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Knitting in the fast lane
Holmes, Christina L.
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Iola, WI : Krause Publications, [2001]

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128 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
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TT825 .H55 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Readers will learn quick and easy ways to have fun with knitting in this full-colour guide that includes more than 35 fashionable projects such as afghans, ponchos, pullovers, scarves, jackets, vests, evening bags and much more. Knitters of all skill levels - even those that have never knitted - will be inspired to create hand-made items to wear with pride. Each project indicates the appropriate skill level needed to produce beautiful results. Busy knitters will rediscover how easy, fast and fun it is to fashion knitted attire for themselves, their family and as gifts for others. Also provides tips for working with textured yarns, problem solving and finishing, a handy reference guide to basic stitches and a list of resources for yarns and needles.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 3
Introductionp. 6
Chapter 1 Starting Outp. 7
Getting Organizedp. 8
"Packing" For Your Tripp. 8
Planning Your Route (reading instructions)p. 8
About Sizingp. 9
Traffic Signsp. 9
About Gaugep. 9
Working With Specialty Yarnsp. 9
On Big Needlesp. 9
On Multi-Strandingp. 9
On Fur and Other Noveltiesp. 10
Facts About Finishingp. 10
Chapter 2 Quick Tripsp. 11
Speedy Girl's Ponchop. 12
Sleeveless High Neckp. 14
Quick Cropped Topp. 16
Plushest Pulloverp. 18
Fringed and Beaded Necklacesp. 20
Chapter 3 Country Weekendp. 23
Fur-Trimmed Tabard, Cowl and Ski Bandp. 24
Silvery "Shearling" Vest and Hatp. 28
Sporty Slip-Stitch Turtleneckp. 32
Tunic With Optional Cowlp. 36
Weekend Chic Pulloverp. 38
Chenille Scarf and Hatp. 40
Loop-Trim Scarfp. 42
The Warmest Scarf Ever!p. 44
Cabled and Cozy Afghanp. 46
Button-Down Bagp. 48
Doggie Bed Pillowp. 50
Chapter 4 Around Townp. 52
Hooded Seed-Stitch Jacketp. 54
Basketweave Jacketp. 58
Weekend Wrap-Upp. 62
Chapter 5 Shore Thingsp. 64
Starry Cropped Topp. 66
Fringe Benefits Top and Miniskirtp. 68
Chapter 6 Night Lightsp. 70
Classic Cardiganp. 72
Summer Evening Halterp. 74
Harlequin Rollneck Pulloverp. 76
Poncho With Pizazzp. 80
Cowl Neck Chicp. 82
Beaded Evening Bagp. 84
Chapter 7 Casual Routesp. 86
Classic Button-Front Vestp. 88
Tweedy V-Neck Vestp. 90
Zippy Vestp. 92
Chapter 8 Hey Baby! For The Car Seat Setp. 94
Salt and Pepper Sweater and Hatp. 96
Cable Sweat Suitp. 98
Color Block Sweaterp. 102
Girl's Tank Topp. 104
Broken-Cable Afghan (baby and full sizes)p. 106
Grow-As-You-Go Diagonal Baby Afghanp. 108
Handy Mitten Scarfp. 110
Chapter 9 How To Stitch It (And Fix It)p. 112
Appendix Terms and FAQSp. 125
List of Abbreviationsp. 125
Fast FAQs/Problem Solvingp. 126
Resource Listp. 128