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The Knitter's Bible
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GETTING STARTED:
Introducing Yarns
Choosing Yarns
Needles and Equipment
Holding the Needles
Casting On
Introducing Knit Stitch
Binding (Casting) Off
Introducing Purl Stitch
Combining Knit and Purl
Advanced Casting On
Advanced Binding (Casting) Off
Increasing Stitches
Decreasing Stitches
Ribs
Gauge (Tension)
Knit Perfect
Abbreviations

CREATIVE OPTIONS:
Lace Knitting
Fair Isle
Cables
Embossed Knitting
Short Rows
Twisted Stitches
Intarsia
Circular Knitting

EXPLORING CHOICES:
Medallion Knitting
Beaded Knitting
Looped Knitting
Entrelac
Mitred Squares
Fulling
Smocking
Reading Knitting Patterns
Knitting a Garment
Other Garment Details
Adapting a Pattern
Knitting a Patterned Garment
Tassels, Fringes and Cords
Edgings
Buttons
Flowers and Leaves
Embroidery
Correcting Mistakes

STITCH LIBRARY:
Knit and Purl Stitches
Gansey Patterns
Texture Stitches
Rib Stitches
Cable Stitches
Lace Stitches
Edgings

KNITTING PROJECTS:
Garter Stitch Scarf
Flower Top
Striped Bag
Cable Throw
Place Mat and Coaster
Fun Children's Mittens
Rib Stitch Scarf
Short Row Cushion
Beret
Garden Plot Squares Throw
Beaded Bag
Sheep Toy
Fair Isle Baby Blanket
Scented Sachets and Cover
Lace Bags
Funnel Neck Sweater
Lace Cardigan
Baby Bootees
Dainty Knitted Trims
Drawstring Bags
Patchwork Cushion
Greetings Cards
Gift Bags
House Sampler
Intarsia Cushion
Motifs

Yarn Details
Suppliers
Index

About the Author

Claire Crompton has been working with needlecrafts for over fifteen years. Following her degree in Knitwear Design she has worked in the knitting industry and as a pattern designer for major wool manufacturers such as Sirdar, Courtaulds and DMC. A talented needlewoman, her first book for David & Charles, Cross Stitch Card Collection, is published in Spring 2004. Claire lives in Gunnislake, Cornwall.

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