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Knitty Gritty
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There's a new generation of knitters out there, turning the traditional image of granny-knitters on its head. Everyone has heard the mantra 'Knitting is the new yoga' but not everyone is lucky enough to have someone to show them the ropes and get them started on their very first row. Unless they have a friend or relative to teach them how to start, often would-be knitters turn to the so-called 'beginners patterns' but these can be confusing, difficult to follow, and more often than not written in 'knit' rather than English. This book will be a tried and tested guide for people at the very beginning of their knitting lives, looking for guidance and patterns for projects that they can use to make that first all-important step to 'Beyond the Scarf'. Contents include: Knitting Basics: Getting Started; Knitter's First Project: The Scarf; Workshops: Decreasing; Creating a Rib; Changing Colour; Increasing; Finishing; Knitting a Flower; Cable: Making a Cable; Making a Cable Bag; Eyelets and so on...
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Teaches beginners in plain English, using a line of 'knit' translatedinto a line of English, so that Knitters will feel confident abouttaking that next big step into the world of knitting patterns on theirownThe author is an experienced knitting teacher, and guarantees that she can teach anyone to knitPhotographs will be of actual knitting projects in action, rather than posed pictures doen with hand models instead of knittersSuitable for absolute beginners, unlike so many of the 'beginners' books and patterns on the market nowSuitable for both right-handed and left-handed would-be knitters

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Knitty Gritty teaches beginners in plain English, so more knitters feel confident about taking that next big step into the world of knitting patterns on their own The author is an experienced knitting teacher, and guarantees that she can teach anyone to knit Photographs show actual knitting projects in action Created especially for absolute beginners, unlike so many of the 'beginners' books and patterns on the market these days

About the Author

Aneeta Patel teaches knitting classes to all levels, including a variety of beginners' knitting classes at the fabulous Loop store in Islington, London. She also works with the British Hand Knitting Federation promoting knitting with a group called Relax and Knit and runs special events, knitting parties and takes group bookings. She has set up a free service offering emergency knitting advice to (often frantic) knitters which consists of a drop-in class at Loop once a month, and 24/7 help and advice via telephone or email. In addition,she is involved with the Working Well Trust, a charity for Bangladeshi women with mental health problems. Along with an art therapist, she also runs a workshop called 'Knitting for Quitting', helping smokers to give up.

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"This comprehensive resource is a must-have for the new generation of knitters" Craftsman Magazine (Sept 2008)

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