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Beyond Knit and Purl is the knitting book you always wished you'd had when you started but didn't.
This book is not just for beginning knitters. Even those who've been knitting for years will have an astonishing number of "ah-ha!" moments inside its pages. As a technical editor and more importantly as a teacher, Kate knows where knitters hit roadblocks and how to overcome them, and she shares her many years of experience in Beyond Knit and Purl.
Confused about increases or decreases? What's ease? If you've only knitted dishcloths, are you ready to move on to socks or should you try something else first? What does "decrease stitches evenly across" actually mean in practice? Do you need some Dirty Secrets or Knitterly Advice? (there are plenty of both scattered throughout the book's pages). Or do you need some help choosing the right pattern for you? This and much, much more are in the book.
The amazing how-to photos by Caro Sheridan (of Craftsy's Shoot It online photography class) clearly demonstrate techniques so you can follow along as needed, and there are great patterns spread throughout to support the educational material ranging from ultra-simple dishcloths up to shawls, socks and other garments.
Kate Atherley brings 10 years of teaching experience to her book, and you can feel the knowledge in every page. Knitters who have mastered simple scarves and want to start working with written patterns, shaping and more complex stitches will be able to move confidently from one project and skill level to the next ...and the next, and the next. With lots of charts, tips and tricks, Kate shows you how to choose a pattern, understand ease and fit, get beyond knit & purl gauge, read and understand pattern lingo, do the math on yarn substitutions, and that's just the first three chapters!
- Knitcircus magazine, May 2012
Beyond Knit & Purl has fantastic step-by-step pictures of the skills that are detailed in the book. Not only is it great for new knitters, it is a splendid reference for the more seasoned knitter out there.
- Webs yarn store blog