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Knitting details : start to finish : a handbook of simple tricks, creative solutions, and finishing techniques
Engquist, Ulla, author.
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Sticka--detaljer som gör skillnad. English
Publication Information:
North Pomfret, Vermont : Trafalgar Square Books, 2016.
Physical Description:
144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
"Knitting is a fun, relaxing hobby--until you meet the devil in the details! What kind of cast-on should you use--firm and stable, or flexible and stretchy? Will your edge stitches be hidden by seams or bands, or is the evenness of your cuffs at stake? Are you ever going to be able to figure out how to attach this sleeve without any funny bumps popping up at the shoulder? [This book] answers the questions you never even knew you needed to ask. Discover the ease of planning your projects before you begin to save you headaches later; learn tips and tricks to help you fix small errors and mistakes during finishing; try out a variety of cast-on and bind-off techniques, edgings, and finishing strategies. With clear illustrations, full-color photographs of sample swatches, and a detailed table of contents to help you find exactly what you're looking for, this book is sure to become an essential part of any knitter's library"--Publisher.
General Note:
"First published in Swedish as Sticka--detaljer som gör skillnad"--Title verso page.
Useful tips -- In the knitter's basket -- Seven basics of finishing -- The sequence for finishing a simple sweater -- Yarn -- Needles -- Gauge switch -- Dropped or wrong stitch -- Markers -- Casting on -- Binding off -- Edge stitches -- Ribbing -- Edges for various parts of a garment -- Increases -- Decreases -- Side seams -- Kitchener stitch -- Shoulders -- Neck and armhole bands -- Ratio of stitches to rows in 4 inches/10 centimeters -- Picking up and knittting stitches -- Neckbands -- Setting in drop shoulder sleeves -- Set-up rows -- Short rows -- Knitting in the round -- Two-color stranded knitting -- Relief stitch patterns -- Sweaters for beginners -- Garment blocking and care.
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