Circular Knitting Workshop: Essential Techniques to Master Knitting in the Round

Circular Knitting Workshop: Essential Techniques to Master Knitting in the Round

Circular Knitting Workshop: Essential Techniques to Master Knitting in the Round

  • STO-29993
  • 9781603429993
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  • Workman Publishing

Circular knitting has many benefits, including making it easier to follow charts (with the right-side of the work always facing you) and eliminating the need for seams. And it’s fun! In Circular Knitting Workshop, master teacher Margaret Radcliffe covers everything you need to know to master the art of circular knitting, presenting Fair Isle, twined, helix, tubular, and other classic techniques in detailed step-by-step photographic sequences. Thirty-five demonstration projects let you try out ea

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  • Bonnie Brody "Book Lover and Knitter" says:
    57 of 57 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Encyclopedic Information About Knitting in the Round, March 13, 2012
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    Bonnie Brody “Book Lover and Knitter” (Port St. Lucie, FL) –
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    This review is from: Circular Knitting Workshop: Essential Techniques to Master Knitting in the Round (Paperback)

    Circular Knitting Workshop: Essential Techniques to Master Knitting in the Round by Margaret Radcliffe is a book for all knitting levels and for all knitters who wish to knit in the round. The patterns include sweaters, vests, hats, socks, mittens, gloves and shawls. There is a nice review of the types of needles required for knitting in the round. Types of casting on and joining are covered, along with ways to avoid tight cast ons and loose cast ons. Five basic cast ons are covered: the half-hitch cast-on, the knitted cast-on, the cable cast-on, the ribbed cable cast-on and the long-tail cast-on, all of which are useful for knitting. There is a nice section on finishing techniques and a nice section on ways to convert flat to circular.

    The projects are versatile and useful but the main strength of this book is the encyclopedic information it provides for knitting in the round. Whether you’re new to knitting in the round or you are an old-timer, there will likely be information in this book that will be helpful to you. I recommend the book based on this information rather than on the patterns which are basic and can be found most anywhere.

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  • Kayakinggoddess says:
    36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    One of the best ever!, March 16, 2012
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    I just received this as a gift,and still can’t get over the beauty and thoroughness of it! The photography is outstanding, and Ms. Radcliffe takes you step by step through everything….e.g. an adorable child’s vest with explanations of how to adapt and modify the neckline or other parts. Don’t be fooled by the title: even though circular needles are used and explained for all the projects, one could easily adapt the patterns to their own needle preference! Who knew there were so many ways to kitchner….clear and concise, and a must have for your library.

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  • Phyllis Staff says:
    25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
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    Techniques to Boost Your Knitting from Excellent to Outstanding, April 23, 2012
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    Phyllis Staff (Dallas, Texas ) –
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    This review is from: Circular Knitting Workshop: Essential Techniques to Master Knitting in the Round (Paperback)

    My grandmother taught me to knit on straight needles, but, when I discovered that circular needles were so much more useful, I gave away all my straight needles and never looked back. It wasn’t all chocolate and roses after that, however. There were certain imperfections I just lived with – after all, knitting in the round was much more pleasant than knitting and joining flat pieces. But now, after devouring Margaret Radcliffe’s newest work, “Circular Knitting Workshop,” I’ve upped my knitting skills by several levels. Wow – from good to great!

    Here’s my take on “Circular Knitting Workshop.”

    PROS:

    1. This is a book about techniques – lots and lots of techniques that will boost the quality of your finished products. Of course, there are patterns, many of which are very cute, but their main function is to demonstrate how to use a specific technique. Most are quick and/or small, so you can try them out immediately.

    I’ve already learned several techniques to get rid of that pesky “jog” that shows where a round starts anew. That’s always bothered me, and I am so pleased to learn how to avoid it.

    2. Knitting with double-pointed needles has never been a favorite with me, but sometimes it cannot be avoided. You’ll find a good section on using double-points that will be invaluable when, for example, you want to make seamless sleeves or flat round objects. The color photographs take you through each step so you’ll come out with excellent results.

    3. Binding off is covered in depth. There are many instances where a tight bind-off detracts from the quality of your finished garment, but now you can choose from a number of stretchy bind-offs that will enhance quality and making wearing the garment a pleasure rather than a trial.

    4. If you’re like me and like seamless garments, you’ll love the section on converting flat patterns to circular. Isn’t it great to come to the end of a pattern without having to do all the finishing work? And, be sure to see the section on knitting in loose ends – more ways to avoid that annoying finishing duty.

    5. I’ve always carped about knitting books bound as paperbacks, but the paper in this book is so heavy that, when you open the book, it will stay open where you’re working. Overall, the quality of the book itself is excellent, and the photo illustrations are truly helpful.

    CONS:

    I find nothing to object to in this book. It’s filled with “essential” techniques that I’m pleased to master.

    OVERALL:

    This book belongs in every knitter’s library. Get it. You’ll be so glad to have it as a handy reference! Don’t even ask to borrow my copy; it resides in my library permanently.

    Five Stars Plus!

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