5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Excellent for knitting novices,
This review is from: The Craft Library: The Knitter's Handbook: Yarns, Needles, Stitches, Techniques (Hardcover)
I have been knitting compulsively since forever, but in the last few years I haven't picked up the needles and I had totally forgotten a lot of special stitches and techniques.
I picked this up in a bookstore and knew it was "The One Book" straight away. For me, the stitch gallery is worth 5 stars in itself!
It is ideal for beginners as it has everything you would possibly need to know about hand knitting. And it is hardbacked so it will easily sit open when you are working on a pattern.
And for that price, buy one for your mate as well and start knitting together in the coffeeshop over a cup of coffee and a chat! :)