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The Knitter's Handbook: Essential Skills & Helpful Hints from Knitter's Magazine
The best articles in Knitter's Magazine's technique section "Knitting School" are included in this collection of step-by-step instructions on the essential skills of knitting. From casting on the first stitch to fancy stitch maneuvers, a range of key expertises are discussed with pointers that will help knitters prevent problems, fix mistakes, and create flawless projects. ...more
Spiral-bound, 128 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by Xrx Books
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I like the spiral-bound format since it makes it easy to hold your knitting and try a technique at the same time. I think it could have contained a bit more, but for a beginner, this is a nice reference to have. Includes color pictures to show how the described technique looks on a true knit piece. Also has instructions for 3-needle-bind-off...which is always nice for this beginner.
One of the original three founders and often referred to as the 'R' in XRX publications, Elaine Rowley has been an editor since the founding of Knitters Universe. She says 'We have knitters in mind' and clearly that has been her focus long before she met David Xenakis and Alexis Xenakis. She met them in her shop 'The Golden Fleece', encouraged them in their crafts, and eventually they founded XRX ...moreMore about Elaine Rowley...