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Absolutely Fantastic!!, 27 Jun 2012
I have tried to learn to knit on a number of occasions but have never managed to grasp it, I have always given up with nothing to show for it. Three weeks ago I decided to try again and after reading the reviews from this book I decided I would buy it. I cannot recommend this book enough, it is absolutely fantastic! It starts with teaching the very basics, how to cast on, how to knit the garter stitch etc. This is all written in very easy terms and followed with lovely coloured pictures. Once you have mastered the very basics there is an easy pattern for a scarf, which I completed within a week (only knitting in the evenings after work). The book then teaches you a new skill and follows with a pattern incorporating the skill you have just learnt. After three weeks I have learnt the basics, a lot of the terminology, how to read patterns and have managed to knit a scarf and a pair of baby booties. I am now knitting a hat! I am looking forward to working my way through all the patterns in this book and can't wait for the next edition to be released (Knitty Gritty).