Start to Knit: From Casting On to Binding Off by Gina Macris, Lynn Bryan
Newcomers to knitting finally have the book they require: an honest-to-goodness beginner's guide that provides basic visual instruction geared to a real novice's needs.
Knitting books are still hot sellers, thanks to the people of all ages taking up this wonderful craft. But while there are hundreds of manuals available, addressing every conceivable topic, finding a real starter's guide has been difficult...until now. Start to Knit was written with the beginner in mind. It addresses anyone who has never picked up a needle or held a skein of yarn. The introduction presents the basic tools, techniques, and materials. Lessons in the fundamentals include how to hold the needle and wool, cast the first row of stitches, and knit and purl. Through beautifully photographed projects of increasing complexity, more advanced techniques--including advanced stitches, reading patterns, and taking accurate measurements--gradually unfold. Soon anyone will have the skills to create a simple scarf, baby blanket, pillow cover, cardigans, and a handsome pullover complet with vee, crew, and turtleneck variations. A Selection of the Crafters Choice Book Club.