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Knitty gritty: for the absolute beginner knitter

Knitty gritty: for the absolute beginner knitter

Patel, Aneeta; Schiazza, Peter

This book teaches beginners how to knit in plain English, using a line of 'knit' translated into a line of English, so that knitters will feel confident about taking that next big step into the world of knitting patterns on their own

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: A. & C. Black, 2008
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Available at Berkeley Community Library, Charlton Kings, Dursley and Hucclecote.

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  • Winchcombe – Earliest copy due back 6th September

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Statement of responsibility: by Aneeta Patel ; photography by Peter Schiazza
ISBN: 0713685425, 9780713685428
Physical Description: 128 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm.
Subject: Knitting.; Knitting Patterns.


  1. Welcome to the wonderful world of knitting
  2. 1. Your essential Knit-Kit
  3. 2. How to Knit Workshop
  4. 3. Project 1: Chunky Scarf
  5. 4. Decreasing Workshop
  6. 5. Sewing-up Workshop
  7. 6. Project 2: Baby Booties
  8. 7. Stitch Patterns Workshop
  9. 8. Project 3: Hats
  10. 9. Increasing Workshop
  11. 10. Project 4: Zig-Zag Scarf
  12. 11. Finishing Workshop
  13. 12. Project 5: Cardigan (baby or child)
  14. 13. Project 6: Flower
  15. 14. Cable Stitches
  16. 15. Project 7: Cable Bag
  17. 16. Project 8: Lacy Wrap
  18. 17. Project 9: Mittens
  19. 18. Project 10: Hot Water Bottle Cover
  20. 19. Project 11: Necktie
  21. 20. Project 12: Fingerless Gloves
  22. 21. Project 13: Phone Home
  23. 22. Project 14: Manly Scarf
  24. 23. Project 15: Girly Scarf
  25. 24. Project 16: Little'n' Large Cushions
  26. Enjoy and Experiment
  27. Useful Notes: Conversion Charts and Abbreviations
  28. Stockists

Author note

Aneeta Patel teaches knitting classes to all levels, including a variety of beginners' knitting classes at the fabulous Loop store in Islington, London. She also works with the British Hand Knitting Federation promoting knitting with a group called Relax and Knit and runs special events, knitting parties and takes group bookings. She has set up a free service offering emergency knitting advice to (often frantic) knitters which consists of a drop-in class at Loop once a month, and 24/7 help and advice via telephone or email. In addition, she is involved with the Working Well Trust, a charity for Bangladeshi women with mental health problems. Along with an art therapist, she also runs a workshop called 'Knitting for Quitting', helping smokers to give up.


"This comprehensive resource is a must-have for the new generation of knitters"
Craftsman Magazine (Sept 2008)||" This is one of the best beginners knitting books I have ever seen "
Read Craft Newsletter, Oct-Dec 2008||"Full of absolute beginner-proof instructions and patterns. The must-have accessory this winter "
The Sunday Telegraph (November 2008)||'…you'll be a whizz with the needles by the time you've finished…'
Knit Today (October 2009)||'Learn-to-knit books are a dime a dozen, but this is the best recent one we know.'