Get Started: Knittingby Susie Johns, Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
Have you always wanted to learn how to knit, but don't know how to get started? Get Started: Knitting is your perfect, patient teacher, taking you from complete beginner to being able to complete 14 step-by-step knitting projects. Learn how to cast on and knit your first rows, then start simple with scarves and cushions. Build on your skills with a cuddly children's toy and cozy leg warmers, and show off with a beautiful baby cardigan, a lovely sweater, and much more. Packed with advice, reminders, and help when things go wrong, Get Started: Knitting is your first step toward a lifelong passion for this enjoyable craft.
More than any other series on the market, DK's Get Started series simulates carefully structured classroom lessons, an approach that allows you to custom-build courses with practical lessons and themed projects. Nothing's assumed, and everything's explained; each book answers fundamental questions, identifies the subject's basics, and provides step-by-step explanations and assessments so you can fulfill your own unique potential.
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I absolutely LOVE this book. LOVE. I already had a very basic knowledge of knitting, but this book explained everything I knew more in depth and expanded on it with new information. It eases you from the basics right to the complicated stuff, step by step. The pictures are bright and clear to understand. I typically learn better by watching videos, but this book...just amazing. 100% recommend!
Get Started: Knitting by Susie Johns Wanted to review this book because I am an avid charity knitter and always looking for new patterns and ideas. What a treasure this book is from the very beginning: starts out with the material you will need and all the current up to date needles and yarn weights. Next is how to start with the yarn and various methods are shown with pictures-very easy to understand. Then the basic knit stitch and from there the world is yours to explore. The author keeps things simple but moves along to higher levels of accomplishments and the patterns are easy to follow along. Especially liked the glossary of knitting stitches and how they are done. Most are only a 4 row repeat and the designs can be used in multiple items to knit. Best part of this book to me is the textured stitches and how they are done using a chart, and written out in full directions row by row. This reference books should be in your knitting library. I received this book from Edelweiss by Penguin Group (USA) Inc.. in exchange for my honest review.