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I took a quick look at "Maran Illustrated Knitting and Crocheting". It is a 305 page online book and covers everything from all kinds of tools and materials to fixing mistakes, finishing a project, etc.
Topics covered in the book:
- Introductions to both arts (separately)
- Types of Yarn and Yarn Label info
- Caring for finished items
- Basic stitches and a couple of cast on methods
- Bind off methods
- How to read patterns and charts
- Joining Yarn
- Increases and Decreases
- Decorative Touches
- How to make a pom pom
- Fixing your mistakes
- Knitting in the round
- Knitting with Color
- Weaving in Ends
There are also some patterns for beginner and intermediate knitters. Crochet section is a little shorter than Knitting however, everything to get you started has been covered.
Personally, although I am much on the advanced level, this is a great find. I love being able to read the book and flip pages virtually. It just gives me this happy feeling. (The geek in me is jumping for joy :D)
Read on !