The Knitter's Book of Knowledge

A Complete Guide to Essential Knitting Techniques

The Knitter's Book of Knowledge

Debbie Bliss is one of the world's most respected knitwear designers, authors, and teachers--and The Knitter's Book of Knowledge is the distillation of her decades of experience into a single, indispensable reference. With information on everything from needles and yarns to tensioning and casting on, from basic stitches to buttonholes and beading, from cabling and entrelac to finishing embellishments, it's the ultimate guide for beginners and experienced knitters alike.

The Knitter's Dictionary

Knitting Know-how from a to Z

The Knitter's Dictionary

From "alt" to "yrn," knitting patterns have a unique language of abbreviations and knitting techniques. The Knitter's Dictionary is your comprehensive resource to understanding the language of knitting in a quick-reference guide that no knitting bag should be without. For beginner and skilled knitters alike, there's always something new to discover in your next hand knit project. The Knitter's Dictionary puts an expert knitting instructor in the palm of your hands to help you navigate any pattern. Within this knitting bag necessity you'll also find: Over 150 illustrations showing you everything from the difference between a toque and a beret to how-to information on increase and decrease stitches. Handy cross references quickly lead you to exactly the information you need whether you've come across a new abbreviation in a knitting pattern or you've forgotten the steps to a long-tail cast on. Extended information on more challenging topics like taking measurements, understanding gauge, and fiber care instructions make this more than a dictionary--it's important information no knitter should be without. Packed with bonus tips and tricks, learn the do's and don'ts of pattern knitting making patterns easier and more enjoyable to knit! The Knitter's Dictionary gives knitters the answers they need when and where they need them in a precise and helpful way. Give yourself or another knitter the gift of knowledge with this must-have resource.

Knitting Technology

A Comprehensive Handbook and Practical Guide

Knitting Technology

The third edition of Knitting Technology, widely recognised as the definitive text on the subject, has been thoroughly revised and updated to include all the latest developments. Beginning with the fundamental principles and moving on to more advanced aspects, it combines in a single comprehensive volume the basics of warp and weft knitting, fabric structures and products, the different types of machines, principles of production and terminology to provide an invaluable reference for textiles students, textile engineers and technicians involved in knitted garment design and manufacture. Fundamental rules and principles are emphasised throughout. Aspects covered include flat, circular, full fashioned, hosiery, raschel, tricot and crochet production. Development of the various types of knitting machines, their actions and mechanisms as well as the construction, properties and end uses of the products which they manufacture are also included. The book is indexed and referenced in detail and includes numerous labelled diagrams and photographs. Terminology is defined either according to The Textile Institute's terms and definitions or current usage in the industry and is supplemented where necessary by American or continental terminology. Although SI units and the tex yarn count system are explained and used in the text, other systems have also been employed wherever it has been considered that their usage is still important. A number of worked calculations are included to clarify the examples given. Knitting technology is the ideal textbook for a range of textile courses from technician to degree level and The Textile Institute's examinations as well as being an essential companion to all those involved in the knitting industry. An essential reference for all textiles student textile engineers and technicians involved in knitted garment design and manufacture

Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries, Eighth Edition

Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries, Eighth Edition

Focusing on new reference sources published since 2008 and reference titles that have retained their relevance, this new edition brings O’Gorman’s complete and authoritative guide to the best reference sources for small and medium-sized academic and public libraries fully up to date. About 40 percent of the content is new to this edition. Containing sources selected and annotated by a team of public and academic librarians, the works included have been chosen for value and expertise in specific subject areas. Equally useful for both library patrons and staff, this resource Covers more than a dozen key subject areas, including General Reference; Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics; Psychology and Psychiatry; Social Sciences and Sociology; Business and Careers; Political Science and Law; Education; Words and Languages; Science and Technology; History; and Performing Arts Encompasses database products, CD-ROMs, websites, and other electronic resources in addition to print materials Includes thorough annotations for each source, with information on author/editor, publisher, cost, format, Dewey and LC classification numbers, and more Library patrons will find this an invaluable resource for current everyday topics. Librarians will appreciate it as both a reference and collection development tool, knowing it’s backed by ALA’s long tradition of excellence in reference selection.

The American Directory of Writer's Guidelines

More Than 1,600 Magazine Editors and Book Publishers Explain What They Are Looking for from Freelancers

The American Directory of Writer's Guidelines

Perhaps the best-kept secret in the publishing industry is that many publishers--both periodical publishers and book publishers--make available writer's guidelines to assist would-be contributions. Written by the staff at each publishing house, these guidelines help writers target their submissions to the exact needs of the individual publisher. The American Directory of Writer's Guidelines is a compilation of the actual writer's guidelines for more than 1,600 publishers. A one-of-a-kind source to browse for article, short story, poetry and book ideas.

How To Knit

Your Step By Step Guide To Knitting

How To Knit

How to Knit is a comprehensive look at how to create different stitches and patterns using two knitting needles and some yarn. Finish a scarf or pair of arm warmers from the patterns in the book or knit a sampler of several different stitches. This book imparts the knowledge so that other, more difficult projects can be handled with ease. The book gives a little history of knitting from Egypt and the Middle East all the way to Scotland where the shepherds sat in the fields knitting to enhance family economy while they watched their sheep. It also gives explanations of the different tools needed to knit and descriptions of different needles and yarn. Abbreviations are an important part of knitting a pattern, and the most common abbreviations are outlined in the book. Learn the knit stitch, purl stitch and how to increase or decrease stitches. Also learn the proper way to join yarn and how to finish and block a piece so it looks very professional. Five different common pattern stitch instructions are included, as are two patterns for easy pieces to complete. Don’t skip the part about knitting tips and tricks that seasoned knitters all know. How to Knit will get you ready to knit your first sweater or some baby clothes and give you the knowledge you need to knit just about anything. HowExpert publishes quick 'how to' guides on all topics from A to Z by everyday experts.

