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Learn to Knit

25 quick and easy knitting projects to get you started

Learn to knit with these simple but stylish patterns for hats, scarves, and home accessories

Learn to knit with these simple but stylish patterns for hats, scarves, and home accessories

Fiona Goble learnt to knit as a child, but she knows what it's like to be starting out—you have the yarn, you've bought the needles, but when you look at a knitting pattern, it all seems like gobbledygook. "Learn to Knit" will help you learn the basic stitches and how to read a pattern, as well as some simple techniques such as casting on and binding off, and increasing and decreasing. But once you've tried those, you'll want to actually make something. To make that simple, Fiona Goble has gathered together 25 great projects for you to try, all using only the stitches and techniques that you have just learned about. There are chunky scarves and cowls that knit up really quickly using big needles, beanies and bobble hats that can be made in a weekend, and bunting and a pillow cover that even a novice can knit in no time. So put those new skills to use and create a whole range of fantastic things to wear or for the home—once you start knitting, you won't want to stop.

Fiona Goble is a craft and knitting author who for many years ran a small textile business making bags, pillows, and throws. She teaches knitting and sewing classes, and is the author of several bestselling knitting books, including Knitted Animal Socks and Hats, Knit Your Own Dolls, Knitted Animal Nursery, Knitted Animal Cozies, Knitted Animal Scarves, Mitts, and Socks, and Knitted Animal Hats, as well as Cute and Easy Knitting, Learn to Knit, Beanies and Bobble Hats, Scarves and Cowls, and My First Animal Knitting Book, all published by CICO Books. Fiona lives just outside London, UK, with her husband and student son.

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