Stop letting worry knit your brows, ladies. Let go of your fear of knitting, and take hold of The Chicks with Sticks(R) Guide to Knitting. With more than 30 simple, chic projects plus simple step-by-step instructions, this book is the complete guide to starting and enjoying this fun, rewarding hobby.Read more...
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Stop letting worry knit your brows, ladies. Let go of your fear of knitting, and take hold of The Chicks with Sticks(R) Guide to Knitting. With more than 30 simple, chic projects plus simple step-by-step instructions, this book is the complete guide to starting and enjoying this fun, rewarding hobby. New knitters can finish up their first projects in a weekend; more advanced beginners (that is, the ones who have knitted scarves before) can move to the next level. Call your posse and settle down in the living room or at the coffeehouse. The Chicks with Sticks will take care of the rest, from essential tools and materials to basic lessons to more than 30 doable projects, including cool belts, beautiful scarves, felted bags, stylish wraps, and snuggly sweaters.
- ISBN-13: 9780823006755
- ISBN-10: 0823006751
- Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
- Publish Date: August 2008
- Page Count: 160
- Dimensions: 9.98 x 8.52 x 0.48 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.32 pounds
Series: Chicks with Sticks (Paperback)
Interest in needle arts is exploding, but this new generation of "chicks with sticks" demands quick-and-hip projects that offer somewhat instant gratification. Knitwear designers Nancy Queen and Mary Ellen O'Connell have developed just these kind of quick, no-fear projects in The Chicks with Sticks Guide to Knitting: Learn to Knit with More Than 30 Cool, Easy Patterns and The Chicks with Sticks Guide to Crochet. Each book starts with a "getting hooked" section on yarn, tools, patterns and lingo, followed by a crash course in basic techniques and fixing mistakes. Crafters are introduced to basic stitches working through beginning-to-advanced garment and accessory patterns, with detailed schematic diagrams and color photos along with "Cheep Tricks" and "Chick Feed" sidebars of anecdotes and tips. You won't find weird ponchos or boxy Christmas sweaters here, unless they're retro-ironic; patterns include a "surfer chick quick cap," a no-sweat hoodie, a "bad to the bone" dog sweater and a felted hobo bag.