The Knitting Book
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Whether you're new to knitting or a wonder with wool, The Knitting Book is the bible no knitter can craft without.
Loaded with practical advice on contemporary styles and new materials, clear explanations of key tools and techniques, and galleries of popular stitches and patterns — from the basics to the more advanced techniques — The Knitting Book has everything knitters need to create beautiful accessories for their homes and wardrobes.
RIVWLWFKSDWWHUQVDQG\DUQPDNHPDQ\YDULDWLRQVSRVVLEOH 106 TECHNIQUES SIMPLE CASTING OFF When your piece of knitted fabric is complete you need to close off the loops so that they can’t unravel. This is called casting off (or binding off) the stitches. Although casting-off is shown worked across knit stitches, the principle is the same for purl stitches. If instructed to retain stitches for future use, slip your stitches onto a spare needle or a stitch holder. CASTING OFF KNITWISE 1
and off. 3 Bring yarn to front. Take yarn away from you over the top of the needle and back to the front. Purl the next stitch. There will be three stitches on the right needle. 4 Take yarn to back. Slip the ﬁrst and second stitches on the right needle over the third and off. 5 Wrap the yarn around the needle and knit the next stitch. Slip the ﬁrst and second stitches on the right needle over the third and off. Repeat Steps 3–5 along the row. EDGING CAST-OFF For a contrast edge, work the
or in/cm. Colors are usually changed on a right-side row, so end with the right-side facing for the changeover row. If no stitch is speciﬁed for the cast-off, always cast off knitwise. Cast off. Back Work as for Front, but use B for A, and A for B. Finishing Darn in loose ends. Block and press lightly on wrong side, following instructions on yarn label. With wrong sides facing, sew three sides of back and front together. Turn right-side out, insert cushion pad, and sew remaining seam. See p.
Without the use of a cable needle, this creates a “one-over-one” two-stitch cable slanting to the right—called a right twist. LEFT TWIST (Abbreviation = T2L) 1 Insert the tip of the right needle behind the ﬁrst stitch on the left needle and through the second stitch knitwise. Wrap the yarn around the right needle. 2 Pull the loop through the second stitch behind the ﬁrst stitch. Be careful not to drop either the ﬁrst or second stitches off the left needle yet. 3 Knit the ﬁrst stitch on
cones, although these are most commonly sold for machine knitting and weaving. The amount of yarn you get per ball, hank, or skein varies, and is usually measured in yards, or, for international yarns, grams. BALL The stock in a yarn store will consist mostly of balls of yarn. These are ready to use: just pull the yarn from the center to start knitting. SKEIN The oblong skein of yarn is ready to use without any preparation. Keep the label in place as you work to ensure that the skein doesn’t