Author(s): Carri Hammett
Written with the absolute beginner in mind, this book teaches all the basics for learning to knit with step-by-step instructions and photographs. Knitting skills are learned by working on projects, beginning with something very easy and getting progressively more difficult as the reader works through the book. New skills are explored in depth as they are introduced. The introductory section covers all the basics of knitting-including selecting yarn, needle types and sizes, other tools and accessories, knitting gauge, casting on, forming stitches and reading patterns-making this the most comprehensive beginner's book available. The accompanying DVD includes a how-to video illustrating all the knitting techniques used to knit the projects.
Carri Hammett, Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a prolific designer and writer. She loves to collaborate with both readers and customers as together they express their love of knitting and expand their knitting knowledge and skill. Carri sold her shop in 2010 so she could focus her energy on writing and expanding her online sales. She is also the author of Scarves and Shawls for Yarn Lovers, Mittens and Hats for Yarn Lovers, and Ready, Set, Knit Cables.