Translating Between Hand and Machine Knitting

By Vikki Haffenden
PAGES: 320
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 260x215 mm
INSIDE: 397 colour photographs and 130 line artworks

Knitting is an enduringly popular and creative craft, but many associate the techniques primarily with hand knitting, believing machine knitting to require arcane knowledge. However, machine knitting is formed from the same stitch structures and is equally versatile. Translating between Hand and Machine Knitting rediscovers the potential of domestic machine knitting to open up new possibilities for dedicated knitters, offering an equally creative yet timesaving method of crafting new designs. With over 500 images, this comprehensive guide offers detailed step-by-step explanations of techniques in hand and machine knitting, whilst also offering inspiration and design advice.

Topics covered include:

  • Illustrated step-by-step instructions of hand and machine knitting techniques
  • Qualities and behaviours of fibres and yarns and their suitability for knitting
  • Equipment requirements and advice
  • Basic stitches and stitch constructions of hand and machine knitting
  • Combining stitches to make surface texture and colour patterns
  • Shaping and knitting 3D shapes
  • Calculating garment shape and size from tension swatches

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