Most of us don't need a wagonload of technique books, we just need one that is compact, concise, and convenient. That book is The Knitter's Handbook.
For quick access to essential skills, you'll find: a detailed Table of Contents with a Quick Access callout for those skills that we don't use often enough to remember: spacing decreases and increases, rates for picking-up stitches, placing buttonholes, and more; Sections arranged alphabetically; a Ticker Tape highlighting the section title on each page; and a complete Index.
The Basics Section includes everything from abbreviations & terms to winding yarn, from stitch orientation to joining yarns. The Extras Section covers surface stitch embellishments (embroidery); beads & sequins; cords, tassels, fringe & more. The other sections are clearly defined by their titles.
Grab your knitting and see how easy it is—to cast on in pattern (page 38), to shape shoulders with refined short rows (page 96), to do it all—with the confidence and support you need.
As always, our clearly illustrated, step-by-step instructions makes it easy to follow each process, whether you learn by reading or seeing or both.
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