How to Knit by Debbie Tomkies

How to Knit by Debbie Tomkies

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This indispensable knitter’s manual is the perfect handbook for knitters to come back to time and time again.

Teaching key skills such as how to read patterns and charts, which needles and yarn to choose, how to hold your work, casting on and off, essential stitches and finishing – this is the only book you need to get started on your knitting journey. And, once you’ve got the basics under your belt, there is a wide range of knitting techniques to explore – including lace, cables, textured patterns, beaded work and embellishments. This manual provides a great reference for beginners and beyond. Having a wide repertoire of techniques at your fingertips will enhance every project you turn your hand to.

Includes a handy SOS section giving expert tips on avoiding and spotting mistakes, using lifelines and how to rescue and fix common errors.
 
Topics covered:
   Understanding abbreviations
   Fitting knit garments
   Tension swatches
   Cables and mock cables Assembly
   Bands and buttonholes
   Beadwork
   Blocking and pressing
   Bobbles, fringes, pompoms
   Stem stitch
   Cast-ons
   Circular knitting
   Jogless circular knitting
   Round vs rows
   Colourwork
   Increase and decrease
   Fixing dropped stitches
   Edges and joining edges
   Fair Isle
   Fastenings Picot Seams


A comprehensive knitting manual for all you will ever need to know about knitting!