Patty Lyons' Knitting Bag of Tricks: Over 70 sanity saving hacks for better knitting

Patty Lyons' Knitting Bag of Tricks: Over 70 sanity saving hacks for better knitting

by Patty Lyons
Patty Lyons' Knitting Bag of Tricks: Over 70 sanity saving hacks for better knitting

Patty Lyons' Knitting Bag of Tricks: Over 70 sanity saving hacks for better knitting

by Patty Lyons

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Overview

Solve your knitting problems - from edges that won't behave to getting your yarn tension right - with over 70 brand new knitting hacks! Inspired by questions asked by Patty's students from around the world, this book features tutorials for knitters of all levels. It also features over 200 technical illustrations to help you learn new skills with clear step-by-step instructions. Cartoons by fan-favorite illustrator Franklin Habit and Patty's own humorous 'purls' of wisdom will resonate with knitters of all abilities and have you laughing while you learn. Discover why more than 100,000 knitters have taken classes with Patty - dive into Patty Lyons' Knitting Bag of Tricks!


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781446309117
Publisher: David & Charles
Publication date: 10/11/2022
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 46,361
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Patty Lyons is a knitting designer and teacher. She has created content for all the key knitting brands including Craftsy, Interweave and Vogue Knitting and she writes a regular ‘Ask Patty’ column for Modern Daily Knitting.

Table of Contents

Preface 5

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 Fundamental Truths of Knitting 13

Knits And Purls And All That Jazz 13

Stitch Anatomy: The Naked Truth 14

How Our Stitches Are Built 18

Eastern, Western Or Combination: The Direction You Travel 23

Chapter 2 Gauge 27

The Miracle Mop Of Swatching 28

The Truth Is Out There (Or Make Your Swatch Be Your Best Friend) 31

Build A Better Fabric: Knitting Technique 39

Why Not Matching Gauge Is The Greatest Thing Ever 46

Chapter 3 Patterns 57

What To Knit With (Or How To Be A Top Chef Master) 57

What To Make: Size Does Matter 61

The Secret Language Of Patterns 64

Chapter 4 Cast-Ons 67

Long Tail Cast-On 67

Cable Cast-On 82

Keeping Track: Why Can't I Count To 100? 90

Chapter 5 Increases and Decreases 93

Decrease In Style 93

Increases: The Perfect Additions 110

Chapter 6 Pesky Problems and Secret Solutions 131

Join A New Ball: More Ways Than You Think! 131

Fix That First Stitch: Yarn Interrupted 140

Circular Knitting: Round And Round We Co 142

Short Rows In The Round: The Conspiracy Of Silence 151

End In The Round: Smooth That Slinky 156

Ribbing: Not Always For Our Pleasure 158

Sweater Skills 164

Chapter 7 Finishing 171

Build A Better Bind-Off 171

Blocking: The Finishing Touch 176

Weaving In Ends: Reversible Or Not? 178

Mattress Stitch: A Secret Start 180

Picking Up Stitches: Going Rogue 183

Best Buttonhole Ever 192

Setting In A Sleeve 195

Chapter 8 Final Words of Wisdom 199

About the Author 205

Acknowledgments 205

Index 206

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