Title: Finishing Stitches for Hand Knitters
This is the book handknitters have been waiting for. Step-by-step it describes and illustrates every finishing technique required by handknitters, whatever their standard. Clearly and simply it demonstrates how to add originality, flair, and a professional finish to all your knitted creations.
More than 50 techniques, including different methods of casting on, adding a zip, embellishing a garment with beading, and many others.
Wonderful design ideas include a unique directory of edgings, practical instructions for creating different garments and soft furnishings based on six essential fundamental finished items. Close-up colour photos capture every stage of each technique from the knitter’s point of view, making methods easy to follow and impossible to spoil.
Available from Sally Milner Publishing in Australia/ New Zealand only. No. of pages:
246 x 190mmColour type:
Milner Craft SeriesImprint:
Sally Milner PublishingISBN:
978 1 86351 320 3RRP:
Getting started: Materials; Basic skills.
Finishing techniques: Shaping techniques; Sewn stitches; Picking up stitches; Casting on and binding off techniques; Care essentials; Additions; Buttons and buttonholes; Embellishments; Correcting mistakes; Directory of edgings; Colour work.
Patchwork cushion: Embellished cushion; Intarsia cushion
Child’s Sweater: Embroidered sweater with picot edge; Boy’s sweater with intarsia detail
Woman’s Sweater with Lacy Border: Sweater with Fair Isle border
Small Shoulder Bag with Flap Detail: Drawstring coin bag with Fair Isle detail; Beaded handbag
Man’s Sweater with Seed Stitch Borders: Man’s sweater with zipper
Getting started materials Basic skills
Finishing techniques Shaping Sewn stitches Picking up stitches Casting on binding off Care essentials Buttons buttonholes Embellishments Correcting mistakes, edgings