The Knitting Encyclopedia is a comprehensive reference guide for knitters, covering all the techniques you need to enjoy this amazing craft. Whether you're just learning to cast on or designing your first sweater, this is your guide!
The book begins with a detailed overview of materials and equipment, from needles to stitch holders. Next comes the basics — casting on, knit and purl stitches, and casting off — followed by intermediate techniques such as how to read patterns and make patterned stitches using knit and purl combinations.
The Knitting Encyclopedia then moves on to cover more advanced and complex techniques like how to adapt patterns to make them your own. A comprehensive stitch directory is also included, grouped into sections on lightweight stitches, heavyweight stitches, color work, lace, Aran, and edgings. Lastly a pattern section provides 30 stunning projects to make, with detailed instructions that lead you step by step through all the skills needed to become an accomplished knitter.
With a hidden spiral binding that lets you lay the book flat on the table, plus easy-to-use cross-references, The Knitting Encyclopedia is a user-friendly resource that knitters will turn to again and again.
Author — Claire Montgomerie.
Hardcover. 224 pages (with 500 color photographs). 8¾" × 8¾" (22 cm × 22 cm).