Island Wools

Knitting for the Absolute Beginner

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Previously published as The Beginner’s Guide to Knitting (978-1-90397-583-1), this popular book has been given a completely new and updated look. Now in a handy small format that fits comfortably in a bag and wire-bound so that it lies open while you are working, it also has a useful fold-out flap at the back that provides a quick and easy reference to all the abbreviations used in the patterns. All the essential techniques are covered, including basic garter and stocking stitch, casting on and casting off, and increasing and decreasing, all clearly explained using step-by-step photographs and simple instructions. Alison's designs have a timeless appeal that will delight knitters of all ages, and there are projects for children as well as adults. Within a few pages you will be knitting a fabulous stripy scarf, and by the end of the book you will be able to knit yourself a gorgeous cable-knit cardigan! Packed full of helpful tips and simple projects, this is a 'must-have' book for anyone who would love to knit but doesn't know how to.

In a handy small , wire-bound format and with a fold-out flap at the back, this fabulous little book is easy and convenient to use.
Clear, step-by-step photographs and simple instructions guide the reader effortlessly through all the basic techniques, making this an ideal book for anyone who has never knitted but would love to know how to.
Starting with simple scarves, by the end of the book the reader will be knitting gorgeous children's sweaters with simple motifs, hats and cardigans, as well as cushion covers and cozy throws for the home.

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