How to Knit: The only technique book you will ever need (Paperback)

How to Knit: The only technique book you will ever need By Debbie Tomkies Cover Image
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Learn to knit in this indispensable guide for knitters of all skill levels—with technical instruction ranging from the basics to the more advanced!

Teaching key skills such as how to read patterns and charts, which needles and yarn to choose, how to hold your work, casting on and off, essential stitches and finishing—this is the only book you need to get started on your knitting journey.
Once you’ve got the basics under your belt, there is a wide range of knitting techniques to explore—including lace, cables, textured patterns, beaded work and embellishments.

Topics covered:

• Understanding abbreviations
• Fitting knit garments
• Tension swatches
• Cables and mock cables Assembly
• Bands and buttonholes
• Beadwork
• Blocking and pressing
• Bobbles, fringes, pompoms
• Stem stitch
• Cast-ons
• Circular knitting
• Jogless circular knitting
• Round vs rows
• Colorwork
• Increase and decrease
• Fixing dropped stitches
• Edges and joining edges
• Fair Isle
• Fastenings Picot Seams

Also included in a handy “SOS” section giving expert tips on how avoiding, spotting, and fixing mistakes. A great reference for beginners and beyond, How to Knit will give you a wide repertoire of knitting techniques that will enhance every project you turn your hand to.

About the Author

Debbie Tomkies has designed for many major knitting and crochet magazines including Knit Now, Simply Knitting, Knitting, Let's Knit, Yarn Forward, and Inside Crochet. Debbie has been the agony aunt and 'How-to' technical feature writer for Knit Now magazine for over four years. She has written three books, Hand-dyed Yarn Craft Projects, Complete Knitting Skills, and 250 Knitting Stitches. Debbie is a successful tutor and teaches knitting, crochet, dyeing and textile arts to students of all ages - as such, she has a genuine understanding of the needs of knitters at all levels. She lives in Cheshire, UK. For more information, visit

Product Details
ISBN: 9781782219477
ISBN-10: 1782219471
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: May 4th, 2021
Pages: 256
Language: English