Learning to knit has never been easier! An accessible introduction to knitting, How to Knit is for absolute beginners. Simple-to-follow projects teach the basic skills and techniques of this fun and creative craft. Beginners will learn all the essentials, from how to hold needles, cast on and off, make a tension swatch, and form the basic knit and purl stitches, to how to knit stripes, cable, rib, and lace, plus shape their knitting and add buttonholes.
Clear step-by-step illustrations and beautiful photographs of the finished projects are included throughout, making How to Knit both practical and inspirations—the ideal book for want-to-be knitters!
Projects include: tablet cover, hot-water bottle cover, striped hobo bag, fingerless gauntlets, beanie hat with felt corsage, envelope clutch bag, cabled placemats and coasters, chunky lace cowl and patchwork cushion cover.
Tina Barrett was taught to knit by her grandmother and has been passionate about creating her own gorgeous yarn and fabric-based designs ever since. She is a regular contributor to many knitting and sewing magazines and is the author of four previous books for GMC Publications: Knits for Dogs and Cats, Natural Knits for Babies and Toddlers, Natural Crochet for Babies and Toddlers and Knitted Dinosaurs. Tina lives with her family in Cornwall, southwest England.