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Speed Knitting: 24 Quick and Easy Projectsby Kris Percival
A great book for the beginning knitter! Speed Knitting is the book that inspired me to learn to knit. I didn't want to spend lots of time on a knitting project — I wanted something I knew I could finish right away so I could wear it or give it as a gift! The skinny scarf was my first project, and the ribby wrist-warmers were my second. As my confidence grew, I became interested in smaller needles and lighter-weight yarns, but I still return to this book to experiment with the stitch patterns it showcases.
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For those with lots of ambition but just a little bit of time, Speed Knitting pulls together 24 stunning projects that take from a few hours to a weekend at most. Whether it's a chic capelet or adorable baby booties, these cozy and stylish patterns make the most of big needles and cuddly, chunky yarns, so busy knitters can make the most of their valuable time. There's a pattern here for every skill leveland for every occasion. The Toddler Tank Dress makes an adorable shower gift; the Men's Crew Neck Sweater is the perfect surprise for dear old dad; and the Button-up Pillow Cover is an easy-to-achieve housewarming present. With the help of simple diagrams, gorgeous photos of each finished project, a comprehensive techniques section, and straightforward language throughout (none of those confusing abbreviations), Speed Knitting makes it a pleasure to whip up warm and woolly masterpieces.
For those with lots of ambition but little time, this volume pulls together 24 stunning knitting projects that take from a few hours to a weekend at most. Includes simple diagrams, photos of each finished project, and straightforward instructions. Full color.
About the Author
Kris Percival lives and knits in Brooklyn. She is the author of Knitting Pretty, Knit-Knack Kit, and Knitting to Go.
Randy Stratton is an illustrator and bookbinder. He lives in San Francisco.
Sheri Giblin is a food and lifestyle photographer whose work has appeared in numerous magazines and books, including Knitting to Go and Grilled Cheese. She lives in San Francisco.
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