Knitting Learn it. Love it. – Debbie Tomkies


Knitting Learn it. Love it. – Debbie Tomkies


The ultimate beginner’s knitting book with tips, techniques, and step-by-step guides to everything you need to start knitting!

Knitting Learn It. Love It. is designed to serve as a long-term reference guide to all the essential knitting techniques. Each chapter teaches basic skills in detail, with step-by-step guides and carefully annotated photographs and diagrams to ensure the reader knows exactly what to do and how to do it.

There are simple ‘quick start’ projects to build confidence and help the reader progress; galleries of inspirational projects made using the techniques learned in that chapter; guest designers and bloggers share some of their favourite patterns. There are also really useful listicles sprinkled throughout the pages for readers who want to quickly understand the essentials, plus knitting clinics for insider tips and advice on spotting and avoiding common mistakes.

This comprehensive knitting reference guide is a valuable resource for beginners and more experienced knitters alike.

Table of Contents


Chapter One: Getting Started
Tools, equipment and materials
Starting to knit

Chapter Two: Essential Stitches and Techniques
Cast on
The knit stitch
Cast off
Fastening off
The purl stitch
Joining in a new yarn

Chapter Three: Stitch Patterns for Texture
An introduction to knitting charts
Charted designs
Introducing lace
Introducing cables

Chapter Four: Knitting in the Round
Knitting in the round basics
Using double-pointed needles
Using a circular needle
Using two circular needles

Chapter Five: Colourwork
Fair Isle

Chapter Six: Finishing Techniques
Weaving in ends
Blocking and finishing
Picking up stitches

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Debbie Tomkies has designed for many major knitting and crochet magazines including¬†Knit Now,¬†Simply Knitting,¬†Knitting,¬†Let‚Äôs Knit,¬†Yarn Forward, and¬†Inside Crochet. Debbie has been the agony aunt and ‘How-to’ technical feature writer for¬†Knit Now¬†magazine for over four years.

She has written three books, Hand-dyed Yarn Craft Projects, Complete Knitting Skills, and 250 Knitting Stitches. Debbie is a successful tutor and teaches knitting, crochet, dyeing and textile arts to students of all ages as such, she has a genuine understanding of the needs of knitters at all levels.

She lives in Cheshire, UK.

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