American Directory of Writer's Guidelines

More Than 1,700 Magazine Editors and Book Publishers Explain What They Are Looking for from Freelancers

American Directory of Writer's Guidelines

Perhaps the best-kept secret in the publishing industry is that many publishers—both periodical publishers and book publishers—make available writer’s guidelines to assist would-be contributors. Written by the staff at each publishing house, these guidelines help writers target their submissions to the exact needs of the individual publisher. The American Directory of Writer’s Guidelines is a compilation of the actual writer’s guidelines for more than 1,700 publishers. A one-of-a-kind source to browse for article, short story, poetry and book ideas.

The Knit Vibe

A Knitter's Guide to Creativity, Community, and Well-being for Mind, Body & Soul

The Knit Vibe

A knitting adventure with projects, patterns, rituals, yoga, creative inspiration, numerology, knitting experts, astrology, community, and more Vickie Howell, the DIY channel’s popular queen of fiber, pens a love letter to knitting with The Knit Vibe—a book like no other—with interviews, patterns, and an in-depth look at the knitting community and the creative potential of knitting. Dive into a special section on the health benefits of the craft, catch a glimpse of knitting’s superstars in conversation with Howell, or try your hand at loads of how-tos and projects from the likes of Bristol Ivy, Kaffe Fassett, Diva Zappa, Amy Small, and many more. “Pick up some yarn, start where you are, get creative” is the message Howell weaves through the book and her online series, The Knit Show. Gathering inspiration from all facets of the knitting universe, the book offers chapters on The Makings (go-to knitted gifts), The Surroundings (cool projects for your knitting space), and The Intention (vibe-y rituals, yoga, and self-care all every knitter—and would-be knitter—craves).

Knitting for Beginners

The Ultimate Complete Guide To Learning Knitting Fast!

Knitting for Beginners

Do you love to save costs or create an additional stream of income by making some of your clothing yourself? Or do you have creative clothing styles and patterns in mind that you would like to make for yourself and your loved ones? Or are you looking for a hobby that has physical, mental, and health benefits?Or do you seek a craft that can serve as a platform for building your social life and connecting with more people? Then, you have the right tool in your hands. This book will teach you one of the most popular methods of making clothing - KNITTING. One of the most interesting facts about knitting is that you don't have to spend a fortune to get started. With this book and a few tools, you are good to go. Even though knitting began in the middle east around the 5th century, it has become popular to the extent that, about 60% of clothing in the textile industry are made by knitting.It is a wonderful opportunity to learn this beautiful craft that is practiced by several people in different countries of the world. Knitting is fast becoming a universal language. Knitting, like any other craft, has some technical undertones, and your ease of comprehending these technical details largely depends on the material with which you are learning. This book was written with simple and clear words that will help you understand all the technical things done when knitting. Pictures are also attached to each explained concept in this book, to assist you further to comprehend them. There are several pieces of information out there about knitting. But this book will provide you with the essential knowledge to start knitting. Some of the concepts explained in this book are: Types of knitting Tools and materials used in knitting Knitting terminologies How to interpret knitting patterns, both text, and chart Knitting techniques Knitting styles Tips to avoid common errors while knitting This book is the tool you have been searching for. Even if you have never attempted knitting, you can learn how to knit withina few hours of reading this book and obeying the instructions contained therein.More importantly, within a few days of practicing, you will create that beautiful knitted fabric about which you have always dreamed. This book is not only written for beginner knitters.If you have been knitting but you didn't learn some of the basics, or you find interpreting knitting instructions challenging, this book is the best for you.Also, if you are a professional knitter who does not have enough time to teach people who want to learn how to knit, you can recommend this book to them, and it will be worth it. Nothing is holding you back from learning to knit anymore. Order this book now.

The Knowledgeable Knitter

Understand the Inner Workings of Knitting and Make Every Project a Success

The Knowledgeable Knitter

“A treasure trove of knowledge . . . its clarity, detail, scope, and companionable tone make it an extraordinary reference and a delicious read” (Publishers Weekly). Knitting is a combination of skill, determination, and adaptability. Whether you’re looking for a suitable substitute yarn, trying to modify a pattern, or fixing a mistake, Margaret Radcliffe—the bestselling author of Circular Knitting Workshop and The Knitting Answer Book—offers proven advice that will help you solve all of your knitting quandaries. With this definitive guide, you’ll not only learn how to adjust armholes and shape collars, but why certain techniques work best in different situations. Radcliffe gives you the confidence and inspiration that will help you become a better, happier, and more confident knitter. “This book explains the why behind the how to of knitting. Imagine if the tiny little bit of information at the beginning of a knitting pattern was blown up into an almost 300-page reference book; that begins to explain The Knowledgeable Knitter.” —Knitty.com “Brilliant for those people who have recently picked up the sticks and string, but it’s got something in there for every knitter.” —Woolwinding