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Knitty Gritty Knitting for the Absolute Beginner by Aneeta Patel

Knitty Gritty Knitting for the Absolute Beginner


Knitty Gritty Knitting for the Absolute Beginner by Aneeta Patel

Everyone has heard the mantra 'Knitting is the new yoga' but sadly not everyone is lucky enough to have someone to show them the ropes and get them started on their very first row. Without a friend or relative to teach them how to start at the very beginning, often would-be knitters turn to the so-called 'beginners patterns' but these can be confusing, difficult to follow, and more often than not written in 'knit' rather than English. This book is a tried and tested guide for people at the very beginning of their knitting careers, looking for guidance and patterns for projects that they can use to make that first all-important step to'Beyond the Scarf'.


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) ''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.'

About the Author

Aneeta Patel is an artist and knitting teacher living in East London. She has been teaching knitting professionally for several years and holds classes in various locations around London. She specialises in beginners' knitting, and also runs special events, knitting parties, and group and one-on-one teaching sessions. Aneeta also runs Knitting SOS, a free service offering emergency knitting advice to (often frantic) knitters. Knitting SOS is held via a monthly drop-in clinic, telephone, text and email. For more information see

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Book Info

Publication date

30th July 2008


Aneeta Patel

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A & C Black Publishers Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


128 pages


Knitting & crochet



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