Never Too Old to Knit: Beautiful Basics for Baby Boomers

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With more people than ever interested in knitting, there have been many volumes to teach newcomers the basics and reeducate the lapsed. But none has targeted the mature audience…until now. Designed with larger type for easy readability, with a stay-open hidden spiral for ease of use, and with 30 projects designed by over-50-year-olds for their peers, Never Too Old to Knit will reach this eager, untapped market. It includes a discussion—with medical statements from experts—of knitting’s many health and ...

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Overview

With more people than ever interested in knitting, there have been many volumes to teach newcomers the basics and reeducate the lapsed. But none has targeted the mature audience…until now. Designed with larger type for easy readability, with a stay-open hidden spiral for ease of use, and with 30 projects designed by over-50-year-olds for their peers, Never Too Old to Knit will reach this eager, untapped market. It includes a discussion—with medical statements from experts—of knitting’s many health and stress-relief benefits; the therapeutic advantages range from increased mental and creative stimulation to an improved social life as knitters gather together to work and chat. Clearly illustrated instructions present all the basics, from casting on to completing simple garments, so both novice and returning knitters can start stitching immediately. And because more-advanced techniques are covered too, the book becomes a valuable reference as skills improve. The appealing—and portable—projects all feature beautiful colors and textures, yet none are very difficult to complete.
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Do baby boomers need a special book on knitting? Not necessarily, but this book has much to recommend it. Strom (editor in chief, Yarn Market News) outlines the many benefits of and opportunities for knitting, presenting her text in large-type format that makes it easy to read and with an interior spiral binding that permits the pages to lie flat. There are step-by-step instructions for 30 projects, from simple scarves and hats to sweaters and socks. The instructions are illustrated with close-up color photos showing every stitch; techniques covered include decreasing, increasing, and picking up dropped stitches. Of interest to grandparents are the patterns for the baby blanket, sweater, and booties. Highly recommended for public libraries. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933027081
  • Publisher: Sixth&Spring
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: SPIRAL
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 712,274
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2007

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    A collection of easily understandable and accessible novice designs that actually look good. Presented in a non-intimidating progression of difficulty for the beginner. Emphasis is on simple elegance rather than trendy kitsch. Will appeal to older tastes without being outdated.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2006

    Good for beginners

    I found the book, Never Too Old to Knit, just fine for people such as myself - a novice knitter. The directions are in plain English and use fibers that are readily available at my local stores. This is not a book for those who know how to knit and have some experience.

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