I received a couple of books to review last week, so here is the first -
Simple knitting – Erika knight
A workshop based how to knit book filled with 20 projects ranging for beginner to the more advanced. This elegant book starts with how to knit, casting on and off, knit and purl stitches and trouble shooting, all with handy pencil drawn diagrams (I learnt a new way to cast on) and information about different yarns.
This is followed by a lovely stitch library (I really like this bit) with photographs of lots of different stitch combinations and the effects/textures these create and then the projects, all illustrated with beautiful photographs of the finished articles in muted colours which adds an air of sophistication.
Each project, which ranges from a simple scarf or dish cloths to fair-isle pin cushions and cardigans has a ‘master-class’ to help you perfect your techniques and these are handy not only for beginners but for those who have been knitting a while and are looking to make their knitting even more ‘perfect’. A good book for beginners, especially if they have no one who can teach them, or 20 lovely projects for the more advance knitter.
I haven’t had the chance to try any of the projects yet as I have so much else to make and do! I’ll let you see them as soon as I do (I have several ‘bookmarked’) and in the mean time I’m sending the book on to my mum and her ‘knitting crew’ who I’m sure will produce several of the items in no time at all!