Purls of Wisdom

Purls of Wisdom : The Book of Knitting

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With the clearest instructions and pictures, and with Jenny Lord as your knitting tutor, Purls of Wisdom: The Book of Knitting will teach you to knit in a series of simple steps.

Do you want to learn to make:



The 'Born Under a Star' baby blanket?
'Cloud Nine' socks?
A classic men's beanie?
Honeycomb cable cushion?
A bramble stitch scarf?



Well, the good news is anyone can. After a whirlwind tour through the history of a craft that's been enjoyed for generations, you'll discover where to source the best yarns, and progress from knitting simple scarves to mastering the art of sock knitting and even more sophisticated projects. Following totally original patterns - created by Jenny and some of her friends from the online knitting community - you'll be able to make charming gifts for all your favourite people: your man, your mother, your godchild or the little baby next door.

With every pattern rated by level of difficulty, we guarantee that, whether you're a beginner or a more capable knitter, this is the knitting book you'll keep referring to, again and again.

'The only book about knitting you'll ever need. Gorgeous and essential'
India Knight

Having learned to sew at the age of five, Jenny Lord discovered knitting in her early twenties when she could no longer resist the luxury yarns she kept spying in her local haberdashery. This is the book she would have liked to own when she first started knitting. Jenny lives in London. Purls of Wisdom is her first book.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 202 x 254 x 13mm | 572g
  • Particular Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • approx 85
  • 1846143020
  • 9781846143021
  • 260,243

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The only book about knitting you'll ever need. Gorgeous and essential -- India Knight A witty guide to knitting that includes a history of the craft, instructions on how to begin, how to correct mistakes without unravelling the whole garment and how to execute a range of decorative stitches, including cabling. A range of patterns, including a cool beanie, an iPod cover and an adorable floppy-eared dog, mean that if you start now, everyone can have knitted Christmas presents next year * Daily Mail * All the knitty gritty tips, info and know-how you'll need to get hooked and stay hooked * Company * Excellent ... The first Penguin knitting book since James Norbury's classic ... [Purls of Wisdom] strikes just the right tone: fresh, friendly and relaxed, technically useful, with plenty of patterns and inspiration. It's not an easy thing to pull off, but Jenny has done it -- Jane Brocket Appealing. Not only does it contain very easy to follow instructions for complete novices, it also includes patterns for several very simple but lovely gifts, including a laptop case, baby booties, and a cafetiere cosy * Irish Times * If you are learning or re-learning to knit this winter, 'Purls of Wisdom' is the book for you ... Instructions and illustrations are clear, the projects charming, the styling cool, the graphics subtle, and even the paper has a lovely smell * Prick Your Finger * Beautifully styled with lots of useful information - it's almost like going along to a knitting group and gleaning the experience of a more accomplished knitting friend ... [Jenny Lord] has captured the spirit of the recent resurgence in knitting ... and included some beautiful patterns that I'd actually want to knit -- Skein Queen Brush up on your skills with Purls of Wisdom to get all the, er, knitty gritty tips, info and know-how you'll need to get hooked and stay hooked. -- Jazz Domino Holly "Jazz Loves..." * Company *
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About Jenny Lord

Having learned to sew at the age of five, Jenny discovered knitting in her early twenties when she could no longer resist the luxury yarns she kept spying in her local haberdashery. This is the book she would have liked to own when she first started knitting. Jenny lives in London. Purls of Wisdom is her first book.
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