Teach Yourself Visually Circular Knitting, by Morgan-Oakes, Melissa
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- ISBN: 9780470874264 | 0470874260
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 5/3/2011
Established author Melissa Morgan-Oakes is an accomplished sock knitter, pattern designer, and instructor with a strong presence in the knitting community. Her first book, 2-at-a-Time Socks, published in December 2007, has more than 100,000 copies in print and is a perennial Bookscan Crafts & Hobbies bestseller. A follow-up focusing on toe-up socks was released in April 2010.Circular knitting, or knitting in a tube rather than flat pieces, has benefits over standard straight needles that include seamless finished projects, easy portability, and not having to turn your work. Circular knitting is ideal for socks, sweaters, hats, and even scarves and shawls.Niche knitting and related technique books, such as Wiley's Teach Yourself VISUALLY Sock Knitting and Teach Yourself VISUALLY Handspinning, have performed well. As beginning knitters build confidence, they look to expand their knowledge and dive into new challenges. For the uninitiated, circular knitting can be intimidating. It is fairly easy to find patterns, but books containing good instruction in the basic techniques are lacking. Teach Yourself VISUALLY Circular Knitting explains, step by step, all the essential methods involved, and provides a variety of patterns so that readers can put their new skills to use.