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Is this the right book for me?This practical guide to knitting covers everything from simple stitches to the latest and more advanced methods, giving you everything you need to become an experienced knitter and create fun projects for family, friends and for your own wardrobe. Ideal for the beginner/intermediate knitter, this book will show you how to master the techniques and apply them to an array of exciting and diverse projects. Get Started with Knitting: Teach Yourself is fully illustrated with diagrams and patterns for everything from beanie hats to baby toys, and also features instructions for setting up your own knitting group and joining the rapidly growing online knitting community.Learn effortlessly with an easy-to-read page design and new added features:Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of knitting.
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Table of Contents

Section 1 Introduction Knitting equipment Materials Section 2 The Basics Casting on Stitches Increasing and decreasing Casting off Knitting abbreviations How to follow a pattern How to measure Tension squares Section 3 Side Selvedges and Borders Selvedges Borders Knitting a hem Buttonholes Knitting in the round Making up pressing and blocking Fitting a zip Ribbon facing Making pompoms, tassels, fringes, cords Section 4 Stitches The rib stitches Moss stitches Cable stitch Openwork stitches Motifs and letters Section 5 Projects Garter stitch scarf Striped cotton shoulder bag Chunky knit cushion cover Ski hat with pompom Baby's blanket Beanie hats Baby toys Cosy hot water bottle cover Child's Cornish sweater Dishcloth patterns Beach bag or large shopper Purse Siesta pillow Section 6 Knitting Together The knitting group Knitting tips and how to progress Online knitting community Yarn suppliers

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Packed with instructions and fun things to make, Get Started with Knitting is a practical guide to becoming a knitter and joining the growing ranks of 'knit chicks'.

About the Author

Sally Walton is an expert on home crafts and furnishings, and has served as a consultant and author in both capacities. She has published on a variety of home and leisure subjects, including decorating, woodcraft and bed/window-dressing. She wrote the book to accompany BBC TV's Home Front, on which her husband served as designer, and presented a 12-part home makeover strand on This Morning

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