“Cast On, Bind Off” by Cap Sease is now in paperback. It shows 211 ways to begin and end your knitting. There are 120+ cast on and 80+ bind off. Each technique produces a different edge.The construction of these techniques helps to determine which application should be used for a particular function.
The book is filled with line drawings, photographs and written instructions. There is also a chart pairing the CO and BO, creating matching edges. Most of us have only a few CO and BOs in our knitting repertoire. Tip: When working a gauge/swatch try a new CO and BO each time. The cast on includes loop, long tail, decorative, tubular, provisional and if that’s not enough special and sock techniques. Bind off includes chain, decorative, increase, special, sewn, tubular and helpful tips.
Read about the advantages and disadvantages of each technique. The correct cast on and bind off can help give your finished project a professional look.
A to Z Crochet
"A to Z Crochet" is the ultimate guide for the beginner to advanced crocheter, by Martingale Publishing. This crochet book is a reference must have. It is just as much of a picture book as a chapter book. There are at least seven photos per page, showing you the various stitches and techniques to crochet.
The book is filled with tips that you will find scattered throughout on the page borders. There are no shortages of hints you can refer to in each section covering the stitches and techniques shown.
"Knit Pink" is a book of 25 patterns to knit for comfort, gratitude and charity, thanks to Lorna Miser. You are sure to find a color pink that suits your taste. Or change the color and see how it can make a difference. The skill levels include beginner, easy and intermediate. Large, clear photographs are included from several angles.
Get Hooked on Tunisian Crochet
Tunisian crochet is a blend of knit and crochet using a long handled crochet hook with a stop at the end like a knitting needle. Tunisian crochet came into popularity during the Victorian period. With Sheryl Thies book “get hooked on Tunisian Crochet” you will learn how to accomplish this technique through 13 projects and be at the forefront of this stitches comeback.