by Craig Thornburrow
The process by which you can learn how to knit is an easy one. By taking yarn and looping them in rows, you can make just about anything.
By remembering the knit sequence of knit and purl; knit one, purl two, as well as knowing how to hold the needles and the yarn, the knit stitches can be readily applied.
While it would take more than one article to teach you how to knit, you would be better served with a list of books which can help you not only learn to knit, but learn about needles, stitches, and different types of yarns used. Before you know it, you will be able to make afghans, scarves, hats and yes, even socks.
A great book for beginners, "Learn to Knit in Just One Day" by Jean Leinhauser does indeed, according to the amazement of those who have read it, teach you to knit in one day.
Another book touted as a great way to learn how to knit afghans is the "Learn-to-Knit-Afghans" by Barbara G. Walker. Consumers are delighted by the easy instructions and patterns that are included in this book.
Knitting fashionable socks can be learned from Edie Eckman's "Learn to Knit Socks" book. With easy to follow instructions that incorporate simple techniques, consumers rate this book high on the "must buy" list.
To understand more about the knit and purl stitch there is a book entitled, "Harmony Guide: Knit & Purl: 250 Stitches to Knit" by Erika Knight. It covers over 250 patterns for the beginner to the advanced.
One of the most popular books that has generated a great deal of attention is called, "Knit Wit: 30 Easy and Hip Projects (Hands-Free Step-By-Step Guides)" by Amy Singer. Well-known among the knitting community, Ms. Singer has a website which has been the mainstay for knitters around the world. Her unique style lends itself to the popularity of both her website and book.
The most popular book and author is Debbie Stoller. Her "Stitch 'N Bitch" books have become widely successful and her off-beat commentary offers another unique look into the world of knitting. Ideal for beginners, it is no coincidence that more women have been attracted to knitting as a hobby than ever before.
If you wish to learn how to knit, take a look at any one of the aforementioned books to start your journey off on the right foot. Or should we say the right needle?