Monday 1 August 2022

Book Review: Super Easy Knittting for Beginners by Carri Hammett

 Super Easy Knitting for Beginners
Carri Hammett
Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group
Imprint: New Shoe Press

Publication date: 2nd August 2022
Genre: Craft / Hobbies
Pages: 144
RRP: $14.99USD (paperback)
Format read: eBook
Source: Courtesy of the publisher via Netgalley
My review of Super Easy Knitting for Beginners
I have been knitting for a few decades now but I approached this book as if I was a complete beginner.

The book takes you from simple basic stitches to more advances techniques. It starts with the basics of knitting with crystal clear step by step instructions and lots of tips and helpful photos. It includes everything you need to know before you start including yarns, tolls and handy extras. There is so much in this book that I would have loved to know when I started knitting! 
All projects state what you will learn and what you will need at the start of each pattern.
Each new chapter builds on previous skills learned and adds additional skills so you are advancing your knitting prowess. There are chapters on stripes, colour blending, stranded knitting and adding beads. You won’t just be knitting scarves and beanies.
Hand knitting is making a comeback with online groups to give a helping hand, charity groups and face to face groups popping up everywhere.
I liked that needle size is given in US sizing and mm, as sizing is different in Australia. Google did come in handy with some of the wool weights.
Super Easy Knitting for Beginners is a comprehensive and well explained guide to knitting that I would recommend to anyone wanting to learn the craft.  

My rating 5 / 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I am knitting this gorgeous little baby blanket from a pattern in the book. Perfect for beginners with a simple knit and purl stitch. The wonderful thing about a blanket is you don't have to worry about size, just match your needles to the wool you are using and knit away. I used an 8ply pure cotton.

About the author

Carri Hammett is the original owner of Coldwater Collaborative, a gem of a yarn shop in Excelsior, Minnesota. Carri loves to collaborate with both her customers and her readers as together they express their love of knitting and expand their knitting knowledge and skill. She is the author of Mittens and Hats for Yarn Lovers; Scarves and Shawls for Yarn Lovers; Ready, Set, Knit Cables; and Knitting 101.

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