Knitting is a relatively simple process requiring a minimal set of tools - two needles and a ball of yarn. Its basic structure of interlocking loops couldn't be less complicated. Yet the possibilities for design and pattern innovation seem endless. Now is a great time to learn to knit. Never before have you had so many lovely and imaginative yarns ...Read MoreKnitting is a relatively simple process requiring a minimal set of tools - two needles and a ball of yarn. Its basic structure of interlocking loops couldn't be less complicated. Yet the possibilities for design and pattern innovation seem endless. Now is a great time to learn to knit. Never before have you had so many lovely and imaginative yarns from which to choose and so many stylish and sophisticated patterns to work with. Sure, grandmothers knit, but so do movie stars, football players, doctors, and lawyers. They know what our grandmothers do: Knitting does more than just provide you with warm and cozy things to wear. Knitting also Stirs your creativity Gives you an ongoing sense of purpose Teaches patience Soothes the soul from the stresses of everyday life Practice and perfect your knitting skills with "Knitting For Dummies". This friendly, hands-on guide will lead you through the following topics and more: Mastering the four elemental moves of knitting Deciphering knitting patterns Fixing common knitting mistakes Getting started with simple projects Expanding your horizons with stripes and details Relaxing stiff shoulders and fingers Every chapter explaining a specific knitting technique includes a Knitting Notebook of sample patterns to show you some of the different ways it can be used and a section of Practice Projects that gives step-by-step instructions for simple and attractive knitted accessories nearly al of which are features on the pages of thecolor insert. Most projects end with a list of project variations - ways to expand on your understanding of how to craft and design projects on your own.Read Less
Really help me with the question I had for making my socks. I'm a begginer
May 26, 2010
book true to it's cover name
explains very well and with pictures on how to knit many patterns.
Nov 27, 2009
I could only get through casting on and never even made it to the first knit stitch. The instructions and diagrams were not at all clear. I thought I must be the real "dummy" until I had a few other non-knitters try and they couldn't get it either. Finally, I had a friend show me how and I was knitting and purling in minutes! I would not recommend this book.
Nov 12, 2009
Great book - helps you learn to knit
I was able to clear up some questions I had about knitting. I have learned a lot from the book. A great learning tool as well as reference.
Feb 3, 2008
So far So Great!!! I Live in a small rural area and I have wanted to learn to knit for a long time. Since there isn't anyone around to help me I finally decied to teach myself.This is one of the 1st books I bought and it's the one I use the most. Everything is explained well and the pictures show just exactly what the directions say.I love it and recommend it to anyone wanting to learn to knit!!!!!! Happy knitting!! Heatherkmnw
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