Compendium of Knitting Techniques: 300 Tips, Techniques and Trade Secrets by Betty Barnden Knitting Book

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Filled with over 200 tips, fixes, and secrets are explained and illustrated with clear step-by-step photographs and diagrams. Discover how to read patterns and charts; choose colours and yarns, mix and match stitch patterns and deal with gauge variations, adapt designs for the perfect fit.

All stitches are clearly demonstrated and explains all the techniques you'll need, in the order you'll need them, from casting on and joining in yarns to adding buttonholes, pockets and embellishments.

There are 'Try it' and 'Fix it' panels which suggest ways of practicing and developing new skills and avoiding or correcting common knitting errors.

Author: Betty Barnden

Betty Barnden
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good reference book, well laid out I've been a basic knitter for 50 years. This little book lays out clearly, with good illustrations, a number of techniques and ideas that I'd never thought of trying. I just might get a bit more adventurous now! 22 April 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by This book had me in stitches... ...even when I set out to find a solution to a problem I became side-tracked! There is so much here to discover and enjoy. A real delight! 01 February 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Complete and clear Very good book, very well written and with good, clear explanation. It is very thorough in the why certain things are done and how to do them and what different ways you have to do them. The book seems to be written for beginners, so i'm guessing it would be easy to follow buy the intermediate and experienced knitters. 14 November 2011
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