Skill Set: Beginning Knitting

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We all know the benefits of knitting – the relaxation to be had amidst the click of needles, the pride in casting off a project, the absolute joy in learning something new. But, for the uninitiated, getting started with knitting can be a bit intimidating. For a long time, we've wanted to stock a go-to book for those who are ready to dive into our favourite past time – a book that we can press into the hands of the knitting curious, confident that they'll find what they need to begin. And now, we have that book!

Skill Set: Beginning Knitting is just the sort of indispensable book you'd expect from the minds of Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne, a little book that initiates its readers in the Big World of Knitting. Kay and Ann, with their usual verve and style, cover everything from the basics you'll need to cast on a first stitch to how to read a yarn label. It's a book that will keep a new knitter going for quite some time. Pair it with Field Guide No. 18: Beginnings and who knows where the journey will end?

Nine little lessons, covering:

  • The right tools and materials
  • Essential stitches you'll use forever
  • Basic shaping
  • Working with colour
  • Knitting in the round
  • Lace and cables
  • Fixing mistakes
  • Reading a pattern
  • Finishing your work

Plus lots of advice, hints, and tips!

From Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne, founders of

Editor/Creative Director: Melanie Falick
Graphic Designer/Cover Artist: Lily Piyathaisere
Illustrator: Patti Pierce Stone
Technical Editor: Sue McCain

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