A complete guide to the stitches, techniques and finishing touches that every knitter needs to know.
Whether you are just learning to knit, or you are seldom separated from your needles and yarn, there will always be times when you need instruction – or just a reminder – on a particular technique or stitch, and even the most experienced knitter may not know all the tips and wrinkles included here. Knitting Know-How has step-by-step instructions accompanied by clear colour artworks, showing you how to do everything from basic knit and purl stitches, to increasing and decreasing, lace patterns, intarsia, and Fair Isle. If you want to know how to get started, everything from casting on and working out your tension to blocking your finished make is covered. For more experienced knitters, useful tips on making buttonholes, picking up stitches and stranding yarns in colour work will all help you achieve a perfect finish to your makes.