Thursday 13 November 2014

How to Knit ~ Book Review

by Leslie Ann Bestor
ISBN: 9781612123592
Publisher: Storey
Publication Date: 1st September 2014
RRP: $9.95

Learning to Knit is one of the most special things you can do.
Passing on that skill to others is even more amazing.
This book is the ideal Christmas present for anyone
who wants to learn how to knit.

This book teaches you everything you need to know
from basic stitches to techniques.

The book is split into chapters:
An Invitation to Knit
When You're Ready to Cast On
The Basic Stitches: Knit, Purl, and Slip
Shaping Up Your Knitting: Increases & Decreases
We All Make Mistakes
Getting Down to the Tools and Materials
Learning to Decipher Patterns

In reading the book I have learnt so much already.
I am a new knitter so my skills are quite limited.
In reading this book you feel like you are talking with a friend.
The book is easy going and easy to understand.

With the instructions you get easy to follow pictures
that help you understand what you are meant to be doing.

I love the fact that even from the start you aren't just given
the usual beginner cast on.
You are taught a number of methods so which ever way 
your pattern asks for you will be able to complete it.

The book also discusses different technique
i.e. Continental versus English.
With each of the stitches you are given instructions
in both so that you can choose which technique you prefer.

Sometimes when learning something new everything
seems double dutch.
You feel like it's a language that you don't understand.
Leslie talks you through everything so you understand
what the words mean.
This way you can understand everything at a really
easy speed.
You don't feel like you are rushed but you also feel
like you are learning everything you need to know.

The book even talks you through mistakes so that you can easily correct them.
You are talked through everything and the pictures make it easy to understand.

I'll be using this book on my knitting journey.
I would recommend it for anyone that wants to learn.

It would make an ideal Christmas present with something wanting to learn.
Why don't you buy them a set of needles and some yarn
to get them started with their journey.

I received a copy of the book to review.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were exchanged.

1 comment:

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