Knitting is an enduringly popular and creative craft, but many associate the techniques primarily with hand knitting, believing machine knitting to require arcane knowledge. However, machine knitting is formed from the same stitch structures and is equally versatile. Translating between Hand and Machine Knitting rediscovers the potential of domestic machine knitting to open up new possibilities for dedicated knitters, offering an equally creative yet timesaving method of crafting new designs. With over 500 images, this comprehensive guide offers detailed step-by-step explanations of techniques in both hand and machine knitting, whilst also offering inspiration and design advice. Dr Vikki Haffenden, a highly experienced knit designer, technical knitter and educator, shares the knowledge and understanding she has accumulated over a career designing for the knitted textile and knitwear industry and as a lecturer in knitted textile design. Topics covered include: Illustrated step-by-step instructions of hand and machine knitting techniques; Qualities and behaviours of fibres and yarns and their suitability for knitting; Equipment requirements and advice; Basic stitches and stitch constructions of hand and machine knitting; Combining stitches to make surface texture and colour patterns; Shaping and knitting 3D shapes; Calculating garment shape and size from tension swatches. Superbly illsutrated with 397 colour photographs and 130 line artworks.
Ever wish you could convert a hand knit pattern to work on your knitting machine? Well it is possible if you have a little help. This book explains how to translate abbreviations, stitch symbols, terminology and techniques used in hand knit patterns to work on all knitting machines. Plus there are sample hand knit patterns translated to machine knit patterns. Images are included.
Everything you need to teach yourself how to knit, from casting on to creating your own designs. This new edition of DK's knitting bible takes you from beginner to expert, with hundreds of step-by-step techniques, more than 120 stitch patterns for a variety of knitting stitches, and 20 knitting projects suitable for all abilities. Fully illustrated and easy to use, The Knitting Book is a one-stop resource for beginners and a rich source of inspiration for avid knitters who want to progress their skills and try new stitch patterns. Each technique is shown in clear photographic steps and explained with helpful annotations and arrows, from basic casting on to intricate Fair Isle and cable patterns. A photographic stitch gallery showcases over 120 different stitches to inspire you - try your hand at everything from garter stitch to intarsia, or customize projects with your own stitch choices. This updated edition features 10 brand-new project patterns, including an arm knitting pattern, as well as 10 projects from the original edition that have been reimagined with new yarns and fresh colors. Simple, clear, and comprehensive, The Knitting Book is the only book you need to progress your skills and create your own beautiful, unique pieces.
Back in Print! This edition is identical to the original, with corrections and a new cover. One of the longest selling machine knitting books ever - a must for every library!
In this comprehensive guide for machine knitters, the author provides information on all types of decorative hand-worked stitches, including twisted, wrapped, woven, lifted, rehung, transferred and cabled for single and double-bed work. A collection of patterns is also included.
The popularity of hand frame knitting is underestimated and there are many passionate and creative knitters who have taken machine knitting into their heads, hearts and hands. Overflowing with colour and stitch ideas, inspirational photos and customizable patterns, this book will inject vitality into your knitting practice. Explore how colours can be juxtaposed for best effect or where Slip, Tuck and Fair Isle stitches will add new textures and make intricate fabrics. Seventy-five knitting patterns, ranging from coats and scarves to bags and sculptures, offer enticing new project ideas as well as suggested variations and additions you can make to expand your design skills. Topics covered include: a history of hand frame knitting; techniques and stitches; the design process; stripes, circles and colour; Fair Isle; lace and sculptural vessels and, finally, how to develop your hobby into a business. Written for both experienced knitters and anyone using a knitting machine, this book will act as a catalyst for hand frame knitters to add stitch and colour variety to their work.
We all need a little help now and then. Whether it's how to build a better butonhole or the best cast-on for a firm edge, get advice from regular knitters and crocheters across the country as well as top experts.
Describes materials and techniques used for hand knitting, machine knitting, and crocheting, and includes tips for finishing touches, garment care, and creating patterns
The New Zealand Auto Knitter: Fundamentals of Circular Sock Machine Knitting on the NZAK provides detailed instructions for the assembly, adjustment, use, and care of the newest of the Auto Knitter machines--the NZAKs and the Quiknit. It should also prove valuable for understanding and knitting with other hand-cranked circular knitting machines or CSMs (circular sock machines). It is not intended for use with contemporary plastic machines.
The patterns here range from elegant evening dresses to relaxed leisure wear. Some update classic styles, others showcase the most contemporary fashions. Each design has a special feature, perhaps yarns in striking colors or a creative use of beads, sequins, tassels, and buttons. Along with the easy-to-follow instructions and color photos, there’s practical advice on adapting a pattern for specific needs and knitting diagrams.
A visual survey of knitted textile designs and patterns surveys hand-knitted and machine-made stitches and fabrics to identify hundreds of elaborate ways of working with yarn, from silk thread to Shetland wool, in a volume organized by fabric types that includes coverage of hand, domestic, and industrial knitting. Original.
Explores the history of needlework by providing alphabetically arranged entries about techniques, patterns, and styles used around the world and their changes with time.