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- 1st September 2006
- 96 pages - 280 x 215 xmm
NEW IN PAPERBACKKnitting has always been a popular needlecraft - simple to learn, incredibly versatile as well as being a great way to reduce stress. However, it has recently become fashionable again as more and more designers include knitwear pieces in their collections and stylish knitted pieces appear in shop windows. Knitting is enjoying a new popularity among the younger market and new knitters are seeking out simple, stylish and contemporary designs for jumpers and sweaters.Big Knitting is aimed at all knitters. Working with the largest sizes of needles available means that most of the projects are really easy to follow and take relatively little time to complete. The 19 projects are all easy to average skill and cover a range of items, from simple mohair wraps to a skinny fir turtleneck to a long cardigan coat with collar. Knitted in a fabulous range of chunky, colourful yarns, there is something here to suit every taste.A basics section at the front of the book covers all the essentials on yarns, needles and basic knitting techniques, making this a perfect book for the beginner. All the projects have information on yarn, measurements and tension and include full instructions.
Sophie Britten is a freelance crochet and knitwear designer who makes specially commissioned pieces. She also teaches crochet and knitting. She lives in West London.