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joulesb
10-11-2010, 08:50 AM
as a new knitter im having trouble understanding the mechanics sometimes. i mean the way stitches are formed and how they work when i encounter problems.

is there a book that gets into the details of things? or a webpage perhaps.

i hope that makes sense :)

thanks

julie

suzeeq
10-11-2010, 09:23 AM
The Techknitting blog (http://techknitter.blogspot.com/2010/04/revised-unified-index-for.html) is a great resource, which includes how to do some stitches and fix mixtakes. I think this entry (http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2007/03/mysteries-of-knitting-part-1-tale-of.html) gives an explanation of the anatomy of a stitch, and why stockinette curls. Studying your own work and really look at how your make sts and where the yarn travels can help too.

joulesb
10-11-2010, 09:52 AM
ah great will see if i can find time to look through the older posts too :)

thanks for the help :)

Julie

cftwo
10-11-2010, 02:14 PM
If you want a book as opposed to an electronic resource, I recommend this one: http://www.amazon.com/Knitting-Answer-Book-Solutions-Question/dp/1580175996/ref=pd_sbs_k_1 It is in Q&A format, which I find easy when I just want to know how to do 1 thing.

bambi
10-11-2010, 08:09 PM
Have you tried the videos on this site? They are wonderful!

As far as books go, I used this one until it was dog earred all to bits!

http://www.amazon.com/Minutes-Learn-Knit-Leisure-Arts/dp/1574866362/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1286842027&sr=1-1

Looks cheesy but I found it helpful and it is readily available at Michael's or other craft stores.

luvmykid28
10-15-2010, 06:20 PM
If you want a book as opposed to an electronic resource, I recommend this one: http://www.amazon.com/Knitting-Answer-Book-Solutions-Question/dp/1580175996/ref=pd_sbs_k_1 It is in Q&A format, which I find easy when I just want to know how to do 1 thing.

I like The Knitting Answer Book, too. I've also found http://www.amazon.com/Stitch-N-Bitch-Knitters-Handbook/dp/0761128182/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_b to be helpful. It seemed to be very easy to understand and there are some cute patterns for beginners.