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knitting help...

Post: #275075 berry
Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:05 pm

Can anybody recommend any good links or books to help push forward my knitting. I'm pretty accomplished but need I'm in need of a decent stitch guide, alternative ways to cast on and knitting cables. The last two have left me in tangles as the guides I've read so far have been pretty rubbish. The stitch guide is more for my own patterns I just want a really good book for reference.

I'm not after actual finished garment patterns just learning the techniques so will basically practice each stitch/cabling etc on squares or scarves until I get it. I still believe learning this way is best for me rather than struggling to knit a jumper so expect photos of semi completed blankets or throws :wink:

can anyone help?

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Re: knitting help...

Post: #275077 Green Aura
Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:15 pm

Craftsy have some free tutorials and there's another site - can't remember the name exactly but it's something like "A new stitch every day". And You Tube have loads of tutorials too.
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Re: knitting help...

Post: #275112 berry
Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:47 am

Thanks. Im after a book. I'm trying to reduce my screen time but I'll take a look anyway :)

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Re: knitting help...

Post: #275169 snapdragon
Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:21 pm

There is the knitting dictionary, the vogue stitchionery, and the stitch library (knitters bible) with lots of pattern stitches which I can see available on amazon just now. WH Smith used to have a good range in their craft section too.

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Re: knitting help...

Post: #275270 berry
Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:29 am

ah thanks for those. I didnt want to spend a fortune on useless books (I have tons that have proven to be more useful propping up the table) but I'll give those a go :)

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Re: knitting help...

Post: #288323 JeanMarie
Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:36 pm

I have a tip that makes beautiful edges when linking anything knitted or crocheted. Use a crochet hook to join the two sides with extra yarn. Its a single joining stitch. The loops you choose to join should be the coinciding ones on the backside, starting at a joining corner of your pattern. This gives a nice line and a hidden join line.
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Re: knitting help...

Post: #289063 fruitfly
Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:44 pm

I used to have a book ages ago by Merce Stanley, I think her name was. Possibly a Batsford book that's probably out of print now but definitely for accomplished knitters.


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