The Principles of Knitting

The Principles of Knitting

Methods and Techniques of Hand Knitting

Book - 2012
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Baker & Taylor
A revised and updated edition of a popular classic primer shares comprehensive guidelines for beginning and experienced knitters that demonstrate how to approach a full range of techniques.

& Taylor

A revised and updated edition of a popular classic primer shares comprehensive guidelines for beginning and experienced knitters that demonstrate how to approach a full range of techniques, incorporating into the new edition the author's broadened insights from the past 25 years.

Simon and Schuster
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.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2012
Edition: 1st Touchstone hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781416535171
Branch Call Number: 746.432 HIA
Characteristics: xx, 712 p. :,ill. ;,29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hiatt, Jesse


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Nov 13, 2012

This is pretty much e bible of knitting. Non-serious knitters will not appreciate this weighty tome, as the previous commenter seems to have discovered. A running joke is that it helps us knitters develop biceps from carrying the thing around.

It is, however, a WONDERFUL resource for someone who truly wants to expand their knitting skills. Looking up a technique will provide you with what is most probably every way of possibly doing the thing you are trying to do. This does require a basic understanding of knitting already.

It could be used by a beginner learning to knit, it just provides a lot of extra info that is not necessary and could be overwhelming when you're just starting out.

Aug 22, 2012

More like a theoretical book about the idea of knitting and how that might ....

I am game for long and dry and dusty, but this book is very much a passing update of an old and dry and dusty out of print book. It will not teach you to knit. It will not improve your skills if you are already knitting. I question the use of the word 'popular' in the details note. Unclear and a trifle...... overlong. About two inches thick.

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