Simple Knitting

Simple Knitting


By (author) Erika Knight

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  • Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 218mm x 280mm x 16mm | 599g
  • Publication date: 21 May 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1844008150
  • ISBN 13: 9781844008155
  • Illustrations note: Over 50 colour photographs and over 50 charts and artworks
  • Sales rank: 38,310

Product description

Following the success of Simple Crochet, Erika Knight has turned her attention to the novice knitter with this unique workshop-based how-to-knit book. With Simple Knitting you will learn to knit whilst creating your own accessible yet highly desirable basic projects that are at once essential and inspiring. Each of the 20 projects in the book teaches you a new skill, and builds upon and consolidates those knitting techniques already learnt from the proceeding projects, until you have mastered a wide repertoire of skills and amassed an enviable collection of gorgeous knitted items. More and more people are discovering the pleasures of knitting, yet many of today's new knitters have not had the same opportunity of previous generations to learn the necessary techniques. Who better to learn from than Erika Knight? With a series of workshop-style masterclasses which you work through as you create each knitted project, Erika guides you through all the key techniques, from plain stitches to more advanced cables and shaping, as well as broader design principles, such as putting together a colour palette. Simple Knitting provides a unique opportunity to learn the design secrets of one of the world's most highly respected knitwear designers. With inspiring photography by Yuki Sugiura that showcases each of the beautiful designs perfectly, supported with clear charts and artworks, Simple Knitting is the ultimate book to learn to knit from.

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Author information

Erika Knight is a much respected knitwear and crochet designer, as well as a sought-after fashion and crafts consultant. Erika has created knitwear ranges for many top brands including M&S, Whistles, Edina Ronay and Nicole Farhi in the UK, J. Crew and Gap in the US and Country Road in Australia. Through her work as a fashion forecaster, she has an uncanny knack of identifying and encapsulating forthcoming trends. The profile of knitting and other crafts has never been higher than it is now, and Erika has played a major role in this renaissance - she is seen by many as a knitting guru for her creativity, knowledge and vision. Simple Knitting is Erika's twelfth book to be published by Quadrille. Her previous knitting titles include: New Knits, Baby Bloom, Classic, Glamour, Classic at Home, Glamour at Home, Men's Knits and most recently Natural Nursery Knits. She has also written two crochet books, Simple Crochet and Essential Crochet and published a book on beading, Beads & Buttons, a collection of 20 simple jewellery projects to instruct and inspire. Author Location: Brighton