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Knitting (Instant Expert) Hardcover – 31 Mar 2005


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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: MQ Publications Ltd (31 Mar. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840727004
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840727005
  • Product Dimensions: 24.5 x 2.5 x 28.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,188,589 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ros Badger has been designing for over 25 years.
Having learned how to crochet at the age of eight, Ros has made things all her life, customising clothes, restoring old furniture, growing food and flowers and cooking everything from bread to vegetarian feasts.
In recent years, as well as working as a stylist for magazines and newspapers,including the Telegraph and Sunday Times. Ros has begun holding workshops and weekly classes teaching adults and children how to knit and sew.
She teaches sewing masterclass courses regularly in France at Chateau Dumas http://www.chateaudumas.net/home/home.htm.
Ros's most recent book, Homemade: Gorgeous Things to Make with Love, co-authored with Elspeth Thompson is published by Harper Collins in the UK and Skyhorse Publishing in the USA.
Ros has also author of two successful knitting books, Little Badger Contemporary Classics (Ebury press) and Instant Expert Knitter (Octopus books).
Her mail order business Little Badger specialized in fashionable hand knitwear and T shirts for children and had a pioneering approach, using logos and imagery previously not associated with childrenswear:
Little Badger's customers were world wide and included celebrities from Nicole Kidman to Bono, as well as many figures in the fashion world.
An ex-designer for Betty Jackson and Marks & Spencer among others, Ros also did a stint as knitwear expert on the C4 Big Breakfast programme,

Ros hosts Pop Up Shops under the trade name 'Its Loveliness Increases'. Scouring markets and sale rooms across the UK and France. She sells vintage finds, from furniture, paintings and textiles to objet d'art and mid century contemporary pieces.
For further information visit
www.rosbadger.com
www.itslovelinessincreases.com

Ros Badger has an incredible eye her sales are full of wonderful things, every single one something you want to live with; each object or picture or textile treasure with its own history. Badger's vision is life enhancing and so are her sales.

Daisy Garnett, Vogue journalist June 2010

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About the Author

Ros Badger is the founder of the children's knitwear company Little Badger. Before forming her own company she designed and produced knitwear for clothing lines by Marks & Spencer, Flyte Ostell, Copperwheat Blundell, and Geaorgina von Etzdorf among others. Ros Badger has been a professional knitter for more than 20 years.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Seaside Sal on 20 Dec. 2008
Format: Hardcover
This is great - I had been looking for a book to teach myself more than the very basics of knitting and this book takes you by the hand and really explains all the ins and outs of everything, from casting on right up to some of the more complicated stitches. There's even a history of knitting which is fascinating. This is a wonderful book for everyone from novice knitters right up to more skilled readers who want advice or inspiration on more complicated techniques and ideas. The tone is friendly yet informative - and having seen author Ros Badger's beautiful designs for children (previously available mail order and now as patterns in her Little Badger Knitting Book), she clearly knows what she is talking about.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lilly on 11 Nov. 2009
Format: Spiral-bound
I feel that I have my nan back sitting beside me with this book! Unfortunately I never got pass the casting on, knit and pearl stages with her before she passed away many years ago, but with this book it has brought some great memories and as I am reading it it feels like my nan is back with me explaining how it all works. It is in plain english and the pictures are really clear and now that I am older (just a little) I have the patience and calmness needed to follow the stiches and patterns. I would recommend this book to anyone who either wants to start or brush up on their knitting, enjoy, its very therapeutic! Look out for the Croquet one of these books, that is another great book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By GRBD on 13 Nov. 2006
Format: Spiral-bound
Sticking with the practical theme, this is by far the most comprehensive guide for the budding knitter on the market. After one quick read, I found myself online shopping for 5mm needles! Packed with knitting history, glossy, self-explanatory pictures, simple and advanced patterns to follow, and even a pattern for a groovy coat for the special puppy in your life, it's hard not to be motivated to emulate Gran and reach for the bag of scratchy acrylic wool and get cracking on dad's Christmas present!
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