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Knitting for Dummies, 3rd Edition
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Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Knitting 5 Chapter 1: Two Needles, a Ball of Yarn, and a Little Know-how 7 Chapter 2: Tools of the Trade 15 Chapter 3: Taking the Mystery Out of Patterns and Gauge 41 Part II: Knitting Primer 55 Chapter 4: The Fundamentals: Casting On, Knitting, Purling, and Binding Off 57 Chapter 5: Basic Stitches You?ll Use Again and Again 77 Chapter 6: Techniques Every Knitter Should Know 87 Chapter 7: Oops! Fixing Common Mistakes 107 Chapter 8: Knitting in the Round 121 Chapter 9: Practicing with Simple Projects 131 Part III: Techniques for the More Experienced Knitter 147 Chapter 10: Adding Interest with Stripes 149 Chapter 11: Cable Musings and Interesting Twists 167 Chapter 12: Let the Sun Shine In: Knitting Lace 189 Chapter 13: Fair Isle and Intarsia Techniques 209 Chapter 14: Fulling Fun: Making Your Project?s Presence Felt 231 Part IV: Making Knitted Garments 243 Chapter 15: Anatomy of a Sweater Pattern 245 Chapter 16: How to Knit a Sweater, Step by Step 253 Chapter 17: Getting It Together: Blocking and Assembling Your Pieces 269 Chapter 18: Finishing Touches: Neckbands, Edging, Buttonholes, and More 299 Chapter 19: Starter Garments 315 Part V: The Part of Tens 335 Chapter 20: Ten Quick Knitting Projects and Gifts 337 Chapter 21: Ten Unkinking Exercises for Knitters 347 Part VI: Appendixes 351 Appendix A: More Stitches and Cool Effects 353 Appendix B: Knitting Resources 367 Index 371

About the Author

Pam Allen is a designer whose knitting patterns have appeared in such publications as Interweave Knits and Twist Collective . Shannon Okey , knitting author and blogger, can be found at knitgrrl.com. Tracy L. Barr is a professional writer and editor. Marlaina "Marly" Bird, a knitting instructor and Creative Director at Bijou Basin Ranch, teaches at national wool festivals and expos as well as online at Craftsy.com.

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