Finally, the bottom of the glove is embellished with a few stripes, giving you a chance to practice camouflaging the jog, and a neat contrast-color hem. This comprehensive guide provides directions for 35 demonstration projects, so you can practice each technique on a miniature hat, mitten, or sweater before applying it to a larger project. One link that was supposed to go to page 95 really went to page 75--or somewhere in the vicinity of page 75. As you work the stripes below, try out the methods for Stripes Without the Stair Step, discussed on pages 97—98. The author is clearly an expert on the subject. A chapter I was looking forward to was the converting flat knitting to circular.
Beginners will appreciate the simple pain-free lessons in knitting in the round using circular needles, double-points, or the Magic Loop method. Reading this book was like taking a master class on knitting in the round. One moral I took away already: as much as I hate to seam sweaters, some stitch patterns are really going to be easiest done flat and seamed. The chapters on socks, mittens, and gloves are exactly what I've been searching for. Patterns for potholders, bags and hats are included. The other knitting books I've looked at only devote a section to the technique.
My hands are busier -- and, with hand-knit gloves, warmer -- thanks to this book. There is a nice section on finishing techniques and a nice section on ways to convert flat to circular. A wide variety of knit garments are featured, including cardigans, gloves, pullovers, jackets, hats, scarves, and more. Circular knitting has many benefits, including making it easier to follow charts with the right-side of the work always facing the knitter and eliminating the need for seams. I held out hope for the pattern, but while detailed and well written, they weren't to my taste.
Techniques used in a way I hadn't thought about. Whether you're new to knitting in the round or you are an old-timer, there will likely be information in this book that will be helpful to you. Most important to me were the chapters that dealt with changing a flat knit pattern to a circular. The Circular Knitting Workshop will show you multiple ways to create projects that are all knit in the round. The author also described in detail how to convert knit patterns using two needles to a pattern using circular needles.
Circular Knitting Workshop discusses every aspect of circular knitting, from cast on methods to converting patterns written for straight needles to circular. Nothing in here that isn't in a good stitching reference, but it's useful if you haven't done a lot of knitting in the round and want to understand the geometry a little better in a theoretical way. Before joining the hem to the inside, weave in any ends from the last few stripes that will be encased in the hem. This comprehensive guide provides directions for 35 demonstration projects, so you can practice each technique on a miniature hat, mitten, or sweater before applying it to a larger project. Radcliffe also shows readers how to convert patterns written for straight needles to circular. Excellent, must have book in any serious knitter's library. What could this book teach me? The patterns include sweaters, vests, hats, socks, mittens, gloves and shawls.
Radcliffe also shows readers how to convert patterns written for straight needles to circular. The book contains several techniques, including several cast on and bind off methods that I can't wait to learn. Industry Reviews Circular knitting can seem intimidating to beginning knitters, but author Margaret Radcliffe soothes those fears. Also there were many examples of how to knit various toes for socks, attach sweater sleeves when knitting in the round, and many other topics that could be covered as separate books. Margaret Radcliffe presents classic circular knitting techniques — including Fair Isle, helix, and tubular — in detailed step-by-step photographic sequences. Good for a beginner Very basic book about circular knitting. The Circular Knitting Workshop is a complete course in circular knitting, all contained in one book that is suitable for knitters of all skill levels.
I am a new knitter and all the other knitting books too many I've purchased have yet to keep my interest enough to learn what I need to know. Thirty-five demonstration projects let readers try out each new technique on a mini-version of a sock, hat, bag, mitten, sweater, or vest before applying it to a larger project. I have been distracted from this review by a big eagle who deigned to sit and rest on a tree branch about 50 yards away from me. As a publisher, I focus on patterns that help knitters learn new techniques and improve their skills. There are all sorts of things that I didn't know. Knitters are clever and ingenious when it comes to their craft - this is evident from the multiple options knitters now have for how they work up their projects.
This isn't really a pattern book, it's a teaching guide and reference book, with many useful techniques and tips, and comparisons between various methods for different aspects of circular knitting, from cast-on to bind-off, and including a basic introduction to knitting on two circulars, double-points, and magic loop. More knitters than ever are using circular needles and enjoying the convenience, ease, and efficiency of knitting in the round. With tips on how to adapt any straight-needle pattern for use with circular needles, Circular Knitting Workshop opens up endless possibilities. I've been enjoying the 5 star reviews and quick glance tells me it is what they claim. Place a marker on the front circular needle. All knitting levels Converting flat patterns to circular Bags, hats, shawls, socks, mittens, gloves and sweaters.
Love just the different patterns and am thinking of another baby afghan I have to make this week looking at the diamond pattern vs. A master teacher with a knack for demystifying complex techniques, Radcliffe uses 35 mini sample projects to demonstrate classic techniques such as lace and stranding knit in the round, as well as helix knitting, invisible joins, and ideal cast ons for all your circular knitting. Circular knitting can seem intimidating to beginning knitters, but author Margaret Radcliffe soothes those fears. This comprehensive guide provides directions for 35 demonstration projects, so you can practice each technique on a miniature hat, mitten, or sweater before applying it Discover the pleasures of knitting in the round! The author is clearly an expert on the subject. This means that if there are any future corrections, you won't know where the real page is with the error--because many publishers don't state the pattern name alongside the correction. Reading this book was like taking a master class on knitting in the round. Allowing you to perfect and thoroughly understand each of the techniques, knitters can feel confident in applying these lessons to larger projects.
She presents Fair Isle, twined, helix, tubular, and other classic techniques in detailed step-by-step photographic sequences. My 4th book, The Knowledgeable Knitter, was released in September 2014. My only complaint is that the epub version messes up the page numbers so that you don't know what page you are really on. Using this tail, work Kitchener stitch pages 70—74 to join the two sets of stitches, then close up any holes at either side before weaving in the tail on the wrong side. Hands on diagrams make it easy to see so you can do what they are talking about in each chapter. As several others said, I passed this one by because I had been using circular needles for years. Then I got the ebook from my library and checked it out.