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Getting Started Knitting

Getting Started Knitting

by Jennifer Worick
     
 
Like a fun, gossipy friend who knows how to knit, this guide gently initiates novice knitters by getting them comfortable with the rhythm of casting on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, and binding off—before graduating to simple projects that introduce rib, seed, stockinette, and garter stitches on straight, circular, and double-pointed needles.

Overview

Like a fun, gossipy friend who knows how to knit, this guide gently initiates novice knitters by getting them comfortable with the rhythm of casting on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, and binding off—before graduating to simple projects that introduce rib, seed, stockinette, and garter stitches on straight, circular, and double-pointed needles. Advancing from the ribbed scarf and roll-brim hat to "Ballet School Dropout Leg Warmers" and "Belle of the Ball Cardigan," lessons also cover shopping, chart-reading, weaving in ends, starting a new ball of yarn, blocking, and adding zippers and buttons. The appendices offer further enlightenment—with a glossary of knitting lingo, a plan for "The Knitter's Pantry," and a guide to undoing mistakes.

Editorial Reviews

Anchorage Daily News
Simple yet practical projects complete with good illustrations that your youngster can follow.
Compulsive Reader
This book would make an excellent Christmas present.
Craftrends
"The new Getting Started series...promise[s] not to leave the "newbie" wondering what to do next."
Knit 'N Style
The author will act as knitting tutor, close friend, and personal shopper all rolled into one. It's a good offer and one that Worick-whose best sellers approach a variety of topics with humor and verve-has the skill and credentials to make.

Simply Knitting
With its clear layout and contemporary projects, Getting Started Knitting would be the perfect present for a new knitter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931499941
Publisher:
Interweave Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/01/2006
Series:
Getting Started Series
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Jennifer Worick is a former publishing executive and the author of The Action Heroine's Handbook, Girls' Night In, and The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Dating and Sex. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

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