I’ve been at these knitting book giveaways for so long I regularly come across books that I’m sure I’ve given away before. The Knitter’s Bible by Claire Crompton is one of those, but you all are lucky I haven’t given it away before because it’s a good one.
This is one of those comprehensive knitting instruction books that covers everything from the basics of getting started knitting to increasing, decreasing and understanding knitting abbreviations. A creative options section covers lace, Fair Isle, cables, embossed knitting, short rows, twisted stitches, intarsia and circular knitting.
Another section covers things like beaded knitting, loop knitting, entrelac, mitered squares, fulling and smocking, among other embellishments.
It talks about how to read knitting patterns, knit garments and alter patterns to your needs. You’ll learn about edgings, buttons, embroidery and more.
Beyond all that, there’s a stitch library with:
- knit and purl stitches
- gansey patterns
- texture stitches
- rib stitches
- lace stitches
And then there are 25 patterns that cover a lot of the techniques explored in the rest of the book. Check out all the projects on Raverly.
This is a great one-stop guide to a lot of things you need to know to get started knitting or to build your skills. And someone is going to win it this week!
If you’d like a chance to take this one home, leave a comment on this post before the end of the day Sunday, May 14. It’s Mother’s Day in the states, and because my mom is one of the people who taught me to knit, I’d love to know who taught you.
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