Thursday, 8 October 2015

The Knitter's Handbook

I try my hand at many crafts, but I haven't knitted since I was a kid. A couple of years ago I tried with my Mom's help, but failed instantly. I can crochet so, why can't I knit?

When I got my hands on The Knitter's Handbook by Eleanor van Zandt, I couldn't wait to delve in and finally learn this craft.
The book covers everything from the basics for a new knitter (like me!) to special techniques for the more experienced.
I started with the basics and found it very easy to follow - the casting on illustrations are clear and simple.
Before long I was knitting my first few rows. It took a while to get to grips with it. They weren't perfect, but isn't that what practice makes?
Textures are clearly photographed and explained. Techniques likewise. I aspire to do these one day!
This book reminds me of the pocket Crochet Answers Book - everything is explained clearly. I love my crochet book and refer to it often. I can see this book getting the same attention.

The Knitter's Handbook also shows you how to do those finishing touches, like crochet edging, pompom making and embroidery on knitting.
In conclusion, this book is ideal for all levels of knitters and is the perfect book to keep-to-hand in your knitting bag. I know my copy will be.


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