Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting Design

Working from a Master Pattern to Fashion Your Own Knits

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting Design

There are lots of stylish knitting patterns out there, but sometimes you want to do your own thing. Maybe you've found a yarn that would make a beautiful hat, and all you need are basic directions for shaping. Or maybe you've had your eye on a cute sweater in a store window and know that you can make a better version yourself—if you could only figure out the measurements. This handy guide demystifies all that knitting math and shows you how to knit custom-fitted, one-of-a-kind fashions that express your style. Master patterns for hats, sweaters, scarves, shawls, bags, mittens, vests, and socks lay out the basic construction for each item in a range of sizes; you choose the yarn and decide which modifications and customizations you want to make. Precise master patterns show you all the steps involved in constructing handknits Master patterns give instructions for multiple sizes and gauges A number of shaping, edgings, and stitch patterns accompany each master pattern Helpful tips provide additional guidance Tables take the work out of knitting math Step-by-step instructions accompany each photo Color photos, illustrations, and diagrams demonstrate important concepts

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting

A new edition of one of the top knitting primers on the market Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting has been one of the top knitting primers on the market since its publication five years ago. Now, updated with brand-new patterns, even more helpful photos, and expanded coverage of knitting techniques, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting, 2nd Edition, is the go-to knitting book for crafters who learn faster by seeing and doing than by wading through tedious instruction books. You'll get visual guidance on the basic knit and purl stitches and advance to bobbles, cables, lace, and fancy color work. Photo by photo and stitch by stitch, you'll learn how to knit socks, hats, mittens, sweaters, and more. Concise two-page lessons show you all the steps to a skill and are ideal for quick review Detailed color photos demonstrate each step, and helpful tips provide additional guidance Other titles by Turner: Knitting VISUAL Quick Tips and Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting Design Packed with step-by-step instructions and fun, innovative patterns, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting, 2nd Edition, will have you creating masterpieces in no time!

Knitting Stitches VISUAL Encyclopedia

Knitting Stitches VISUAL Encyclopedia

350 stitch patterns you'll use again and again Knitting Stitches VISUAL Encyclopedia gives you quick visual access to a comprehensive collection of stitch combinations that enable you to create your own designs or modify existing patterns with ease. Each stitch is accompanied by a full-color photo and diagram to make learning even easier, while sidebars guide you through tricky parts of various stitch patterns. knit and purl patterns • ribs • bobbles and textured stitches • slipstitch patterns • twist-stitch patterns • cables • drop-stitch, eyelet, and lace patterns • borders and edgings • color knitting patterns

Knitting VISUAL Quick Tips

Knitting VISUAL Quick Tips

Solutions to common knitting quandaries are at your fingertips--anywhere you go Knitting VISUAL Quick Tips has the answers you need--fast. With detailed color photos and concise instructions, plus time-saving tips, it covers: Selecting tools and yarn Casting on and binding off Knitting and purling: English and Continental Working cables and bobbles Knitting in the round Shaping Color Knitting Correcting mistakes Finishing Adding decorative details Understanding pattern instructions and charts

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Color Knitting

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Color Knitting

The visual way to add color to your knitting Are you a knitter looking to expand your knowledge and take on new challenges? Color adds vibrant, complex patterns to sweaters, hats, mittens, and more. For the uninitiated, color knitting can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Teach Yourself VISUALLY Color Knitting explains, step by step, the various methods and gives you a variety of projects so that you can put your newfound skills to use. Working with color—whether it's one richly toned variegated handspun yarn or multiple colors worked in an intricate pattern—is a great way to advance from basic projects to more complex and satisfying ones. Photo by photo, you'll learn all the techniques, including stripes, slip-stitch knitting, Fair Isle (stranded knitting), intarsia, and entrelac. Plus, you'll get some lessons on color theory and discover how to put together beautiful color combinations. Features 21 patterns using various colorwork skills Includes a stitch pattern dictionary for each technique Photos and detailed explanations make learning easy If you're a crafter who learns better by seeing and doing, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Color Knitting will get you confidently knitting colorwork in no time.

Find Your Style, and Knit It Too

Find Your Style, and Knit It Too

This fun, funky guide helps you find your style and create great hand-knit clothes and accessories that express it. Easy-to-follow instructions with colorful illustrations get you going even if you've never picked up knitting needles before. Cosmo-style quizzes make it fun to explore both your knitting style and your fashion profile. There are projects for you whether your style is: Tomboy Dancer Punk Preppy Girly-girl Arty and funky Hippie Fashionista Put your new skills in action by choosing from more than twenty-five hip patterns, including a mellow newsboy cap, a delicate ballet skirt, a casual kerchief, a preppy sleeveless hoodie, and even some in-your-face skull wristbands. Mix and match styles and add details to express your mood and individualize your look! Lots of the projects are so simple you can knit an extraordinary one-of-a-kind item faster than you can drive to the mall and pick up a one-style-fits-all piece.

Teach Yourself Visually Knitting & Crocheting

Teach Yourself Visually Knitting & Crocheting

Presents a visual tutorial on both knitting and crocheting. This book includes coverage of basic as well as advanced techniques, from circular knitting and incorporating lace to making honeycomb cables and Fair Isle knitting along with a selection of knitting and crocheting patterns.

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Circular Knitting

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Circular Knitting

The visual way to get hooked on circular knitting Circular knitting (also known as knitting in the round) has benefits over knitting with straight needles, including seamless finished projects, easy portability, and not having to turn your work. Many crafters are intimidated by circular knitting?but you needn't be! Teach Yourself VISUALLY Circular Knitting walks you step-by-step through the process of circular knitting and shows you how to make a dozen unique projects to put your newfound skills to practice. Covers popular techniques including using double-pointed needles, working with one or two circular needles, and the Magic Loop, all illustrated with helpful photos Patterns range from scarves and hats to sweaters and baby sets Other titles by Morgan-Oakes: 2-at-a-Time Socks and Toe Up 2-at-a-Time Socks If you're a crafter who learns better by seeing and doing, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Circular Knitting will get you confidently knitting in the round in no time.

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Sock Knitting

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Sock Knitting

Socks are portable, fun to knit, and quick to complete—and they make great gifts. This step-by-step guide walks you through all the techniques used to knit beautiful socks—from buying yarn to working on double-pointed needles, from turning a heel to grafting a toe. It covers knitting socks top-down, toe-up, and flat, explains how to create various heels and toes, and gives you a dozen original patterns for everything from baby booties to knee socks. Whether you're new to knitting or just new to socks, you'll learn the skills needed for a lifetime of creative sock knitting.

The Readers' Advisory Handbook

The Readers' Advisory Handbook

Presents guidelines to creating readers' advisory lists for every level of reader in any genre, including such information as how to gain familiarity with one's collection, how to create and market booklists, and how to organize related programs.