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Not your mama's knitting : the cool and creative way to pick up sticks
Dixon, Heather
Adult Nonfiction TT825 .D48 2006

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ContentsPage
Introductionp. 1
Part 1 - All That a Gal Needs
Chapter 1 - Have It Your Way: Seeing Beyond the Pattern
God or Science? The Evolution of Knittingp. 7
The Not-So-Distant Pastp. 8
The Here and Nowp. 9
Chapter 2 - Two Sticks and Some String
If It's Long and Pointy, You Can Knit with Itp. 10
DIY Needlesp. 11
Where Width Is More Important Than Lengthp. 12
The Long and the Short of Itp. 13
Stringing You Alongp. 13
Reading a Yarn Labelp. 18
Yarn Shoppingp. 18
Subbing Yarnsp. 20
A Knitter's Tool Kit: Other Stuff You'll Needp. 21
Chapter 3 - Beginners, Start Your Engines: Basic Techniques
On the Casting Couch: Casting Onp. 23
Get a Grip! Holding the Yarn and Needlesp. 25
Bring It On! The Knit Stitchp. 26
How to Bind Offp. 28
Purls of Wisdom: The Purl Stitchp. 30
Getting the Round In: Working with Double-Pointed and Circular Needlesp. 33
Knit One, Purl One: Gallery of Stitch Patterns #1p. 35
Chapter 4 - Shape Shifters: Increasing, Decreasing, and Other Fancy Things to Do with Your Knits and Purls
Increase the Love: Basic Increasing Maneuversp. 38
Slimming Down: Basic Decreasing Stitchesp. 40
A Hole in One: Knitting Lace and Pointelle Patternsp. 42
Feather and Fanp. 43
Allover Lace and Lace Panels: Gallery of Stitch Patterns #2p. 43
Chapter 5 - Twist and Shout: Knitting Cables and Bobbles
Switch-a-Roo: How to Knit Cablesp. 46
Simple Six-Stitch Cablep. 47
Goodness, Gracious, Great Balls of Yarn: How to Knit Bobblesp. 47
Reading a Chart #1p. 48
Cables and Bobbles: Gallery of Stitch Patterns #3p. 50
Chapter 6 - Painting by Stitches: How to Knit with Different Colors
Starting a New Ball of Yarnp. 53
A Stripe of a Different Colorp. 55
Two Techniques for Multicolor Knittingp. 55
Twisted Up in Knots: Tips for Yarn Tangle Managementp. 57
Reading a Chart #2p. 57
Fair Isle and Intarsia: Gallery of Stitch Patterns #4p. 58
Chapter 7 - It Ain't Over 'til the Fat Lady Pins: Finishing and Blocking
Seams Like a Nice Girl: The Correct Stitching Method for the Jobp. 61
Picking Up Stitchesp. 67
Binding Offp. 69
Buttonholesp. 70
How D'You Like My Weave? How to Weave in Your Loose Endsp. 71
The End Is in Sight: Blocking Your Finished Itemp. 72
Chapter 8 - Everything but the Kitchen Sink: Embellishments
Embroideryp. 74
Couchingp. 79
Appliquep. 79
Now in 3D!p. 80
I-Cordp. 84
Ha Hem!p. 84
Crochetp. 85
Chapter 9 - Oops, I Made a Big Booboo! Fixing Mistakes
Froggingp. 88
Unknittingp. 89
Reworking Stitchesp. 90
Dropped Stitchesp. 91
Chapter 10 - 'Sall Greek to Me: How to Read a Knitting Pattern
Patterns 101p. 93
Size Is Important: Understanding Gauge (Tension)p. 94
Special Notes or Instructionsp. 95
Following the Instructionsp. 96
Part 2 - ...And a Bag of Chips
Chapter 11 - Heads Up!
Bean Beaniep. 102
Put-Your-Hair-Up Hatp. 106
Cable Accessp. 109
Bar Codep. 112
It's a Cinchp. 114
Bobbles and Ballsp. 117
Chapter 12 - Playing Footsie
Pirate Socksp. 120
Toasty Tootsiesp. 124
Not-Quite-'70s Legwarmersp. 129
Boot-i-liciousp. 132
PDA Mittensp. 134
O Glovesp. 138
Chapter 13 - Full Fluffy Jacket
Sweet and Seamlessp. 144
Split Personalityp. 149
Boudoirp. 156
Girlyp. 163
Frostyp. 170
Wildflowersp. 175
Macho Picchup. 182
Chapter 14 - Bag Ladies
Techno Bagp. 188
Techno Juniorp. 194
Bandolerop. 197
Chapter 15 - Rug Rats
Little Boy Blue/Alpha Femalep. 204
Pampered Pooch Pulloverp. 209
Tutti-Frutti Baby Setp. 211
Chapter 16 - Home Buddies
Hearts & Starsp. 218
Loopy Landingp. 223
Indulgep. 225
Part 3 - Junk in the Trunk
Chapter 17 - Make the Buy
Book Reviewsp. 231
Magazinesp. 233
Enter the Internetp. 234
Free Is for Mep. 234
Suppliers of Featured Yarnsp. 235
Chapter 18 - Knitters of the World Unite
All the Fun, with Added Group Benefitsp. 237
Swap Shopp. 238
Daytrippersp. 238
A Knitted Gift Exchangep. 239
Cyber-Knittingp. 239
Bloggingp. 240
Appendix
Reference Toolsp. 241
Designer Biosp. 244
Indexp. 247


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