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The Knit Stitch

Sally Melville’s The Knit Stitch (The Knitting Experience, Book 1) is the first in a series of knitting books that Sally has written.

The other books in the series are The Knitting Experience: The Purl Stitch and The Knitting Experience: Book 3: Color

The Knit Stitch book is a great introduction to knitting and the knit stitch in particular.  Sally has fantastic pictures on how to do the knit stitch along with instructions and pictures on casting on and binding off.

The book also includes some well-designed patterns using the knit stitch. The patterns are divided in sections that start out using the most basic skills and move up to more advanced skills. The first section uses squares and rectangles to knit scarves and a poncho. The second section is about shaping and includes patterns for scarves, legwarmers, hats and mittens. The third section covers knitting garments from side to side and includes patterns for a jacket and a vest. The fourth section covers knitting more advanced articles and includes patterns for coats and a bag. The fifth section covers knitting sweaters. A the sixth and final section cover creating stitch patterns using only the knit stitch and includes patterns for a cardigan, a top, and a jumper.

I highly recommend The Knit Stitch by Sally Melville. She offers easy to understand instruction with understandable photographs. The projects are fun with clear instructions.