Monday, December 21, 2015
The Knitter's Handbook is by Eleanor van Zandt and was out in publication November 3, 2015.
This book is good for both beginning and experienced knitters. Inside you will find the basics of knitting as well as complex stitches and patterns.
It features a comprehensive guide to yarns and patterns as well as clear and easy-to-follow instructions. There are 250 step-by-step illustrations included throughout the book.
I've always been a very basic knitter....and because of that, I just don't knit often. However, I really am looking forward to trying some of the techniques in this book. No, I won't ever knit a sweater or anything as "complicated" as that, but I like the patterns in this book. The instructions and illustrations really are easy to follow. If needed it refers you back to another page for instructions.
Look out family---prepare yourself for handmade knitted wash/dishcloths or scarves for gifts next Christmas! I made scarves a couple of years ago for Christmas (just straight knitting), but feel confident that I can make fancier ones with the instructions in this book.
I can even make fancier trimmings on those scarves with the instructions in the book.
You may also want to check out these other books by Eleanor van Zandt:
Disclosure: I was sent a copy of The Knitters Handbook for review. I was not compensated in any other way and any opinions are my own. Post contains affiliate links.