If you’re a complete beginner and want to learn how to knit fast… if you can already knit some basic patterns but want to increase your skills… if you want to discover some new tricks to make knitting more fun… then this book was written just for you. Knitting is not as complicated as one might think and here are some of the reasons why: - It’s cheap to get started - There’s only a few techniques you have to learn, the basics - Everything is based on patterns, as long as you can follow directions -- you can knit! - If you mess up you can just go back and re-knit it again - You can practice as much as you want -- yarn is so cheap nowadays -- you can practice all day for almost nothing - And you don't need to know a lot of technical stuff In fact, there are only a few basics techniques you have to master (plus some insider short-cuts) and once you get those, it can make you TEN TIMES better as a knitter. Here's just some of what's inside... - Fast-start beginner’s kit: everything you need to get started at your new hobby FAST! - Knitting yarn 101: what you need to know about the different types of yarn, their properties and uses - How to hold the yarn and needle for the best results… even if you’re a complete beginner - Beginning steps in knitting: the two best methods of casting on and the steps to starting nearly every knitting project you’ll do - The 3 basic stitches and how to do them step-by-step with explanations and pictures - How to make cables… cast-off… how to attach yarns to your project… and methods of blocking - How to increase and decrease to achieve various shapes while knitting - 4 different types of seams and the best way to create each one to hold garments together - How to work colors into your patterns so it looks artistically pleasing and professional - A short-cut guide for how to launder and take care of your knitted garments so they always look brand-new and never get damaged - A cheat-sheet guide for following patterns and how to read them (all patterns use abbreviations and use their own language -- this guide will keep you on the right path) - Plus much MORE! This just scratches the surface of what's in this book. It gives you everything you need to get started in your new hobby of knitting today.