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Idiot's Guide Knitting

4.23  ·  Rating Details ·  43 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Knitting is one of the most popular crafts among people all ages, but if you've never picked up a set of needles before, it's hard to know where to begin. Geared toward the absolute beginner, Idiot's Guides: Knitting teaches the basics of knitting in a series of lessons using full-color, step-by-step photo-rich instructions that enable the reader to clearly see how each st ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published August 27th 2013 by Alpha Books
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Katie Cunningham
Jan 19, 2015 Katie Cunningham rated it really liked it
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I just finished up reading the Idiot’s Guide to Knitting by Megan Goodacre. I’d heard an interview with the author on the Knit Picks podcast, and I was impressed enough to pick up a copy.

Now, why am I reading a beginners book? First, I like to have something to recommend to new knitters because I remember being terribly frustrated when I started out. I ended up learning from a mish-mash of friends looking over my shoulder, YouTube videos, and mediocre beginner books from my library. I’ve been on
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Laura Talley
Jan 09, 2014 Laura Talley rated it it was amazing
Loved this! I spent a few frustrated days on Youtube before I picked this up, and I'm glad I did! My only nitpick is that there wasn't much for lefties, so I just did everything backward. It did get a little confusing sometimes, but I was still able to figure it out more quickly than I could via video or other resources I tried to read. If you're right-handed, no problem at all! The directions are clear and easy to follow. I now love my new hobby!
Kathleen
Nov 16, 2013 Kathleen rated it really liked it
Great book for beginners or knitters that need a refresher. Starts at the beginning, including choosing yarn, reading patterns, and goes through cables, color work & knitting in the round. I've been knitting for 10+ years and still found useful. Also, this book has projects in it that I would actually make unlike many other beginning knitting books.
Chandrika
Apr 27, 2014 Chandrika rated it it was amazing
I've been knitting basic things for 10 years and trying to teach myself one skill at a time from the internets, but this book has so much information in one place! I didn't even know what I didn't know. I'm looking forward to knitting more complex and interesting projects!
Charles Jaimet
Jan 02, 2015 Charles Jaimet rated it it was amazing
I'm glad the Idiot's Guide franchise has finally moved to high quality, glossy pages and solid design. This book is easy to read and very visual.
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This is a very well written reference book. I already know the basics, but I still found it useful to expand my knowledge. I really found the pictures helpful. I was also pleasantly surprised by the stitch gallery and included projects.
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