Comprehensive in scope and elegant in presentation, this classic Victorian-era volume was the first complete how-to guide to knitting. Originally published by Butterick, the company that later produced Vogue Knitting, it constitutes a fantastic historical document as well as an easy-to-follow guide for knitters at all levels of experience. In addition to basic knitting instructions and a dictionary of stitches, the book offers illustrated patterns for dozens of projects, including sweaters, scarves, hats, and other items for women, men, and children. Starting with a chapter of general directions, the guide presents examples of fancy stitches, including edging designs for mittens and socks, borders for scarves and shawls, and knitted edgings and insertions. Ladies' apparel and accessories include hoods, capes, shawls, jackets, fascinators, leggings, and many other projects. Menswear includes sweaters, belts, scarves, ties, and more. In addition to children's clothing and toys, the book also features patterns for counterpanes, spreads, doilies, mats, and other household articles.
This classic book contains a wealth of information on the craft of floral knitting, or the art of knitting imitations of natural flowers. Full instructions are provided for a wide variety of flowers including the 'White Garden Lily', the 'Snow Drop' and 'Narcissus', making this a lovely addition to the bookshelf of any knitting enthusiast. By following the simple rules here given, a few skeins of wool and a little wire, suffice to form accurate representations of natural flowers, which will be found an elegant and interesting amusement. As these flowers can be washed, they not only form pretty ornaments for the room in vases, but from their durability, could be used for trimming dresses; the smaller kinds also, if knitted in silk, look well in bonnets or caps.
In this amusing, yet practical guide to knitting, Dave Fougner provides a step-by-step guide for beginners as well as those taking up the needles again. Includes: basics, pattern stitches (garter, stockinette, purl, rib, moss, rise, and basket weave), projects, and problems.
Now featuring new instructions, new illustrations, and new information, The Principles of Knitting—beloved by knitters everywhere and one of the most requested out-of-print books for years—finally gets the revision that fans have been clamoring for! A treasured guide beloved by knitters everywhere, the classic book The Principles of Knitting is finally available again in a fully revised and updated edition. This is the definitive book on knitting techniques, with valuable information for everyone from beginners to experienced knitters. June Hiatt presents not only a thorough, thoughtful approach to the craft, but also a passion for carrying on the art of knitting to future generations. She has repeatedly tested the various techniques and presents them with clear, easy-to-follow instructions—as well as an explanation of what each one can contribute to your knitting. Informed by decades of experience and thousands of hours of practice, this comprehensive resource offers a variety of ways to approach every skill and technique and offers solutions that can help solve the most challenging aspects of any knitting project. The Principles of Knitting has been totally rewritten—new instructions, new illustrations, and new information. While the basics of knitting have not changed much, June’s understanding of the material has deepened over the last twenty-five years, and she’s eager to share what she has learned with the knitting world. In addition, the book has been reorganized to make it easier to use and has a gorgeous new design. Reading The Principles of Knitting is like having a knitting mentor by your side who can answer any knitting question you have in an honest, intelligent, informed manner.
A visual survey of knitted textile designs and patterns surveys hand-knitted and machine-made stitches and fabrics to identify hundreds of elaborate ways of working with yarn, from silk thread to Shetland wool, in a volume organized by fabric types that includes coverage of hand, domestic, and industrial knitting. Original.