In a fantastic new handbag-sized format, this is a complete step-by-step guide for new knitters from star designer Debbie Bliss
Debbie Bliss is one of today's best known knitwear designers. With a string of bestselling titles to her name, she regularly tours the US, Canada and other countries, giving lectures and doing workshops, and has her own Debbie Bliss-branded yarn range which is sold worldwide. Debbie lives in London with her husband and two children.
The author of more than a dozen books of knitwear designs and instruction, Bliss here targets the absolute beginner. The 15 designs feature classical lines, beautiful natural fibers, and comfortable garments that little ones can get in and out of easily. This book takes the reader every step of the way through each of the projects, beginning with a simple garter-stitch scarf and then on to a baby blanket, sachets, hats, sweaters, booties, and socks. Many projects appear to have been designed to teach a particular skill. A pillow with buttons, for example, teaches seed stitch and how to make a bound-off buttonhole. Garments are for newborns through 36 months. One caution: the yarns recommended are from the author's own line of yarn, not widely available throughout the United States but sold by many web-based yarn vendors as well as in a number of local yarn stores. Recommended especially for large public libraries and where demand warrants. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
"Knitting guru Debbie Bliss will take you through all you need to keep your baby or toddler snug this winter. She kicks off with the basics...then you can move on to the fun bit and learn all about those phrases your granny comes out with - like casting on, knit and purl and casting off.. The easy-to-follow instructions are accompanied by clear diagrams, with a gorgeous picture of children modelling each item." * Junior *