Knitting Tips & Trade Secrets

What do you get when you put hundreds of knitting tips from people all over the country together in one place? The answer and my new favorite knitting book- Knitting Tips and Trade Secrets, Expanded: Ingenious Techniques and Solutions for Hand and Machine Knitting and Crochet. I picked this book up at a used bookstore last night and I read it cover to cover. I love sitting at snb and learning little tricks from my fellow knitters and this book bottled that knowledge and much more in a handy reference guide. I bought the book after reading the section on doing seamless intarsia (argyle socks here I come,) but found it contained tons of other techniques I can use like knitting backwards, illustrations for picking up stitches, and how to reinforce the shoulders of a sweater to prevent stretching (very important when knitting with plant fibers.) This book also functions as a basic reference guide with directions for increasing, decreasing, seaming, grafting and several other techniques so if you are in the market for a reference guide I recommend this one since you get so much more than just the basics.

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