Synopses & Reviews
This extraordinary guide for the newer or younger knitter introduces 18 classic and contemporary patterns that completed in a reasonable amount of time. Color photos, line drawings & charts throughout.
"...engaging collection of new and 'hip' patterns invites personal creativity into each design...perfect guide for knitters of all levels." - Ultimate Knitting
"Hip to Knit features fashion forward patterns like hippie-chic tote bags and bold, chunky hats." - Grace Magazine
"A collection of easy patterns with simple instructions, for both knitting newcomers or experienced knitters." - American Profile
"Geared to new knitters who want to experience the satisfaction of making something using their own sense of style." - Knit It! (a Better Homes and Gardens magazine)
"Here's a book with all the patterns that every new knitter asks for." - Bust magazine
"Not another 'golly, knitting is so cool and trendy' book...Swartz's loving and honest voice is a pleasure to read." - Knitter's Review.com
"Patterns certainly live up to their 'hip' classification...the classic design[s]...can be easily adapted for fickle changes in fashion." - Womans Day Quick and Easy Knitting and Crocheting
"These easy, quick-to-knit projects are perfect for instant-gratification knitting." - Knitter's Magazine
"[Swartzs] more basic cap patterns would look at home on the heads of Eminem and Enrique Iglesias." - Chicago Sun-Times
Knitting is no longer just a grandmother's pastime! This extraordinary guide for the newer or younger knitter introduces classic and contemporary patterns that can be completed in a reasonable time, with clear, precise instructions. The creative, hip, and diverse designs include a boyfriends sweater, chunky scarf, halter top, color block tote bag, cute mittens, mismatched striped socks, and much more. Each project is rounded out with a mini-lesson that covers such practical skills as fringing and striping, circular knitting, working with double pointed needles, and creating decorative edges and decreases. This collection is the beginners single source for getting started and having fun with chic designs that will never go out of style.
About the Author
Judith L. Swartz is a designer for yarn companies, publishers, and private clients, as well as a knitting and crocheting teacher. She is the author of Dogs in Knits
, Hip to Crochet
, and Hip to Knit
. She lives in Spring Green, Wisconsin.