already spotted a of couple patterns worth making. And the stitch patterns have a few I haven't seen before.

Now that I'm done I definitely have plans to use some of the stitch patterns in some simple designs of my own. Or adapting patterns I have to include some of these
Clear directions and many different patterns to take you from novice to experienced
Heidi Hansen
Very helpful in learning textures, but there are a couple of notations that are not throughly explained. Since this starts with basic stitches, the book shouldn't assume that we know the intermediate level techniques (like twisting stitches).
Becky Moore
My sister-in-law taught me to knit by watching her, so I have no idea how to read a pattern. This guide sheds a lot of light on the craft for me. Did you know there were more stitch patterns than stockinette? Wow! :)
seriously, this book is a continual read...and I LOVE IT! I actually went to the bookstore and bought it new and at full price (which for a knitting book in my world is a big deal).
Great resource for beginners, featuring plenty of detailed photos of many knitting patterns and techniques. Much more helpful that most online sources I have used.
Beautiful large color pictures that demonstrate clearly how to do the various stitches. As a beginner I have found this book very helpful.
This is a book for patterns of knitting and purling rather than patterns for projects. Clear and easy to follow.
Handy and helpful. But, the photos are not as crisp as the "Complete Photo Guide to Crochet" version.
Easy to read and understand, provides a vast number of stitch patterns for inspiration.
Really good resource for learning a lot of different stitch patterns.
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From her Ravelry Profile: I have been knitting and crocheting forever. I am a mother and grandmother, and a great grandmother. I design, teach, and write books. My first book was published in 1978, and I just completed my 19th book In addition to the books, I have 2 independently produced video’s/dvd’s, and 3 self published entrelac crochet patterns. My flicker name is MHDesigner. I love it all!

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