Synopses & Reviews
More knitters than ever are using circular needles and enjoying the convenience, ease, and efficiency of knitting in the round. Circular Knitting Workshop teaches every aspect of circular knitting, and it empowers knitters of all levels to discover the satisfaction of knitting in the round.
Circular knitting has many benefits, including making it easier to follow charts (with the right-side of the work always facing the knitter) and eliminating the need for seams.
Margaret Radcliffe, author of The Knitting Answer Book (165,000 copies in print), is a master teacher. She presents Fair Isle, twined, helix, tubular, and other classic techniques in detailed step-by-step photographic sequences. Thirty-five demonstration projects let readers try out each new technique on a mini-version of a sock, hat, bag, mitten, sweater, or vest before applying it to a larger project. Radcliffe also shows readers how to convert patterns written for straight needles to circular.
Whether they're looking for a quick answer to a specific problem or a complete course in knitting in the round, knitters of all levels and interests will find Circular Knitting Workshop to be just what they need.
Circular knitting can seem intimidating to beginning knitters, but author Margaret Radcliffe soothes those fears. Circular Knitting Workshop discusses every aspect of circular knitting, from cast on methods to converting patterns written for straight needles to circular. Beginners will appreciate the simple pain-free lessons in knitting in the round using circular needles, double-points, or the Magic Loop method. Lessons in Fair Isle, twined, helix, and tubular knitting are also presented for advanced knitters. Mini projects are included for you to try out your new skills before tackling full-sized projects. Whether youre just starting out in circular knitting or looking for a quick answer, this book will quickly become your go-to guide for knitting in the round.
Discover the pleasures of knitting in the round Margaret Radcliffe presents classic circular knitting techniques including Fair Isle, helix, and tubular in detailed step-by-step photographic sequences. This comprehensive guide provides directions for 35 demonstration projects, so you can practice each technique on a miniature hat, mitten, or sweater before applying it to a larger project. With tips on how to adapt any straight-needle pattern for use with circular needles, Circular Knitting Workshop opens up endless possibilities. "
Circular knitting has many benefits, including making it easier to follow charts (with the right-side of the work always facing you) and eliminating the need for seams. And it's fun! In Circular Knitting Workshop, master teacher Margaret Radcliffe covers everything you need to know to master the art of circular knitting, presenting Fair Isle, twined, helix, tubular, and other classic techniques in detailed step-by-step photographic sequences. Thirty-five demonstration projects let you try out each technique on a mini sock, hat, bag, mitten, sweater, or vest before applying it to a larger project. Radcliffe even shows you how to easily convert patterns written for straight needles to circular.
Round out your knitting skills
Circular knitting is efficient, convenient, and fascinating to learn with Margaret Radcliffe's detailed, step-by-step instructions. A master teacher with a knack for demystifying complex techniques, Radcliffe uses 35 mini sample projects to demonstrate classic techniques such as lace and stranding knit in the round, as well as helix knitting, invisible joins, and ideal cast ons for all your circular knitting. From adapting flat patterns to circular and converting bottom-up projects to top-down, here is everything you need to know to master knitting in the round.
About the Author
Margaret Radcliffe is the author of the bestselling Knitting Answer Book and The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques, and publishes her handknit designs under the name Maggie's RagsTM. Margaret enthusiastically teaches everything from beginning knitting to garment design and is acclaimed for her ability to help all knitters to become independent and creative. Her many teaching venues include the John C. Campbell Folk School, The Knitting Guild Association, Stitches Expos, the Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat, Webs, Knittapalooza, Knitters Day Out, cruise ships, windjammers and shops and guilds across the US and Canada.
Table of Contents
Why Knit Circularly?
Circular Knitting Techniques
1 Getting Started
2 Working Circularly
3 Finishing Techniques
4 Converting Flat to Circular
5 Starting with a Tube
6 Carrying On with Bags & Hats
7 Wrapping Up with Scarves & Shawls
8 Stepping Up to Socks
9 Handling Mittens & Gloves
10 Topping Off with Vests & Sweaters
Glossary of Techniques and Terms