Beginning knitters know the basic stitches, and they feel comfortable making simple projects like garter-stitch scarves and baby blankets. But when they see other knitters making shaped pieces like sweaters, mittens, socks, and slippers, those skills seem far out of reach.Read more...
Beginning knitters know the basic stitches, and they feel comfortable making simple projects like garter-stitch scarves and baby blankets. But when they see other knitters making shaped pieces like sweaters, mittens, socks, and slippers, those skills seem far out of reach. The divide that exists between beginners, who are bored but comfortable, and those confident knitters making any project they please is actually not a big gap. But it definitely exists, and it's keeping millions of knitters from experiencing the joy and confidence that comes with having mastery of their craft. Without these skills, new knitters end up going years before they can progress to harder projects, if they ever progress at all. They end up learning bad habits, spending too much money on the wrong yarn, and feeling bored with their knitting repertoire.
With the variety of learn-to-knit guides out there, The Fearless Knitter is the first follow-up book to prepare knitters for the next step, addressing the intermediate fundamentals, the most crucial and most overlooked of all knitting techniques.
In The Fearless Knitter, expert knit instructor Liat Gat of KNITFreedom.com takes millions of beginners to the next level, filling in the "gap of intermediate fundamentals," by teaching beginner knitters to read any pattern, choose the right yarn, "read" knitted fabric, work from charts, and do intermediate stitches like cables, lace, and shaping. Instead of focusing on a single more advanced technique like most other books do, The Fearless Knitter gives knitters a broad range of techniques and projects to build their skills, featuring hundreds of full-color step-by-step photo collages, Problem and Solution guides, and helpful tips to create fun, inexpensive, and attractive projects. It also supplements the engaging, easy-to-follow text instruction with a companion website, www.thefearlessknitter.com, that provides video clips of each technique.