Circular Knitting Workshop : Essential Techniques to Master Knitting in the Round Paperback
More knitters than ever are using circular needles and enjoying the convenience, ease, and efficiency of knitting in the round. "Circular Knitting Workshop" teaches every aspect of circular knitting, and it empowers knitters of all levels to discover the satisfaction of knitting in the round.
Circular knitting has many benefits, including making it easier to follow charts (with the right-side of the work always facing the knitter) and eliminating the need for seams.
Margaret Radcliffe, author of "The Knitting Answer Book", is a master teacher.
She presents Fair Isle, twined, helix, tubular, and other classic techniques in detailed step-by-step photographic sequences.
Thirty-five demonstration projects let readers try out each new technique on a mini-version of a sock, hat, bag, mitten, sweater, or vest before applying it to a larger project.
Radcliffe also shows readers how to convert patterns written for straight needles to circular.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages, colour illustrations
- Publisher: Storey Publishing LLC
- Publication Date: 01/04/2012
- Category: Knitting & crochet
- ISBN: 9781603429993
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Review by MarthaJeanne
Wow! By the end of the first chapter I had already learned a lot. There are several techniques in here that I want to try soon. Wish I had had the book before, as a lot of what I already knew in here I learned the hard way.
Review by jbarr5
Circular Knitting Workshop Essential Techniques to Master Knitting in the Roundby Margaret RadcliffeFirst starts out with what looks like colorful doll sweaters and vests as if I needed any enticing to continue on.Like the comparisons it shows from circular to straight knitting, the ribbings.Hands on diagrams make it easy to see so you can do what they are talking about in each chapter.Multiple means of casting on and working with magic loop method is described along with binding off methods.A chapter I was looking forward to was the converting flat knitting to circular. I just really like to knit withcirculars, especially on a plane so I'm not apt to lose one of my 4 double pointed needles.Shows basic chart knitting if you need a refresher or are a newcomer to that method of following a pattern.Patterns for potholders, bags and hats are included.Love just the different patterns and am thinking of another baby afghan I have to make this week looking at the diamond pattern vs. the one I am currently using will be a nice selection.Always am telling my blind friend that you can knit with needles and make a circle but that you'd have to then sew up the seam-she can't do the circulars but this book gives me another idea on how to achieve it.Shawls and scarves, socks and mittens and gloves, vests and sweaters. Something for everybody in this book, beginning or experienced knitter.Other abbreviations, glossary and index are at the back of the book.