One thought kept running through my head as I read Skill Set: Beginning Knitting “I wish I had this book when I was first starting my knitting journey”. Created by Kay Gardiner & Ann Shayne of Modern Daily Knitting, Skill Set is your entry point into the world of knitting. No fluff, just the answers to the questions that every beginner has when they first pick up their needles. All presented in an approachable and unintimidating format.
I am guilty of attempting to lure my non-knitting friends into the knitting world. But for most newbie knitters the most intimidating part of the process of picking up the sticks is knowing where to begin. Kay & Ann have taken the guess work out of that process with easy to follow step by step instructions and illustrations. Skill Set walks you through all of the questions that you will have when you attempt to start knitting. From casting on to fixing mistakes, Skill Set will get you on the right path for a successful WIP (that’s work in progress for the newbies).
One of my favorite aspects of this book is its size and weight. Skill Set is small and light enough to be thrown into your knitting bag or purse with ease. And you won’t need to thumb through pages of advanced skills to find the beginner answers that you’re looking for.
The December holidays are still a ways away but Skill Set would be the perfect gift for your non knitting friends to bring them into the fold. Kay & Ann weren’t lying when they said that this book is “Everything you need to know and nothing you don’t”.