In this directory, Nicki Trench presents 201 knitting blocks, featuring traditional patterns, original motifs, the alphabet and numbers and new twists on classic stitches. This comprehensive resource starts with a chapter featuring 28 basic stitches, including garter and stocking stitch. This is followed by chapters on embroidery, textured motifs, stripes and colour, Fair Isle, ripples, beading, cable and ribbing, as well as a chapter showing the beautifully intricate Intarsia stitches. Sections on letters and numerals are invaluable for personalizing your knitting. The project section contains 51 delightful patterns, including blankets and throws, scarves and shawls, bags, hats and gloves, and the cutest knitted toys. If you need to refresh your knitting skills, the basic techniques chapter will show you how to cast on and off, how to achieve the correct tension and gauge, how to hold your needles and which yarn to choose. Whether you are a vice knitter or come to this book with years of experience, you are sure to find blocks and patterns to inspire you.
Nicki Trench is a bestselling author and an expert on domestic hand crafts. Her books include Sweet Temptation, Super-cute Crochet and Creating Your Garden Farm (all published by CICO Books), and How to Sew.