Cover of Skill Set: Beginning Knitting from MDK

Skill Set: Beginning Knitting

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Short, effective and full of humor! Skill Set: Beginning Knitting from Modern Daily Knitting covers everything a new knitter needs to know in nine short and sweet lessons. Topics covered are:

  • Lesson 1   Supplies, Casting On, Knit Stitch, Binding Off
  • Lesson 2   Purl Stitch, Combining Knits and Purls
  • Lesson 3   Basic Shaping: Increases and Decreases
  • Lesson 4   Knitting in the Round
  • Lesson 5   Basic Lace and Cables
  • Lesson 6   Basic Colorwork: Stripes, Stranding Intarsia
  • Lesson 7   Finishing: Weaving in Ends, Seaming, Blocking
  • Lesson 8   Patterns, Yarn, and Gear
  • Lesson 9   Fixing Mistakes

Practice is emphasized in each lesson, so there are swatches to make for each technique. There’s just one pattern, for a simple hat, that lets a new knitter try out the techniques.