Synopses & Reviews
Whether you've been handling knitting needles for years, or just thinking about picking them up, Knitting in Plain English
should be your bible. Drawing on twenty years of experience as "the knitting lady" in various yarn stores, Maggie Righetti provides sound instructions for beginners and sensible solutions for experienced knitters. Topics and techniques include:
Picking a pattern that's right for you, determining gauge, how to knit and purl plus instructions for fifteen additional pattern stitches, how to make invisible increases and decreases, five different methods of buttonholing, how to short-row for a perfect fit, working with more than one color of yarn, how to weave invisible seams, picking up dropped stitches, how to hand-wash and block your finished garment, plus much, much more.
From equipping your knitting bag to knitting a sweater, Maggie Righetti explains it all simply and clearly. Each technique is illustrated with easy-to-follow, step-by-step drawings. Complete with a detailed glossary of knitting terms and six learning patterns on which to practice, Knitting in Plain English is an invaluable sourcebook no knitter will outgrow.
"Clearly wwritten and answers some of your most-asked question." --Family Circle
"A wonderfully down-to-each, humorous, practical, and realistic book for the beginner and intermediate knitter. . . Recommended." --Library Journal
"An eminently practical compendium of knitting advice. . . written in an enjoyable conversational tone. . . A solid how-to." --Booklist
About the Author
a certified knitting and crochet instructor, is the author of Crocheting in Plain English, Sweater Design in Plain English
and Universal Yarn Finder
. She lived in Atlanta, Georgia, where she ran her own knitting design company.