Even complete novices can make these 32 breathtaking projects, from gorgeous home decor to stylish accessories for grownups, as well as fun projects to make with children. All you need is yarn and your own two hands (literally) to create a cozy cabled blanket, a pom-pom trimmed hat, an elegant striped scarf, and even itty-bitty baby booties. Knitting Without Needles covers the two most popular techniques: finger knitting, a form of weaving loops of yarn through one another to create long chains of knit fabric; and arm knitting, which uses the crafter's forearms to loop strands of yarn into chunky knits.
Knitters love their stitch dictionaries. Melissa Leapman, known for her knitting references, shares 300 of her favorite stitch patterns developed over her long career. With basic step-by-step knitting instruction, information on how to most effectively use a stitch dictionary, and a wealth of original stitch patterns, this book will appeal to all levels of knitters looking for a comprehensive, yet portable volume. The book includes stitch patterns in five categories from imaginative novelty stitch patterns to traditional knit designs. Each stitch pattern will include a gorgeous photograph as well as written and charted instructions.
A stitch pattern dictionary is a must-have for every knitters bookshelf. A collection of stitch combinationseverything from basic knit-and-purl stitches to more complex cables, lace, and colorworkenables knitters to create their own designs or modify existing patterns with ease. The content is timeless (unlike a book that contains patterns for garments), so this hardcover book will have a long shelf life and will have the potential to be a solid backlist performer for years to come.