The Knitting Experience : The Knit Stitch Book 1 Paperback
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 128 pages, colour photos & patterns
- Publisher: XRX Books,US
- Publication Date: 01/11/2002
- Category: Knitting & crochet
- ISBN: 9781893762138
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Review by bookweirdo
In reality, I'd give this book 5 stars for the patterns and information contained in it, but two stars for having a full book on the knit stitch. Nothing wrong with that, unless you're a total beginner. I personally believe that it is very important for the beginning knitter to learn both the knit stitch and the purl stitch 'out of the gate', so to speak. Of course there are knitters who never use anything but the knit stitch. But most of us knit *and* purl, and it's best to become equally comfortable with the two stitches at the same time. if you make your first entire garment using only the knit stitch, you will automatically privilege that stitch, and perhaps even dread purling.But if I set aside my gripe about the best way to *learn* knitting, I can say that this is an amazing book, with excellent instructions and enough inventive-yet-basic patterns to be worth both the purchase price, and the space on the knitting bookshelf.
Review by kseelass
this is a must for first time knitters.