"Knitting For Dummies, Second Edition" is for those new to the craft who are looking for a great introductory guide, as well as those already familiar with knitting who are looking for an easy-to-read, fun reference that introduces them to new projects and techniques. This revised and expanded edition not only provides the latest information and resources, but also step-by-step how-to instructions for all the knitting techniques explained in the book.
Using easier-to-follow photos and illustrations, the guide demonstrates basic knitting stitches and shows readers how to decipher patterns and work with multiple colors. It also explains how to fix common knitting mistakes and relax stiff shoulders and fingers. Most projects also offer a list of variations, so knitters can expand their understanding and design projects on their own.
This new edition also features a new section covering knitting online (blogs, e-zines, and Web sites), a new chapter on felting knitted projects (which has become very popular among beginners), the latest new yarns and styles, a new bibliography, and new sample projects and patterns, including 'your first sweater' (an easy top-down raglan that requires no piecing), a bag knit in the round, and a tubular neckerchief kind of scarf.
Shannon Okey (Cleveland, OH) is the author of nearly a dozen books on knitting and other fiber arts, a columnist for "knit.1" magazine, and a frequent contributor to other craft magazines. She hosts a call-in podcast about knitting and has appeared on many television shows, including "Knitty Gritty", "Uncommon Threads", and "Crafters Coast to Coast". Okey can be found online at knitgrrl.com. Tracy Barr (Indianapolis, IN) has served as editor, editorial manager, writer, and consultant for the "For Dummies" books for many years.
Pam Allen is the author of the bestselling first edition of Knitting For Dummies. Tracy L. Barr is a professional writer and editor, and has been an avid knitter for more than 30 years. Shannon Okey is the author of nearly a dozen books on knitting and other fiber arts and a columnist for knit.1 magazine. She hosts a call-in podcast about knitting and has appeared on many television shows.
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