Get started and learn the basics with this pocket-sized, no-nonsense guide to knitting!
From best-selling author and crafting queen Claire Gelder, this gorgeous mini guide is packed full of knitting know-how, practical illustrations and three simple projects.
Perfect for complete beginners, this book breaks down everything you need to know about knitting:
- how to get tension correct
- how to choose needles and yarns
- how to cast on and how to read abbreviations and knitting patterns
The book is structured as a simple 3-step course that will help you progress from bronze to gold as your skills and confidence grow. Start with the basic stitches and simple joining, build up a few more stitches for your collection, then finally add in some simple shaping and some pompoms. Before you know it you’ll be knitting a garter stitch scarf, herringbone stitch blanket and a loop stitch cushion.
Filled with affirmations, this wonderful book is a perfect introduction to knitting for a complete beginner.
LEARN TO KNIT WITH THIS POCKET GUIDE - First in a new series from best-selling author and crafting queen, Claire Gelder.
SIMPLE 3 STEP COURSE TO GET YOU STARTED ON YOUR KNITTING ADVENTURE - Clear, simple approach ensures this is perfect for complete beginners.
VISUAL GUIDE TO BASIC STITCHES AND STARTER PROJECTS PACKED IN YOUR POCKET - Miniature format makes this an ideal gift book
Claire Gelder loves all things hand-made, hand-woven and hand-crafted. She has been crafting for relaxation and fun for over twenty years.
In 2015, Claire left her career as an NHS Director to launch her new business, Wool Couture, which specializes in knitting, crocheting, weaving and macrame. She quickly got her DIY craft kits on the shelves of retail giant John Lewis and, in 2017, secured two Dragons’ Den investors to help her pass on her passion of crafting to the next generation. Adding a modern twist to age-old pastimes knitting and crochet, Claire uses giant, chunky yarn and oversized knitting needles made in her own factory.
As well as a successful entrepreneur, Claire is also a firm believer in the therapeutic side of craft, particularly its benefits to mental health and well-being.
Claire lives in Wakefield, UK and is proud to be continuing Yorkshire’s textile tradition. Her website is www.woolcouturecompany.com.
Author Residence: Wakefield, UK
Author Hometown: UK
“Fantastic introduction to knitting! There really is a need for very clear illustrations and dialog for teaching yourself to knit and I feel like this is a good resource. I will definitely be adding this to my library.”
– Alicia Gregov, The Novel Neighbor Booklstore, St Louis, MO