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The Principles of Knitting: Methods and Techniques of Hand Knittingby June Hemmons Hiatt
When it went out of print in the mid-1990s, The Principles of Knitting became one of the most sought-after books on the subject. Those who had a copy guarded it jealously, while those unwilling/unable to part with several hundred dollars for a used knitting book were forced to cobble together various instruction manuals and pick each others' brains in the hopes of amassing the wealth of knitting know-how contained in Hiatt's book. If you've been pining after the copy on your friend's shelf or in your local bookstore, your days of waiting are over. The Principles of Knitting is back in print, in a completely revised and updated edition, with 100 additional pages and more than 900 illustrations... all for less than 50 bucks! Whether you're new to knitting and looking for the most comprehensive introduction on the market, or a veteran knitter looking to round out your knitting library, this is the book for you.
Synopses & Reviews
In The Shape of Knitting, innovative designer Lynne Barr gives readers a fascinating, in-depth master class on the techniques that can be used to shape flat and dimensional pieces of knitting—increases, decreases, short rows, dividing and combining stitches, and adding sections. She both reviews tried-and-true methods, explaining their pros and cons, and showcases many new ones that she has masterminded herself. To illustrate the best uses of these innovations, she includes 24 fashion-fresh, easy-to-wear projects, focusing mainly on accessories that can be finished quickly, such as scarves, cowls, shawls, hats, and mittens. Fun, cool photos of the finished designs combined with clear, close-up, step-by-step photos make this groundbreaking book both beautiful and hardworking.
Praise for The Shape of Knitting:
If you are a knitter who likes going beyond tradition, going beyond the preferred wisdom of what you can and cannot do in knitting, then you should get this book. It may open your eyes to a whole new way of designing.” —My Central Jerseys In Stitches blog
I dont think Lynne Barrs brain ever turns off. On the heels of her mind-stretching book, Reversible Knitting, comes The Shape of Knitting. Shes figured out a cool style of slipper for this book that Im smitten with. If you need to feed your knitting mind, get this book . . . its a feast.” —Knitty.com
This knitting book is fascinating! It may be too good to be true! I was super impressed with Lynne Barrs creative knitting projects especially the Big Button cowl.” —SweetlyMade.com
Innovative designer Lynne Barrs in-depth masterclasses of techniques in new book, The Shape of Knitting, add dimension to knits as beautiful as they are groundbreaking. A must for keen pattern adapters and knitters.” —Mollie Makes
I didnt think it was possible to admire Lynne Barr more than I did after her last book. Boy, was I wrong!” —Kangath Knits
If you have any interest in the creative possibilities of knitwear design, then you need to immediately get hold of a copy The Shape of Knitting to put on your shelf next to Lynnes previous book.” —Kate Davies Designs
Overall I was completely blown away by the projects.”—Fave Crafts
Think of this book as a technique driven master class in shaping. The projects will make wonderful gifts.” Examiner.com
The definitive book of knitting techniquesA word-of-mouth phenomenon since its original publication, with a passionate and loyal following, The Principles of Knitting has served as a treasured resource for an entire generation of knitters. Now completely revised and updated, this long-awaited new edition contains indispensable information for every knitter, from the beginner to the most experienced, on all aspects of the craft.Written in clear, direct language, The Principles of Knitting is like having a knitting mentor by your side, ready to answer any question in a comprehensive, reasoned, and informed manner. June Hemmons Hiatt includes instructions for all facets of knitting, from the most basic skills to the most advanced techniques, and offers suggestions for best practices as well as alternatives and innovations.The Principles of Knitting provides the inspiration and instruction to help every knitter gain the knowledge and confidence needed to produce unique, beautifully crafted garments, accessories, and household items. It is the one reference guide no knitter should be without.The classic work on this timeless and important craft
Now featuring new instructions, new illustrations, and new information, andlt;Iandgt;The Principles of Knittingand#8212;andlt;/Iandgt;beloved by knitters everywhere and one of the most requested out-of-print books for yearsand#8212;finally gets the revision that fans have been clamoring for!andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;A treasured guide beloved by knitters everywhere, the classic book andlt;Iandgt;The Principles of Knittingandlt;/Iandgt; is finally available again in a fully revised and updated edition. This is the definitive book on knitting techniques, with valuable information for everyone from beginners to experienced knitters. June Hiatt presents not only a thorough, thoughtful approach to the craft, but also a passion for carrying on the art of knitting to future generations. She has repeatedly tested the various techniques and presents them with clear, easy-to-follow instructionsand#8212;as well as an explanation of what each one can contribute to your knitting. Informed by decades of experience and thousands of hours of practice, this comprehensive resource offers a variety of ways to approach every skill and technique and offers solutions that can help solve the most challenging aspects of any knitting project. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;The Principles of Knittingandlt;/Iandgt; has been totally rewrittenand#8212;new instructions, new illustrations, and new information. While the basics of knitting have not changed much, Juneand#8217;s understanding of the material has deepened over the last twenty-five years, and sheand#8217;s eager to share what she has learned with the knitting world. In addition, the book has been reorganized to make it easier to use and has a gorgeous new design.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Reading andlt;Iandgt;The Principles of Knittingandlt;/Iandgt; is like having a knitting mentor by your side who can answer any knitting question you have in an honest, intelligent, informed manner.
About the Author
June Hiatt is a reknowned knitting teacher and the author of the classic book THE PRINCIPLES OF KNITTING, considered the "bible" of knitting instruction books. She lives in San Francisco with her husband.
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