Everyone has heard the mantra 'Knitting is the new yoga' but sadly not everyone is lucky enough to have someone to show them the ropes and get them started on their very first row. Without a friend or relative to teach them how to start at the very beginning, often would-be knitters turn to the so-called 'beginners patterns' but these can be confusing, difficult to follow, and more often than not written in 'knit' rather than English. This book is a tried and tested guide for people at the very beginning of their knitting careers, looking for guidance and patterns for projects that they can use to make that first all-important step to'Beyond the Scarf'.
Aneeta Patel is an artist and knitting teacher living in East London. She has been teaching knitting professionally for several years and holds classes in various locations around London. She specialises in beginners' knitting, and also runs special events, knitting parties, and group and one-on-one teaching sessions. Aneeta also runs Knitting SOS, a free service offering emergency knitting advice to (often frantic) knitters. Knitting SOS is held via a monthly drop-in clinic, telephone, text and email. For more information see www.knittingsos.co.uk
Knitty Gritty teaches beginners in plain English, so more knitters feel confident about taking that next big step into the world of knitting patterns on their own The author is an experienced knitting teacher, and guarantees that she can teach anyone to knit Photographs show actual knitting projects in action Created especially for absolute beginners, unlike so many of the 'beginners' books and patterns on the market these days