- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd; Ill edition (30 July 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0713685425
- ISBN-13: 978-0713685428
- Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 0.1 x 23.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (383 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,284 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Knitty Gritty: Knitting for the Absolute Beginner Paperback – 30 Jul 2008
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'This is one of the best beginners knitting books I have ever seen' --Read Craft Newsletter, Oct-Dec 2008
"Full of absolute beginner-proof instructions and patterns. The must-have accessory this winter " --The Sunday Telegraph
"This comprehensive resource is a must-have for the new generation of knitters" --Craftsman Magazine
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Top Customer Reviews
I love the projects in this book, they all look fun to make, the patterns themselves are explained really well (especially all of the abbreviations) and most importantly it all looks really achievable. I hate looking through a so called 'beginners' book and feeling like I would be out of my depth knitting half of what is in it.
The author also encourages creativity which is great, I feel like I've made something I really like rather than just following a very specific pattern which can only be knitted with 'X' yarn.
If you're a complete beginner and need a book to get you started (and keep your interest in the beauty and fun of knitting) then this is definately the book for you!!!!
this book is great .. after a quick skim through and a trip to the local wool
shop , Iv'e started to knit my wife a scarf . It may not be the worlds best scarf .
but I'm knitting already
Back to the book. For a true beginner like myself, this book is truly fabulous. I love the way it's set out, for starters. Most books that aim to teach are new hobby are set out so that all the techniques are at the beginning, then there's a section at the back for prjoects. I've always found this so frustrating: you turn to the first project in the book because you're enthusiastic and rearing to go....but you end up having to flick back through all the techniques pages each time you encounter a new step requiring a skill you haven't mastered yet.
Not so with Aneeta Patel. This book is laid out as a series of tutorials; two to three at a time. So...once you've mastered casting on, basic stitches and casting off...you're ready for your first scarf. Finished? OK, time for some new information to add to your repertoire: decreasing stitches. Now, you can cast on and off, knit a basic stitch and decrease. Why not try some simple bootees? You get the idea. You could almost treat this as a workbook: go all the way through from beginning to end, and you will have mastered all the skills in the book; and (the best part), you will have loads of finished items to show for it!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Maybe I am more a visual person but I found videos online a lot easier to understand than this book. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Dani
Perfect for the beginner - which I am. Loving the book and loving my new hobby!Published 22 days ago by Mrs Rachel A Saunders J S Floors Limited
Bought this for my daughter and found it very easy to follow which is ideal for beginners.Published 1 month ago by Eva
I bought this book as a beginner knitter and although I'm yet to try it out in practise, the diagrams and explanations look really clear and helpful and I like the little tips... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Great for me as a beginner, the pictures really make it easy to see what to do and easy patterns mean I can actually make something. Read morePublished 1 month ago by susan wilson
I am a first time knitter and wanted a book that would teach me in an easily understandable format. This fits the bill perfectly. Looking forward to some exciting results!Published 2 months ago by Jenny R
I bought this book to help a friend to learn to knit and she was delighted with it, again a good buy.Published 3 months ago by Mrs Josephine Foster
I like it but I didn't realise there were no adult knitting patterns in the book.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Finally! I used to knit when I was in primary school (many many years ago) but never got beyond knitting a scarf. Read morePublished 4 months ago by S. Claridge