Knitting in Plain English

The Only Book Any Knitter Will Ever Need

Maggie Righetti

St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

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The first edition of this indispensable classic gave knitters easy-to-follow (and fun-to-read) advice on producing the knits of their dreams. Drawing on decades of experience as a knitting instructor and designer, Maggie Righetti offered step-by-step directions on avoiding common mistakes and getting out of tricky spots.
 
Now, in this completely updated and revised version, Righetti gives readers what they’ve asked for: advice on making all different garments, working with new patterns and different kinds of yarn, and even an introduction to her own legendary history. Neither aggressively hip nor bafflingly encyclopedic, Knitting in Plain English offers basic principles that will make any project---from a basic blanket to an intricate sweater---rewarding.
 
Having Knitting in Plain English on the shelf is like having your own knitting teacher available to help at all times with any thorny problem.

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Chapter One

You Can Always Tell What’s Wrong with the Garment by the Way the Model Is Posed or, Slender Five-Foot-Ten-Inch Models Look Good in Anything

It happens every June and it happens every January. It happens so regularly you can count on it.

Every June and January, starry-eyed and eager craftspeople invade their friendly local yarn supplier bearing fresh-off-the-press copies of the needlework periodicals that are blossoming with elegant and enchanting visions of projects to make, sweaters to create—and potential disasters.

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Praise for Knitting in Plain English

“A wonderfully down-to-earth, humorous, practical, and realistic book for the beginner and intermediate knitter...Recommended for all craft collections.”
- Library Journal
 
“Clearly written and answers some of your most-asked questions.”
- Family Circle

“An eminently practical compendium of knitting advice...written in an enjoyable conversational tone...A solid how-to.”
- Booklist
 

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About the Author

Maggie Righetti

Maggie Righetti, a certified knitting and crochet instructor, is the author of Crocheting in Plain English and Sweater Design in Plain English. She lives in Southern California.

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Knitting in Plain English
The Only Book Any Knitter Will Ever Need
Maggie Righetti

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
April 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312353537
ISBN10: 0312353537
7 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches, 304 pages, Includes 21 halftones and 117 black-and-white illustrations throughout
$19.99
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