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Knitting in Plain English

The Only Book Any Knitter Will Ever Need (Knit & Crochet)

Maggie Righetti


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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (2/1/1986)


The first edition of this indispensable classic gave knitters easy-to-follow (and fun-to-read) advice on producing the knits of their dreams. Drawing on decades of experience as a knitting instructor and designer, Maggie Righetti offered step-by-step directions on avoiding common mistakes and getting out of tricky spots.

Now, in this completely updated and revised version, Righetti gives readers what they've asked for: advice on making all different garments, working with new patterns and different kinds of yarn, and even an introduction to her own legendary history. Neither aggressively hip nor bafflingly encyclopedic, Knitting in Plain English offers basic principles that will make any project---from a basic blanket to an intricate sweater---rewarding.

Having Knitting in Plain English on the shelf is like having the gift of your own knitting teacher available to help at all times with any thorny problem.

Praise For Knitting in Plain English: The Only Book Any Knitter Will Ever Need (Knit & Crochet)

“A wonderfully down-to-earth, humorous, practical, and realistic book for the beginner and intermediate knitter...Recommended for all craft collections.” —Library Journal

“Clearly written and answers some of your most-asked questions.” —Family Circle

“An eminently practical compendium of knitting advice...written in an enjoyable conversational tone...A solid how-to.” —Booklist

St. Martin's Griffin, 9780312353537, 304pp.

Publication Date: April 17, 2007

About the Author

Maggie Righetti, a certified knitting and crochet instructor, is the author of Crocheting in Plain English, Sweater Design in Plain English and Universal Yarn Finder. She lived in Atlanta, Georgia, where she ran her own knitting design company.