Skill Set: Beginning Knitting
Like having a knitting teacher right there with you. Compact, concise, clear. Skill Set: Beginning Knitting has everything you need to know—and nothing you don't. Modern Daily Knitting has been helping knitters since 2003. Now, brand new, here's the only book you need to start your knitting journey. There’s never been a how-to-knit book like this. It’s little. Smart. Encouraging. In 9 short lessons, with dozens of clear illustrations. The 9 lessons draw on decades of knitting experience by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne. Lesson 1 Supplies, Casting On, Knit Stitch, Binding Off Lesson 2 Purl Stitch, Combining Knits and Purls Lesson 3 Basic Shaping: Increases and Decreases Lesson 4 Knitting in the Round Lesson 5 Basic Lace and Cables Lesson 6 Basic Colorwork: Stripes, Stranding Intarsia Lesson 7 Finishing: Weaving in Ends, Seaming, Blocking Lesson 8 Patterns, Yarn, and Gear Lesson 9 Fixing Mistakes We emphasize practice in each lesson, so there are swatches to make for each technique. There’s just one pattern, for a simple hat, that lets you try out the techniques.