A YEAR OF TECHNIQUES :: There's Always Something New to Learn


Go on a knitting adventure with A Year of Techniques - twelve patterns from world-class designers with easy-to-follow tutorials to help you supersize your knit skills. Apply your new short row know-how to a signature Woolly Wormhead hat, fearlessly steek Mary Jane Mucklestone's Fair Isle vest or graft garter stitch with confidence to make Martina Behm's modern shawl.

Techniques covered in this book are:
  • Afterthought heels and thumbs
  • Garter stitch grafting
  • Helical stripes
  • Intarsia
  • Judy's magic cast on (both for starting closed tubes, and as a provisional cast on)
  • Knitting on a border
  • Mastering dominance in Fair Isle knitting
  • Pinhole cast on (also known as Emily Ocker's circular cast on)
  • Reading cables from charts
  • Short rows
  • Steeks and
  • Turning a heel

Designers contributing patterns for A Year of Techniques are:

  • Bristol Ivy
  • Ella Austin
  • Ella Gordon
  • Jen Arnall-Culliford
  • Jim Arnall-Culliford
  • Martina Behm
  • Mary Jane Mucklestone
  • Rachel Coopey
  • Romi Hill
  • Sarah Hatton
  • Tin Can Knits and
  • Woolly Wormhead