A Book Review of “Learn To Knit Love To Knit”

I know, I know, you buy the knitting needles and yarn, go online to a knitting help site, get that first stitch knotted on the needle, and think you’ll learn to knit within the hour.  After two hours (if you last that long), you’re thinking “there must be a better way!” Well, there is.

In Anna Wilkinson’s new book, Learn to Knit, Love to Knit all of your knitting questions will be answered. Anna is a young designer in textile crafts. Her award-winning showcases are truly inspiring! So this is the perfect beginner’s knitting book!

But, the good news is . . . it’s not just for beginners. All of us can benefit  from the lessons outlined in this beautiful knitting book. Just learning how to hold the needles in your hands, just getting the needles to work correctly so your knitting flows, just understanding the basic tools you’ll need to start knitting, just learning the very basic stitches which will take you into a wonderful world of knitting are all here in one place!

And Anna doesn’t stop there. She has included beautiful pictures of everything she’s talking about! Now you see a stitch holder, and tapestry needles.

Want to make a slip knot?  Just follow the pictures! Want to learn the knit stitch?  It’s there in four easy steps! Can’t figure out how to bind off? Not a problem anymore; eight easy steps take the stitches off of your needle!

Learn To Knit Love To Knit covers all of these instructions, plus so much more! Learn how to increase or decrease your stitches, join a new ball of yarn when the old one runs out, and fix those pesky dropped stitches which we all experience every now and then.

Then, once you have a simple mastery of how knitting works, there are the knitting patterns. Learn to knit a scarf or wrist-warmers. What about a warm hand puff or a simple round neck sweater!

Looking for some neck candy?  How about a lace collar or a lace top with bow?

Beautiful cardigans and a fair isle sweater are here, too. Even polka-dot socks, and so much more! Each project has detailed pattern instructions and step-by-step pictures, as well. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been knitting for a week or ten years, there are pattern ideas here for every knitter!

I highly recommend Anna Wilkinson’s Learn to Knit, Love to Knit!  Grab your daughter and grand daughters, your friends and neighbors and get busy knitting!

You’ll be glad you did. I’m going to be starting those wrist-warmers next week, and remember to always take your knitting to heart!

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