Getting Started: KNITTING by Jennifer Worick
Don't know the first thing about knitting? All it takes is a bit of moxie, yarn, a pair of needles and the author takes readers through the process of knitting, from casting on to binding off a successful beginning project. This must-have resource includes all the basics in a warm girlfriend-to-girlfriend encouraging tone: casting on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, binding off, basic stitch patterns (rib, seed, stockinette, garter), and using straight, circular, and double-pointed needles. You'll begin slowly-learning how to select yarn and needles, practicing knit and purl stitches-then step up to increasing, decreasing, and simple stitch patterns. You'll learn the lingo, too: abbreviations, how to read a chart, and more. Soon, you'll have made your first scarf . . . then a hat, a pair of leg warmers, a shawl, a poncho, and before you know it, you'll be your own knitting guru!
136 pages, hardcover