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A Passion for Knitting: Step-By-Step Illustrated Techniques, Easy Contemporary Patterns, and Essential Resources for Becoming Part of the Worl

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andlt;Bandgt;andlt;Iandgt;The World of Knitting Right at Your Fingertipsandlt;/Iandgt;andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; More than a how-to book, andlt;Iandgt;A Passion for Knittingandlt;/Iandgt; goes beyond teaching the craft and introduces readers to the culture of knitting. In Part I, you'll find fully illustrated instructions for learning stitches and mastering technique, presented with unprecedented clarity. They're so simple that you really can learn without a teacher. With this book in hand — and no prior experience — you will be able to knit a gorgeous sweater, scarf, or throw. andlt;BRandgt; Next, Part II welcomes new knitters to the worldwide knitting community, exploring the myriad benefits this popular craft has to offer. This section, unique among all other guides, invites readers to andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Iandgt;Tap into the power of knitting as a means of reducing stress and expressing creativity andlt;BRandgt; Meet the design "gurus" and other stars of the knitting world andlt;BRandgt; Discover opportunities for fellowship and networking with other knitters in clubs, conventions, and unique cultural fiber tours to countries ranging from England to Peru andlt;BRandgt; Use their knitting skills to meaningfully support charities andlt;BRandgt; Learn about the fashion trends in knitting from Trisha Malcolm, editor in chief ofandlt;/Iandgt; Vogue Knitting

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Nancy J. Thomasandlt;/Bandgt; is editorial director at Lion Brand Yarn Company, the former editor of andlt;Iandgt;Vogue Knittingandlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;Knitter's Magazine,andlt;/Iandgt; the founding editor of andlt;Iandgt;Family Circle Knitting,andlt;/Iandgt; and author of a nationally syndicated column called "The NeedleWorks." Nancy also coauthored andlt;Iandgt;Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book.andlt;/Iandgt; She has appeared on television, including the andlt;Iandgt;Todayandlt;/Iandgt; show, to promote knitting and has hosted hand-knitting fashion shows around the country.

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword by Melanie Falick

Introduction

PART I

The Craft of Knitting

1. Tools

2. Learning the Knit Stitch

3. Learning the Purl Stitch

4. Learning the Rib Stitch

5. Help!!

6. Scarves

7. Increasing Your Knowledge

8. Glossary of Knitting Terms

9. Making Your First Sweater

10. Finishing and Sizing

11. Bells and Whistles

12. Branching Out

PART II

The World of Knitting

13. Knitting for Charity

14. Collecting and Storing Yarn

15. Knitting Traditions

16. Fashion Trends in Knitting BY TRISHA MALCOLM

17. Knitting on the Go — Events and Travel

18. Knitting on the Web

19. The Healing Power of Knitting

20. The Commerce of Knitting

21. The Chain of Knitting Instruction

22. Knitting Fellowship

23. Showing Off

24. The Literature of Knitting

Resources

List of Patterns

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684870694
Foreword:
Falick, Melanie
Author:
Thomas, Nancy
Foreword by:
Falick, Melanie
Foreword:
Falick, Melanie
Author:
Falick, Melanie
Author:
Rabinowitz, Ilana
Publisher:
Fireside Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Knitting
Subject:
Needlework - Knitting
Subject:
General Crafts & Hobbies
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
16
Publication Date:
November 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 pp color insert; 142 line drawings +
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.38 in 18.27 oz

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