Synopses & Reviews
Here's a trouble-shooting problem solver for both beginning and experienced knitters. Set in a question-and-answer format, this knitter's handy helper asks questions such as: "Why do my stitches look uneven when I work in color?" The author offers three possible explanations to this question, which virtually guarantees that one or another of them will provide the correct solution to every knitter's problem. Other questions with clear answers and precise directions cover the "hows and whys" of brocade knitting, the right way to make a cable cross in a particular direction, the most efficient one-handed and two-handed methods of holding yarn while knitting, casting on, basic stitches, shaping, cables and twists, picking up and joining, and many more subjects. Getting beyond the basics of knitting, additional chapters show how to make knitted lace and other decorative embellishments. Two hundred questions and answers come with clear, close-up color photos. The book features approximately 100 full-color photos and illustrations.
Got a knitting problem you can't solve? Curious to know more about a specific technique? Want to know how to achieve a range of decorative effects? Knitting 200 Q&A will come to your rescue, answering 200 questions on a vast range of knitting topics.
Questions designed for beginners and experienced knitters Expert advice from a leading exponent on all aspects of knitting Clear, detailed illustrations help explain specific techniques and effects Chapters cover casting on, basic stitches, shaping, cables and twists, picking up and joining, and much more
Set in a question-and-answer format, this knitter's handy helper features approximately 100 full-color photos and illustrations. The author offers multiple explanations to each of the more than 200 questions, virtually guaranteeing the correct solution to every knitter's problem.Barron's Educational Series Inc.
About the Author
Rita Taylor first learned to knit as a child. She enjoys designing "fun" items such as knitted flowers, vases, and similar items for commercial firms in the United Kingdom. Her main interest is in the history of traditional knitting, and she is an active member of the Period Garment Schemes for the Knitting & Crochet Guild in England.