From choosing yarns and measuring gauge to stitching, piecing, and finishing-a step-by-step guide to knitting and crochet techniques.
Clear step-by-step photographs and instructions guide you through all the skills you will need to make beautiful afghans and throws, from choosing yarns and basic knitting and crochet stitches to Fair Isle and intarsia techniques, making and piecing blocks and strips, and creating delicate openwork fabrics.
Learn how to read patterns and adapt cross-stitch graphs, or chart your own unique designs; use multiple stitch techniques to create bobbles, popcorns, and cables; create stunning effects by combining colour, pattern, and texture; add the finishing touch with fringes, borders, tassels, beads, and embroidery.
Includes an inspirational gallery of designs and motifs with complete stitching instructions, cross-referenced to the techniques within the book Previously published as The Encyclopedia of Knitting & Crochet for Blocks, Blankets and Throws 9781844483228
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 144 pages, 120 colour illustrations
- Publisher: Search Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 13/12/2011
- Category: Knitting & crochet
- ISBN: 9781844488117