Klutz / Scholastic Canada Ltd.
Ages 10 & Up
Knitting: Learn to Knit Six Great Projects
We love knitting. No other craft has such dual appeal: It's simultaneously trendy and traditional, fresh and old-fashioned, ultra-cool and completely classic. And, thanks to this book, totally clear and klutz-proof.
Since its publication in 2004, the classic Klutz book Knitting has taken hundreds of thousands of novice crafters from step zero (how to hold the needles and yarn) to look-what- I-made finished projects. Unlike other how-to-knit books, the directions here are clearly explained in plain language with no confusing abbreviations, diagrams, or codes. The projects — a long skinny scarf, a cozy hat, a sunglasses case, a cell phone holder, and more — are all teen-tested and a far cry from your grandmother's afghan.
This season, we've given Knitting a makeover, with a fresh, new cover and our favourite wrap-able, stackable, boxy format. The 96-page instruction book comes complete with variegated, worsted weight yarn, a pair of bamboo knitting needles, a crochet hook, two cute buttons, and a yarn needle. Altogether, it's everything anybody needs to start knitting now.