The Knitter's Dictionary
Knitting Know-How from A to Z
by Kate Atherley
Pub Date 30 Oct 2018
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Within this knitting bag necessity you'll also find:Over 150 illustrations showing you everything from the difference between a toque and a beret to how-to information on increase and decrease stitches.Handy cross references quickly lead you to exactly the information you need whether you've come across a new abbreviation in a knitting pattern or you've forgotten the steps to a long-tail cast on.Extended information on more challenging topics like taking measurements, understanding gauge, and fiber care instructions make this more than a dictionary--it's important information no knitter should be without.Packed with bonus tips and tricks, learn the do's and don'ts of pattern knitting making patterns easier and more enjoyable to knit! The Knitter's Dictionary gives knitters the answers they need when and where they need them in a precise and helpful way. Give yourself or another knitter the gift of knowledge with this must-have resource.
A Note From the Publisher
"This slim, elegant reference work from Atherley (Knit Mitts), lead technical editor for Knitty magazine, is a combination dictionary of knitting terms and introduction to knitting tools and techniques. Whether one is double-checking how to do a yarnover or how to master the art of magic loop (a way of making seamless garments using circular or double-pointed needles), the entries and drawings give short, clear explanations, intended to help experienced knitters with works already in progress. Atherley is thoughtful enough to provide explanations of knitting tools and terms most self-taught or even grandmother-taught knitters might not know, such as understanding all the complicated information contained on yarn labels, the reason for different types of increases (added stitches), and knitter slang like “frogging,” as well as an extremely useful aid for selecting and using various types of yarn. Unlike many knitting books, the diagrams and drawings included here are clearly drawn and easy to decipher. The book is small but filled with enough useful information to make it a go-to reference in any knitting library."--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review