Vogue® Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book: Completely Revised & Updated

Vogue® Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book: Completely Revised & Updated

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An essential addition to the knitter's bookshelf.” —Library Journal (starred review)

The ultimate knitting reference, from the world’s most recognized knitting magazine, gets a thorough update—including 1,600 color images and brand-new sections with techniques and designs! 
First published in 1989, Vogue Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book instantly became a beloved resource for knitters. The second edition, released in 2002, further cemented its place as the most trusted knitting resource. The past 15 years have seen many exciting advances in knitting, and this update encompasses them all. It features an expanded library of cast-ons, increases, decreases, and bind-offs; in-depth sections on newly favorite techniques such as brioche, entrelac, double knitting, and mosaic knitting; and design and construction chapters that go beyond just sweaters to encompass dozens of options for hats, mittens, socks, gloves, and more than 25 shawl shapes. Comprehensive chapters cover lace and cabling, and provide even more Information than before on knitters' tools, correcting errors, finishing, embellishing, and garment care to give you a masterly understanding of every stage of knitting.

With updated, revised, and fresh material throughout, 65 additional pages, and more than 1,600 photos and hand-drawn step-by-step illustrations, Vogue Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book is surprisingly easy to navigate with thorough indexing and footnote cross-referencing. From beginners needing to learn the very basics to seasoned knitters wanting a refresher on a complex technique, every knitter will cherish this guide for years to come.

From the Publisher

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Loved for a Generation, Updated for Today

Completely revised and updated throughout, Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book is bigger and better than ever before. Carefully crafted by the editors of Vogue Knitting magazine to reflect the latest develops in knitting, this edition is the ideal reference for every modern knitter from beginner to expert with:

– More than 70 additional pages of techniques, tips, and design fundamentals.

– 1,600+ photos and illustrations.

– Over 80 insightful sidebars.

– Dozens of cast-ons, increases, decreases, and bind-offs, each with illustrated step-by-step instructions.

– Secrets for correcting errors across various techniques.

– Professional blocking, assembling, and finishing techniques.

– Every aspect of designing pullovers and cardigans, from proper fit and shaping to choosing design elements.

– Hat, glove, mitten, and sock design and construction.

– Shawl shapes, design, and construction.

– Brand new sections on cables, lace, brioche, entrelac, and more.

Table of Contents

Yarns and Supplies

Basic Techniques


Color Knitting


Circular Knitting

Directional Knitting

Advanced Techniques

Understanding Instructions

Correcting Errors


Designing Sweaters

Designing Shawls

Designing Accessories


Caring for Knitwear

Every Technique Imaginable







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directional knitting

Stitch with Style

Dozens of cast-ons, increases, decreases, and bind-offs are provided with clear step-by-step illustrations to ensure ease, comprehension, and mastery.

Confident Cables

Learn how to make beautiful one-color and two-color cables, read cable charts in rows and in the round, understand cable chart symbols, and even how to create cables without using a cable needle.

Luscious Lace

Master lace knitting with a brand new comprehensive section that teaches core and advanced concepts, including: making yarn overs, borders and edgings, blocking, reading charts, correcting mistakes, and much more.

A Different Direction

Give your projects a wow factor with directional knitting. Entrelac, bias knitting, modular knitting, geometric shapes, and even creating stars are all demystified with clear and concise instructions and illustrations.

Learn with Hundreds of Step-by-Step Illustrations

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indian cross stitch


Professional Design Secrets

Learn how to design and construct sweaters, cardigans, hats, gloves, mittens, socks, and shawls like a professional knitwear designer. These exhaustive chapters cover everything from standard sizes for men, women, and children, creating schematics, taking accurate body measurements, shaping, darts, linings, zippers, buttons, and much more. Multiple construction options are provided to ensure the perfect approach for every preference and aesthetic.

All-Star Praise

Nicky Epstein

Nicky Epstein

Nora Gaughan

Nora Gaughan

Meg Swanson

Meg Swanson

Nicky Epstein

“Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book not only lives up to its title, but surpasses it by far with an incredible, extensive amount of knitting information.”

Norah Gaughan

“Jam-packed with information for today’s curious knitter—so much useful knowledge is concentrated in these pages! A must-have no matter where you are in your knitting journey.”

Meg Swansen

“I do not use the word ‘comprehensive’ lightly, but it is applicable to this newly updated publication, which maintains its place as the reference volume for hand-knitting techniques.”

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