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Knitting In Plain English

Author : Maggie Righetti
ISBN : 0312458533
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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An introduction to knitting covers patterns, gauges, yarns, needles, types of construction, casting on and off, increases, decreases, buttonholes, hems, color, pattern stitching, blocking, and alterations

Sweater Design In Plain English

Author : Maggie Righetti
ISBN : 0312051646
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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If you're tired of making sweaters with sleeves that are the wrong length, necklines that droop, armholes that are too tight, and an overall look that's not quite right, then let Seater Design in Plain English come to your rescue. In clear, straightforward terms, Maggie Righettie shares her knitting know-how and good fashion sense so that, no matter what your knitting level, you can overcome the fear of failure, avoid costly mistakes, adapt already-existing patterns, and plan and create sweaters that really fit and look terrific-sweaters that will be worn for many years to come. Topics and techniques include: -Understanding the nature of yarn and pattern stitches -Choosing the most flattering color and design for the wearer -Taking accurate body measurements -Estimating the amount of yarn you'll need -How to tell whether or not a sweater will look good on you-before you start to knit -How to alter printed patterns so they really fit -How to understand the mathematics of gauge and pattern design -Plus start-to-finish instructions for thirteen classic sweaters Each technique is illustrated with clear diagrams, sketches, or photographs. Complete with conversion charts and a personal-measurements record-keeping section, Sweater Design in Plain English takes the guesswork out of every creative knitting effort.

Sock Knitting In Plain English

Author : Julia Riede
ISBN : 1530417945
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Your sock knitting master class: the most comprehensive resource on sock knitting available today!Are you dreaming about becoming a sock knitter - or just tired of knitting socks that never seem to fit? If your answer is yes, Sock Knitting in Plain English has been written just for you!Become a Happy Sock Knitter With Sock Knitting in Plain EnglishKnitting socks that fit is something every knitter can master. There's no magic involved, no need to be a knitting genius - and no secret ingredients.This book teaches you how to knit socks that fit by unveiling the principles of sock construction, many different ways of knitting heels and toe shaping, how to turn socks into stockings with calf shaping and includes all numbers to get you ready for sock knitting in no time.This book contains ...- Detailed instructions on various construction methods for all sock elements (toes, heels, cuffs etc)- Lots of pictures illustrating sock related knitting techniques- Recipes for each sock shape and every construction method- Complete shoe to sock size conversion tables- Comprehensive number and stitch count tables for all shoe sizes- Lots of example patterns - from beginner to advanced skill levels- Access to exclusive bonus material

Crocheting In Plain English

Author : Maggie Righetti
ISBN : 9781466869929
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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The definitive classic on crocheting for years, the first edition of Crocheting in Plain English equipped readers with easy-to-follow, friendly advice on creating their dream crochets. A lifelong crocheting teacher and designer, Maggie Righetti offered both basic principles and step-by-step instructions to get crocheters started and to perfect their techniques. In this latest edition, completely updated and revised for today's crocheter, Righetti dispenses more of her invaluable wisdom, covering virtually everything you need to know about crochet, including: * Selecting threads and yarns * Determining gauge * Working with the right tools * How to interpret patterns and instructions * Increasing and decreasing stitches * How to fix mistakes * Basic stitches (chain, double, treble, slip) * Sixteen different fabric pattern stitches * Assembling the finished product * How to block, clean, and care for crocheted articles * And much, much more! Each technique is illustrated with clear drawings, charts, or photos. Complete with a new introduction and a detailed glossary of crochet terms, Crocheting in Plain English is one sourcebook no crocheter should do without.

Shawl Design In Plain English

Author : Julia Riede
ISBN : 1544066767
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Are You Ready to Learn How To Design Your Own Shawls?Welcome to Shawl Design in Plain English, the Ultimate Crash Course on Shawl Design! Are you ready to discover how to create your own shawl knitting patterns? Are you ready to learn how to turn your ideas for shawls into knitting patterns that sell? If you answer is a resounding 'Yes!', then this crash course on shawl design is definitely for you. Maybe you are an amateur just getting started, or perhaps you already know a few things about this amazing craft and you'd like to reach the next level. Don't worry, this course will approach shawl design from both starting points. The idea is to get all the necessary skills to learn how to design shawls in almost no time. You will learn from the ABCS of shawl knitting (the necessary supplies that you need, all the stitches, all about yarn weights, and much more) to advance techniques that can help you to make your own shawl knitting patterns. Want to hear the best part? Every shawl shape covered in this book comes with a pattern template (a recipe!) you can use as a starting point for your own designs. You will be able to design shawls we can be proud of! The idea is very simple. You will learn shawl design from zero to hero. We will go from the root to the top of this amazing craft. And in the end you will have a special bonus! So let's go for it! Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn Inside... * Welcome To Your Own Shawl Designs * Yarn & Needle Selection * Basic Stitches in Lace Knitting * Knitting Chart Symbols * Elements in Shawl Construction * Calculations * Square Shawls Center Out * Square Shawls Hem to Hem * Square Shawls Worked Diagonally * Triangle Shawls Top Down * Triangle Shawls Bottom Up * Winged Triangle Shawls * Stoles Hem To Hem * Stoles Center Outwards * Pattern Templates * Much, much more!

