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Title:
Big book of knitting
Author:
Buss, Katharina.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Grosse Ravensburger Strickbuch. English
Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Pub. Co., [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
239 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780806962030
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

An oversized, every-page-in-color celebration of knitting! Beginners will find everything needed to make their first items, and experienced knitters will love the sensuous photos of the creative process and the finished projects. From needles to fabrics, all the essential techniques appear, along with a variety of stitches and weaves-the basics plus intricate double-face, jacquard, and intarsia. The projects, all accompanied by charts and patterns, are breathtaking: colorful socks, gloves, and mittens; sweaters; vests; polos; and pullovers.


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Library Journal Review

Originally published in Germany in 1996, this is a lavishly illustrated knitting reference particularly strong in its coverage of both basic techniques like increasing and decreasing and more advanced techniques like knitting cables without a cable needle, working with charts, and placing sleeve increases in openwork patterns. Garments illustrating techniques covered in the book and a section of stitch patterns round out the content of this excellent knitting reference that should find a place on the shelves of all public library knitting collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Materialsp. 8
Needles and Toolsp. 10
Yarnsp. 12
Caring for Your Finished Knitp. 15
Basic Techniquesp. 16
Casting Onp. 18
Casting On in Kitchener Ribp. 22
Selvedgesp. 26
Knit and Purlp. 28
Basic Patterns and Color Changesp. 30
Decreasingp. 32
Increasingp. 36
Binding Offp. 42
Binding Off in Kitchener Ribp. 46
Gaugep. 50
Perfect Detailsp. 52
Bands, Hems, Ribbingp. 54
Knit-in Facingsp. 60
Knit-in Facingsp. 66
Sewn-on Facingsp. 70
Crocheted Edgesp. 73
Necklines: Round and Squarep. 76
V-necksp. 80
Polo Collarsp. 84
Shawl Collarsp. 88
Pocketsp. 92
Buttonholesp. 100
Zippersp. 106
Finishingp. 110
Invisible Seams to Join Selvedgesp. 112
Invisible Seams with Grafting Stitchp. 114
Sewing In Sleevesp. 117
Starting and Finishing Yarn Endsp. 120
Blocking your Workp. 121
Special Techniquesp. 122
Shaker Knittingp. 124
Cable Patternsp. 132
Openwork Patternsp. 136
Twisted Stitch Patternsp. 138
Slipped Stitch Patternsp. 140
Jacquard Patternsp. 142
Intarsia Patternsp. 146
Shortened Rows for Slanted Patternsp. 148
Embossingp. 153
Weave Patternsp. 156
Reversible Patternsp. 160
Decorative Detailsp. 164
Crocheted and Knitted Bobblesp. 166
Duplicate Stitch and Embroideryp. 168
Smockingp. 172
Pom-poms, Tassels, Fringesp. 174
Practical Tipsp. 176
Measurements and Patternsp. 178
Converting Patternsp. 182
Lengthening and Shortening Piecesp. 184
Tips for Ribbingsp. 186
Dropped Stitchesp. 188
Pattern Chartsp. 190
Sleeves Increases in Openwork Patternsp. 192
Basic Patternsp. 194
Sweatersp. 196
Socksp. 204
Gloves and Mittensp. 208
Stitch Patternsp. 210
Shaker Knittingp. 212
Cablesp. 214
Openwork Patternsp. 218
Twisted Stitchesp. 222
Leaf Patternsp. 226
Aran Isle Patternsp. 228
Slipped Stitchesp. 230
Textured Patternsp. 232
Jacquard Patternsp. 234
Symbols and Abbreviationsp. 237
Indexp. 238