How to Knit
Knitting is continuing to rise in popularity across all age groups and is getting more media exposure: celebs such as Geri Halliwell and Kiera Knightley have been seen taking up the craze, and over 230,000 hats were knitted for The Big Knit 2006, with that figure expected to double at this year's event.
If you've ever wanted to knit but never knew where to start, then this is the book for you. Starting at the very beginning with how to cast on, you'll soon be impressing friends and family with your creative flair! Learn all the techniques step-by-step and then choose from 20 straightforward projects, including everything from bags and blankets to hats and sweaters. With expert advice on yarns and equipment and an inspiring stitch gallery for 80 different patterns, How to Knit is sure to get your needles clicking.
Helen Ardley studied Textiles at Huddersfield University in the UK before becoming a full-time crochet and knitwear designer. She has worked for a number of international companies, and was the crochet designer for Patons. Helen now works as a freelance crochet and knitwear designer and is the author of Cute Crochet for Tiny Tots and Crocheted Accessories, both published by Hamlyn.
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15 Aug 2008
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