The Knitting & Crochet Bible Learn how to knit and how to crochet with expert instruction from bestselling authors Claire Crompton and Sue Whiting. Contains essential advice on choosing yarns, needles and hooks, and working the basic knitting and crochet stitches, as well as instruction for more advanced techniques, such as cable and circular knitting, Fair Isle, making and joining crochet motifs, and shaping. Discover endless design possibilities with our extensive charted stitch libraries and create over 45 easy-to-follow projects as you develop your new skills. Inside The Knitting & Crochet Bible: The Knitter's Bible - learn how to knit with The Knitter's Bible, by Claire Crompton. This section of the book includes clear instruction for all the basic knitting techniques and knit stitches, as well as advanced techniques such as Fair Isle knitting, adapting a garment pattern, knitted flowers and circular knitting. Also includes a comprehensive stitch library of 100 knitting stitches and motifs, as well as 25 easy-to-follow projects for you to knit as you discover new techniques. The Crochet Bible - learn how to crochet with The Crochet Bible, by Sue Whiting.
The second part of the book explains all of the basic crochet techniques, from basic crochet stitches to making crochet motifs and shaping in crochet. The comprehensive stitch library has crochet patterns for all of the essential stitches and motifs that you will need to know and you will also find instructions and patterns for over 30 irresistible crochet projects, from garments to homestyle embellishments. The complete handbook for creative knitting and crochet!
Claire Crompton is one of the world's best selling knitting authors and has worked as a pattern designer for major yarn manufacturers, including Sirdar and DMC. She has now established her own range of patterns and teaches workshops around the UK. Visit her website at www.clairecrompton.co.uk Sue Whiting is an accomplished crochet and knitwear designer. After graduating from the London College of Fashion she worked for many of the major yarn manufacturers and is also the author of several books on crochet and other needlecraft subjects.
THE KNITTER'S BIBLE Introduction to Knitting Getting Started How to use this section Introducing Yarns Choosing Yarns Needles and Equipment Holding the Needles Casting On Introducing Knit Stitch Binding (Casting) Off Introducing Purl Stitch Combining Knit and Purl Advanced Casting On Advanced Binding (Casting) Off Increasing Stitches Decreasing Stitches Ribs Gauge (Tension) Knit Perfect Abbreviations Creative Options: Introduction Lace Knitting Fair Isle Cables Embossed Knitting Short Rows Twisted Stitches Intarsia Circular Knitting Exploring the Choices: Introduction Medallion Knitting Beaded Knitting Looped Knitting Entrelac Mitred Squares Fulling Smocking Reading Knitting Patterns Knitting a Garment Other Garment Details Adapting a Pattern Knitting a Patterned Garment Tassels, Fringes and Cords Edgings Buttons Flowers and Leaves Embroidery Correcting Mistakes Stitch Library: Introduction Knit and Purl Stitches Gansey Patterns Texture Stitches Rib Stitches Cable Stitches Lace Stitches Edgings Knitting Projects: Introduction Garter Stitch Scarf Flower Top Striped Bag Cable Throw Place Mat and Coaster Fun Children's Mittens Rib Stitch Scarf Short Row Cushion Beret Garden Plot Squares Throw Beaded Bag Sheep Toy Fair Isle Baby Blanket Scented Sachets and Cover Lace Bags Funnel Neck Sweater Lace Cardigan Baby Bootees Dainty Knitted Trims Drawstring Bags Patchwork Cushion Greetings Cards Gift Bags House Sampler Intarsia Cushion Motifs THE CROCHET BIBLE Introduction to Crochet How to use this section Equipment Yarn textures Yarn weights Yarn fibres Crochet Techniques: Basic stitches Placing the crochet stitches Making crochet fabrics Tension Combination stitches Relief stitches Picots Bullion stitches and clones knots Linked stitches Crossed stitches Branched stitches Fur stitch Solomon's knots Joining in new balls of yarn Changing colour of yarn Multi-coloured designs Shaping in crochet Following a crochet pattern Filet crochet Joining pieces of crochet Making crochet motifs Pressing crochet items Borders and edgings Decorative details Working with beads Embroidery on crochet Tartan effects Fringes, tassels and pompons Stitch Library: Basic stitches Textured stitches Chevron and wave stitches Spike stitches Lacy stitches Edgings Motifs Crochet Projects: Band of bunnies Sunny day stripes Precious pastels baby set Pretty in pink cardigan and shawl Autumn colour coat Corsage Glorious glamour scarves Peruvian-style bag Solomon's knot wrap Circles and stripes set Seaside and shells set Tartan-style set Summer sky mesh top Bead-edged beauty Flower-trimmed cardigan Multi-coloured motif shrug Lazy stripe wrap jacket Casual comfort sweaters Pot pourri sachets Rose-red heart rug Three-colour baby blanket Rainbow ribbon throw Picture-perfect cushion covers Heirloom bedspread Yarn Details Suppliers Acknowledgments Index