Synopses & Reviews
The basics of knitting are quick to master, but learning to create a stylish, professional finish usually takes much longer. This book contains over 200 professional fixes, insider tips, and secrets arranged by topic to enable any crafter to achieve a great fit and finish when knitting garments and accessories. You will also learn how to dye yarns easily in an ordinary kitchen to get the color combinations you want, and how to embellish garments with surface decoration and beads to express your own personality. unlike most other knitting books, 200 KNITTING TIPS, TECHNIQUES & TRADE SECRETS shows you how to adapt and design garments to suit your own size, shape, and preferences, and the book is packed with a wealth of informative and inspirational ideas. Wach topic, self-contained in a one- or two-page section, is fully explained and illustrated with specially commissioned step-by-step photographs and detailed artwork. For ease of use, every topic is cross-referenced to allow the reader to dip in and out for help and advice. Aimed at all knitters from beginners to the more experienced 200 KNITTING TIPS, TECHNIQUES & TRADE SECRETS contains a wealth of essential technical information and handy tips.
About the Author
BETTY BARNDEN is a freelance needlecraft designer. She has designed knitting patterns for companies such as Sirdar, Patons, Jaeger, and King Cole. Her knitwear, embroidery, and crochet designs have appeared in many magazines over the years, including Woman, Woman's Own, Woman's Weekly, Prima, Classic Stitches, Beautiful Stitches, Crafts Beautiful, Popular Crafts, Knitting, Sewing World, and Inspirations. Betty has also designed embroidery projects and kits for Coats Crafts UK and The Craft Collection.