Beautifully illustrated books and magazine articles that explore and document knitting techniques and designs from all parts of the world are regularly published, and scores of patterns are available online from talented independent designers. You can find knitting activities of all kinds, from workshops, conferences, cruises, and camps to yarn shows, classes, and spa weekends. No matter where you go, plenty of fellow knitters are happy to share their love of knitting with you.
The purpose of Knitting For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is to put all the need-to-know information about knitting into one easy-to-read and easy-to-follow book. Although you can jump in anywhere you find a topic that interests you, the overall organization of this book progresses from basic to more advanced skills. To that end, each chapter is divided into sections, and each section contains important skill-building information about knitting, such as i How to cast on, and which of the different cast-on techniques are better for particular purposes.
i How to read pattern instructions and charts.
i How to combine knit and purl stitches for different effects.
i What to do if you drop a stitch or inadvertently add one.
i How to create different kinds of cables, lace, and more.
In addition, you'll find lots of projects that enable you to practice and perfect your skills.
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