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Title:
Finishing school : a master class for knitters
ISBN:
9781640210349
Edition:
1st paperback ed.
Physical Description:
164 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Contents:
Finishing 101 -- Blocking basics -- Seaming seminar-- Edgings intensive -- Extra credit -- Continuing education.
Summary:
The word "finishing" fills many knitters, beginners and more experienced alike, with dread. Some even abandon projects at this stage, rather than complete the necessary steps to achieve beautiful, wearable garments. In Finishing School, master knitter and designer Deborah Newton, shares her expertise and love of (yes, love of) finishing with knitters of all skill levels. She takes them step by step through the ins and outs of blocking, seaming, edging and embellishments, giving knitting the confidence and skills needed to create professional-looking knitwear. In addition to in-depth instruction, the book includes patterns for 12 sweaters, jackets and scarves, many with variations. --
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Notable knitter and designer Deborah Newton shares her expertise and love of finishing techniques in an on-the-page master class.

Finishing School is THE most trusted resource on finishing techniques for knitting. Compiling her sage wisdom from more than 25 years of experience, Deborah Newton offers a welcoming and straightforward approach that empowers knitters to create professional-looking garments and accessories. She patiently takes her student-readers through every essential finishing technique--blocking, seaming, buttonholes and bands, zippers, edgings, pockets, and other embellishments--and carefully demystifies it with detailed photography, in-depth examples, and helpful sidebars, tips, and tutorials. As a bonus, 15 patterns for sweaters, jackets, and scarves, many with variations, illustrate the newly learned techniques to further cement essential skills.


Author Notes

Deborah Newton has been a knitwear designer for more than 25 years, and her designs have appeared in numerous publications. She writes a popular fit and design column for Vogue® Knitting and teaches regularly at Vogue® Knitting Live. Her first book, the bestselling Designing Knitwear , has been in print for more than 15 years. She is also the author of Good Measure . She lives in Providence, RI.