Learn to Knit, Love to Knit – Book Review

I received a lovely book to review last week from Quadrille Publishers. Anna Wilkinson is new girl on the block with her first publication of Learn to Knit, Love to Knit

Co-incidentally I’d just been reading about Anna in the last issue of Mollie Makes and instantly recognised the socks which feature in issue eighteen of MM’s. 

The book is aimed at beginners and has some brilliant descriptions and diagrams relating to getting going with knitting and putting right any errors. It has lots of information about  good practice when starting a project, e.g. tension squares and how to measure them. 

It then goes on to the projects, which include some really fun colourful fingerless mittens, unisex bold hats and scarves complete with pompoms which are at the true beginner end of the knitting range.

It then moves onto more complicated projects including a gorgeous wintery tam and snood which introduces cabling.

A dabble with lace for this ‘very now’ collar and onto some more adventurous projects.

Some of the later items in the book are a little more advanced than I think a true beginner would be comfortable with, e.g. fair isle and intarsia. However, the descriptions of how to embark on these techniques would be very useful to a knitter who is looking to spread their wings, so will ensure the book remains in use for the long term.

A little promo video featuring Anna is available for a further sneak peek into Learn to Knit, Love to Knit.

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September 18, 2012 - 2:33 pm

Alma - looks like a great book… i am self taught and I always love great illustrations in a beginner book.
the collar is one of those things I would love to try.
if you look up Thread Bear and Caracol have great handmade collars.

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