Previously published as The Beginnerﾀﾙs Guide to Knitting (978-1-90397-583-1), this popular book has been given a completely new and updated look. Now in a handy small format that fits comfortably in a bag and wire-bound so that it lies open while you are working, it also has a useful fold-out flap at the back that provides a quick and easy reference to all the abbreviations used in the patterns. All the essential techniques are covered, including basic garter and stocking stitch, casting on and casting off, and increasing and decreasing, all clearly explained using step-by-step photographs and simple instructions.
Alison's designs have a timeless appeal that will delight knitters of all ages, and there are projects for children as well as adults. Within a few pages you will be knitting a fabulous stripy scarf, and by the end of the book you will be able to knit yourself a gorgeous cable-knit cardigan! Packed full of helpful tips and simple projects, this is a 'must-have' book for anyone who would love to knit but doesn't know how to. In a handy small , wire-bound format and with a fold-out flap at the back, this fabulous little book is easy and convenient to use. • Clear, step-by-step photographs and simple instructions guide the reader effortlessly through all the basic techniques, making this an ideal book for anyone who has never knitted but would love to know how to. • Starting with simple scarves, by the end of the book the reader will be knitting gorgeous children's sweaters with simple motifs, hats and cardigans, as well as cushion covers and cosy throws for the home.
What we think:
Covering the essentials of knitting, a little bit of history, the basic tool kit you will need, information on yarns, needles and the most commonly used abbreviations, the information found on a ball band, all about your tension together with how to block and press when your project is complete. This spiral bound guide has clear photographs with concise instructions on the basic stitches, how to pick up a dropped stitch and how to cast off. It then goes on to provide you with easy to follow patterns for scarves – including how to sew in the ends of yarn and how to make and add fringes to your finished item. A patchwork cushion cover, a cosy blanket with Swiss darning (instructions included) increase your knowledge before moving on to simple sweaters, ribbing, how to create buttonholes in your knitting, increasing, decreasing and sewing up your garment. A selection of hats, lace edgings and a section on cable patterns will enable you to create cardigans and a beautiful lace edged jumper. A very comprehensive and useful resource if you are planning to take up the wonderful hobby of knitting or to give as a gift to someone you know wants to try it.