Leigh Ann Chow is editor of five books, including Basic Knitting, Beyond Basic Knitting, and Basic Dried Flower Arranging. She lives in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Anita Tosten and Missy Burns teach knitting at The Mannings in East Berlin, Pennsylvania. Anita's patterns have appeared in Knitter's Magazine, Vogue Knitting's On the Go books, and are frequently featured in Knit 'n Style magazine. In addition to knitting and designing, Anita and Missy also own and manage Wool in the Woods, a company that produces and sells hand-dyed yarn, in Biglerville, Pennsylvania. Alan Wycheck is a concrete specialist and former partner in The SO Factory, a concrete design company. He is also an award-winning photographer and lives in central Pennsylvania.
Basic Knitting: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Startedby Leigh Ann Berry, Missy Burns, Anita J. Tosten, Alan Wycheck (Photographer)
• Fully illustrated descriptions introduce knitting needles, yarn, and accessories • Detailed, step-by-step sequences illustrate basic stitches and skills • In-depth skill workshops teach techniques needed to complete 10 attractive projects Knitting is presently enjoying a renaissance. Around the world, people young and old are discovering--or rediscovering--the joy of working with needles and yarn. Basic Knitting serves as a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental skills you will need to master in order to become a knitter. The focus of the first half of the book is on detailed, step-by-step text and photo sequences that will teach you how to execute the basic stitches and techniques of knitting. The second half of the book teaches you how to apply these basic skills when completing actual projects.
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If you are looking for a creative, accurate and detailed beginner's knitting book, you've found it! 'Basic Knitting: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started' gives the reader a wonderful foundation on which to base their future knitting adventures. Detailed illustrations and creative projects help the beginner through every step of the learning process. As your skills improve though a carefully crafted set of step by step instructions (thoughtfully accompanied with both highly accurate illustrations and full-color photographs), you will find the included projects rise to meet your new abilities. Unlike others, this book will give you all the 'tools' you need to enable comfortable growth in the highly popular field of knitting. For those who have past the 'beginner' stage, 'Basic Knitting: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started' provides a glimpse into the creative heights which can be achieved with high quality yarns, dyes and creative design. The thought, energy and vision which went in to the making of the book is evident at every level; from the selection of hand dyed yarns to the convenient 'lay-flat' spiral binding. This is definitely the right book to add to your collection.
This is a comprehensive book with amazing photos and illustrations. Well-written and thoughtfully laid out format. Effectively establishes the basics and enables you to move onto the next level at your own pace. I've purchased a number of different knitting books and this is the one that I recommend to my friends.
I found this book to be very helpful in learning how to knit. The pictures are great!