Shawl Design In Plain English Advanced Shawl Shapes

Author : Julia Riede
ISBN : 1515269892
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Are You Ready to Learn How To Design Your Own Shawls? Welcome to Shawl Design in Plain English, the Ultimate Crash Course on Shawl Design! Are you ready to discover how to create your own shawl knitting patterns? Are you ready to learn how to turn your ideas for shawls into knitting patterns that sell? If you answer is a resounding 'Yes!', then this crash course on shawl design is definitely for you. Maybe you are an amateur just getting started, or perhaps you already know a few things about this amazing craft and you'd like to reach the next level. Don't worry, this course will approach shawl design from both starting points. The idea is to get all the necessary skills to learn how to design shawls in almost no time. You will learn from the ABCS of shawl knitting (the necessary supplies that you need, all the stitches, all about yarn weights, and much more) to advance techniques that can help you to make your own shawl knitting patterns. Want to hear the best part? Every shawl shape covered in this book comes with a pattern template (a recipe!) you can use as a starting point for your own designs. You will be able to design shawls we can be proud of! The idea is very simple. You will learn shawl design from zero to hero. We will go from the root to the top of this amazing craft. And in the end you will have a special bonus! So let's go for it! Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn Inside... * Welcome To Your Own Shawl Designs * Circular Shawls* Annular Shawls* Crescent Shawls* Faroese Shawls* Pattern Templates * Much, much more!

When Technology Fails

Author : Matthew Stein
ISBN : 9781603580953
Genre : House & Home
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There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.

Stitch N Bitch

Author : Debbie Stoller
ISBN : 9780761174950
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Knitting is hot, with 4 million newcomers in the last few years joining a core group of 38,000,000 knitters nationwide. And these are primarily young, creative, connected chicks with sticks who are coming together in living rooms, knitting cafes, and chic yarn stores, and making everything from funky hats to bikinis. In Stitch 'n Bitch, Debbie Stoller-founder of the first Stitch 'n Bitch knitting group in New York City-covers every aspect of knitting and the knitting-together lifestyle: the how-to, the when-to, the what-to, the why-to. Writing with wit and attitude (The Knitty-Gritty, Blocking for Blockheads), she explains the different types of needles and yarns (and sheep, too) and all the techniques from basic to fancy, knit to purl to cast-off. She also shares her special brand of corrective surgery for when things go wrong, and offers fun and informative sidebars on such topics as how to find the best yarn for less, how to make a buttonhole, knitting etiquette, and what tools to keep in your knitting bag. At the heart of the book are forty stylish patterns: Alien Scarf, Big Bad Baby Blanky, Mohair Hoodie, Kitty and Devil Hat, Cell Phone Cozy, and Wonder Woman Bikini. And for anyone interested: how to start a Stitch 'n Bitch group.

Universal Yarn Finder

Author : Maggie Righetti
ISBN : PSU:000013318383
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Provides information on the type, fiber, care, needle sizes, and prices of a wide range yarn brands

Knit Christmas Stockings

Author : Gwen Steege
ISBN : 9781580175050
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Make this Christmas one your family will remember forever by knitting Christmas stockings for the entire clan. The 19 fun, simple-to-follow patterns presented here make it easy for even first-time knitters to create beautiful stockings, not to mention delightful knit and felt ornaments for the Christmas tree. And Knit Christmas Stockings! is not only fun and easy to use, it's also economical. With single-pattern prices from $3.50 to $9, a knitter buying 19 patterns could spend over $150! But with Knit Christmas Stockings! knitters get 19 great patterns for just $14.95.As with all the books in Storey's die-cut Knit series, this book is written with the first-time knitter in mind. All knitting instructions are in plain English, no esoteric terms or indecipherable abbreviations. And if a project calls for an unusual technique, the instructions are accompanied by detailed illustrations of the process. This straightforward approach has resulted in rave reviews of the Knit series from novice, infrequent, and experienced knitters. And yarn shop owners love the series, too. The revolutionary format and simple instructions are bringing new knitters into stores

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