A smörgasbord of knitting information. That’s the first thought that came to mind when I flipped through the pages of Vickie Howell’s Knit Aid: A Learn it, Fix it, Finish it Guide for Knitters on the Go. Whether you’re an experienced knitter who just needs a brief refresher on some of those easily forgotten techniques or you’re brand new to knitting, this book is a handy guide chocked full of helpful tips, instructions and suggestions.
For the beginners out there, the book includes a useful basic reference section that discusses everything from how to read yarn labels and how to interpret basic sizing standards to tips on how to choose a project and how to find the right knitting method for what you want to make.
More experienced knitters will find this book is just a handy thing to have around, whether it’s sitting on your coffee table while you knit or whether you tuck it into your knitting bag for some help on the go. Readers have also found that this book can be their new best friend when they want to review a more obscure technique (like how to knit and purl Continental-style) or when they have those brain freezes that happen to us all every now and then.
The book also includes some nice unexpected surprises, like an on-the-go gauge ruler and a piece of knitter’s graph paper that you can scan and print out to use for your own project designs. How cool is that?!
Last but certainly not least, I love how this book has lots and lots of illustrations. If you’re a visual learner like I am, there’s nothing better than having all of the steps neatly drawn out for you. No more scanning through lines and lines of unnecessary text… just look at the easy to follow illustrations!
Knit Aid would make a great present for any knitter in your life, but it’s also the perfect gift to get yourself … you’ll thank yourself later when you’re stuck on a technique and have this handy guide at your fingertips!
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