‘…invaluable aid to learning to knit…covers absolutely everything you need to know…bestselling guide.’ (Let′s Get Crafting, January 2010).
From the Back Cover
The bestselling guide to knitting — now featuring new projects and patterns! Want to know how to knit? This fun and easy guide shows you how to create beautiful, timeless pieces, whether you′re new to knitting or you′re ready for more advanced patterns. From scarves and sweaters to bags, pillows, and more, you′ll find lots of projects for practicing and perfecting your skills. Plus, you get the latest knitting techniques and resources! Get ready to knit — choose yarn and needles, read pattern instructions and charts, and measure gauge Now you′re knitting! — cast on, knit and purl, use basic stitches, make increases and decreases, and knit in the round Expand your knowledge — knit stripes and cables, work with multiple colors per row, do lacework, and more Make great garments — assemble and block pieces, make bands and buttonholes, close seams, and add finishing touches Handle common mistakes — know what to do if you drop a stitch or inadvertently add one Make great gifts — knit a baby′s layette, a child′s sweater, pullovers, jackets, and more Reap the added benefits of knitting — increase your creativity, learn patience, gain a sense of purpose, and soothe your soul Open the book and find: Step–by–step instructions with helpful illustrations and color photos A fresh variety of projects, from beginner to advanced The latest yarns and stylish patterns Techniques every knitter should know Felted knitting projects Tips for relaxing stiff shoulders and fingers A detailed guide to knitting your first sweater