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How to Knit (Art Ideas) (Usborne Art Ideas) [Spiral-bound]

Fiona Watt , Stella Baggott
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27 Nov 2009 Usborne Art Ideas
This is a new edition of the best-selling "Usborne Art Ideas" title for those who have caught the knitting bug! Perfect for beginner knitters both young and old, this book covers all aspects of learning to knit, from selecting the correct needles and wool, to casting on, the basic stitches and finishing off techniques. It also includes projects to tackle as knitting confidence grows, such as scarves, bags and mobile phone cases. The step-by-step instructions are clearly illustrated and easy to follow.

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  • Spiral-bound: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd; New edition edition (27 Nov 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1409510131
  • ISBN-13: 978-1409510130
  • Product Dimensions: 31.4 x 24.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,933 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Fiona graduated from Exeter University with a B.Ed. (Hons.), specialising in Psychology and Art and Design. After university she worked as a researcher and writer for a company which published educational material for places where children went on school visits (zoos, museums, stately homes etc). Fiona then taught seven, eight and nine year olds for five years; three years at a state school in Sevenoaks in Kent, and two years at The British School in the Netherlands in The Hague.

Fiona joined Usborne Publishing as an assistant editor in 1989, and over the years has been promoted to editor, senior editor, and then managing editor. In 2003, she became an editorial director at Usborne, largely responsible for writing baby and novelty books, and art and activity titles.

Fiona has written over 100 titles for Usborne Publishing including the phenomenally successful 'That's not my...' touchy-feely series. Other titles include large touchy-feely books on topics ranging from princesses to farms; cloth books with touchy-feely patches and flaps; a wide range of step-by-step art and activity books, including 'How to knit'; music books with CDs for babies and toddlers; 'Dolly Dressing' sticker books; Hide-and-Seek lift-the-flap books; bath books; cookery books and snap cards!

She also edits books written by her team of in-house writer/editors, which include step-by-step activity books and a series of young non-fiction, aimed at beginner readers.

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47 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for any beginner 11 Nov 2007
As a child my Mum was always trying to teach me to knit, but I had no interest, considering it was for old fogies. Well, now that I am an old fogie myself (39) with little children, I thought it was probably time to learn to knit. Sadly my Mum was no longer around, so I had to search for a good book to teach me the basics. This book is wonderful. Not only are there some really fun little projects, but the instructions are very clear and precise - I had no idea that casting on was quite so easy! I've since moved onto more advanced projects, but I keep this book nearby for reference. This book is perfect for everyone who wants to learn to knit in a fun, clear and precise way. Brilliant.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book! 10 May 2009
I bought this book after seeing my neice's copy - it's a lovely little book for young knitters - I wanted it as it has some really simple patterns for nice items you might want to make as quick to knit gifts - and also for the knitted flowers - which you can add onto any item you have knitted - so even though I am not new to knitting - I still like this book very much.
It is modern and includes many projects - the photography is nice and the directions are clear.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FINALLY, she gets it. 17 Nov 2010
My poor Mother, my poor Grandmother, they tried time and time again to teach me to knit. But I'm a terrible student. They failed. The best I'd been able to do was make a very holey scarf.

But, just a month after buying this book, I've been able to knit flowers, phone socks, purses, and more!

I've even bought a book on Toys to knit, and have made quiet a nice pony.

It's a great starting point. Nice and clear, and confidence building.

I would recommend it for the young, or awkward like me!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous for any beginner at any age! 3 Mar 2010
This book helped me learn how to knit properly, I could only do 'knit' stitch and that was it. This book taught me how to do the whole thing from start to finish, cast on, knit/purl/cast off/knit flowers and leaves, bags etc. Which means Ive now been able to help my 6yr old daughter learn new things too. This book was recommended by an after-school club crafts teacher and I can't recommend it highly enough for learning all the steps you and your child will want to learn. Easy to understand with good descriptions and diagrams.Super!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How to knit 6 Jan 2010
I bought this book for my 6 year old grand-daughter and she loves it. There are lots of lovely illustrations of items for her to make and it is colourful, well presented and easy to follow. Thank you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book 31 Oct 2009
This is a beautifully presented and wonderfully inspiring book. I love knitting and always have knitted, but I had trouble introducing my (11yr old daughter) to knitting. Found this book and gave it to her, she loves it and has made several 'projects'. All her friends browse through and plan things to make. As it is so beautiful and fun to look at, it appeals to children and adults alike. The patterns are very clear and easy to follow.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HOW TO KNIT 6 PHONE SOCKS! 31 Dec 2009
My grand-daughter kept borrowing this book from the library and liked it so much that she asked me to get it for her for Christmas.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! 7 Jan 2009
This is a brilliant, easy to follow book.
It's full of lovely, funky patterns and anything that a new knitter might find difficult is very simply and effectively explained by fantastic illustrations.

It's a gorgeous, simple - but not patronising - reference to have. :)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Teach a child to knit
A great book for teaching a child to knit and also for brushing up on your own knitting skills. The pictures are clear and the examples are practical. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Mrs. H. Bolus
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Bought this as a gift for my boss who's learning to knit , she loved it and it has inspired her
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As a novice knitter this book has been great. Very nice to look at with lovely pictures and detailed instructions. Read more
Published 4 months ago by lucyh
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding quality, packed with ideas
What a surprise. I bought this to help me teach my granddaughter to knit, and was not expecting this beautiful product. Sturdy hardback outer with spiral bound extra thick pages. Read more
Published 5 months ago by hampshirebuyer
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fab knits for beginners
I bought this for my 9-year-old granddaughter for Christmas. I had taught her the basic of garter stitch, and she has knitted a couple of strips. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
This is a brilliant book. I borrowed it from the library and was so impressed I wanted my own copy. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Sarah
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for beginners
This is a lovely book for those who are learning to knit - both children and adults. The text is straightforward and the illustrations are clear.
Published 12 months ago by Barbara Neal
5.0 out of 5 stars This is great
I bought this for my 27 year old daughter, who has just decided to take up knitting to relax. So its suitable for any age. Read more
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