Knitspeak: An A to Z Guide to the Language of Knitting Patterns

By Andrea Berman Price

Like a 24-hour support hotline, Knitspeak demystifies trend language for knitters and provides them self belief to tackle new projects
The in simple terms booklet of its type
Designed for speedy reference and sized to slot in each knitting bag

Knitting could be a hard craft, yet much more hard than knitting itself is the cryptic language—a mixture of abbreviations, numbers, jargon, punctuation marks, and different symbols—in which styles are typically written. It’s no ask yourself such a lot of newbies (and even a few whose abilities are rather complex) are intimidated by means of the bewildering code—or that such a lot of yarn-shop vendors develop annoyed by way of the volume of time they have to spend interpreting styles for the uninitiated.

Enter Knitspeak, a knitter’s dictionary that disentangles the mysteries of development language and interprets it into simple English, supporting knitters to simply transition from pressured to convinced. Andrea Berman Price’s crucial guide—written in a pleasant, reassuring tone and formatted for speedy reference—begins with an outline of ways knitting styles are geared up. It then bargains a accomplished alphabetical directory of the entire abbreviations, phrases, words, and logos quite often encountered in styles.

Knitspeak’s many easy-to-understand drawings make clear simple and not-so-basic needle recommendations, and a sequence of sidebars bargains with matters starting from keeping an eye on simultaneous shaping to substituting yarns and studying a yarn label. The book’s appendix is stuffed with priceless suggestions, charts, and worksheets.

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