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Teach Yourself VISUALLY Circular Knitting

ISBN: 978-0-470-87426-4
256 pages
May 2011
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Description

The visual way to get hooked on circular knitting

Circular knitting (also known as knitting in the round) has benefits over knitting with straight needles, including seamless finished projects, easy portability, and not having to turn your work. Many crafters are intimidated by circular knitting?but you needn't be!

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Circular Knitting walks you step-by-step through the process of circular knitting and shows you how to make a dozen unique projects to put your newfound skills to practice.

  • Covers popular techniques including using double-pointed needles, working with one or two circular needles, and the Magic Loop, all illustrated with helpful photos
  • Patterns range from scarves and hats to sweaters and baby sets
  • Other titles by Morgan-Oakes: 2-at-a-Time Socks and Toe Up 2-at-a-Time Socks

If you're a crafter who learns better by seeing and doing, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Circular Knitting will get you confidently knitting in the round in no time.

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Circular Knitting.

About Circular Knitting.

The Pros and Cons of Knitting in the Round.

Needles for Circular Knitting.

Basic Yarn Information.

The Best Yarn to Use While Learning.

Other Tools You Will Need.

CHAPTER 2 Circular Knitting Methods.

Cast On for Circular Knitting.

Work with Double-Pointed Needles.

Work with One Circular Needle: Traditional Method.

Work with One Long Circular Needle: Magic Loop Method.

Work with Two Circular Needles.

Bind Off in the Round.

Summary of Circular Knitting Methods.

CHAPTER 3 Special Techniques for Circular Knitting.

Solutions to Common Problems.

Join Yarn When Knitting in the Round.

Work Charts in the Round.

Work with Color in the Round.

Create False Seams.

CHAPTER 4 Starter Projects.

Before You Begin.

Simple Ear Warmer.

Double-Thick Potholder.

Fingerless Mitts.

CHAPTER 5 Planning a Project.

Choose a Size.

Select Yarn for a Project.

Choose a Stitch Pattern.

Gauge and Swatching.

CHAPTER 6 Simple Projects.

Choose a Size.

Select Yarn for a Project.

Choose a Stitch Pattern.

Gauge and Swatching.

CHAPTER 7 Intermediate Projects.

Felted Tote Bag.

Mittens for the Family.

Basic Socks, Kids to Adults.

CHAPTER 8 Advanced Projects.

Infant's Cardigan, Hat, and Booties.

Kid's Striped Pullover.

Adult's Center-Cable Pullover.

CHAPTER 9 Steeked Projects.

Steeks.

Simple Steeked Shawl.

Woman's Steeked Cardigan.

CHAPTER 10 Stitch Gallery.

Knit and Purl Patterns.

Cable Patterns.

Lace Patterns.

Colorwork Patterns.

CHAPTER 10 Stitch Gallery.

Appendix.

Index.

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Author Information

Melissa Morgan-Oakes is a knitting instructor, pattern designer, and author of 2-at-a-Time Socks and Toe-Up 2-at-a-Time Socks. She sells self-published patterns through her company Melissaknits, and travels around the country visiting yarn shops and teaching knitting techniques to eager audiences.
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