MDK - Skill Set: Beginning Knitting

The only book you need to start your knitting journey!

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Written by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne of MDK, this book teaches everything a new knitter needs to know, and nothing they don’t.

Distilling decades of knitting experience into 9 simple lesson, it's the only book you need to start your knitting journey. There’s never been a how-to-knit book like this. It’s little. Smart. Encouraging. 

The 9 Lessons
These lessons draw on decades of knitting experience by Kay and Ann.

Lesson 1   Supplies, Casting On, Knit Stitch, Binding Off

Lesson 2   Purl Stitch, Combining Knits and Purls

Lesson 3   Basic Shaping: Increases and Decreases

Lesson 4   Knitting in the Round

Lesson 5   Basic Lace and Cables

Lesson 6   Basic Colorwork: Stripes, Stranding Intarsia

Lesson 7   Finishing: Weaving in Ends, Seaming, Blocking

Lesson 8   Patterns, Yarn, and Gear

Lesson 9   Fixing Mistakes

They emphasize practice in each lesson, so there are swatches to make for each technique. There’s just one pattern, for a simple hat, that lets a new knitter try out the techniques.

  • Nine lessons
  • Paperback, 5.5″ x 7.25″ (14 x 18.5 cm)
  • 108 pages, 75 diagrams
  • Printed in China
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