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Knitting Experience Book 1: The Knit Stitch

Inspiration & Instruction

A learn-to-knit book that's not just for beginners: In The Knitting Experience, Sally Melville combines "everything you need to know" with "everything you want to make". This primer is the closest thing to a knitting coach between two covers. And like any good coach, Sally shows you what you need when you need it.

First, in 'The Basics of Knitting', clear, step-by-step photographs help you get started. Next, in 'What You Need to Know Before You Begin a Project', you learn to make the choices that result in successful garments. Then the real fun begins!

In the 6 chapters that follow, a progression of skills are taught, all with the same over-the-shoulder guidance. And each skill is punctuated by fabulous and fun projects to knit! (With only 3 basic skills, make the Shape it! Scarf; add an additional set of skills and make the Where's the Opaque? sweater.)

From the iconic Einstein Coat to the Shape It! Scarf, the 25 go-for-it projects are achievable for beginning knitters and appealing to long-timers. The patterns are presented in a uniquely accessible format, and the coach is always there— offering advice, anticipating difficulties, providing rescue techniques.

To underscore it all, between the chapters are "meditations" on why we love to knit. Like knitters today, this book attends to the heart and mind as well as the hand and eye. Like knitting today, The Knit Stitch is personal, passionate, powerful—exactly what the new knitter is looking for, and irresistible to the already-converted.

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Knitting Experience Book 1: The Knit Stitch
Price: $19.95