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the pictorial guide

by ysoldateague September 19, 2006


Jane recently posted a second hand book find that thrilled me: the Pictorial Guide to Modern Home Knitting .I’ve never even seen this book in real life, I didn’t even know of it’s existence. Now, though, I must have a copy of my very own. You see I have it’s sister book:

I’ve had this book since I was in primary school, maybe since I was about 9 years old. I’ve read every word over and over, and pored intently overy every picture. This book taught me embroidery stitches, rudimentary pattern drafting, suggested that I could alter clothes, and even design my own knitting. I love it’s creative, and as Jane highlights, stylish side. So here is a little pictorial peek inside (click thumbnails to enlarge).

Every single thing about this book comforts me, perhaps the smell most of all. It’s been in my parent’s house for the last few years with out me, but I looked it out, and the smell of it sitting next to me as I type is oddly comforting.

Speaking of comforting, here is a pictorial guide to my own knitting.


I’m planning on doing pictorial guides to the spiralling stripe technique, and the tubular cast on method I used for stripy, tomorrow. It’s too dark now, and my heads to fuzzed up with the first day back at uni. The spiralling stripes is a different technique from the jogless join, which works great with wider stripes, but isn’t so jogless for anything involving 2 rows or less.


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