First Time Knits
Fun Projects to Take You from Beginner to Knitter
By Sincerely Louise (Author)
Knitter extraordinaire Louise Walker’s mantra is “If you can knit, purl, increase, and decrease, then you can make anything." Created for those who have never held a needle before, Walker’s exciting beginner’s book introduces the basics with plenty of step-by-step photos; she then rolls out new techniques as you need them, so you’re never overloaded with information. Most of the projects—including a phone cozy, turtle coaster, cup warmer, tiger scarf, bottle carrier, bobble hat, and lion toy—use easy-to-handle super-chunky yarn, which lets you see your stitches effortlessly and your project to grow quickly. You could even finish some in just one evening! And unlike other knitting books, First Time Knits has links to accessible online video tutorials as well as images of other novice knitters working on the same project as you. They tell you their knitting stories and compare their finished knits with you, helping you to identify common mistakes, why they’ve made them, and how to fix them.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Sincerely Louise is an independent, award-winning knitting brand that specializes in faux taxidermy-inspired designs. Launched in 2014, Sincerely Louise has grown from a one-girl band working in a bedroom, to a small team based in south London, to a studio in Sheffield. Sincerely Louise has been featured in the Telegraph, Sunday Express, The Times, and Mollie Makes, among many other publications.