If you would like to start knitting but dont have anyone to show you how,or if you know the basics of knitting but would like to improve and learnthe more complex skills of shaping, lace patterns and colorwork, thenKnitting Basicsis for you. Starting at the very beginning with casting on,knit stitch and binding off, the 20 workshops take you step by stepthrough different stitches and techniques, with color artworks to show youhow everything is done. At the end of every workshop there is a project tomake which is designed to put what you have learned so far intopracticethe best way of making sure you dont forget what youvelearned. As you progress through the workshops, you will also learn howto read patterns, how to join pieces, and how to knit in the round. Theprojects include a table runner made up of squares knitted in knit stitch, achilds jumper with intarsia design, a messenger bag with cable patterns,and a textured throw with bobbles and fringing. There is an introductorysection on tools and materials, and theres also a handy stitch referenceguide in case you just want to refresh your memory of a particular stitch.