Knitting & Crochet: A Beginner's Step-by-Step Guide to Methods and Techniques (Paperback)
 
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Knitting & Crochet: A Beginner's Step-by-Step Guide to Methods and Techniques (Paperback)

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    Every generation rediscovers the satisfaction of making things by hand and there is particular pleasure to be had from creating unique clothes and accessories for your family or in knitting for a charity.

    Knitting is one of the world......more

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Every generation rediscovers the satisfaction of making things by hand and there is particular pleasure to be had from creating unique clothes and accessories for your family or in knitting for a charity.

Knitting is one of the world’s most popular crafts and not at all difficult to learn, together with its close relation, crochet. Both construct a fabric from interlocking loops of yarn rather than woven threads on a loom. The great advantage of knitting and crochet is that you can carry your work anywhere you go. And the fabric takes shape as you progress – no paper patterns or cutting out – all you have to do at the end is seam the pieces together.

Of course there are certain methods and techniques that a knitter needs to master before his or her creativity can really take flight. This book has been prepared with beginners in mind. The basics of knitting are here, with step-by-step illustrations to guide you, plus sections on equipment, how to read printed patterns, four simple projects and a glossary. The book also aims to be useful to those who first learned to knit as children and would like some quick revision in order to get started again. The terminology used throughout is UK-standard, together with the relevant US terms alongside in square brackets [ ] to make this a practical guide for all readers.


European knitting developed into a marketable skill, recognized by the setting up of professional knitting guilds. The only women admitted to these medieval guilds were widows who inherited their husbands’ membership. It’s interesting to note that knitting in the old days seems to have been a male occupation, while women were involved at the start of the process with carding and spinning the yarn fibres.

When the machinery of the Industrial Revolution replaced handworkers, hand knitting survived as a cottage industry and was the sole means of support for many poor families. During both Wo...

Charlotte Gerlings is an expert in several art mediums, including needlecraft and fabric arts. She graduated in Publishing from Oxford Polytechnic (now Oxford Brookes
University) and since then has worked as a book designer, writer and editor. She lives in South West London and is currently studying at Wimbledon School of Art for her MA in Fine Art. She
is the author of several books, including Sewing, Patchwork, Cross Stitch, Knitting & Crochet, and 100 Great Artists.

Author:
Gerlings, Charlotte
Series Title:
Craft Workbooks
Genre:
CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Needlework / Knitting
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
48
Language:
English
Publisher:
Design Originals
Publish Date:
02/01/2012
Copyright Year:
2012
ISBN:
9781565236837
Height:
11.0 in
Wdth:
8.75 in
Thickness:
0.25 in
Unit weight:
0.42 lb
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