How Knitters Can Make the Most of Knitting Books
Copyright © 2006 B Hopkins
Knitting is an art that needs considerable talent. But talent also needs to be polished and if you have an interest you can polish it so that you can master the art of knitting very well. Knitting Books are good way to start the process of learning how to knit. There are lots of books that teach different ways in which you can learn how to knit, what to shop for, how to plan your work etc. Knitting books provide great step by step directions to start knitting.
The Benefits of Knitting Books
There are lots of things that even seasoned knitters can learn from books as these are written by other expert knitters who have devoted considerable time in collecting and organizing their life’s experience into one volume. Simple techniques like adding beads to the bottom and cuffs can bring new life to an old sweater. Such simple but thrilling tricks make these books a great read.
Most knitting books have detailed instructions for adding embroidery, beading, and sequins to existing knitting projects. You will be surprised at the spice these small additions can bring to your knits.
Some books offer lots of designs that can be used to start your dream project. Do you remember that sweater you always wanted to knit but could not because selecting the right design pattern was so difficult? Knitting books will rescue you from any such dilemma, will give you lots of ideas and will allow you to start knitting anything that you want, scarf, sweaters etc.
Kudos to the writers who collect and print detailed diagrams that will also guide any novice. The detailed and concise instructions are so easy to follow. The books contain advice from bare bone castings to detailed French laces.
Some books also give tips on how to start a Knitting Club if you are interested in meeting your fellow knitters and sharing experience with them. Some writers offer lots of historical information which makes the books fun to read.
The designs in most books are laced with illustrations. Increasing, decreasing and picking up methods are often confusing but Knitting Books will not let any novice get lost and ruin his/her knitting project.
A word of caution for every reader here. Every author writes with his or her own experience hence may be prejudiced to some styles and methods. You should keep an open mind while reading any book and adopting any style from these books.
When you shop for any book on knitting, pick up a book that has a detailed index. This will help you in browsing and reading the book. Also keep in mind what kind of projects you have in mind like afghans, scarves etc. Some books have designs for only a limited set of clothing items. Books are also great to read while you are traveling.
Knitting requires practice, and to practice you need ideas and correct instruction, especially if you are a novice. Knitting books are an essential part of the learning process. They will shorten your time to become a proficient knitter.
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