Teaching key skills such as how to read patterns and charts, which needles and yarn to choose, how to hold your work, casting on and off, essential stitches and finishing - this is the only book you need to get started on your knitting journey. And, once you've got the basics under your belt, there is a wide range of knitting techniques to explore - including lace, cables, textured patterns, beaded work and embellishments. This manual provides a great reference for beginners and beyond. Having a wide repertoire of techniques at your fingertips will enhance every project you turn your hand to.
Includes a handy SOS section giving expert tips on avoiding and spotting mistakes, using lifelines and how to rescue and fix common errors.
Understanding abbreviations Fitting knit garments Tension swatches Cables and mock cables Assembly
Bands and buttonholes Beadwork Blocking and pressing Bobbles, fringes, pompoms
Stem stitch Cast-ons Circular knitting Jogless circular knitting Round vs rows Colourwork
Increase and decrease Fixing dropped stitches Edges and joining edges Fair Isle
Fastenings Picot Seams
A comprehensive knitting manual for all you will ever need to know about knitting.