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Claire Crompton – The Knitter’s Bible
The Knitter’s Bible is one of our most trusted and best selling knitting guides, from long-standing teacher and friend of the shop Claire Crompton. We recommend this book as the perfect companion for your whole knitting experience – from learning to cast on, to designing your own patterns and learning more advanced techniques. We are lucky enough to have Claire teaching a number of workshops for us – check out our Workshops page to see what’s coming up.
Whether you’re an experienced knitter or a complete beginner The Knitter’s Bible contains everything you need to know about knitting. With full easy-to-follow instructions for all of the knitting basics, from knit and purl stitch to casting on and binding (casting) off, as well as more advanced techniques, such as Fair Isle knitting, cables and lace knitting, and circular knitting. You will also learn how to read knitting patterns and how to adapt garment patterns for your own designs. The extensive stitch library section provides instructions for over 100 different knitting stitches and at the back of the book you will find 25 step-by-step knitting patterns for gorgeous creative projects.
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Inside The Knitter’s Bible:
Getting Started – go back to basics with an overview of the yarns and equipment you will need, and then learn basic knitting techniques with easy step-by-step instruction, including knit and purl stitch, casting on and binding (casting) off, and how to read knitting patterns.
Creative Options – this chapter expands on the basics with more advance, creative knitting techniques, such as Fair Isle knitting, lace and cable knitting, and circular knitting.
Exploring Choices – learn how to embellish your knitting projects with beads, smocking, tassels and cords, and knitted flowers. You will also learn about shaped knitting techniques, medallion knitting, entrelac and mitred squares.
Stitch Library – a comprehensive library of over 100 different knitting stitches, split into seven sections: knit and purl stitches; gansey patterns; texture stitches; rib stitches; cable stitches; lace stitches; and edgings. Knitting
Projects – full instructions and knitting patterns for creative projects, from scarves and mittens, to throws, cushions and knitted garments.