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Knitting is a fun, relaxing hobby until you meet the devil in the details! What kind of cast-on should you use firm and stable, or flexible and stretchy? Will your edge stitches be hidden by seams or bands, or is the evenness of your cuffs at stake? Are you ever going to be able to figure out how to attach this sleeve without any funny bumps popping up at the shoulder? Knitting Details, Start to Finish answers the questions you never even knew you needed to ask. Discover the ease of planning your projects before you begin to save you headaches later; learn tips and tricks to help you fix small errors and mistakes during finishing; try out a variety of cast-on and bind-off techniques, edgings, and finishing strategies. With clear illustrations, full-color photographs of sample swatches, and a detailed table of contents to help you find exactly what you're looking for, this book is sure to become an essential part of any knitter’s library. Be curious and dare to challenge yourself with this handbook at your side.
Ulla Engquist is a master of small details. She began knitting when she was five years old, and developed her interest in finishing techniques for various types of textiles when, in the early 1970s, she was a trainee in the Swedish Lace Association in Linköping. Between 1976 and 1978, she studied in the Advanced Program in Handcrafts at The School of the Association of Friends of Textile Art in Stockholm.
Over the years Ulla has taught several types of textile handcrafts, but eventually she landed completely in the world of knitting and is now a well-respected teacher in that area. She is also an examiner for journeyman’s and master’s certificates in handcraft knitting. For the past ten years, she has managed the shop Speciall, which is focused on knitting, yarn, and leather. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden.