14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Absolutely essential for the would be knitter,
This review is from: Purls of Wisdom: The Book of Knitting (Paperback)
This is honestly the only book you'll ever need for knitting.
It's clear, beautiful to look at with lovely artwork and contains patterns you actually want to use as opposed to loads of filler projects or worse still, patterns that require a million different balls of yarn that you know you're never likely to afford to buy for, or bother to complete!
It starts with a really interesting history of knitting and progresses through from choosing your needles and yarn to casting on, basic stitches and beyond.
The author has an incredibly ability to make you believe that you have the power to knit, totally debunking the mythology that knitting is only for grannies who've knitted their whole life or the incredibly skilled artiste.
I would recommend this to anyone, a great knitting bible or a lovely present for a friend.