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The Knitter's Dictionary: Knitting Know-How from A to Z

Kate Atherley



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Interweave Press Inc
30 October 2018
Art & Architecture; Knitting & crochet
From alt to yrn, knitting patterns have a unique language of abbreviations and knitting techniques. The Knitter's Dictionary is your comprehensive resource to understanding the language of knitting in a quick-reference guide that no knitting bag should be without. For beginner and skilled knitters alike, there's always something new to discover in your next hand knit project. The Knitter's Dictionary puts an expert knitting instructor in the palm of your hands to help you navigate any pattern.

Within this knitting bag necessity you'll also find:

Over 150 illustrations showing you everything from the difference between a toque and a beret to how-to information on increase and decrease stitches. Handy cross references quickly lead you to exactly the information you need whether you've come across a new abbreviation in a knitting pattern or you've forgotten the steps to a long-tail cast on. Extended information on more challenging topics like taking measurements, understanding gauge, and fiber care instructions make this more than a dictionary - it's important information no knitter should be without. Packed with bonus tips and tricks, learn the do's and don'ts of pattern knitting making patterns easier and more enjoyable to knit!

The Knitter's Dictionary gives knitters the answers they need when and where they need them in a precise and helpful way. Give yourself or another knitter the gift of knowledge with this must-have resource.
By:   Kate Atherley
Imprint:   Interweave Press Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 194mm,  Width: 143mm, 
ISBN:   9781632506382
ISBN 10:   1632506386
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   30 October 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Kate Atherley, Toronto, Canada - The Managing Technical Editor of, Kate's the knitting community's go-to guru for reliable how-to information. She's the author of Custom Socks, Beginner's Guide to Knitting Patterns, and Knit Mitts. You can find out more at

Reviews for The Knitter's Dictionary: Knitting Know-How from A to Z

This slim, elegant reference work from Atherley (Knit Mitts), lead technical editor for Knitty magazine, is a combination dictionary of knitting terms and introduction to knitting tools and techniques.... Unlike many knitting books, the diagrams and drawings included here are clearly drawn and easy to decipher...a go-to reference in any knitting library. --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review The Knitter's Dictionary is my current ideal choice to keep at my side (err.. in my knitting bag) for all those unsure moments when it comes to this craft. --Connected2Christ

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