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Completing a project, only to discover irregular tension, untidy joins or a tight cast off can be disheartening and ruin the look of a knitted piece. Neat Knitting Techniques provides a toolkit of essential skills and solutions to common issues, helping you knit in a neater way.Step-by-step photos, diagrams and straightforward instructions illustrate each technique, and three full knitting patterns encourage you to put your skills into practice. A useful cast-on toolkit, covering eight different methods and a cast-off toolkit of six different methods, covering different cast off positions and casting off in the round.Making an accurate swatch; Different knitting styles; Selecting the best yarn for your project; Improving purl stitch problems; Shaping stitches and positioning; Fixing issues with knitting in the round; Working with multiple yarns, including managing ends and creating stripes; Creating perfect edges, including picking up and grafting; Weaving in ends; Finishing touches, including sewing up and blocking; Troubleshooting problems during and after knitting.
Jo Shaw's new book has tips for making the entire knitting process neater, from making a swatch and casting on to how you knit the piece, and finally the sewing up and blocking. All the techniques are explained in detail and also demonstrated in clear photos. This is a great book for intermediate knitters who want to take their work to the next level but has plenty of tips for the more experienced too! -- Jane Roe, Knitting Magazine * Knitting Magazine *