Everything you need to teach yourself how to knit, from casting on to creating your own designs.
This new edition of DK's knitting bible takes you from beginner to expert, with hundreds of step-by-step techniques, more than 120 stitch patterns for a variety of knitting stitches, and 20 knitting projects suitable for all abilities.
Fully illustrated and easy to use, The Knitting Book is a one-stop resource for beginners and a rich source of inspiration for avid knitters who want to progress their skills and try new stitch patterns. Each technique is shown in clear photographic steps and explained with helpful annotations and arrows, from basic casting on to intricate Fair Isle and cable patterns.
A photographic stitch gallery showcases over 120 different stitches to inspire you - try your hand at everything from garter stitch to intarsia, or customize projects with your own stitch choices.
This updated edition features 10 brand-new project patterns, including an arm knitting pattern, as well as 10 projects from the original edition that have been reimagined with new yarns and fresh colours.
Simple, clear, and comprehensive, The Knitting Book is the only book you need to progress your skills and create your own beautiful, unique pieces."
About the Author
Vikki Haffenden, coauthor of The Knitting Book (with Frederica Patmore), is a professional knitted textiles designer with a background in commercial knitwear design. She teaches at the University of Brighton, and her work has been featured in Woolcraft, The Cool Girl's Guide to Knitting, and The Cool Girl's Guide to Crochet. Vikki acted as a design consultant to develop Rooster hand-knit yarns and Rooster Pattern Book One. She is the author of Double Bed Machine Knitting: Explained, and her research into knitting was profiled in Selvedge magazine.
Frederica Patmore, coauthor of The Knitting Book (with Vikki Haffenden), is a design consultant for Rowan Yarns, one of the biggest providers of luxury yarns in the world. She runs a number of classes at different skill levels in branches of the John Lewis department store and independent knitting shops, and contributes to needlecraft publications. As well as being a master of knitting technique, Frederica is an accomplished and successful knitting pattern designer.