Note: This book has been marked down to half price because it bears some minor water damage. We have checked it and all the patterns are still usable.
Discover a world of knitting patterns with "Hip Knitting: Stylish Projects for the Absolute Beginner."
This book is the perfect entry point for those eager to learn knitting beyond a basic scarf.
With six fashionable projects and straightforward instructions, it's an irresistible choice for beginners.
Author and experienced knitter Astor Tsang provides expert guidance in her own relaxed and engaging style. She demystifies essential knitting concepts, from selecting the right needles and yarn to mastering techniques such as:
- Casting On
- Knit Stitch
- Purl Stitch
- Combining Knits and Purls
- Reading Your Work
- Casting Off
Astor's clear descriptions and helpful illustrations ensure you'll never feel lost in the world of knitting.
Even if you've never held knitting needles before, you'll soon find yourself mastering more advanced techniques. "Hip Knitting" includes six fully illustrated patterns, perfect for personal use or as heartwarming gifts. Whether it's a scarf, a slouchy hat, a pillow monster, or more, each pattern comes with a list of required materials and color suggestions, eliminating any guesswork.
Astor's original design sketches accompany each pattern, inspiring your creativity to take flight once you've gained confidence in your knitting skills. From the fashion-forward Top Down Shrug Cardigan to the versatile Tube Top, these designs will impress your stylish friends.
"Hip Knitting" offers a fun and easy way to learn knitting, ushering you into a world of creative possibilities while keeping you stylish and warm. Whether you're a novice, or looking to enhance your knitting skills, this book is your perfect companion.
Start knitting today!
About the Author
Astor Tsang is a firm believer in demystifying the world of knitting and crocheting. She wants everyone to know that knitting isn't rocket science; it's simply about working with yarn and a pair of sticks. Astor tailors her teaching to accommodate her students' unique learning styles because in the realm of knitting, there's no one-size-fits-all approach. She keenly observes her students as they grapple with the challenges of knitting, identifying the specific aspects they find challenging.
Her primary role is to help her students pinpoint the issues they face and guide them toward solutions that resonate with their individual understanding. She's a proponent of creative problem-solving, as demonstrated when she worked with a young girl struggling to remember the steps of making a stitch. Astor encouraged her to craft a memorable story, one where "The hamster peeks out of the cage, you lasso him, he goes back into his cage, and he runs away." It's all about finding what works for you.
Astor's teaching style aims to instill confidence in her students, motivating them to explore beyond the familiar territory of scarves and venture "outside of the box." She fosters a mindset that values the interpretation and creativity each individual brings to their projects, recognizing that it's these personal touches that make each creation uniquely one's own. Most importantly, Astor shares her boundless passion for knitting and the world of yarn with her students, spreading the joy of this timeless craft.
Published by Design Originals on November 1, 2012
Paperback, 64 pages, English
Dimensions: 7.45" x 0.3" x 9.92"