Skill Set – Beginning Knitting


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There’s never been a how-to-knit book like this.  It’s little.  Smart.  Encouraging.  In 9 short lessons, with dozens of clear illustrations, Kay and Ann of Modern Daily Knitting teach everything a new knitter needs to know, and nothing they don’t.

This is it.  Skill Set gives you the keys to the kingdom.

The 9 Lessons
Everything a new knitter needs to know, short and sweet.  These lessons draw on decades of knitting experience by Kay and Ann.

Lesson 1   Supplies, Casting On, Knit Stitch, Binding Off
Lesson 2   Purl Stitch, Combining Knits and Purls
Lesson 3   Basic Shaping:  Increases and Decreases
Lesson 4   Knitting in the Round
Lesson 5   Basic Lace and Cables
Lesson 6   Basic Colorwork:  Stripes, Stranding Intarsia
Lesson 7   Finishing:  Weaving in Ends, Seaming, Blocking
Lesson 8   Patterns, Yarn, and Gear
Lesson 9   Fixing Mistakes

Practice is emphasized in each lesson, so there are swatches to make for each technique. There’s just one pattern, for a simple hat, that lets a new knitter try out the techniques.