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A complete, easy-reference guide for hand knitters seeking firm facts and sound advice. With entries arranged alphabetically, it's easy to look up definitions, tips, patterns, stitches, historical knitting styles, yarn and design features, and more. Among the more than 700 entries are: left-hand knitting, knitting continental and British-style, knitted buttonholes, cast-on and cast-off techniques, cables of every sort. Entries are expanded with specific instructions and easy-to-follow diagrams for putting theory into practice. The author has selected what is really relevant to today's knitter, while also conveying the rich heritage of hand knitting.